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Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and 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» 

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics

Canada, U.S, Five Eyes: security concerns about China

As Canada seeks to develop its 5G cyber network, international concerns are being raised about the security of its infrastructure. The so-called “Five Eyes”, Canada, the U.S., the U.K, Australia, and New Zealand is an international surveillance, security, and information» 

International, Politics

U.S and N Korea meeting: results?

Canadian analyst looks at current understanding of the deal It was an historic meeting between N Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and U.S President Donald Trump but what really came out of it? Charles Burton (PhD) is a professor of» 

International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

Economy, Health, International

Are you happy at work? Americans tops, Canada fifth.

Everyone knows you spend a lot of your life at your workplace. It’s much better for everyone, yourself, colleagues, employer, if you’re happy at your work. A recent survey of professionals in several countries ranked “happiness” and stress levels. The» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Worrisome climate warning about national parks, conservation areas

Around the world national, provincial, state and other parks and conservation areas have been set aside to preserve ecosystems and species.    But with climate change, within just a few decades, they may not be able to do that. A» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

New survey shows half of Canadians want migrants out

In February alone, 635 migrants crossed from the US into Canada along an unwatched border section in Quebec and asked for asylum. This compares with just 99 last February.   In January, 452 crossed into Quebec to claim asylum, representing  a» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Refugee conundrum: Criminal but can’t be deported.

It’s a situation occurring in several countries whereby immigrants, refugees and illegal migrants deemed unacceptable or undesirable and/or who have committed crimes, can’t be deported. The Chief Justice of Canada’s Federal Court has ruled that a 40-year-old man in Vancouver» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Politics, Society

Concern about microplastics in North America’s Great Lakes.

The International Joint Commission (IJC) which monitors water conditions in the Great Lakes of North America, has been studying the increasing concern over microplastics in the system. The IJC has just released IJC) released a report to the governments of» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Feb 8 1839: Aroostook War: the US-UK face-off over Canada

The name comes from the Aroostook River and County now mostly in the US state of Maine. The war pitted the US against Britain and the then colony of New Brunswick. It’s also called “the Pork and Beans War”, mostly»