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

News of what orcas eat supports conservation efforts

Scientists have analysed whale poop and scales from the fish they have eaten to determine what orcas eat. There are two distinct orca whale populations and this study by the NOAA looked at the endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales whose »

International

Now is not the time for Canada and U.S. to turn inward, says Garneau

As human and economic costs of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., the two neighbours need to come together to address challenges facing both countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said Friday. Addressing his U.S. »

International, Politics

Reaction to cancellation of Keystone XL pipeline

U.S. President Joe Biden had indicated during his election campaign that he was against the huge Keystone expansion pipeline project, and indeed on his first day as President he signed an order revoking the project’s permit. The pipeline, like almost »

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 »