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International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Warships gather in Baltic

There’s a lot of activity in the Baltic Sea this week. Yesterday saw the start of Northern Coasts (NOCO 2019).  Over 40 surface ships, submarines, related aircraft, and some 3,000 troops are involved from 18 nations including Belgium, Denmark, Germany,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

What are Canadians like? Or anyone else for that matter

Government website outlines cultures around the world Want to “understand” Canada, Canadian lifestyle, culture and how to interact with Canadians? Well, there’s a little promoted section of the Canadian government website of Global Affairs Canada and a section called the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canada’s idea to help African small-scale farmers (interview)

Farm Radio International- 40th year. It was a small idea by a Canadian broadcaster who saw a need in sub-Saharan Africa and realised his skill could help. Begun by George Atkins, the idea was based on a Canadian radio concept» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Airlines ratings: on time-or not, and dealing with complaints

In fact a new survey puts two major Canadian airlines near the top and well down on customer satisfaction. The European company, Claim Compass rates some 150 airlines around the world for customer satisfaction in terms of flight delays, and» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Fledgling women’s hockey league folds

It began in 2007 to promote hockey as a professional sport option for women, but now the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Board of Directors has announced that the league cannot continue and will cease operations on May 1. A» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

World happiness list: Where does your country fit?

Nordic countries happiest “Happy as a Finn”. Perhaps if the trend keeps up this could become a new expression in language.The seventh annual world happiness survey is out. Produced for the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network it surveys 156» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

‘Dance Your PhD’-competition: Canada wins!

You may have heard of the 1-minute elevator pitch competitions or maybe the 3-minute Thesis competition, but a form of both involving scientific research that is not only information but entertaining and fun is the International  Dance Your PhD competition.» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

New international sports body to empower athletes

CBC/BBC announce new group to give international-level athletes a strong voice A former top executive of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a top Olympic cyclist are behind a new athlete-based international sports body. Called Global Athlete, the new body» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics, Society

Another major sports event host backs out

The officially bilingual province of New Brunswick has backed out of hosting the international Francophone games. Known as the “Jeux de la Francophonie” the combined cities of Moncton-Dieppe had planned to host the games in 2021, but now say the» 

Economy, Health, Society

Canada: The incredible amount of food wasted

A new study claims almost 60 per cent of food produced in Canada ends up wasted. From day-old breads, to products with an expired or soon to be expired “best before” date, to “not perfect” looking produce to overproduction of»