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Environment

Second endangered blue whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence: DFO

A second endangered blue whale was found in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last month, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed Tuesday. A cargo ship initially reported seeing the blue whale carcass on Sept. 7 and the sighting was» 

Economy, Health, International

E-cigarettes: JUUL ends advertising in U.S, but not Canada

With seven deaths and hundreds of lung illnesses in the U.S, related to vaping, regulators there are taking actions to halt or severely limit vaping product sales . U.S President Trump this month suggested controls should be enacted around vaping» 

Environment, International

Massive loss of N.American birds: study

A new study for the first time has quantified the number of birds that have disappeared from our skies. The  study (and website) note there are now almost 3 billion fewer birds than there were in 1970 Adam Smith (PhD)» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canadian author Graeme Gibson dead at 85

Canada’s literary community is mourning the death of author, writers’ rights champion and conservationist Graeme Gibson. Publisher Penguin Random House Canada said Wednesday Gibson has died at the age of 85. “We are devastated by the loss of Graeme, our» 

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Deaths, illness raise the issue of youth vaping and marketing to young people

A handful of deaths and hundreds of reports of lung illness in the U.S. has greatly raised concern over the practice of vaping among young people. The recent deaths and illnesses have caused U.S President Trump to weigh in on» 

Health, International, Society

Vaping concerns in Canada after U.S. deaths, illness

E-cigarettes and vaping, was supposed to be a safer alternative to tobacco smoking, and even help wean people off tobacco. In fact, cigarette smoking among youth appears to be on the rise, and vaping has increased dramatically according to public» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Digital life and real life, the first lingers long after you’ve gone

Most of us probably have never thought about it. We have perhaps often heard that anything put on the internet is there forever, but that of course means it’s all still there after you are not. A legacy is what» 

Health, International

UN seeks 50% reduction in snakebite deaths and disabilities

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rolled out a strategy to halve the number of fatalities and cases of disability caused by snakebites over the next 12 years. Up to 2.7 million people are bitten by potentially poisonous snakes annually» 

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» 

Health, International

Poor diet responsible for 1 in 5 deaths: study

A new study found that people in 195 countries are not eating enough good foods and that may cause more deaths than smoking tobacco. Researchers say there is an urgent need for improving human diet across nations and that could»