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Ottawa to fund Lac-Mégantic business loans

The federal government finalized plans Friday on a $3-million fund to help businesses in Lac-Mégantic still struggling nearly a year after an oil train crashed into its downtown core.<p>With much of the new shopping plaza on the edge of the blackened downtown still empty, the fund will be parcelled …

Some 250 Killed, 1,300 Wounded In Course of Punitive Operations In East Ukraine – Ministry

KIEV, June 11 (RIA Novosti) – At least 257 people were killed and over 1,300 injured during the punitive operations in Eastern Ukraine, the country’s …

Prince Charles Compares Putin's Actions in Ukraine to 'Things Hitler Was Doing'

Prince Charles caused a stir during what was supposed to be a celebratory visit to Canada by likening Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions in …

How teachers and students are adjusting to the digital classroom

<i>An occasional series on how digital culture affects the way we think, learn and live</i><p>The kindergarten student, a shy, Mandarin-speaking five-year-old immigrant in the tiny community of Sangudo, Alta., had barely spoken a word during the first three months of class. So her teacher was surprised one …

Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …

Risk of death higher with weekend hospital visit, study finds

A new report suggests that Canadians admitted to hospital on a weekend for emergency medical or surgical care have a slightly higher risk of dying than those with a weekday admission.<p>The study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information found the likelihood of dying for patients admitted on a …

102 hours in pursuit of Marathon bombing suspects