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Architecture- more controversy in Canada

Even as a dispute over an addition to the iconic Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa continues, another architectural debate has sprung up in western Canada. |n the city of Edmonton, capital of the province of Alberta, residents were expecting a »


Public invited to help design major library facility

A “modern, iconic facility” will be built to house Library and Archives Canada and the Ottawa Public Library and the public is invited to “inspire the design” of the building. The facility is set to open in 2024 in the »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Public broadcaster music library closing, CDs to be digitised, destroyed

Canada’s public broadcaster CBC (English) and Radio-Canada (French) is going through massive changes. Update As mentioned in its news release of December 12, 2017, Radio-Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure the long-term preservation of its collections of vinyl »

Politics, Society

Outrage over memorial having far right, racist overtones

Barbara Kulaszka died last month at age 64 in Brighton, Ontario, a town located about halfway between Toronto and Kingston. A librarian turned lawyer, her death passed virtually unnoticed by most and was only publicized on Tuesday of this week. »

Economy, Politics, Society

Canadian Library Association concerned by wave of government library closures

In the last few weeks there has been concern over the shutting down of seven of 11 libraries, with decades of aquatic research, which are part of the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans. Numerous government-funded libraries have been closed or »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Closing of Canadian fisheries libraries alarms scientists

An effort at federal cost-cutting has marine scientists and researchers across Canada and elsewhere shocked and dismayed. Announced last year, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is closing 7 of its 11 specialized libraries across the country in »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

‘Double Take: Portraits of Intriguing Canadians’

Put together by Canada’s national library, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), ‘Double Take’ features 59 contemporary and historical Canadian personalities. The exhibition of more than 100 paintings, photographs and drawings, also includes artifacts and was curated by LAC’s Portrait Program »