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Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Squashed: Windsor’s annual pumpkin regatta

It’s a hugely popular and hilariously entertaining event, but to great disappointment it looks like it may not happen this year. This would have been the 21st for the Nova Scotia, pumpkin regatta as part of the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International

Speed, noise, excitement: Toronto Indy this weekend

Not quite the Formula One circus, but not that far from it either. Thousands of race fans are in Toronto this weekend for the 33rd running of the Toronto Honda Indy car race. It’s an interesting race for drivers as» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

The 43rd annual Women’s International Air Race Classic includes Canada

Three legs of the race and the finish are in Canada A theme on the home page of this year’s race, the 43rd reads“North of the Border, Let’s Fly Canada”. This year the race starts in Tennesse and finishes in Ontario.» 

Society

Disability is most cited reason for discrimination: report

In its 2017 annual report, the Canadian Human Rights Commission notes that disability was by far (59 per cent) the most often cited ground for discrimination by people in Canada. A combined proportion of 23 per cent of complaints related» 

Indigenous, Society

Underway! The world’s toughest snowmobile endurance race

They’re off! Some 41 teams, a record number, have roared away from the starting gate for the world’s toughest snowmobile race. It’s called Cain’s Quest,  the name coming from the fact the course is run over land so barren and isolated,» 

Politics

Canadian politician fights back against sex misconduct claims

The central province of Ontario is Canada’s second largest at over a million square kilometre. It is however the most populous and governing Ontario is serious business. An election is coming up in June in the province in which the» 

Immigration & Refugees, Indigenous, Society

University limits job posting to minorities only

Dalhousie University in Halifax is seeking a new vice-provost of student affairs, a position created in 2016. But in a move that has sparked debate, the institution has declared that it is seeking  a “racially visible” or Aboriginal candidate only.» 

International, Society

Yukon Quest- man and dog against time and the Arctic cold

It is one of the world’s greatest annual endurance challenges for man and dog. The annual Yukon Quest dog sled race  is now roughly at the half-way point in the annual 1,600km race which stretches from Fairbanks Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Formula 1 comes to Canada: hopes for Canadian driver

The circus is in town The crowds have come to downtown Montreal for this year’s Canadian Grand Prix. The bars are full and some streets have been closed off for F1 related events. Many are also watching for sights of» 

Politics

People urged to join party to influence leadership choice

The opposition Conservative Party is in a campaign to choose a new leader and people from outside the party are trying to stop it from picking someone with populist or anti-immigrant views. There is a social media campaign urging people»