Highlights / Canada

Arts and Entertainment, International

Richest rugby contract ever: Star player comes to Canada

While the sport of rugby enjoys massive international media attention elsewhere around the world, that’s not really the case in North America That may change somewhat in Canada as the Toronto Wolfpack team has just signed star player Sonny Bill» 

Economy, International

Chinese facial recognition coming to a few Canadian stores

An advance for consumers, or towards Orwellian future? A chain of supermarkets frequented by the Chinese communities in southern Ontario and southern British Columbia may soon install facial recognition technology. The owner of the Foody Mart chain, Wei Chengyi, is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

The sports-Remembrance Day poppy controversy continues: Don Cherry

Fired amid accusations of racism, a rally and online petition of support underway It began with a television rant that appeared to target immigrants to Canada. Longtime hockey coach and commentator Don Cherry has been a feature on the much» 

Economy, Environment

Fishery decline in Canada: Audit 2019

The independent advocacy group Oceana Canada, has just released its third and latest annual audit on the state of the fishing industry in Canada and the news is not good. Fishery Audit 2019 says the health of fish and marine» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New technique greatly improves amputees’ quality of life

A new technique to improve the lives of amputees was performed for the first time in Quebec recently. It involves a titanium rod inserted into the femur and extending outside the body. A prosthesis is then attached to the rod.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian polar bear researcher given lifetime award.

Ian Stirling (PhD) began studying polar bears in the 1970’s and is now recognized as a world wide authority. Working with then grad-student Andrew Derocher, now also recognized as a worldwide polar bear expert, in the 1990’s they were the» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sniffer dogs now detecting crop disease

We know that dogs have a vastly superior sense of smell compared to humans.  They have up to 300 million olfactory sensors in the nose compared to our roughly six million. The part of their brain which analyses smell is» 

International, Politics

Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland

Canada welcomes Gambia’s submission of an application to launch proceedings against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice in The Hague for alleged violations of the Genocide Convention, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said Monday. Gambia, acting on behalf of» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Legendary Canadian musical star seeks U.S. citizenship

Neil Young wants to become an American citizen so he can vote in the 2020 U.S. election. There’s a bit of a problem though, due to cannabis. Although the legendary singer-songwriter, who turns 74 tomorrow (November 12) was born in» 

Uncategorized

Canada worst for leaving medical instruments inside patients.

It’s an alarming thought, but leaving sponges, clamps, needles, probes inside patients after surgery is a possibility, and a new study shows it happens all too often in Canada. A new report puts Canada in a bad light in this»