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Government of Canada welcomes important new cultural space in Quebec City

Posted  June 22, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada reiterated its continued support for cultural infrastructure today as a preview of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (MNBAQ) was presented. By investing $33.7 million, the federal government will contribute to providing the people of Quebec and visitors with new opportunities to learn about the region’s rich cultural heritage, and to supporting local business growth and development.

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Minister Duncan to deliver address at ERA-Can+ event in Munich

Posted  September 22, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ottawa, September 22, 2016–The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be speaking about the European Research Area–Canada Plus (ERA-Can+) project at an information session on Friday, September 23 in Munich, Germany.

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Governments of Canada and Yukon announce funding for Carcross/Tagish First Nation learning centre

Posted  September 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Yukon are investing in modern public infrastructure that will help create jobs while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.

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Alexandra Bridge – lane closures

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of the following lane closures on the Alexandra Bridge.

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THE NFB AT FICFA 2016. World premieres and major works by veteran and emerging artists from Acadie. Simplement Viola (Uniquely Viola) by Rodolphe Caron opens the festival, André Roy’s Partie de moi (A Part of Me) is an official selection.

Posted  October 25, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) presents the world premiere of veteran director Rodolphe Caron’s new film, Simplement Viola (Uniquely Viola), which opens the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA). The documentary screens on November 10 at 8:00 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre with the director present, along with NFB Chairperson Claude Joli-Coeur and the great Viola Léger herself.

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Five projects will improve water and sewage systems across Estrie thanks to the Clean Water and Waste Water fund

Posted  January 26, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Quebec are safeguarding public health and helping protect the province’s waterways by investing in projects to ensure that water and wastewater systems in the province are up to date and efficient and meet communities’ inc…

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What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For Science? 2016/11/12 – Pt. 1

Posted  November 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Trump’s future with respect to climate change and the Paris agreement are discussed.

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Announcement on the future of the Canadian astronaut program

Posted  June 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, June 17, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will make an announcement on the future of the Canadian astronaut program.

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Minister Bains promotes Canada to the world and secures jobs

Posted  January 21, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

January 21, 2017 – Davos, Switzerland – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – Canada has a highly skilled workforce, world-leading expertise in emerging technologies that will shape the economy of the future, and companies that are ready to compete in a globally competitive marketplace. These strengths, supported by the Government of Canada’s plan to promote shared prosperity by strengthening the middle class, make Canada an ideal destination for global investments.

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Foreign Minister condemns terrorist bombings in Afghanistan

Posted  January 11, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “I was outraged to learn of a series of brazen terrorist bombings across Afghanistan yesterday that took the lives of more than 50 people and injured m…

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New Opportunities for Play at Queens County Fair

Posted  July 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Queens County Fair Association is upgrading the fairground playground thanks to support from the Government of Canada. A $10,000 non-repayable contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) will help to install equipm…

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Energy and Mines Ministers Agree to Collaborate on Priorities for the Upcoming Year

Posted  August 23, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Public trust in the sustainable development of natural resources is essential to moving resource projects forward, creating jobs and regional economic development opportunities, and transitioning towards a low-carbon economy.

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Canada’s Finance Ministers Agree to Strengthen Canada Pension Plan

Posted  June 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s Finance Ministers Agree to Strengthen Canada Pension Plan

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Canada Invests in Training Its Soldiers

Posted  November 25, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring the best value for Canadians. On September 29, 2016, the Government exercised a contract option to extend the weapon effects simulation system in-service suppor…

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Lack of Sleep Makes for Cranky Teens, Says Study – You Think?

Posted  June 19, 2016  by  Marijke Vroomen-Durning

I’m on the duh-study trail again. My latest find is “Adolescent sleep duration is associated with daytime mood.” Well then. What a shocking finding from a National Institutes of Health supported study.According to the news release (I don’t have a copy …

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TSB deploys a team of investigators to an airplane accident in Blackfalds, Alberta

Posted  October 11, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team of investigators following an accident involving an amateur-built airplane in Blackfalds, Alberta. The TSB is gathering information and assessing the occurrence.

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Canada condemns North Korean missile test

Posted  August 3, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada unequivocally condemns today’s medium-range ballistic missile launches by North Korea in defiance of its international obligations and successive UN Security Council resolutions. We urge North Korea to cease such provocations immediately and com…

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International Trade Minister in United Kingdom

Posted  July 13, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, travels today to the United Kingdom first to the Farnborough International Airshow, and tomorrow on to London, where she will discuss Canada’s progressive trade agenda with U.K. busines…

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Government of Canada encourages Canadians to take part in online consultation on fish habitat

Posted  November 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canadians are engaging in a conversation about restoring lost protections for fish and their habitat, through the Government of Canada’s online consultation at letstalkfishhabitat.ca.

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Chris Eating

Posted  November 25, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca
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Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historical Significance of Cataraqui Cemetery

Posted  August 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Mr. Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, will participate in a ceremony to highlight the national historic significance of Cataraqui Cemetery.

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Statement From Kim Baird, Chair, Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel

Posted  November 3, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Ms. Kim Baird, Chair of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project Ministerial Panel, made the following statement on delivering the panel’s report to Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr.

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Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission publishes glossary of CNSC terminology

Posted  January 10, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published REGDOC 3.6, Glossary of CNSC Terminology. [hyperlink

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FedNor Invests $100,000 to Enhance Community Asset in Prince Township

Posted  February 10, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to help Prince Township convert a community gathering spot into a multi-purpose, year-round community facility.

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Three Community Facilities to Receive Facelift

Posted  August 22, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada today announced an investment of $145,349 to undertake upgrades and infrastructure enhancements at three recreational and cultural facilities in the Yarmouth area. This funding, which was announced by Colin Fraser, Member of Pa…

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National Film Board of Canada honours André Melançon’s outstanding contribution to Quebec cinema

Posted  August 24, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) wishes to pay tribute to director, screenwriter and actor André Melançon, who died on August 23 at the age of 74. Melançon was born in Rouyn-Noranda in 1942 and trained in the field of psychoeducation. He went on to leave his mark on filmmaking in Quebec with his sensitive, accurate portrayals of childhood. During a career that spanned close to half a century, he wrote and directed more than 30 documentaries and dramas, including Les vrais perdants (NFB) and the highly popular La guerre des tuques (The Dog Who Stopped the War), in addition to acting in some 20 films.

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Fire Bill Morneau

Posted  October 22, 2017  by  bigcitylib

He’s a fuck-up, a total 5 alarm fuck-up, fucking up  a simple slam-dunk “tax fairness” issue like this.   Bye bye idiot-stick!  Kick his ass so far, Justin, that it doesn’t land until 2018.  That is all. 

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Incredible dandelions could hold the key to growing plants on the oil sands

Posted  July 13, 2018  by  Anonymous

Fungus treated plants can turn hydrocarbons in oil sands’ tailings into CO2 and water.

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Diving a kilometre down and not getting ‘the bends’ – how dolphins do it

Posted  July 20, 2018  by  Anonymous

Dolphins are able to manipulate their lung compression and control gas exchange with their blood to avoid dangerous nitrogen bubbles forming as they decompress

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MP Eyking to Make Funding Announcement in Baddeck

Posted  September 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will…

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Three ways Neanderthals made glue from birch bark

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Experimental archaeologists recreate Neanderthal glue made 200,000 years ago

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Minister of Veterans Affairs to Deliver Remarks at the 2016 Canadian Military and Veteran Health Research Forum

Posted  November 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will address participants and make an announcement during the seventh annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, organized by the Canadian Instit…

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No Longer a Myth: a Part Human, Part Pig Chimera

Posted  February 3, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Scientists hope to be able to grow human organs inside pigs to address the global organ shortage.

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Blogging resumes Monday morning…

Posted  August 13, 2016  by  Kathy Shaidle

 

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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FedNor Investment Supports Infrastructure Enhancements for St. Charles Community Arena

Posted  September 12, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Minister responsible for FedNor, today announced an infrastructure investment of $33,000 to help rehabilitate and complete enhancements to the St. Charles Community Arena.

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‘Shockingly successful’ artificial womb could save thousands of infant lives

Posted  December 29, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Why preterm infants could benefit from lambs in artificial womb

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Minister Garneau presents his strategy for the future of transportation in Canada: Transportation 2030

Posted  November 3, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, is delivering on his commitment to create a safe, secure, green, innovative and integrated transportation system that supports trade and economic growth, a cleaner environment and the well-being of Ca…

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Media Advisory – Weedon, Quebec

Posted  January 25, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, and Member of Parliament for Compton–Stanstead (Quebec), on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the region of Montréal; Luc Fortin, Minister of Culture and Communications, Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, and Minister responsible for the Estrie region; and the mayor of the municipality of Weedon, Richard Tanguay.

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Bats teach other bats what a good meal sounds like

Posted  March 23, 2018  by  Anonymous

Bats learn how to find food from other species

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Minister of Transport to make an announcement at VIA Rail Canada’s Montréal maintenance centre

Posted  July 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will join Yves Desjardins-Siciliano. . .

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