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Environment & Animal Life, International

Sale of Canadian beluga whales to U.S. aquarium delayed by lawsuit

The capture and captivity of whales and dolphins has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity as well as import and export of the animals was made illegal in Canada last year. However, the »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada is going to the moon!

In 2023, Canada will become only the second country in history to have an astronaut travel in deep space along with the U.S. In a deal called the Gateway Treaty announced yesterday by federal Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Navdeep »

Highlights

‘Havana syndrome’: Diplomats in Cuba likely victims of ‘pulsed’ microwaves

It was a mysterious illness that struck Canadian and U.S. diplomats and some family members last year while they were posted to Cuba. It became known as the “Havana syndrome”. People reported suffering from headaches, nausea, dizziness, difficulty concentrating and »

Environment & Animal Life, International

Endangered right whales given names

Eighteen North Atlantic right whales have been given names and playful biographies in a bid to help scientists recognize them and to help people develop a connection with them.  The Canadian government, fishers and environmental groups in both Canada and »

Economy, Health, International

Will COVID-19 change travel plans for the holidays

Recently in the United States (and depending on data sources), roughly half as many Americans travelled to celebrate their ‘thanksgiving’ holiday  compared to last year. Although the numbers were down, it still represents millions of Americans who travelled to celebrate »

International, Politics, Society

Most Canadians think Biden as U.S. president will be good for Canada

Three in five Canadians think a U.S. administration under Joe Biden as president will have a positive effect on the rapport and connectivity between the two countries, according to a recent survey. This survey by Angus Reid is similar to »

International, Politics

Menq Wanzhou: China-Canada- and a U.S President Biden

Since December 1, 2018, Canada has been caught in the middle of a legal and diplomatic dispute involving its two major trading partners. Legally bound by a U.S-Canada extradition treaty, Canada detained Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou at the request »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

More ‘murder hornets’ found in B.C.

Two more of the Asian giant hornets have been found this month in British Columbia. The huge stinging insects are the largest wasp-type insect in the world with queens growing to about 5 cm. and a wingspan that would cover  »

Health, International, Society

Canadians less stressed than Americans by pandemic: poll

Two-in-five people living in the United States report feeling very or extremely stressed because of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to only one-in-five of those living in Canada, according to a public opinion poll. Further, 46 per cent of Americans are »

Health, International, Society

Canada-U.S. attitudes on COVID vaccine, when and who should be first: survey

A national poll by Leger Opinion and the Association for Canadian Studies asked Canadians and Americans, when a COVID vaccine becomes available, who should be first in line to get it. The survey showed an obvious difference of opinion in »