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

Ottawa looking to private sector to help plan the economic recovery

Looking for work? Here’s a job for the non-faint of heart and today’s the deadline. The federal government is heading to the private sector for advice on how to achieve a strong economic recovery in Canada in the wake of »

Environment & Animal Life

Climate destruction on Ellesmere Island – Canada’s shrinking glaciers

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North.  Arctic glaciers are shrinking at an alarming rate and show no signs of regeneration, says a recent study conducted in Canada. The research looked at glaciers between 1999 »

International

Fishing diplomacy, rethinking China & how Twitter is improving northern news : 2017 Arctic Year in Review

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The end of the year is a time to take stock. Here at Eye on the Arctic, it’s also the time when we check in with our bloggers »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Landmark legal case: Canadian precedent- international implications

A win for the Davids vs the Goliaths A woman in west coast British Columbia was surprised and angry to discover Facebook had used her image and the fact that she “liked” a product. for the intenet giant’s own commercial »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Ottawa scientists break new ground in post-op kidney transplant treatment

Doctors and research scientists in Ottawa continue to poke holes in conventional medical wisdom. Dr. Greg Knoll is a kidney transplant specialist at The Ottawa Hospital. © Courtesy: The Ottawa Hospital Earlier this month, we told you about Dr. Marc Rodger »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Study: Women and casual sex- it feels good, and it’s fun

A new study says when it comes to “casual” sex encounters, women’s motivations are much like men. Co-author of the study is Heather Armstrong PhD. She is a research associate and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa in the »

Health, Society

Breastfeeding; important issue surprisingly not well-taught to doctors

One would think breastfeeding is natural,  but it’s not as easy as thought, and seeking advice from your doctor might also not be as helpful as thought.  A national survey of Canadian family doctors and paediatricians found the level of »

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

New University of Ottawa study highlights concerns of pharmaceuticals and effects on fish

A new study from the University of Ottawa has again highlighted the concerns of pharmaceutical drugs escaping into the environment. Part of the aquatics research facility at the university © University of Ottawa In recent years scientists have detected traces of »