Highlights/International

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, International, Society

A Cape Breton First Nation and an aquaculture giant gear for success

Did you hear the one about the little First Nation that really–REALLY–could, just like that famous little steam engine? In a story that continues to unfold–as well as amaze and impress–the We’koqma’q First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

C$1 million purchase of sneaker collection

Coming to Canada Sneakers, running shoes, or trainers, whatever you call them, I know mine cost less the $50 to buy, and now, well, they’re not really worth anything. For some however, certain of these types of shoes are worth» 

International

Washington urges Saudi Arabia to release jailed blogger

The wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and his supporters in Canada are welcoming comments by U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence Thursday calling on Saudi Arabia to release him. Speaking at a conference on religious freedom in Washington on Thursday,» 

Economy, International, Politics

Canada and EU work on ‘interim fix’ to save global trade body

Canada and the European Union are close to agreeing to a possible temporary solution to save the World Trade Organization (WTO) from paralysis induced by the Trump administration’s policy of blocking appointments to the global trade body’s dispute resolution mechanism,» 

International, Politics

Trump rally chants ‘completely unacceptable’, says Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as “hurtful, wrong and completely unacceptable” comments by supporters of U.S. President Trump, who chanted “send her back” at a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday in reference to a Muslim member of Congress. “I» 

Economy, International, Society

York police seize millions in assets of alleged crime syndicate, many arrests

York Regional police in Ontario (just north of Toronto) say it’s the bigges anti-crime operation ever. Called Operation Sindicato, the police made over a dozen arrests including several members of what they call the Figliomeni Crime Family. The group is» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Festival set to celebrate Halifax’s vibrant black culture

Whether they come from there or not, Halifax, Nova Scotia, has long served as an important spiritual touchstone for members of Canada’s black population, though some may differ about the extent. A likeness of a Halifax native who became a» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics, Society

Ooops, fierce reaction to Parks Canada fence.

Here today, gone tomorrow (sort of) Signal Hill is an iconic and historic location in St John’s Newfoundland and as such draws a lot of traffic on the road up the hill. Part way up is a visitor centre and» 

International, Politics

Canadian short-term election observers arrive in Ukraine

Over two hundred Canadian short-term election observers are arriving in Ukraine this week ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections on July 21, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Thursday. Led by the head of Canada’s election observation mission in Ukraine,» 

International, Politics

French parliament postpones CETA vote as Trudeau kicks off EU-Canada summit

The French parliament delayed until next week a vote on the ratification of a Canada-EU free trade accord just as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed top EU officials in Montreal Wednesday for a summit that aims to further cement economic»