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International, Politics

Canada China relations in balance over Meng Wanzhou decision today

Hours from now, a British Columbia court will decide whether Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou will be free or face further legal hurdles. The Chinese executive was detained on December 1, 2018, in Canada during a flight stopover in Vancouver following »

International, Politics

U.S. withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty ‘serious’ challenge for Canada: expert

Washington’s pending withdrawal from a confidence-building international treaty that permits member nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory is going to present Canada with a difficult strategic challenge, according to one Canadian defence expert. Rob Huebert, who teaches »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Open the Canada-U.S border? Most Canadians say, not yet

This week the Canadian government says restrictions on travel between the U.S and Canada will remain in place for another month in light of the coronavirus situation RCI: May 15/20: Canada-U.S border to remain closed for another month Non essential »

Health, International

COVID-19: Influx of counterfeit Chinese face masks, other protective gear

In the global rush to procure high quality medical-grade face masks, literally millions have been found to be substandard and had to be rejected. Now comes word of even more concerns as counterfeiters from China have become involved. the KN-95 »

Economy, International, Politics

Canadians view of China continues to decline, but also that of the U.S,

The latest national poll conducted by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute shows a new low in Canadians opinion of China. That said, Canadians opinion of the U.S is also down to a 40 year low The poll shows only 14 »

International, Politics

Canada History: Apr. 17, 2002-Afghan tragedy “I’m rollin in”

With those fatal words, “I’m rollin’ in in self defence” a U.S fighter pilot descended on a group of Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan, dropped a bomb, and killed four and wounded eight. These would represent the first Canadian deaths in »

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

COVID-19: Avoid reverse infection-scientists halt field research on bats

North American scientists are being advised to stop field work with bats to avoid a transfer of the COVID-19 virus back into wildlife. The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has sent an advisory to biologists there who do research with »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

COVID-19: To mask or not to mask?

With infection cases now rising rapidly in the U.S.,there is more debate about whether people should wear face masks to limit the spread of the infection. Currently, Canada’s chief public health officer, Dr. Teresa Tam, maintains the position that  face »

Economy, International

Still more retail closings

This week another retail chain has announced major closings.  Home furnishing and interior decor chain Pier 1 Imports announced Monday it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. As part of that move, it said about half »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Endangered North Atlantic Right whales: some better news, but not great news

With only about 400 of the North Atlantic right whales left, and 100 breeding females,  every death and every birth is critical news. The year 2017 was a disaster for the threatened species with 17 deaths, apparently mostly from fishing »