Avian Influenza Is Affecting Wild Mammals

As a new version of bird flu spread through North America this spring, scientists began finding the virus in red foxes, bobcats and other mammals.

#avian-influenza, #birds, #canada, #foxes, #h5n1, #mammals, #michigan, #united-states, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

New Experimental Therapy for A.L.S. Approved in Canada

The F.D.A. is also reviewing the treatment, Albrioza, but the agency’s scientists have raised questions about its effectiveness.

#amylyx-pharmaceuticals-inc, #amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis, #canada, #clinical-trials, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #food-and-drug-administration, #health-canada, #united-states, #your-feed-science

‘A Mass Invasion of Privacy’ but No Penalties for Tim Hortons

A scathing report by four privacy commissioners found that the coffee and doughnut chain collected data on customers’ daily lives.

#canada, #tim-hortons, #tim-hortons-inc

Blue Jays Manager Charlie Montoyo Moonlights at Salsa Clubs

His passion is playing percussion at salsa clubs, but Charlie Montoyo also thrives at his day job: managing the Toronto Blue Jays.

#anthony-marc, #bars-and-nightclubs, #baseball, #canada, #coaches-and-managers, #content-type-personal-profile, #montoyo-charlie-1965, #music, #toronto-blue-jays

Making Art on Top of the World

Near the Arctic Circle, Shuvinai Ashoona, a star of the Venice Biennale, and her community of Inuit artists refuse to let isolation stand in their way.

#arctic-regions, #art, #ashoona-pitseolak, #ashoona-shuvinai, #canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #indigenous-people, #museums, #pootoogook-annie, #venice-biennale

Why Canada Races on Gun Policy When America Crawls

The speed of policymaking in Canada, and its frequent deadlock in the U.S., may come down to the rules of their political systems.

#canada, #canadian-federal-election-2019, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #elections, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mass-shootings, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #politics-and-government, #trudeau-justin, #united-states

Canada Aims to Force Owners of ‘Military-Style Assault Weapons’ to Turn Them In

Seizing on the spate of mass shootings in the United States, Prime Minister Trudeau proposes tightening the country’s already stringent control of firearms.

#canada, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #nova-scotia-canada-shooting-april-2020

Canada’s Military, Where Sexual Misconduct Went to the Top, Looks for a New Path

A report by a former Supreme Court justice due out Monday will offer recommendations to turn around pervasive sexual assault and harassment.

#anand-anita-1972, #brennan-kellie, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #mcdonald-art-1967, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

Internet Drama in Canada. (Really.)

We all need great internet service, but it doesn’t happen by accident.

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #electronics, #internal-sub-only-nl, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

Oilers and Flames in Battle of Alberta: Bedlam on the Ice, Torn Loyalties Off It

The N.H.L. playoff series between the Oilers and the Flames is boiling over with the heavy hits, trash talk, deafening arenas and bountiful goal scoring that defined hockey in the 1980s, the last time the rivalry was so fierce.

#alberta-canada, #calgary-alberta, #calgary-flames, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #edmonton-oilers, #gaudreau-johnny, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #kane-evander, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #national-hockey-league, #smith-mike-1982, #stanley-cup, #tkachuk-matthew-1997

The Michigan Mink Mystery: How Did an Interspecies Outbreak Unfold?

The puzzling coronavirus cases highlight ongoing surveillance challenges and blind spots.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #animal-and-plant-health-inspection-service, #animals, #antibodies, #canada, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #dogs, #livestock, #livestock-diseases, #michigan, #minks-animals, #netherlands, #ontario-canada, #taxidermy, #wisconsin, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

Prince Charles and Camilla Visit Canada

Prince Charles will make a three day tour of the country, where polls suggest there’s little support for the monarchy — but amending Canada’s Constitution is difficult.

#bowles-camilla-parker, #canada, #carleton-university, #charles-prince-of-wales, #indigenous-people, #politics-and-government, #royal-families

Canada’s Trucker Protests Have a New Political Champion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the protest as illegal. Now some of his key opponents are embracing it.

#butts-gerald-1971, #canada, #conservative-party-canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking

Report Catalogs Abuse of Native American Children at Former Government Schools

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland called for a review last year, after the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves of children who attended similar schools in Canada.

#canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #education-k-12, #haaland-deb, #indigenous-people, #interior-department, #native-americans, #united-states-politics-and-government

Canadian Hydropower Destined for U.S. Hits a Roadblock in Maine

Power companies, conservationists, local residents and two U.S. states are mired in an acrimonious dispute about hydroelectricity from Quebec.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #hydro-quebec, #iberdrola-sa, #maine

Started Out as a Fish. How Did It End Up Like This?

A meme about the transitional fossil Tiktaalik argues that although we did emerge from the sea, we aren’t doing just fine.

#canada, #evolution-biology, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fossils, #nunavut-canada, #paleontology, #shubin-neil-h, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

F.D.A. Moves to Ban Sales of Menthol Cigarettes

Public health experts say the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of lives, especially among Black smokers — 85 percent of whom use menthol products.

#black-people, #canada, #food-and-drug-administration, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #medicine-and-health, #menthol, #recalls-and-bans-of-products, #sharpton-al, #smoking-and-tobacco, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare

Ukraine’s War Efforts Gain an Unlikely Source of Funding: Memes

A campaign using internet memes and merchandise has rallied international public support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.

#canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #defense-and-military-forces, #lviv-ukraine, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #social-media, #t-shirts-apparel, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Canada to Require Tech Giants to Compensate News Publishers

The bill aims to compensate struggling news organizations, and follows similar moves by Europe and Australia.

#alphabet-inc, #canada, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #law-and-legislation, #meta-platforms-inc, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #software

Pope Apologizes to Indigenous People of Canada

Pope Francis also promised to visit Canada as part of a process of healing and reconciliation over the church’s involvement in an abusive system of residential schools.

#apologies, #assembly-of-first-nations, #benedict-xvi, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Jonathan Vance Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

The investigation that led to charges against Jonathan Vance, a former chief of Canada’s defense staff, has also ensnared other current and former Canadian military commanders.

#brennan-kellie, #canada, #canadian-armed-forces, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #sexual-harassment, #vance-jonathan-1964

Pope Meets Canadian Groups Seeking Apology for Indigenous Schools

Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.

#apologies, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #priests, #religion-and-belief, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Margaret Atwood on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Totalitarianism and U.F.O.s

The acclaimed author explains how stories shape our worlds — by telling me many stories.

#atwood-margaret, #audio-neutral-informative, #books-and-literature, #canada, #cold-war-era, #the-handmaids-tale-book

My Artist Ghost

Nearly 30 years ago, Denyse Thomasos forged a form of abstraction that depicted the unspeakable and unimaginable confinement in slave ships and prisons. Her work had to be seen at the Biennial.

#art, #art-gallery-of-ontario, #black-people, #blumenfeld-development-group, #breslin-david-curator, #canada, #cannon-steve, #cha-theresa-hak-kyung, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #eastern-state-penitentiary, #gathering-of-the-tribes-a, #hammons-david, #museums, #queens-museum, #slavery-historical, #trinidad-and-tobago, #whitney-biennial, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

Canada’s Trudeau Strikes Accord With Opponents to Secure Hold on Power

A left-of-center opposition party agrees to back the government until 2025 in exchange for advancing its causes.

#canada, #liberal-party-canada, #new-democratic-party-canada, #trudeau-justin

Walls, Dreams and Genocide: Zelensky Invokes History to Rally Support

The Ukrainian leader, a former actor, has invoked emotional moments in the history of nations from which he is hoping to secure support. We look at five of his recent speeches.

#canada, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #europe, #germany, #great-britain, #israel, #king-martin-luther-jr, #law-and-legislation, #meir-golda, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #speeches-and-statements, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Ice Skating at a Rink Is Fun. Gliding Through a Forest? Glorious.

Ottawa’s winter-lovers can now pick among a half-dozen skating trails that wind for miles through the wilderness in and around the city. But climate change threatens the good times.

#canada, #global-warming, #ice-skating, #national-hockey-league, #neil-chris, #ottawa-ontario, #winter-season

How Life as a Trucker Devolved Into a Dystopian Nightmare

Trucking used to offer good pay, decent benefits and normal hours. What happened?

#canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #driver-distraction-and-fatigue, #labor-and-jobs, #ottawa-ontario, #supply-chain, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

An India Family’s Fatal Crossing on the U.S. Border

A family from India froze to death just yards away from crossing into the United States from Canada. Desperate migrants are trying their luck on the northern border.

#border-patrol-us, #canada, #deaths-fatalities, #gujarat-state-india, #human-trafficking, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #india, #north-dakota, #pembina-nd, #smuggling

Should Russian Athletes Be Barred From Competition?

Our columnist examines whether the soft power of sport should be wielded against Russia, penalizing athletes with little or no say in its actions.

#apartheid-policy, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #canada, #canadian-hockey-league, #hockey-ice, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tennis

Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

#babies-and-infants, #canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #in-vitro-fertilization, #kyiv-ukraine, #lviv-ukraine, #national-public-radio, #parenting, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surrogate-motherhood, #tampa-fla, #turkey

Europe Must End Its Energy Dependence on Russia

The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia. 

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #canada, #coal, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #energy-and-power, #energy-efficiency, #europe, #european-union, #germany, #great-britain, #international-trade-and-world-market, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #organization-of-the-petroleum-exporting-countries, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #saudi-arabia, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts

At 101, and After 36 Years as Mayor, ‘Hurricane Hazel’ Is Still a Force in Canada

After playing pro hockey in the 1940s, Hazel McCallion entered politics at a time when few women held high office, leading a major Canadian city through epic growth. Her endorsements still matter.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #elections-mayors, #hazel-mccallion, #mayors, #mississauga-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trudeau-justin

Alex Ovechkin Skates Into Canada’s Dense Ukrainian Enclave

The Capitals, led by the Russian president’s high-profile supporter, are about to play the Oilers in Edmonton, home to a large concentration of the Ukrainian diaspora.

#alberta-canada, #canada, #edmonton-alberta, #edmonton-oilers, #gretzky-wayne, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #ovechkin-alex-1985, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #washington-capitals

A Quebec Restaurant Is Latest to Rename Food Item as Rebuke to Russia

Protest against the war in Ukraine has a new cultural front — food and drink names — as people across the world show solidarity with Ukraine by renaming or boycotting Russian-made products.

#canada, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

New Coronavirus Lineage Discovered in Ontario Deer

Scientists also found signs of possible deer-to-human transmission, but there is no evidence that the new lineage poses an elevated risk to people.

#animals, #canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deer, #michigan, #minks-animals, #ontario-canada, #research, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

The Pacific Spiny Lumpsucker Is Armed to the Teeth

The diminutive predator is a terrible swimmer but thrives in the intertidal zone thanks to odd evolutionary adaptation.

#alaska, #armor, #bering-sea, #canada, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #teeth-and-dentistry, #washington-state, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

Using Science and Celtic Wisdom to Save Trees (and Souls)

Diana Beresford-Kroeger, a botanist and author, has created a forest with tree species handpicked for their ability to withstand a warming planet.

#beresford-kroeger-diana, #books-and-literature, #canada, #conservation-of-resources, #content-type-personal-profile, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #global-warming, #ireland, #ontario-canada, #trees-and-shrubs, #writing-and-writers

New Zealand Antivaccine Protest Gets More Violent

An occupation in the capital demonstrates the dangerous influence that American disinformation is having on otherwise stable democracies.

#ardern-jacinda, #canada, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #manilow-barry, #new-zealand, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation, #vaccination-and-immunization

Climate Change Could Increase Risk of Wildfires 50% by Century’s End

Worsening heat and dryness could lead to a 50 percent rise in off-the-charts fires, according to a United Nations report.

#africa, #arctic-regions, #australia, #canada, #chile, #commonwealth-scientific-and-industrial-research-organization-australia, #fires-and-firefighters, #food-and-agriculture-organization-of-the-united-nations, #forests-and-forestry, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #india, #north-america, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portugal, #russia, #siberia, #united-nations, #wildfires

Canada Freezes Hundreds of Accounts Tied to Protests

As a court denied bail to one arrested protest organizer, banks have locked up hundreds of accounts linked to others under an emergency order invoked by the government.

#assets-frozen, #canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trudeau-justin

Emile Francis Built the Rangers His Way

Francis, who died Saturday at 95, installed a no-nonsense culture as the Rangers’ general manager and coach. His tenure included nine consecutive playoff appearances.

#canada, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #emile-francis, #gilbert-rod-1941, #hadfield-vic-1940, #hockey-ice, #madison-square-garden, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-rangers

Truckers at Ottawa Protest Arrested at Gunpoint as Police Advance

The operation appeared to be a final salvo in the government’s effort to break up weekslong protests that have roiled Canada’s capital.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ottawa-ontario

Canada’s Trucker Protest Shows a New Class War

In the trucker protests, it’s meritocrats versus populists and the virtual against the physical.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #politics-and-government, #the-rise-of-the-meritocracy-book, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #young-michael-dunlop

Theirs Was a Hollywood Beginning

Walter Wachter, a production manager, met James Pearse Connelly, a production designer, at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, where both had moved to work in television.

#canada, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #television, #weddings-and-engagements

Police Forces Swell in Ottawa as Prelude to Clampdown

More than 100 police have assembled in a staging area with heavy equipment and Ottawa police have issued a new warning that protesters must immediately leave or face arrest.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lich-tamara, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin

The Ottawa Trucker Protest Is Both Giddy and Terrifying

Pandemic misery has swelled the ranks of a right-wing protest.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ontario-canada, #ottawa-ontario, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #rumors-and-misinformation

A Look Inside the Chicken Industry

Readers call for change in how chickens are raised and marketed; an executive defends industry practices. Also: A Canadian view; reading classics aloud.

#agriculture-and-farming, #animal-abuse-rights-and-welfare, #books-and-literature, #canada, #chickens, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots

Defiant Protesters in Canada Brace for a Clampdown

The response of law enforcement in the nation’s capital has been painfully sluggish for many residents. But police signaled they may finally be ready to move in.

#canada, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ontario-canada, #ottawa-ontario, #royal-canadian-mounted-police, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization

An American-Style Protest in Canada

Hundreds of truckers and their supporters have occupied the nation’s capital for weeks, in an act that has shocked the government.

#audio-neutral-informative, #canada, #ottawa-ontario, #trucks-and-trucking, #trudeau-justin, #vaccination-and-immunization