The importance of radio is being celebrated in countries around the world on this UNESCO World Radio Day (February 13). In Canada, radio's crucial role as a source of immediate news and music has faded, faced with competition from television, and then the Internet.
But despite this competition and Canada's media concentration, radio still remains an important, if ...
MM&A railway had repeated brake violations before Lac-Mégantic train tragedy
The railway company involved in a tragic train derailment which killed 47 people in the Canadian city of Lac-Mégantic had repeated infraction notices for violations of the rules surrounding the securing of trains, according to new media reports. Despite the violations, the ministry, Transport Canada, never imposed any sanctions on Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. (MM&A).
Minister leads first Canadian trade mission to Iraq in 25 years
Canada is expanding its presence in Iraq to support Iraqis in their efforts to build a brighter future,” said Canada's Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich as she led Canada's first trade mission to Iraq in 25 years.
During a four-day visit, the Minister travelled to Basra, Baghdad and Erbil with a delegation of Canadian business leaders, ...
Scientists want to get a much better idea of what’s happening to the world’s bird populations. They've found the best way to do it is get citizens involved in counting and identifying birds that they see during a specific period.
Art posted on the internet used without permission
An artist from western Canada is warning others to be careful when posting their work online, after hers was taken without permission and sold by a large U.S. retailer. Winnipeg’s Kal Barteski learned this week that one of her paintings had been reproduced on a handbag and was being sold at a J.C. Penney store in Florida.
The DNA of toddler buried 12,600 years ago has rekindled heated debate over whether the natives of North America originated in Asia or Europe.
The partial skeleton of a one-year-old boy was found in Montana, U.S.A. in 1968 and has now yielded a full genome sequence. It indicates his people were direct ancestors of many of today’s aboriginal people ...