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Remembering the horror that led to ‘In Flanders Fields’

Over 104 years ago, as the First World War raged around him, a Canadian surgeon sat in an ambulance in a part of Belgium that had already seen more than its fair share of carnage and fighting and would see» 

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Legendary Canadian musical star seeks U.S. citizenship

Neil Young wants to become an American citizen so he can vote in the 2020 U.S. election. There’s a bit of a problem though, due to cannabis. Although the legendary singer-songwriter, who turns 74 tomorrow (November 12) was born in» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Rhinos and turtles once roamed Yukon lands

The Yukon, a territory located in northwestern Canada, was once home to ancient rhinos and turtles, a recent analysis of fossils discovered in 1973 shows. 8 to 9 million years ago, these rhinos were about two metres high and three» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Society

Northern Canadian writers tackle the roiling world of Arctic horror

Ghosts, cannibals and animals that may not be what they seem — a Canadian anthology has brought together some of the North’s most notable writers to explore the darkest corners of Arctic horror. Taaqtumi: An Anthology of Arctic Horror Stories is made up» 

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Inuit throat singer to perform with musicians of other cultures

Oktoécho is an ensemble of between three and 30 musicians who promote the creation and performance of what it calls “blended musical works.” It has worked with artists from Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Iraq, Austria and Argentine. Inspiration comes from award-winning» 

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Ontario proposes 24 hour bars in airports

After a record five-month summer break, Ontario’s legislature came back to work yesterday. A bill tabled on the first day back proposes easing of a number of restrictions and red tape. The bill proposed by the provincial Progressive Conservative government» 

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Picasso painting set to sell at record price in Canada

A famous painting by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso is currently on tour in Canada for the very first time before being auctioned for what could be the largest amount ever paid for an international work of art in Canada. Currently» 

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South Asian films to screen in Montreal

Screenings of 24 award-winning films from South Asia will take place at Concordia University in Montreal on Oct. 25 to 27 and November 1 to 3, 2019.  Organizers promise “an eclectic choice of inspiring and thought-provoking films with a focus» 

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Documentary: Breaking Loneliness

Being lonely in a world of people has sometimes been labelled an epidemic in modern society. Brandy Yanchyck explored loneliness in a new documentary that looks at how some people have found new meaning, purpose and the needed personal connections» 

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Legal cannabis in Canada: one year later, and ‘edibles’ join ‘smokables’

It was one year ago today that the federal government legalised recreational use of marijuana. Because sales would now be government regulated it was supposed to bring in significant revenue to government coffers, create substantial profits for suppliers in a»