Safe drinking water? Canadians develop a simple test with a pill
In developed countries, testing whether water is safe to drink can be a long process, in developing countries there is often no testing available at all. This means in many cases people are forced to drink water at their risk, often leading to sickness, sometimes serious, even deadly.
A Canadian research team has developed a new simple, ...
“Climate change is already profoundly affecting, but is going to increasingly profoundly affect people around the world…who have respiratory problems,” says Robert Oliphant, head of the Asthma Society of Canada and head of an international group of patient advocacy groups called GAAPP.
The burning of fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases causing climate change, he reasons, ...
Leadership of military observer mission in Ukraine to be taken over by Canada
Three Canadians will lead an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) military observer mission in the central European country, according to a media report by Postmedia News.
Citing Defence Minister Rob Nicholson Wednesday (April 30) Postmedia reports the three Canadians from the Directorate of Arms Control Verification will lead the nine-member team which includes members from Ukraine, France, Moldova and ...
The province of Alberta has officially declared measles outbreaks in three areas and is asking anyone who has been exposed to stay indoors. Although there have been only 22 cases in the province so far, the long incubation period has public health officials worried that many more cases will soon emerge.
Union calls for moratorium on budget cuts, launches discussion on future of public broadcaster
The dismantling of Canada's public radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada should stop, there should be a moratorium on budget cuts, and a federal inquiry should be started into the management of the public broadcaster. These are the demands of the union representing the broadcaster's employees in the province of Quebec and the city of Moncton.