Highlights

Health, International, Society

Bird flu outbreak prompts warning about future pandemics

There have been outbreaks of the H5N8 strain of avian flu in Russia and India recently and a Canadian scientist says that highlights the urgent need to develop a universal influenza vaccine. Bird flu is prevalent among fowl and may »

Health, International

Justin Clark, a man of extraordinary perseverance and courage, dies at 58

Justin Clark, a man who never learned to take no for an answer, died Thursday at the age of 58. Born in 1962 with cerebral palsy,  unable to walk or talk, he leaves a legacy few Canadians will ever match. »

Internet, Science & Technology

Twitter’s new ‘Super Follow’ allows journalists to charge for their tweets

During its “Analyst event” on Friday Twitter announced several new features, including “Super Follow” and “Community.” “Super Follow” is a feature used to monetize content, mostly the tweets published on the platform. As an industry heavily addicted to Twitter, news »

International

Now is not the time for Canada and U.S. to turn inward, says Garneau

As human and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., the two neighbours need to come together to address challenges facing both countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said Friday. Addressing his U.S. »

Arts & Entertainment

Online music festival features Canadian composers, musicians

The 8th Festival de la Voix will be live from March 14 to April 10, 2021 but, because of the pandemic, will be accessible for free online. Canadian composers and musicians will present four eclectic concerts and three vocal workshops »

Uncategorized

Canada Post is making an offer that’ll be pretty hard to refuse (it hopes)

For Canadians feeling blue-or maybe seeing red–about so many of the ugly consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Post wants to–hopefully–make things a little better in an old-fashioned way. Canada’s mail service is prepping for a massive influx of postcards–about »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine 

Canada’s health department has approved the AstraZeneca vaccine enabling health authorities to receive shipments within days and add it to vaccines already being administered from Pfizer and Moderna. Canada has pre-ordered 20 million doses and will get up to 1.9 »

Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International, Politics

Indigenous groups welcome Biden-Trudeau nature conservation roadmap

Indigenous groups in Canada are welcoming plans by Ottawa and Washington to partner with Indigenous Nations across Canada and the United States to meet their climate change goals and protect nature. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

RCMP chief says there’s more to be done for people facing threats from abroad

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the federal police force should–and will–do more to help people in Canada who face threats, intimidation and coercion by foreign governments, including China’s. “If people are getting intimidated, as soon as they’re brought to our »

Indigenous, Politics

Auditor general faults Ottawa for water crisis in Indigenous communities

Canada’s auditor general says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has failed to honour its 2015 pledge to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations communities and provide them with access to safe drinking water. The Liberals had committed during »