Highlights / crisis

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

International scientists dire warning on whales, dolphins, porpoises

Over 350 marine scientists, biologists and researchers have signed an open letter urging global action in the face of severe extinction risk to many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises known as ceteceans. The group representing 40 countries including Canada, »

Economy, Health, International

World’s airline industry in dire financial situation

Latest indication: Air traffic control job cuts in Canada In 2019, the world’s airline industry took a bit of hit with the two crashes and grounding of  hundreds of Boeing Max 8 aircraft being flown  by airlines around the world »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada history: Sept. 23 1958: Canada’s bitter nuclear arms debate begins

In the late 1950s, the Cold War between the ‘West’ and the USSR was in full force. The threat of nuclear conflict and mass destruction on a global scale was a very serious worry as the ‘nuclear arms race’ was »

Health

‘Twindemic’: Doctors urgent call for help with flu vaccines during COVID-19

As COVID-19 testing continues and numbers of positive cases are on the increase. doctors are urging that people who don’t exhibit symptom don’t line up for tests. At the same time, flu season is arriving with symptoms similar to COVID. »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology

Crisis facing broadcasting in Canada; study

Canada was a major pioneer in broadcasting, not the least of which was the invention of radio by Canadian Reginald Fessenden, and critical advances by other Canadians like Ted Rogers and many others including Canadian George Retzlaff who invented instant »

Health, Society

Canadian police leaders call for public health approach for illicit drug use

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) recommended on Thursday that police agencies across the country recognize substance abuse and addiction as a public health issue, and that the federal government decriminalize the personal possession of illicit drugs. The »

Economy, International

What to do, or not do, in times of financial uncertainty

Stock markets are tumbling, people are losing huge value on their investments as panic selling sets in. The drop in value is such that automatic systems have halted trading on at least a couple of stock markets. But what should »

Economy, Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Economic consequences of rail blockade worsen; RCMP make gesture

The already intense criticism and pressure on the federal government is growing as rail blockades continue across the country over the issue of a natural gas pipeline across northern British Columbia.. While Prime Minister Trudeau continues to say the problem »

International, Politics

Burkina Faso faces ‘astounding’ displacement crisis: report

Burkina Faso is facing one of the world’s fastest growing displacement crises threatening to engulf the entire West African country and spill over into neighbouring Ghana, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire, warns a report by the U.S.-based NGO Refugees International. »

International, Politics

Canada pauses military operations in Iraq amid Iran-U.S. crisis

The Canadian military has temporarily paused its operations in Iraq and will send some personnel to neighbouring Kuwait “for their safety and security” amid escalating tensions in the region following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general. »