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Cheap shrimp, hidden costs

In September 2010, I was one of ten UBC students from the Graduate School of Journalism chosen to be part of a unique class called International Reporting. The syllabus of the course is like no other...

Canada endorses UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Canada announced its support yesterday for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a global treaty on the rights of the estimated 370 million indigenous peoples in the world....

A survivor speaks about the attack on the 2010 flotilla to Gaza

During the tragic 2010 Flotilla attempt to bring humanitarian supplies and political goodwill to the people of Gaza, Ken O’Keefe was taken prisoner and wrongfully beaten by the Israeli army This has...

Canada to purchase 65 U.S. stealth fighter aircraft

Canada just made its largest military purchase for a single weapon system. Did it make the right choice?

Celebrating Canada Day in London

Canada Day in London this year will be an exciting one. Held in the beautiful Canadian Embassy grounds of Trafalgar Square, July 1st 2010 will see an action-packed day with hockey, film, and music....

A Brit’s love affair with Vancouver

I was warned that once you come to Vancouver, you will never want to leave. Now that I have left, I want to come home.

Weird around the world

A kung fu bear, Justin Bieber blocking app, ‘drunk’ parrots and more weird stories from around the world.

High seas raid evokes international outcry against Israel

"You should really cover this," a Twitter follower wrote this morning about Israel's bungled, bloody takeover of a Gaza-bound Turkish aid vessel. Here is the Huffington Post's report culled from...

Weird around the world

Ninjas, strange creatures, a smoking toddler and more

Industry and environmental groups sign document protecting forest twice the size of Germany

Canadian forest industry and environmental groups sign world's largest conservation agreement applying to area twice the size of Germany.
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