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Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

Plastics bans, climate plans delayed due to virus

Plastic is the boon and bane of modern society. There’s no denying its fantastic multitude of inexpensive and eminently handy uses. There’s also no denying the environmental harm it does. Around the world, several countries now trying to reduce that »

Internet, Science & Technology

Canada and United Kingdom announce AI research collaboration

Canada and the United Kingdom announced this morning that they are collaborating with each other to develop and use artificial intelligence technology, by investing $5 million, and £5 million respectively, over the next three years. The funding will go towards »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

The issue of Huawei, national security and 5G

The U.K. has just announced it will permit a partial use of Huawei technology in development of its 5G network. Other countries have banned Huawei over security concerns.  Canada is still debating its position on Huawei. Stephanie Carvin (PhD) is »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

UK decision on Huawei leaves Canada thinking about their own plans

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson announced that Chinese telecom company, Huawei, will play a part in building Britain’s 5G network. “Huawei is reassured by the UK government’s confirmation that we can continue working with our customers to keep »

International, Politics, Society

History Canada: Dec. 11, 1931, Canada becomes a sovereign nation

(public comments on RCI stories may take 24 h to appear if approved) Largely unknown and unrecognised by the vast majority of Canadians, Statute of Westminster Day is nonetheless a hugely important day in Canada’s history as a nation. The »

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

Critical decline in mackerel stocks

The federal agency Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) says stocks of Atlantic mackerel are at an all time low. They say there has been an 86 per cent decline over the past 20 years. The DFO scientists also say the »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Cannabis: the young developing mind and later depression and suicidal tendencies

A new study finds an apparent association between consuming cannabis when young and a later incidence of depression and suicidal tendencies in young adults. Lead author of the study is Dr Gabriella Gobbi (PhD, M.D.). She is a professor of »

International, Society

Top baby names, Canada, in 2018

The count is in an the top baby names in Canada last year have been released. According to the site “Baby Centre”, short names have become very popular for girls last year, while for boys, a lot of popular names »

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canada- 5G- security concerns about China

The world is quickly moving towards the new technology of 5G networks. There has been widespread international concern however about China’s activity and eagerness to get involved in ‘western” development of the new networks.   This particularly involves tech giant Huawei »

Indigenous, Society

First Canadian and Inuit-owned artifacts from Franklin wreck unveiled in Nunavut

Two Inuit communities that have been instrumental in solving one of the most enduring mysteries in the history of Arctic exploration got a chance last week to finally see nine artifacts raised from the wreck of HMS Erebus, one of the »