Highlights / 2015

International, Society

Justice Minister introduces new legislation aimed at drunk drivers

A new law aimed at cracking down on drunk driving has been introduced in Parliament. If it passes, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says it “will be one of the strongest impaired-driving pieces of legislation in the world.” The law would »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Toxic algae bloom linked to warm ocean

Unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures contributed to a massive bloom of toxic algae off North America’s west coast last year, says a recent study. Nicknamed “the blob,” the bloom closed important fisheries and disrupted marine life including seabirds and sea »

Federal election 2015, Politics, Society

Youth voter turnout up sharply in 2015 election

The Liberal Party spent more than four times than the Conservatives did on digital advertising and voter contact in last October’s federal election, and it appears that paid off. The Liberals were voted into office with a comfortable majority in »

International, Society

Carrying possible weapon, three detained at border

Three people are in custody at a Canada-U.S. border crossing in British Columbia after a suspected explosive device was found in their car Thursday afternoon. The trio was attempting to enter Canada at the crossing between Abbotsford, B.C. and Sumas, »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Ottawa scientists break new ground in post-op kidney transplant treatment

Doctors and research scientists in Ottawa continue to poke holes in conventional medical wisdom. Dr. Greg Knoll is a kidney transplant specialist at The Ottawa Hospital. © Courtesy: The Ottawa Hospital Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Marc Rodger »

Highlights, International, Society

Women’s World Cup: turf war ends- but not amicably

It was a contentious battle pitting a group of elite women’s football (soccer) against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) over field conditions for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. Canada will host the event this summer, but on pitches »