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Arts & Entertainment, Sports

COVID now takes down a major 2021 sport event

After having caused the cancellation of almost every major public and sporting event this year, most have been rescheduled for sometime next year. Now however, the coronavirus has resulted in one of the country’s major sporting events, the Canada Summer »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

Wildlife photography exhibit returns to Canadian museum

An international photo competition and exhibition begins at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto on November 21, 2020. The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition out of London, England is now in its 56th year and features 100 new »

International, Politics

Canada pushes former finance minister for top OECD position

Canada’s Bill Morneau, had been a confidant and advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau  since the Liberals came to power in 2015. He had also held the very important portfolio of finance minister since that time. His involvement with the »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International

The international plowing match 2019

If you like horses, old tractors, new tractors, antique farm equipment, new farm equipment, crafts, food, old skills, a variety of skills testing and competitions like, oh say, pumpkin launching, and agriculture in general, then you would know about the »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian students win international solar competition

Universities are a source of great innovation and ideas. With concern about the environment, alternatives to fossil fuel power are always being sought, solar power among them and Canadian universities are actively working on solutions, including in the transport sector. »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Lack of competition blamed for high cost of cell phone plans

Canada’s Competition Bureau has found that wireless plans are more expensive in parts of Canada where the three major telecom companies have no strong competitor. Canadians have long complained they pay some of the highest prices for cell phone plans »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

X-games (winter) : Calgary to host next three years

They’re young, new, hip, exciting, wild, yes a tad dangerous, and they’re coming to Calgary, Alberta, for the next three years. Calgary officials, including the mayor,  the provincial minister of culture and tourism, and Calgary tourism CEO were on hand »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Internet, Science & Technology

‘Dance Your PhD’-competition: Canada wins!

You may have heard of the 1-minute elevator pitch competitions or maybe the 3-minute Thesis competition, but a form of both involving scientific research that is not only information but entertaining and fun is the International  Dance Your PhD competition. »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International, Politics, Society

Hearing on the case of runner Caster Semenya and testosterone

Testosterone is  primarily a male hormone. South African gold medal winning female runner Caster Semenya apparently has a lot of testosterone naturally in her body. It’s been suggested that has given her an unfair advantage over other female athletes. The »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, International, Society

New international sports body to empower athletes

CBC/BBC announce new group to give international-level athletes a strong voice A former top executive of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a top Olympic cyclist are behind a new athlete-based international sports body. Called Global Athlete, the new body »