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Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Canada’s diversity and mix of cultures reflected in top music prize – Part 1

Two weeks ago, I was telling you about the 2020 digital edition of the Juno Awards, celebrating the most popular Canadian artists and singles of the year. This week, we are discovering another series of singers and songwriters that were »

International, Politics

Ontario could run out of masks within a week, Premier Ford warns

Ontario Premier Doug Ford warned Monday that delays in global shipments and “recent restrictions at the U.S. border have severely strained” the provincial inventory and left Canada’s most populous province with roughly a one-week supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID emergency closes non-essential stores, except liquor and cannabis outlets

Canada’s two most populous provinces, Ontario and Quebec, have both declared health emergencies and have ordered all non-essential stores to close. This means most businesses in Ontario will shutter there operations for at least the next two weeks, and in »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous, International

Canadian literature non-fiction winner announced

One of Canada’s most prestigious literary prizes has been awarded. The $25,000 RBC-Taylor prize for non-fiction was given to Mark Bourrie. Bourrie (PhD) is a journalist, author and currently lecturer in history at Carleton University, and Canadian Studies at the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health

Book: From ‘Dirt to Dinner’-Teaching children about where food comes from

Where does food come from? Do kids really know? It’s an interesting question and the fact is that as society becomes more urbanised, more children don’t realize that food, their hamburgers, bread, eggs, milk, breakfast cereal etc, originates on a »

Arts & Entertainment

Art: the amazing Canadian artist you never heard of

Canada has produce a great many world class artists, but which have consistently been overlooked by critics. Only recently have some, such as Tom Thomson and the Group of 7 begun to be recognized internationally for their amazing talent. Still »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Once Our Land: graphic novel story continues

The story of an unlikely pair of survivors in a post apocalyptic world continues with the release of Once Our Land-2. Artist Peter Ricq of Vancouver pits the remaining humans in 1830’s Germany against alien invaders. The young girl and »

Environment & Animal Life, Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous

Newcomers to see Indigenous film, meet actress

New Canadians will have an opportunity to screen an Indigenous film and meet its star as part of a Welcome to Canada Program, now in its 9th year. The program has presented dozens of film screenings for over 15,000 people »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Hearing on the case of runner Caster Semenya and testosterone

Testosterone is  primarily a male hormone. South African gold medal winning female runner Caster Semenya apparently has a lot of testosterone naturally in her body. It’s been suggested that has given her an unfair advantage over other female athletes. The »

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Book: Waddington-tracing the Group of Seven

Iconic Canadian landscapes found If you love art, and if you love detective stories, and especially if you love the artworks of Canada’s iconic Group of Seven. Then you’ll want this book. Back in 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington began »