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Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Vaccine passports: Canadians yes, Americans no

An international survey this month shows a majority of Canadians agree with the idea of a ‘passport’ showing the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19. The survey also shows only about 4 in 10 Americans for the idea, with an »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Young girls to show apps they created to address world issues

Girls between the ages of 10 and 18 from Montreal and Ottawa have spent the last five months learning how to develop their own startups and to code mobile apps to address world problems. The issues of focus were inspired »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian province suspends first dose AstraZeneca vaccination

The western Canadian prairie province of Alberta is reported to have stopped administering first doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-1. except in certain special cases. This includes Covishield which is the name of the same product produced in India. »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

COVID-19 is not influenza, but teaches useful lessons: study

COVID-19 is definitely not influenza, but the way the pandemic was handled teaches some good lessons about how to fight the annual cases of flu. Researchers at Concordia University in Montreal and colleagues studied influenza figures from Canada, the U.S., »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada’s lobster dispute goes international

A dispute over lobster fishing in Canada’s east coast maritime provinces has been simmering for years. Pitting Indigenous groups against regulated commercial fishers, it boiled over into violence last year in Nova Scotia. Indigenous fishers say they have treaty and »

Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada urges Arctic science collaboration and Indigenous research priorities

Canada pushed for more Arctic research collaboration and for “meaningful and respectful partnerships between Arctic researchers and Indigenous peoples” at a two-day meeting of science ministers that concluded in Japan on Sunday. The 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial held in Tokyo »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy watchdog warns facial recognition tools endanger human rights

Facial recognition technology can enable widespread surveillance, provide biased results and erode other human rights, says Canada’s privacy commissioner. In a presentation to a parliamentary committee, Daniel Therrien warned that the technology has the potential to be “extremely privacy invasive.”  »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

Climate change threatens species, especially some with small homes 

If the pandemic has made you think your home is too small, pity the Canadian species with tiny homes which could be wiped out by climate change. This is the pitch made by The Committee on the Status of Endangered »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

DNA evidence from doomed Franklin expedition helps ID sailor

Nearly three decades of research by Canadian scientists has led to the identification of the first member of the ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition through DNA and genealogical analyses. Researchers at Trent University, the University of Waterloo and Lakehead University who »

Internet, Science & Technology

YouTube opens Shorts, a TikTok-style social function to all users in the U.S.

After a short trial period, the short video function of YouTube – Shorts has become available to all American users. This news was announced on the official Twitter of YouTube, TeamYouTube. It’s official: the Shorts camera is now available to »