Highlights/Society

Economy, Society

Canada rental housing crisis for low and medium income earners

A new survey on how much a person has to earn to afford rent in Canada shows a near crisis. The survey says rental costs for a 2-bedroom apartment in almost all major cities in Canada are beyond was it» 

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» 

Health, Society

Ottawa set to pay nearly $1B to military sexual misconduct plaintiffs

Following several years of back-and-forth negotiations and lawsuits,  the federal government has agreed to settle multiple class-action suits with people who were victims of sexual misconduct in the military, though Ottawa accepted no liability in the cases. The settlement provides» 

Economy, Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau and Scheer square off over revamped Food Guide

Wow! A real-life food fight. The combatants: the two men who will face off in a general election this fall to decide who leads the country as Canada’s next prime minister. Let’s be perfectly clear: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and» 

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» 

Economy, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Tory leader attacks Canada’s updated Food Guide

This being an election year, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer made a play Wednesday to bring members of the country’s dairy industry into the Tory tent. Addressing the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s annual general meeting in Saskatoon, Scheer vowed that he» 

Politics, Society

Firearms: Liberal advisory committee under fire

In light of the ongoing and often heated debate about firearms use and ownership in Canada, in 2016 the Liberal government re-created a citizen committee with new members to advise the government on policy.  The Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee  (CFAC)»