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Economy, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

International World Skills Championship coming up

 With files from CNW What are World Skills?  These are vocational skills in trades and technology. Although many have not heard of the competition, it takes place every two years and attracts about 100,000 spectators. The Canadian WorldSkills team, all »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

History: Jan. 04, 1908: Death of Canada’s legendary, and first, international sports hero

There are many legendary sports heroes of the past whose names live on, but strangely Ned Hanlan is not among them, nor really is his sport. Yet in the latter part of the 19th century, Edward “Ned” Hanlan was a »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Competition best motivator for exercise: study

Many Canadians find it hard to get motivated to exercise and a new study suggests competition works far better than friendly support to get them to do it. “Our goal was to see how people’s online relationships affected their exercise »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

A world competition- with serious overtones- comes to Canada

The Olympics are over, but there is another kind of Olympic-like international competition going on right now here in Canada. It’s a friendly competition, but one with a much more serious purpose, in fact life and death. It too requires »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

International ArtsGames to be launched at Olympics

An international arts competition that will take place in Montreal in 2018 will be announced at the Rio Olympics this August. Although the ArtsGames will not be part of the Olympics, they are inspired by them. © ArtGames Up until 1948, »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

The pinball wizard is Canadian

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve played that silver ball…….He’s a pinball wizard. There has to be a twist.  A pinball wizard’s got such a supple wrist.  (Pinball Wizard-The Who) Canadian Robert Gagno is pictured next to the »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Chan’s return to skating competition takes a 3rd

Canadians love to watch figure skating competitions and there was extra excitement as Patrick Chan performed at the World Figure Skating Championships in Boston after an 18-month break from competition. Chan finished with 94.84 points in the short program on »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Contemporary work wins emerging artist competition

Patrick Cruz  of Guelph, Ontario has won a $25,000 purchase prize offered by the RBC banking company for his work called Time allergy. This is the 17th annual competition which seeks “to help young artists trying to move from emerging »

Society

Telecom fined $1.25M for fake online reviews

Canada’s Competition Bureau has fined BCE Inc. $1.25-million because staffers wrote glowing online reviews of its products and services without revealing they were employees. A law to maintain and encourage competition among businesses came into effect in Canada in 1986. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Society

Huge turnout for international ploughing competition 2015

It’s billed as the one of the biggest outdoor events in the country, and for the agricultural community in Canada, and north-eastern USA, it’s their biggest event and party. The International Plowing Match and Rural Expo is expected to draw »