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Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

COVID-19: To mask or not to mask?

With infection cases now rising rapidly in the U.S.,there is more debate about whether people should wear face masks to limit the spread of the infection. Currently, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Teresa Tam, maintains the position that  face »

Economy, International

Car sharing company ends service in N.America

One of  the world’s, largest car sharing services has announced the unexpected closing of its operations in N. America and three European cities. ShareNow (Car2Go) said February 29, 2020, will be the last day of service in N. America. The service »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada Space Agency to study solar winds in new international project

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will work for the first time with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on a new space science project: the Solar wind-Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission. Both countries will work with the European Space Agency »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Marine protected areas: maybe not so protected

A study by researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia has found a surprising fact. Commercial fishing inside Europe’s marine protected areas (MPA’s) is actually heavier than outside those areas. Manuel Dureuil is lead author of the study. He »

International

Alaska drilling, China, and the Arctic Council handover to Iceland : Northern news to watch for in 2019

All year long, Eye on the Arctic brings you news, and newsmakers, from around the North. But as 2019 gets underway, we’ve taken a pause to check in with our Eye on the Arctic expert bloggers to get their take »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Winter 2018-19: Worldwide – colder and hotter than “normal”

Several long-term forecasts have been released for the coming season and what has been the “norm” of late seems to be more abnormal conditions. Across Canada and much of the U.S.  the west will be generally warmer than than normal, »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Privacy law toughened in EU, Canada urged to follow suit

All 28 countries in the European Union will have to follow new data and privacy rules that go into effect May 25, 2018 and Canada should change its law too, to better protect individuals, says a former privacy commissioner of »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Ban neonic pesticides, protect bees as did EU, urge groups

The European Union has banned all outdoor uses of neonicotinoid pesticides to protect bees, and Canada should do the same, argue several Canadian environmental groups. Scientific studies have long linked the use of these chemicals to the decline of honeybees, »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Trudeau warns Canada-EU trade must benefit everyone

In his address to the European Parliament today, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that the recently-approved Canada-EU trade deal (CETA) is good for all and could serve as a model for future trade agreements. This comes at a time »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Rare ancient book acquired in Canada: The Travels of Benjamin of Tudela.

In the mid 1100’s, and some 100 years before Marco Polo would travel some of the same routes, a Jewish merchant embarked upon an amazing 13 year journey throughout present-day Spain, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle-East. His name was »