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Society

New obesity guidelines based in treating root causes instead of weight loss

New guidelines for treating obesity in Canada are centered around identifying personal drivers of obesity, setting realistic goals, and maintaining healthy behaviours over the long term. The Canadian Adult Obesity Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) were developed by Obesity Canada and »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Bombardier: more loss, may seek government support

The once Canadian industrial multi-national giant Bombardier is in trouble again. After over extending itself, the Canadian rail and aircraft maker, had do divest itself of almost all its holdings, designs, and divisions to help pay off crippling debt. With »

Environment & Animal Life

World is losing wetlands, critical benefits, say conservationists

The world has lost 64 per cent of its wetlands and the benefits they provide, says Dan Kraus, a senior biologist with the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a national land conservation non-profit. A Government of Canada website on wetlands says: »

Economy, International, Politics

General Motors: Firm on Oshawa closure

Union vows to continue pressure to maintain production The General Motors carmaker has had a major presence in the Oshawa area for some 100 years.  During the Second World War, the plant was a critical factor in the Allied victory »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Survey shows women fear AI, automation job loss

A recent survey commissioned by the Ranstad Canada company echoes other surveys and information that automation and AI (artificial intelligence) could result in significant job loss. The survey found that 30 per cent of women working in a wide variety »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Politics, Society

Ontario environment report: Raw sewage, forest and wetland loss

A new report says untreated sewage is still flowing into the waterways of Canada’s second largest and most populated province. The Ontario Environmental Commissioner’s latests report indicated that raw sewage overflowed into the provinces waterways on over 1,300 occasions. 766 »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

New eye scanner will help prevent vision loss

A Canadian professor has developed a high resolution retina scanner that he says will revolutionize eye care. Marinko Sarunic is an engineering science professor at Simon Fraser University. He believes his scanner will eventually help ophthalmologists find eye diseases before »

Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada’s melting glaciers contributing to sea level rise

While it is of great concern that ever more sea-ice is being lost in the Arctic and now also record lows in the Antarctic, it should be noted that sea-ice loss is not a contributor to sea-level rise. The same »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Canada missing billions of dollars in tax revenues

A research group says the Canadian government is missing between $8.9 and $47.8 billion in tax revenues every year. The figures are based on what other countries have calculated for themselves and the Conference Board of Canada says this country »

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

North America’s land birds in decline

North America is losing its birds. While other studies have reported losses in seabirds, a new report says North America’s land bird population has been almost decimated over the last 40 years. Judith Kennedy is co-author of the report and »