Justin Trudeau Needs to Expand the Role of Science in Government in a Big Way

While the federal Liberal government has shown support for science by appointing a Chief Science Advisor for the Prime Minister, a new report suggests additional science advisers in individual departments of the government could do more to ensure that political decisions are based on good scientific evidence. Most politicians do not have a science background, […]

Rescuers Find 2 Missing Snowmobilers Near Revelstoke, B.C.

2 men from Kelowna, B.C., went missing Saturday on Boulder Mountain Police say two young men are lucky to have survived after they got lost snowmobiling and were forced to spend the night on a mountain near Revelstoke, B.C. RCMP Cpl. Thomas Blakney said the men, both 24-year-old Kelowna, B.C., residents, were reported missing Saturday […]

2 Buy-and-Hold Canadian Dividend Stocks for Your TFSA in 2018

Canadian investors are searching for top dividend stocks to put inside their TFSA portfolios. The strategy makes sense for young Canadians who have not yet reached their top salary range. Using the TFSA to start a retirement fund allows millennials to reserve RRSP contribution room for the coming years when they will likely be in […]

The Internet Can be a Powerful Tool for Good, but Only if Everyone Can Get Online

One of the internet’s greatest attributes is its potential to be a democratizing tool. As the most powerful networked technology ever created, by design, every user can have a platform and a loudspeaker. Unlike previous communication technologies, like radio or television, which broadcast one message to the masses, with the rise of the internet came […]

‘Weird’ Interstellar Asteroid Yields No Alien Signals, Resembles Worlds Beyond Neptune

‘It moves like a piece of driftwood on the tide,’ astronomer says Shocked astronomers had never seen anything like it: a bizarrely shaped rock ejected from another stellar system, just passing through ours. So strange was the discovery back in October, astronomers around the world turned their telescopes toward the cigar-shaped asteroid in the hope […]

Taxing Meat Could Help Offset Environmental, Health Problems, Activists Say

Some groups want to see animal products taxed similarly to tobacco, sugar, and carbon The steep climb in global meat consumption has environmental interest groups debating a “sin” tax on animal products. Meat consumption grew by more than five times between 1992 and 2016 and has contributed to greenhouse gas emissions, global obesity, rising rates […]

Rising Price of Oil Helps TSX, U.S. Markets Climb Higher

Health-care stocks also gave the TSX a boost, with shares of licensed marijuana producers closing up   Rallying oil prices helped push Canada’s main stock index and its U.S. counterparts into record territory on Wednesday, while the loonie lost ground. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 61.56 points to 16,371.55, with energy shares up 1.5 per […]

City says Moss Park Armoury to Open Monday as Winter Respite Centre

100 beds to be available for 2 weeks starting Monday morning, as province looks for long-term solutions. The federal government has accepted the city’s request to temporarily make the Moss Park Armoury a winter respite centre, providing up to 100 new spaces for the city’s homeless. The armoury will open Monday morning, Paul Raftis, head […]

Handsome the Dog Lives up to Name as He Recovers From Alleged Mistreatment

Handsome has come a long way in two weeks. Back then, the seven-year-old mastiff was allegedly living outside in the snow at a Hope, B.C.-area home. He was discovered last month near a thin, uninsulated doghouse. His water was frozen solid. And a heavy chain was hung around his neck. He was emaciated and described […]

Marijuana Stocks: Is Now the Time for Investors to Take the Profit?

As we enter 2018, the news flow for marijuana producers is growing increasingly negative amid fears that investors are expecting too much from top Canadian producers ahead of the planned legalization of the recreational market this summer. These words of caution aren’t coming from strangers. In fact, industry executives are among those who are raising […]