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Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Canada history: June 19, 1915, The world’s winningest basketball team

World’s best sports team ever? With the recent hoopla over the Toronto Raptor’s NBA win, one should not forget the start of the what is possibly the world’s best basketball team, and perhaps the winningest team in sports history period. »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health

Festivulve 2: Celebrating the feminine vulva (interview)

Yes, you read that correctly. It’s an event to demystify and educate and entertain, all centered on that particular feminine body part. The Montreal event to celebrate the vulva is believed to be a Canadian first and indeed possibly unique »

Society

‘Secret parenting’ said to be bad for business

While the Canadian government provides paid parental leave for employees, there appear to be workplace barriers that prompt parents to avoid drawing attention to their children. “It could be something small like not putting photos out on your desk,” says »

Society

Women’s decisions on having babies changed dramatically

Government statistics show that the fertility rate of  Canadian women under 30 dropped dramatically between 2000 and 2017 and it went up for women age 30 and older. “A lot is changing and it’s changing very quickly,” says Ron Kneebone »

Politics, Society

Explosive event in Canadian politics

The political scandal rocking the ruling Liberal party and occupying news for some 54 days resulted in another shock wave last night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled two prominent women from the caucus to prevent what he called “civil war” »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Sports

Fledgling women’s hockey league folds

It began in 2007 to promote hockey as a professional sport option for women, but now the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Board of Directors has announced that the league cannot continue and will cease operations on May 1. A »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Encouraging girls to pursue science

Prelude to International Women’s Day the provincially controlled electrical power agency Ontario Power Generation (OPG) hosted its first ever conference for young girls this week as a precursor to International Women’s Day today. The event was held over two days »

Arts & Entertainment, International

The 43rd annual Women’s International Air Race Classic includes Canada

Three legs of the race and the finish are in Canada A theme on the home page of this year’s race, the 43rd reads“North of the Border, Let’s Fly Canada”. This year the race starts in Tennesse and finishes in Ontario. »

International

Canadian agencies help women in humanitarian disasters

Women in humanitarian disasters are affected differently and leading Canadian aid agencies are working to address their needs. February 3, 2019 marked the beginning of International Development Week and the theme this year is “Together for Gender Equality.” Women face »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Survey shows women fear AI, automation job loss

A recent survey commissioned by the Ranstad Canada company echoes other surveys and information that automation and AI (artificial intelligence) could result in significant job loss. The survey found that 30 per cent of women working in a wide variety »