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Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Study finds life-threatening numbers of ticks on moose

Moose are an iconic animal of Canadian (and northern U.S) forests and they are big, with the males weighing 500 kg or more and growing huge impressive antlers. But they are being threatened by something tiny. It’s a parasite known» 

Economy, International

Car sharing company ends service in N.America

One of  the world’s, largest car sharing services has announced the unexpected closing of its operations in N. America and three European cities. ShareNow (Car2Go) said February 29, 2020, will be the last day of service in N. America. The service» 

International, Politics

U.N. vote: Canada makes major policy shift on Israel-Palestine

In a surprise move this week, Canada broke from a long-standing policy on Isreal and voted in favour of a U.N. motion condemning Israeli “occupation” of Palestinian claimed territory. Especially since 2006 under Conservative leader Stephen Harper Canada has voted» 

International, Society

American interference in Canada’s election?

Huge Twitter storm after Obama tweet With the huge scandal in American politics about potential foreign influence in their presidential election comes a whiff of interference in Canada’s federal election, and from an unusual source, Earlier this year it was» 

International, Society

Finally! Canadians shock U.S. rivals in CONCACAF football

In a 34 year stretch of CONCACAF competition, the Canadian men have been much more than an annoyance to their American rivals in their 17 fixtures and certainly never beaten them, until last night. The Confederation of North, Central American,» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

An American humourist discovers his Canadian roots

Comedian, author and musician Dave Hill is American. But not 100 per cent. In fact he thought he was one quarter Canadian, only to later discover that he is three-eights Canadian. He set out to learn more about the strange» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Airshow crash of Canadian military aerobatics jet

An air show demonstration went rather badly for the Canadian military aerobatics team in Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday. The pilot had to eject from one of the jets, which later crashed into an uninhabited pasture area. Fortunately there are no» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Oil vs caribou: Canada concerned about incomplete US report

Arctic refuge drilling proposed U.S plans to allow oil and gas exploration in parts of Alaska’s National Wildlife Refuge. However, that area is used by a large migrating herd of caribou which travels between Canada and the U.S. Of particular» 

Economy, International, Politics

Uh oh! Unintended consequences for anyone involved in Canada’s cannabis industry

Denied U.S. entry, even banned for life Recreational use of cannabis is set to become legal this fall in Canada. After the federal government announced its plans to legalise marijuana, many business types, former politicians and even former police rushed» 

Uncategorized

Quebec sends hefty bill to federal government for migrant asylum seekers

This week the province of Quebec sent a bill to Ottawa of some $146 million. This is the amount it says it has had to pay so far to accommodate thousands of migrants who crossed illegally into Canada at a»