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Economy, Health, International

COVID-19: Canada extends ban on cruise ships.

Late last week the Canadian government announced it was extending the ban on cruise ships coming to Canada.  The move will now extend the ban until the end of February 2021. The huge cruise ship industry worldwide has been extremely »


Dangerous remnants of WWII in Newfoundland shipwrecks

Military divers to remove unexploded artillery shells In 1942, the war came to North America. Newfoundland at the time was still a British colony but was also an extremely important staging area for war material of all sorts before heading »

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

New rules for ship fuel mean less pollution by 2020

For years Canadian organisations and others have been calling for Arctic shipping to stop the use of the heavy fuel oil (HFO), also known as bunker fuel, in commercial ships. This is the cheapest fuel available and emits a high »

Highlights, Society

Misplaced outrage over swastika

It’s not Nazi, it’s not even German An old ship’s anchor mounted in a park in a Quebec town just west of the island of Montreal, has caused a bit of a kerfuffle. The anchor bears an embossed swastika on »

Highlights, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Another piece toward solving the lost Franklin expedition mystery

DNA from crew of the lost Franklin expedition (*** if images do not appear, simply refresh the page) It is one of history’s all time mysteries: what happened to the 124 member crew of the Franklin mission’s two ships. The »

Highlights, Politics, Society

The last of the Canadian Navy destroyers

The HMCS Athabaskan made a final tour of Halifax harbour this week before being “paid off” and decommissioned on Friday. The destroyer was the last large fighting vessel in the Canadian navy and one of four Iroquois-class destroyers built in »

Environment & Animal Life, International

History: Nov 10, (1913, 1975) the deadly Great Lakes gales

That good ship and crew was a bone to be chewed                                                           »

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

New tool to track illegal fishing, foster sustainability

New technology lets anyone in the world have a free look at the activities of the world’s largest commercial fishing vessels via internet. Oceana, SkyTruth and Google teamed up to launch Global Fishing Watch which they hope will help curb illegal »

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

Floating nuclear power stations for Arctic?

An Ontario company is proposing the idea of small floating nuclear stations to power mining sites and towns in the Arctic. At a mining symposium last week in the Arctic city of Iqaluit in Nunavut, Dunedin Energy Systems suggested the »