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Health, International

Warning sounded about possible COVID second-wave readiness

Leaders of doctors and nurses on the front lines of Canada’s COVID-19 health-care crisis have delivered a stark warning to politicians about the dangers the country faces if a second wave of the virus comes to be. The health professionals »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

COVID-19 could push 10M additional children into acute malnutrition: UN

The COVID-19 pandemic could drive an additional 10 million children around the world into acute malnutrition, according to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Acute malnutrition is caused by inadequate food consumption or illness, or both, resulting in sudden »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

U.S. Navy to help recover crashed Canadian Forces helicopter in Ionian Sea

More information is now being released about the crash of a Canadian Forces Cyclone helicopter. The aircraft  based on the HMCS Fredericton went down on Apr. 29 while on exercises off the coast of Greece with NATO allies. Initially it »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Report calls for moratorium on deep-sea mining

A new report by the environmental group Mining Watch Canada comes out strongly against the idea of deep sea mining of the ocean floor for minerals. The report is called,  ‘Predicting the impacts of Mining Deep Sea Polymetallic Nodules in »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Facebook fined for false claims about privacy 

Canada’s Competition Bureau has ordered Facebook to pay a $9-million penalty for what the bureau says is making “false or misleading claims about the privacy of Canadians’ personal information.” Facebook will also pay an additional $500,000 to cover the costs »

International, Society

Terrorism charges laid in Toronto massage parlour killing 

A Canadian teenager is now facing terrorism charges stemming from a knife-attack at a Toronto erotic massage parlour in February. The accused, who cannot be named because he is a minor, was already facing first-degree murder and attempted murder charges »

Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics

Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh brace for COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan

Nearly a million Rohingya refugees sheltering in overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar, in southern Bangladesh are bracing for a perfect storm of a COVID-19 outbreak and a powerful cyclone barrelling towards the region. Five cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Plastics bans, climate plans delayed due to virus

Plastic is the boon and bane of modern society. There’s no denying its fantastic multitude of inexpensive and eminently handy uses. There’s also no denying the environmental harm it does. Around the world, several countries now trying to reduce that »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Biden says he’ll cancel Keystone XL if he wins election

The long and winding saga of the Keystone XL pipeline has taken another turn. The presumptive Democratic candidate for president of the United States, Joe Biden, says he will cancel the project if he is elected. Biden made the announcement »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Monique Mercure who made a name at Cannes dies at 89

A force of nature known as Monique Mercure died on the weekend. Even though she would have turned 90 this November, it’s  difficult to fathom. For if anyone appeared indestructible, it was Monique Mercure. Likely speaking for everyone who ever »