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Environment, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

CPAWS says time is short to avoid Canadian ‘nature emergency’

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society says Canada needs to do more–way more–to protect its land and wa Noting that biodiversity is declining faster than any other time in human history and citing a recent report that over one million» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Psychedelic drugs: can just a little, help just a little?

There’s a quiet trend happening in connection with psychedelic drugs like LSD, magic mushroom, and others. It’s called “microdosing”. The idea is that just a little can improve focus and creativity, and your overall mood. Norman Farb ( PhD) is» 

Politics, Society

Want to get into politics? Always good to know someone

As Canadians prepare to head to the polls this fall in a general election, a new report finds–that if form holds true–less than 20 per cent of the people they will be asked to vote for likely competed for their» 

Politics, Society

Former Indigenous police officer named Saskatchewan Lt.-Gov.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named former high ranking Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer Russell Mirasty as Saskatchewan’s lieutenant-governor, the Office of the Prime Minister announced on Wednesday. Mirasty worked with the RCMP for 36 years. He is a member» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

The Balmy North: It’s getting a whole lot hotter at the top of the world

As we ponder the topsy-turvy world of climate change, let us now take a closer look at the top of the world. Travel with me please to Canadian Forces Station Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere island, just» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Architecture- more controversy in Canada

Even as a dispute over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa continues, another architectural debate has sprung up in western Canada. |n the city of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta, residents were expecting a» 

Environment

Rescuers partially disentangle 2 whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

After days of bad weather in Atlantic Canada, Canadian and U.S. officials were finally able to resume their efforts Tuesday to attempt to rescue three endangered North Atlantic right whales seen entangled in fishing gear in the Gulf of St.» 

Economy, International

Ukraine – open for business?

Daniel Bilak is on a mission. The former Torontonian, who now calls Kyiv home, wants to rebrand Ukraine. “What we really want to do is to get the message across that there is new Ukraine,” Bilak says, taking a short» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Depression, social media and teenagers

It seems young people who spend a lot of time on social media experience more  symptoms of depression. The long term Canadian study involved 3,800 teens from 2012 to 2018. It examined the young people’s various screen times and found» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Constant exposure to ambient noise and your health

It’s known that extremely loud noises can damage your hearing, but we’re becoming aware that constant levels of noise below damaging levels can have other health effects. Tor Oiamo (PhD) is an assistant professor, Ryerson University in the Department of»