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International, Society, Sports

International day of motorcycle riding for women

The rumble of motorcycles will reverberate in hundreds of cities in countries around the world this weekend.  It’s called International Female Ride Day (IFRD) and is set for this Saturday, August 22nd after being rescheduled from its original date in »

Politics, Society

Lack of women soldiers nearly cost Canada a UN peacekeeping mission

Results don’t match rhetoric on women in military Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has repeatedly called himself a feminist and promoted the idea of more women in all fields of endeavour, including the military. It was also longstanding policy priority »

Health, Society

Canada funding programs to support survivors of gendered violence

The Canadian government is committing over $1.3 million to stop violence against women and girls and support survivors of gendered violence. The funding will go towards supporting Brock University’s Shape Your Life project, and to a non profit organization called »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canada celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The National Council of Canadian Research (NRC) hosted a symposium in Ottawa for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, to celebrate women that are working in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Speaking at the »

Politics, Society

Canada History: 28 Jan, 1916: Manitoba is the first to grant the vote to women.

Roughly 120 years ago, Canada was starting to feel the effects of an international social upheaval. Women around the world were demanding the right to vote in elections. Although there had been stirrings of a women’s voting movement long before, »

International, Politics, Society

The Canadian who exposed the Holodomor

Holodomor – derivation of “moryty holodom” to kill by starvation Rhea Clyman was her name, a ground breaking woman in so many historic ways, yet few have heard of her, few remember. Self-taught and absolutely daring, this young Canadian woman »

Arts & Entertainment, Health, International

Soprano superstar’s brush with death leads to heart and stroke campaign

Measha Brueggergosman is a world renowned opera star.  In 2009, following an incident, an emergency MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) resulted in immediate surgery on an aortic tear that saved her life. This year after finishing a series of concerts with »

L-R: Terry Haig, Levon Sevunts, Marc Montgomery

International, Politics, Society, The Link

The LINK Online, Nov 22, 23,24, 2019

Your hosts, Terry, Levon, Marc   (video of show at bottom) Trudeau taps former top diplomat to deal with discontent in Western Canada In the October general election in Canada, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau were re-elected, but this time in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Society

‘Picture a Farmer’: new documentary to dispel farming myths

The fact is that most people give very little thought to where their food comes from, or who’s producing it. Filmmaker Kelsey van Moorsel is from a farming background in Alberta and found that many people in the urban centres »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Women’s world biker relay: Canadian segment finish, U.S. leg begins

A group of Canadian female motorcyclists “passed the baton” on to American women bikers yesterday as part of a world motorcycle relay. Yes there is an actual baton in the relay, but it’s not a race at all, but rather »