Highlights / netherlands

International, Society

Canadian soldiers honoured in Netherlands ceremony

As they do every year, and have for decades, Dutch school children visited the Canadian War Cemetery in Holten, Netherlands last night to honour the soldiers buried there. The cemetery contains the plots of 1,355 Canadians, 36 British, 2 Australians »

International, Politics

Canada and Netherlands support Gambia’s genocide case against Myanmar

Canada and the Netherlands will explore “all options” to support and assist Gambia in its application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Myanmar for the alleged genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, officials with Global Affairs Canada said »

Society

Bright orange tulips to mark 75th anniversary of Canada’s liberation of Holland

Canada’s capital will bloom with tens of thousands of bright orange tulips next spring as Ottawa’s annual tulip festival celebrates the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands. A Canadian Second World War veteran, students from two Ottawa-area high schools, »

International, Society

Tulip events to mark 75th anniversary of Canada’s liberation of Holland

Every year the Netherlands sends thousands of tulips to Canada in appreciation of Canada’s liberation of the country in World War II and for providing a safe haven for the Dutch royal family which lived in Canada during the war. »

International, Politics

Prime minister of Netherlands to visit Canada

The prime minister of the Netherlands will visit Canada next week to explore possibilities of expanding and deepening the special relationship between the two countries, the Prime Minister’s Office announced Tuesday. Mark Rutte and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are »

Economy, Health, International

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The »

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

If it looks like a falcon, flies like a falcon, it must be….a drone?

The company behind the technology call this drone a robot-bird or “ro-bird” and it’s being trialed at a major Canadian airport for the first time. Aircraft and birds don’t mix well at all. When they collide, it can be anywhere »

Health, International, Society

Dutch cyberbully suspect can be extradited to Canada in teen suicide case

A Dutch court made the extradition decision at a hearing today in relation to a case in Canada which made national, and international news headlines. In October of 2012, a 15-year-old girl in British Columbia, committed suicide after posting a »

International, Politics, Society

May 5-Holland remembers: Canada and their liberation

Today, May 5th, marks the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. Canadian veteran today from the CBC live feed at the liberation of Holland ceremonies about a restored WWII vehicle from Keep them Rolling © CBC BGen E. Beno (ret’d) »

International, Society

School board digs in against WWII vet and teacher son

For a 90 year old Canadian veteran this latest battle has been nerve wracking, frustrating, and difficult to comprehend. His plane leaves for Holland where he will participate in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. »