Highlights / crisis

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. »

International, Politics

Trudeau discusses Iraq crisis with EU and NATO heads

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit the phones Monday to discuss the escalating crisis in the Middle East with the heads of the European Union and NATO, following a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, as well as »

Environment, International

Canadian architects commit to fighting climate change with new declaration

As students take to the streets around the world to demand action on climate change, Canadian architects are also engaged in the fight against this global issue. Today, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) Committee on Regenerative Environments is »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Vaping: First case of serious lung illness in Canada

After reports of now seven vaping related deaths in the U.S and hundreds of cases of severe lung illnesses, the first such case has been reported in Canada. Doctors on Wednesday said an Ontario teenager who reportedly was vaping daily, »

Economy, Society

Canada rental housing crisis for low and medium income earners

A new survey on how much a person has to earn to afford rent in Canada shows a near crisis. The survey says rental costs for a 2-bedroom apartment in almost all major cities in Canada are beyond was it »

Health, International

Children’s physical inactivity at ‘crisis levels’: report

Children in Canada and many parts of the world are not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development, according to a global report by the non-profit, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance. The report blames increased screen time, urbanization and »

Society

Union lobbies to save local news

A large Canadian union is sending a delegation of activists and leaders to Ottawa next week to urge the federal government “to take action to address the crisis in Canadian journalism,” announces a news release. Local newspapers and broadcast newsrooms »