The Great Lakes of North America constitute an enormous reservoir of fresh water. The surface area of Lake Superior alone at over 82-thousand square kilometres is virtually the size of Ireland.
It is a vital drinking water source to 8,5 million Canadians , and many millions more in the US.
It is also vital to the economies of both countries as the many industries along its shores ship products to and from other destinations in the continent through the St Lawrence river to the Atlantic Ocean and ports around the world.
Extremely variable conditions in the Montreal region yesterday.
They call it an ‘Alberta Clipper’, a fast-moving low-pressure system, but yesterday in the Montreal region it did more than clip. This weather system brought thunder and lightning with it, a first for many Montrealers during the winter. Hydro-Quebec said the thunderstorm caused some of the power failures reported Sunday morning, but a combination of rain and hail and snow, along with fierce winds through the day, kept as many as 500 households in the cold and dark in the late afternoon.
Liberal Party of Canada leadership candidates faced off in their first televised debate on Sunday (Jan 20) in the Pacific coast city of Vancouver.
The nine candidates: three Members of Parliament, two former MPs, three lawyers and a retired Lieutenant Colonel hope to reinvigorate the fortunes of the opposition party, once considered the natural governing party of Canada.
Canadians rank first in the world when it comes to Internet usage according to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). On Monday (Jan 21) CIRA released the 2012 edition of the CIRA Factbook. [...]
Canada is too slow to create protected marine areas charges an environmental group. The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) says the government has made progress in four areas but itâs not enough. [...]