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Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian scientists seek to improve organ, vaccine transport

It is of critical importance to keep vaccines and organs for transplant at the correct temperature while they are being transported. For example vaccines such as those currently being developed for COVID-19 must not freeze and after delivery it is »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians overcome obstacles in transporting vaccines

Vaccines need to be kept cool and that makes delivering them in hot countries difficult and expensive. Now, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario have found a way to overcome the problem. It involves using compounds that have already been »


Federal transportation regulator launches inquiry into Air Transat tarmac delays

The federal government’s transportation regulator has launched an inquiry after two Air Transat flights were diverted from Montreal and spent several hours on the tarmac of the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport on Monday. The Canadian Transportation Agency, an independent, quasi-judicial »

Health, Society

Seniors face transportation challenges, declining health

Canada’s aging population lacks accessible, affordable and appropriate transportation options, according to a new report, and that increase the risks for declining health and quality of life. The Conference Board of Canada has found that the main method of getting »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Arctic Profile : Doing business in Finnish Lapland

Arctic Profiles is an occasional Eye on the Arctic series where we check in with different Arctic regions to take the temperature of the current political, business or social climate. In this instalment, we’ve turned our attention to Arctic Finland. »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Opposition denounces government on deadly highway

The government of the province of British Columbia is not listening to citizens and downplaying their worries about the infamous Highway of Tears, say opposition politicians. At least 18 women and girls, many of them aboriginal, have disappeared or been »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Environment, oil and Russia’s military: Arctic week in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: – Could Greenpeace’s Save the Arctic campaign »

Environment & Animal Life, Politics, Society

Senate report calls for review of rail transportation safety in Canada

Canada’s Senate Energy Committee has released a report calling for an independent review of rail transportation safety. In its executive summary, the report highlighted the tragic Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. The derailment of a freight train loaded with crude oil on July 6, »

Health, Society

Canadian children don’t walk, bike enough

Canadian young people use active transportation far less than they used to according to a report by Active Healthy Kids Canada. 58 per cent of parents walked to school when they were children. Only 28 per cent of their own »