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Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

COVID-19: Canadian security agencies warn of cyber threats to research

n a rather unusual notice, Canadian security agencies have released a joint statement warning that COVID-19 research has become a target for ‘state actor”  hacking attempts. The Canadian Security Establishment (CSE) and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

China-backed hacking of the world’s servers uncovered

Undiscovered hacking possibly for a decade Blackberry Ltd. says it has discovered what it claims is Chinese-backed hacking of the world’s servers. Originally known as Research In Motion based in Waterloo Ontario, the company says its researchers have discovered how »

Politics, Society

List of countries where Canadian expats live disclosed for security reasons

In a new effort to limit the risk of foreign interference, Elections Canada unveils, for the first time, the list of countries where Canadians who are part of the International Register of Electors live. Now, any Canadian expatriate qualified to »

International, Politics

NORAD intercepts Russian bombers, while discussing modernisation

Canadian and U.S jets had to scramble yesterday to intercept two Russian bombers heading for North America. The intercepts come even as Canada and the U.S are discussing a new framework for the bi-national North America Aerospace Defence Command, (NORAD). »

International

China issues new threat to Canada

China issued a sharp warning to Canada about the consequences of helping the United States in the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. Canada arrested Meng in December 2018 at the request of the U.S. where she is wanted on »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Warning from the U.N. – the future of bees is the future of food

World Bee Day You may have missed it but this past Monday was the second annual “World Bee Day”. In announcing the day last year, initiated by Slovenia, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Director-General José Graziano da Silva »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International

Climate change threatens human health: report

As report from the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, says the lack of progress on climate change threatens human lives and the viability of health care systems in Canada and around the world. The report says the most important thing »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Lost fishing gear threatens marine life

The group, World Animal Protection Canada, is urging Canada and all nations to deal with lost and discarded fishing gear that kills and maims ocean life including whales, porpoises, turtles and seabirds. Issue raised at international meeting Its research suggests »

wearing formal dress, theatre goers are evacuated from the grounds of the Festival Theatre in Stratford Ontario

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Theatre gala event: bomb threat causes cancellation

Arguably Canada’s biggest theatrical event, the annual opening of the Stratford theatre summer season, suffered a major shock Monday. The season opening gala at the Festival theatre, a typically grandiose event in Stratford Ontario, was hurriedly cancelled due to a »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Heat waves in the ocean longer, more frequent: study

A new study shows that the number of days there were heat waves in the ocean  increased by 54 per cent from 1925 to 2016 causing severe impacts on ecosystems. The study was led by Eric Oliver of Dalhousie University »