Canada

Policing

Canadian Cops Will Scan Social Media to Predict Who Could Go Missing

Critics say that predictive models will lead to false positives and could disproportionately affect vulnerable communities.
Nathan Munn
3 days ago
telecoms

Customer Complaints About Telecoms Are Up 44% In Canada

Incorrect charges and non-disclosure of terms were the two most popular complaints customers had, according to a new federal report.
Jordan Pearson
4.2.19
red squirrels

Trust Fund Squirrels That Inherit Food Hoards Succeed at Life, Study Finds

Not fair.
Sarah Emerson
3.7.19
WOLVES

Elite Canadian Wolves Airdropped Into Michigan to Kill Moose and Have Babies

The new arrivals bring the total wolf population of Isle Royale National Park to eight.
Becky Ferreira
3.6.19
fossils

500-Million-Year-Old Worm ‘Superhighway’ Found Hidden in the Mountains

A fossilized ecosystem offers new evidence for life that once existed in seemingly uninhabitable places.
Sarah Emerson
3.6.19
toilet paper

Americans Are Literally Flushing Canada’s Forests Down the Toilet

The United States rolls through more toilet paper per year than any other nation, according a report co-written by the NRDC.
Becky Ferreira
2.27.19
Right to Repair

Right to Repair Legislation Is Officially Being Considered In Canada

A newly-proposed bill could become the first legislation to ensure individuals and independent shops can repair brand-name devices in North America.
Jordan Pearson
2.21.19
Magnetic North

What Happens if the Magnetic North Pole Keeps Rushing Toward Siberia?

On Monday, the World Magnetic Model was updated to account for the north pole’s eccentric behavior, after a delay caused by the US federal shutdown.
Becky Ferreira
2.5.19
privacy

Canadian Telecom Giant Bell Wanted NAFTA to Ban Some VPNs

Bell wanted the privacy tools—which can also be used to access geo-blocked media—to be made unlawful under NAFTA.
Jordan Pearson
1.30.19
climate change

Climate Change Is Revealing Arctic Landscapes Not Seen For 40,000 Years

A new study of Baffin Island's glaciers suggests that modern temperatures represent the warmest century in 115,000 years.
Sarah Emerson
1.28.19
Censorship

Canadian Internet Filtering Company Says It's Stopped 'Alternative Lifestyles' Censorship

The UAE was found to be blocking LGBTQ content using a pre-set category in Netsweeper's software. Amid pressure from rights groups, the company says it's disabled that category.
Jordan Pearson
1.21.19
environment

Stunning Photos Show Canada's Alpine Environments Are Shrinking

Images of Canada’s changing mountain landscape tell the story of its past and its future.
Mirjam Guesgen
11.30.18
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