Highlights/Canada

Health

Almost one-quarter of new moms reported mental health problems

Government statistics suggest that 23 per cent of new mothers in Canada experienced postpartum depression or an anxiety disorder in the five to 13 months after giving birth. The survey of over 7,000 women was conducted between November 29, 2018» 

Society

Give children more free time in summer, urges blogger

Schools in Canada usually close at the end of June and that leaves children free for about two months. But government statistics from 2015 show that only 18 per cent of couple families had a stay-at-home parents. The figure declined» 

Society

New bridge opens spanning mighty St. Lawrence River

A brand new 3.4-kilometre bridge opened in one direction today linking the island of Montreal with the mainland south of it. The new bridge is an important link for people living in suburbs on the south shore and commuting to» 

Environment, Society

Did you know mosquitoes and bats were pollinators?

This week is Pollinator Week in Canada but also in the rest of the world. The celebration has been going on for more than 10 years now and it aims at focusing everyone’s attention on the important role that pollinators» 

Economy, Society

Airbnb and effect on rental housing market

Looking to rent an apartment or home and finding options limited and costs rising quickly? A new study seems to confirm earlier studies that suggest Airbnb and other short-term rental services are the cause. The latest report from McGill University» 

Politics

Canada’s new warships to cost up to $14B more than projected, says PBO

The new generation of Canadian warships is expected to cost the federal treasury up to $14 billion more than the government projected in 2017, according to the latest report by the independent Parliamentary Budget Officer. The updated cost estimate of» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

General election: social media “influencers” idea dropped

The idea came from Elections Canada, the non-partisan agency that is responsible for the nuts and bolts of elections. This includes enforcing electoral legislation, informing voters about the system and ensuring they have access to vote, maintaining the register of» 

Environment, Society

Some waterways in Canada’s Great Lakes region now as salty as ocean: study

Road salt levels have hit new record levels in Canada’s Great Lakes region, making some waterways as salty as the ocean according to new chloride maps revealed by environmental advocates. WWF-Canada’s Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map reveals that» 

International, Politics

Trump vows to do ‘anything’ to help Canada in row with China

U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to champion Canada’s cause during his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 leaders’ summit in Japan next week. Speaking to reporters during a meet-and-greet with Prime Minister Justin» 

International, Politics

China-Canada tension: Canadian warship through Taiwan Strait

With Chinese and Canadian diplomatic relations running cold, Canada has sent a warship into waters China claims as its own. It’s the first such move since relations took a serious nosedive after Canada arrested a Huawei executive on an extradition»