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Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Major pipeline project approved, but…

Yesterday afternoon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Trans Mountain pipeline project had been approved by cabinet. The multi-billion dollar and highly controversial project would triple crude capacity from the Alberta oilfields to a tanker facility on the» 

International, Politics

Hong Kong: Chinese-Canadian lawyer analyses ongoing protests

Huge crowds were on the streets of Hong Kong again last night protesting a proposed extradition law with China. Hong Kong chief executive, Carrie Lam, has said the proposal will become law and compared protesters to spoiled children. Andrea Chun» 

International, Society

Mosque attack leaves Quebec City victims ‘in shock’

The shooting rampages at two mosques in New Zealand is particularly horrifying for survivors of a similar attack that killed six people in Quebec City on January 29, 2017. The New Zealand shooter had written the name of several killers» 

International, Politics

Khashoggi mystery: international reaction limited to “concern”

Some media outlets are reporting alleged new and horrific details regarding the mysterious disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Circumstantial evidence would seem to indicate a murder inside the embassy, something the Saudis have denied. International reaction has been muted,» 

Religion, Society

Canadian Catholics react to pope’s letter on sex abuse

Reactions vary, but a woman who works with thousands of young Catholics says she and others she has spoken to are encouraged by the pope’s letter vowing to stop sexual abuse by clergy and its coverup. Pope’s letter called ‘very» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Cosmetics: more health concerns

You want to adhere to fashion and look good, but are those various moisturizers, lipsticks and other cosmetics as harmless and innocuous as you think? Perhaps not. Health Canada has issued an advisory on what it calls “leave on “» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Off-label use of drugs common but risky: study

Once a drug is approved for a particular use, doctors may prescribe it for something else altogether, but a new study has found that sharply increases the risk for an adverse reaction. Electronic records are now being used by ,many doctors» 

Health, Society

Emergency allergy drug recalled

The Sanofi drug company is recalling hundreds of thousands of epinephrine injectors used to save people in the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction. The recall affects all injectors sold in Canada under the brand name Allerject and those sold»