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Highlights, International, Society

RCI English section: goodbye

Canada’s international broadcast service from the English language team of Radio Canada International has come to an end. RCI, (originally the International Service, CBC-IS) was initially created towards the end of the Second World War. The purpose was to broadcast »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Top Indigenous films available online

Twelve award-winning films from the 2020 International First Peoples’ Festival are available for free viewing online from March 27 to April 11, 2021.  The works include a film made in Canada called Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up. The film is »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Infants prefer baby talk, own language, study shows

Infants listen more closely to baby talk than adult talk, and more to speech that is in the language they hear at home, according to a study done in Canada and several other countries. The research involving hundreds of babies »

Health, International

Canada’s health care expensive and lagging behind OECD countries

Canadians love to boast about our ‘universal’ health care system that provides access to all Canadians with little or no direct costs to patients in a system paid for through taxes. But a new international analysis of similar systems shows, »

Uncategorized

Climate is changing Arctic wildlife habits; unique international study

In recent years many studies have noted changes in Arctic climate, said to be one of the fastest warming areas on the planet. An important new -longterm- collaborative study of wildlife in the world’s circumpolar Arctic and sub-Arctic boreal regions »

Economy, Health, International

EU set to add COVID restrictions on travellers from Canada

Up till now, Canada has been listed as a ‘white list’ country whereby travellers can enter the European Union countries without restrictions related to COVID-19. This has meant Canadians entering the EU do not have to quarantine or provide mandatory »

Society, Sports

Skate Canada International 2020 Grand Prix cancelled due to COVID-19

The 2020 Skate Canada International Grand Prix, which was scheduled for Oct. 30 and 31 in Ottawa, has been canceled due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases within the province. The event was scheduled to happen with no spectators »

International

Canadian navy in huge international exercise in Scotland

Canadian warships are now in northern waters near Scotland as they join a huge international naval exercise called “Joint Warrior”.  It is one of the largest military exercises in Europe by allied nations involving not only naval, but air and »

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 »

Economy, Health, International

COVID carrying flights continue into Canada

Canada’s borders may in theory be closed to non-essential travel, but flights continue to arrive in Canada carrying passengers testing positive for SARS-CoV2. Reports from various news sources say several flights into Canada’s major international airports since the beginning of »