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Survey: Lack of infrastructure barrier to Canadians cycling more

Almost a third of Canadians, 31 per cent, said that they would be cycling more if the infrastructure was better, according to a survey from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) released on Tuesday. The survey, which polled 2,824 Canadians in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life

Canada and Quebec invest in improving access to renewable energy

The Canadian and Quebec governments announced on Feb. 20, that they are investing more than $4.8 million to increase access to renewable energy in northern Quebec, according to a press release from Infrastructure Canada. The goal is the investment is »

Environment & Animal Life

‘Logging scars’ point to Canada’s deforestation problem: report

Ontario loses about 21,700 hectares of forests – the equivalent of about 40,000 football fields – every year due to logging roads and landings that scar the province’s boreal forests, according to a report by a Canadian conservation group released »


Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto ranked among top 10 most liveable cities

Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto are ranked among top 10 most liveable cities worldwide with Montreal trailing behind in the 20th place but still ahead of any U.S. city, according to the 2019 Global Liveability Index released Wednesday by the Economist Intelligence Unit. »

Environment & Animal Life

Could snow cannons in Antarctica help avert catastrophic sea level rise?

Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North, but today, we bring you a look at climate change from the southern Pole A team of climate scientists has put forward a daring solution to the instability of »

International, Politics

Chinese ambitions in the Arctic not a threat to Canada: experts

China’s growing involvement and interest in the Arctic should not be seen as a cause for concern in Canada even if certain aspects of Chinese policy need much closer scrutiny, say Canadian experts. Dozens of academics, civilian and military government »


Ontario province doubles spending to improve cycling

As part of its climate change action plan, the province of Ontario is going to double its spending on bike lanes and other infrastructure bringing it to $93 million over the next four years. Canada’s largest city, Toronto, will get »

Health, Society

Cost of treating bicycle injuries likely soaring: CAA

The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is advocating for better bicycle paths and public education to prevent death and injury. Statistics from the United States show the cost of treating bicycle injuries is increasing and reached $24.4 billion for the year »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Arctic Profile : Doing business in Finnish Lapland

Arctic Profiles is an occasional Eye on the Arctic series where we check in with different Arctic regions to take the temperature of the current political, business or social climate. In this instalment, we’ve turned our attention to Arctic Finland. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Politics

Liberal leader promises green investment

On the federal election campaign trail, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promised that if elected, his party would invest nearly six-billion-dollars over the next four years in environment-friendly infrastructure. That would be part of almost 20-billion that would be spent over »