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Arts & 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 & 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 & Animal Life, 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 »

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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 »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Cyber threat: FBI issues yet another warning about Huawei- ZTE

For years security experts in Canada and the U.S have been expressing concerns about Chinese high-tech firms and potential spying. Last week FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the government should be ” deeply »

Economy, International, Politics

Potentially contentious free trade talks underway

Prior to his election, U.S. President Donald Trump roundly criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The deal involves Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. He has since ordered a re-negotiation and the first five-day round of the those talks »

International, Politics

Air travel: prepare for longer waits to get into the U.S.

Starting today Canadians, and others are being told it will take a little longer to be cleared to travel to the U.S. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it is beginning “enhanced security measures”. Travellers heading into the U.S. »

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

The McIntyre Powder case: miners and neurological disease: Update

Several years ago, Janice Martell’s father developed Parkinson’s but there was no history of that in the family. However Jim Hobbs had been a miner, and was among those obliged by the mine to inhale clouds of microscopic aluminium powder »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

NATO spending: Canadians say yes, and, no

At the recent NATO leaders meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump berated many countries saying they weren’t living up to their requirements to spend two per cent of the their gross domestic product (GDP) on defence. Canada has long been lax »