Monday 14 November 2022

Bear carries baby bear cubs across road

It seems that foraging mother bears come immediately when their cubs cry. If need be, a mother bear will carry a cub in her mouth and teeth to a new location or will gently grasp a crying cub in her mouth to help is down from a tree.

Saturday 12 November 2022

Is a recession in Canada inevitable?

CBC News on Youtube has the story.

Liberal MP Rachel Bendayan, Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie and NDP MP Peter Julian discuss Canada's latest inflation numbers and the risk of a recession.

Can Canada ever go cashless?

Global News on Youtube has the story.

When you’re purchasing an item, what method of payment do you use? If cash wasn’t your first answer, you’re not alone. In fact, Canada is one of the leading countries in the world going cashless -- opting for mobile and digital payments because of the speed, ease and convenience. 

Experts worry digital transactions don't benefit everyone, including the most vulnerable; and cash is still king for some businesses - and for those concerned about security. 

For The New Reality, Anne Gaviola looks the potential costs of switching to a cashless world.

Bank of Canada raises interest rate again

CBC News shows that former Bank of Canada governor David Dodge provides his analysis of the latest interest rate hikes and MPs Rachel Bendayan, Adam Chambers and Leah Gazan also weigh in on the increase.

Another COVID-19 winter is coming. Here’s how to prepare

CBC News: The National shows that heading into a third pandemic winter, COVID hospitalizations in Canada are up, vaccine uptake is down and new variants are circulating. But experts say we’re not completely in the dark, and some of the tools to get through it are already in our hands.

Canada's housing market: House prices rising even as sales drop

CTV News shows that the price of homes continues to creep higher, but sales are down significantly compared to last year. Bruce Frisko reports.

Friday 11 November 2022

Canada has more immigrants than ever, Census data shows

CBC News: The National shows that new census data shows almost a quarter of Canada’s population were or are immigrants or permanent residents, setting a new record. If the trend continues, immigrants could represent 34 per cent of the population by 2041, according to Statistics Canada.

Some Canadian lawmakers call for split with British Monarchy

WION Channel has the story.

A group of 14 Canadian lawmakers want to cut Canada's ties with British royals. They recently refused
to pledge allegiance to King Charles III during a ceremony. Molly Gambhir tells you how the debate on the relevance of the British Monarchy in Canada is gaining traction.

Canadians warned of growing "hostile" cyber threats

Global News on Youtube has the story.

The federal cybersecurity centre says criminals who hold data for ransom are expected to use new techniques, such as threatening a target’s partners or clients, to increase their chances of receiving payment.

In its threat forecast for 2023-24, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security says cybercrime continues to be the online activity most likely to affect Canadians and their organizations.

The report says ransomware attacks, in which digital files are held hostage or encrypted until a fee is paid, are almost certainly the most disruptive form of cybercrime facing Canadians.
Global's Dan Spector reports.

Canada announces new measures to support Ukraine

CityNews on Youtube shows that Justin Trudeau announced more Russian sanctions are on the way along with military aid and financial supports for Ukraine. Mark Neufeld reports.

Nanos explains why recession fears are spiking among Canadians

CTV News shows how Pollster Nik Nanos breaks down a new survey, which found Canadians are more concerned about the possibility of a recession.

Development promoted by Mike Holmes subject of $8M lawsuit

CBC News: The National shows that an Ontario housing development promoted by celebrity contractor Mike Holmes is now the subject of an $8-million lawsuit filed after some homeowners said their new houses had defects. Now, Holmes’s company is one of over a dozen defendants being targeted.

Wednesday 9 November 2022

Canada: RCMP to investigate Chinese police ‘service stations’

CBC News: The National shows that there are at least three Chinese police outposts in and around Toronto in predominantly Chinese neighbourhoods, according to a report by human rights group Safeguard Defenders who say they’re being used to pressure some nationals to return to China. Now, the RCMP says it’s investigating whether any criminal activity is taking place.

Government 'hiding behind the Bank of Canada' on inflation: Ashton

CTV News on Youtube shows that Opposition critics discuss the government's response to the rising cost of living, saying it needs to reconsider 'wasteful' spending.