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Painting speaks of black slavery in Canada
A rare portrait of an African woman hanging in a Montreal museum speaks volumes about slavery in Canada, says McGill University art historian Charmaine Nelson. In school, many Canadians are taught about the Underground Railroad but know little about the slavery that existed in the 200 years before that. "Portrait of a Negro Slave" hangs ...
Montreal artist stresses the value of conscious home-making and sharing displacement stories
Devorah Neumark, a Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist, gained the insights into the experience and value of conscious home-making for refugee and displaced people, by living the experience herself.
A fire, deliberately set in 1996, destroyed the home she shared with her children, then 6 and 3, and all the belongings and mementos she had ever valued.
Norval Morrisseau's paintings allegedly at the centre of a fraud ring
Two well-known Canadians are suing a Toronto art dealer for allegedly selling them fake Norval Morrisseau paintings.
The singer, John McDermott, and keyboard-player for the Barenaked Ladies, Kevin Hearn, are suing Joseph McLeod and the Maslak-McLeod Gallery. Jonathan Sommer, their laywer said, in an interview with CBC, the paintings likely originated in a ...
On the eve on the Sochi, Russia, winter Olympics, Canada has honoured 3 of its winter sports pioneers.
In celebrating and commemorating these athletes, the Minister of Transport and responsible for Canada Post, the Honourable Lisa Raitt said "It's difficult to think of curling, figure skating and freestyle skiing without these incredible athletes being top of mind. She added, ...
The reporting of emissions of some hazardous air pollutants in Canada’s western oilsands projects are “very likely too low,” according to new research from the University of Toronto. Scientists there used a model to assess the reported emissions of some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Many PAHs are highly carcinogenic.
Buying blood: the thorny issue re-ignites in Canada
Donating blood can save lives. In Canada, donors fill out a questionnaire designed to screen out high risk individuals.
Unlike the situation in the United States, currently in Canada people donate blood for free as an altruistic gesture to help others. The blood in turn is collected and distributed in all provinces except Quebec by Canadian Blood Services, a ...
A woman in the western city of Abbottford must continue to be fed even though she had a living will stating her intention to refuse nourishment or liquids if she suffered from an incurable disease. Margot Bentley was a nurse who understood all too well the effects of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia on patients. Now she ...