Highlights / Canadian

Arts and Entertainment

Art: the amazing Canadian artist you never heard of

Canada has produce a great many world class artists, but which have consistently been overlooked by critics. Only recently have some, such as Tom Thomson and the Group of 7 begun to be recognized internationally for their amazing talent. Still» 

International, Politics

Family of Quebec man accused of fraud in Dubai makes last-ditch plea for Trudeau’s help

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is running out of time to secure the release of a Quebec man who exposed a multimillion fraud at one of Dubai’s largest gold trading companies but is now himself facing criminal charges in the case,» 

International, Politics

Family of Canadian whistleblower detained in Oman appeals to Justin Trudeau for help

The family of a Quebec man detained in Oman and facing extradition to the United Arab Emirates is appealing to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help in securing his release and immediate return to Canada. André Gauthier, an expert in» 

William Gun Chong circa 1943. Photo presumably taken between missions when he was often dressed in worn clothes as a homeless peasant to avoid Japanese forces attention as he carried out his missions ( via Chinese Canadian Military Museum)

Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Asian Heritage Month: Canadian secret agent and hero William Gun Chong

The unlikely Canadian undercover agent awarded the British Empire Medal Unlike the dapper spies of movies, an undercover agent has to be inconspicuous. Thus, Canadian Bill Chong, often dressed like a homeless peasant became one of the most successful of» 

Society

Canadian dies in zipline accident in Thailand

The Bangkok Post reports that a 25-year-old Canadian tourist died in Thailand after he fell from a zipline on April 20, 2019. The newspaper identified him as Spencer Charles who had travelled to Chiang Mai with his girlfriend in a» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The forgotten Olympic gold medallist, who in fact is Canadian

He’s someone whose history is somewhat stuck between two countries, the U.S. and Canada. He was a Canadian, but for many decades was claimed by the U.S. and thought to be American by most Canadians, if they thought of him» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

 Canadian heading to space

A Canadian is now orbiting Earth, along with a Russian and American, heading towards the international space station. David Saint-Jacques, a 48-year-old doctor and astro-physicist, blasted off aboard a Soyuz spacecraft with the two others in a trouble-free lift off» 

International, Society

Canadian faces 10 years in jail for spray painting ancient Thai wall

A 23-year-old Canadian woman is facing up to 10 years in prison on charges of spray-painting her initials on an ancient wall in northern Thailand, police said Friday. Canadian Brittney Schneider and Briton Furlong Lee, also 23, were arrested on» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian researcher/professor shares Nobel physics prize

For the first time in some 55 years, a woman has been awarded the Nobel prize in the physics category. Donna Strickland, professor and research scientist at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, shares the $1 million dollar prize with» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Sunken Czarist treasure ship found

Canadian technology finds the century old wreck A 19th century Imperial Russian warship claimed to be carrying billions of dollars in gold has been found off the coast of Korea. It was 1905 and a tremendous naval battle known as»