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Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

University prof to compile The Great Canadian Encyclopedia of Political Memes

Memes have become a fixture of our online popular culture but now a study headed by a Concordia University professor wants to look at the impact of memes on Canadian politics and our political culture. Fenwick McKelvey is an associate» 

Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Mistubishi Aircraft to create new centre in Montreal

Japanese giant Mitsubishi announced today it will will open an engineering centre in Montreal’s region whose first mission will be to work on the certification of its long delayed M90 regional aircraft. Last June, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) acquired the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

CBD: cannabidiol for pain and health issues: so far ‘maybe’

Many see this extract of cannabis to be a magic bullet for a wide variety of health issues. Unlike THC which is another cannabis extract, cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive and anecdotally has been reported to have beneficial effects for pain,» 

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Vaping: First case of serious lung illness in Canada

After reports of now seven vaping related deaths in the U.S and hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses, the first such case has been reported in Canada. Doctors on Wednesday said an Ontario teenager who reportedly was vaping daily,» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Statistics Canada launches new Education Statistics Portal

Statistics Canada, the government agency that produces statistics to help better understand Canada, has released a new Education Statistics Portal to help people easily understand all aspects of the education system. The new portal will allow users to access data» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Beware of bot-amplified social media trends, warns Canadian expert

With the federal election in full swing, Canadians are getting increasingly engaged in political debates and messaging online with hot-button issues being shared, “liked” and retweeted on various social media platforms. But Fenwick McKelvey is urging people to be more» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian telescope helps study first-ever interstellar comet

In 2017, astronomers made a remarkable discovery by locating and studying the very first interstellar object, a strange space rock called ‘Oumuamua. Now, a second object from another solar system has recently been located by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. But this» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

E-scooter, e-bike users and companies to be fined if wrongly parked in Montreal

The city of Montreal, in the French-speaking province of Quebec, is fed up with badly parked electric scooters and is going to go after the bad riders. The regulations governing these self-service vehicles have been amended and, as of October» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Study shows Canadians tend to be polarised, but not because of social media

If we look at elections around the world, social media seems to play an important role in influencing citizens’ voting, but this does not seem to be the case in Canada. This is the finding of a new report on» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Study outlines plan to develop clean hydrogen supply network in B.C.

For many, hydrogen cars are the future. But how far are we from seeing them on Canadian roads? This is a question that researchers at the University of British Columbia have begun to answer by developing a hydrogen supply chain»