December 1, 2023 —Over 100 people discussed the mental, emotional and spiritual “block” students can experience when learning their ancestral languages at a language conference in Winnipeg last weekend. “I had the idea about 30 years ago to have a conference where we would talk about the block,” said Patricia Ningewance, an Ojibway language speaker, teacher and writer who organized the First Language Reclamation Summit at the University of Manitoba. “It gets blocked in our throat and makes my language learning difficult.”Ningewance, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, is from Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario but has been living and working in Winnipeg for the past 40 years.
December 02, 2023 09:00 UTC
This First Person column is the experience of Trevor Kew, a Canadian who lives in Japan. The Japanese school year starts in April, not in September as is typical in Canada. Living outside Canada, it's hard to teach my kid to be Canadian — maybe because I find it hard to pin down what being Canadian means. WATCH | A Statistics Canada study on what Canadians say makes them who they are:Début du widget Widget. Fin du widget Widget.
December 02, 2023 04:53 UTC
At the CRTC hearing on developing a regulatory framework regarding contributions to support Canadian and Indigenous content, CUPE’s Conseil provincial du secteur des communications (CPSC) called for a dedicated news fund, to be funded by foreign-owned online businesses. “These online multinationals do business here and should contribute to Canadian broadcasting policy objectives, just like traditional broadcasters. As a result, Canadians would be denied access to a diverse range of trustworthy news sources, the bedrock of Canada’s democracy. “The CPSC believes that a fund for local and community news could provide financing for all commercial radio and TV stations and community channels and stations producing local or regional news,” says CUPE servicing representative Steve Bargoné. “This fund could potentially help us prevent MAtv and TVA from being torn down and local news from being centralized, thus protecting our diverse range of news sources.”
December 02, 2023 04:08 UTC
December 1, 2023 —A nutritionist from the University of Manitoba says higher costs for healthy food can make managing chronic illnesses like diabetes a struggle for people living on social assistance. “I think it would be almost impossible to meet those needs,” said Natalie Riediger, associate professor with the department of food and human nutritional sciences. “You don’t have any control when you go to a food bank,” she said. “There’s no way to plan, so people are victim to whatever is available.”Read here
December 02, 2023 02:50 UTC
The best news is the $100 million deal Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge struck with Google. C-18 requires digital news intermediaries, such as Google, to make compensation deals with individual Canadian media companies. As well, monetarily, the $100 million is far below what the federal government had earlier estimated Google would pay, which was $172 million. If Google’s $100 million were to be allocated on a proportional basis, the crown corporations would stand to get about $33 million. Conservative says: “Speak white!”Mitigated victory as it is, the Trudeau Liberals have been doing a victory dance over the $100 million deal.
December 02, 2023 00:41 UTC
Breaking Barriers: The DSO Hosts its First PanelThe people we see onscreen matters. For disabled creatives, the barriers to breaking into, and remaining, in the film and TV industry are monumental. The challenges the community face is what fueled the creation of the Disability Screen Office. The Disability Screen Office (DSO), newly formed in 2022, is a national, not-for-profit organization that works with the Canadian screen industry to eliminate accessibility barriers and foster authentic and meaningful disability representation throughout the sector. The DSO, led by inaugural executive director Winnie Luk, took to the stage during TIFF 2023 to host the industry panel Breaking Barriers, Shattering Ceilings: Advancing Accessibility and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in the Screen Industry.
December 01, 2023 23:36 UTC
Shane MacGowan of British group The Pogues performs on stage at the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park in central London, on July 5, 2014. Shane MacGowan of the Pogues died Thursday at the age of 65. St. John's musician Kevin Evans played with MacGowan on several gigs beginning in 2008. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)A St. John's musician who shared the stage with Shane MacGowan is remembering the late Pogues singer as the manic and artistic performer known the world over but also as an intelligent and caring bandmate. Kevin Evans played with MacGowan and the Pogues on several occasions beginning in 2008.
December 01, 2023 22:43 UTC
Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge speaks with reporters in the Foyer of the House of Commons, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 in Ottawa. Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge is appearing at a committee hearing this morning, fresh from finally ending Canada's standoff with Google over the Online News Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
December 01, 2023 05:14 UTC
COC announces location of Canada Olympic House for Paris 2024MONTREAL (November 30, 2023) – Today, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced that Canada Olympic House (COH) at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be housed in La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Parc de la Villette. “I am proud that once again, Canada Olympic House will serve as a vibrant and welcoming space for Team Canada,” said Jacqueline Ryan, Chief Brand and Commercial Officer of the COC and CEO of the Canadian Olympic Foundation. I know Canada Olympic House will be home to some unforgettable moments. “The presence of Canada Olympic House on our premises will echo our vibrant summer programme. About Paris 2024Taking place from July 26 to August 11, the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will feature 329 medal events across 32 sports.
December 01, 2023 03:46 UTC
This research study is being conducted by MER (MES candidate) and ARW (assistant professor) at the School of Resource and Environment Studies at Dalhousie University. The purpose of this study is to document the ability of researchers in environmental studies and sciences to conduct and communicate their scientific research. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to anonymously answer questions to inform the research team about your perspectives on interference with research on environmental sciences or studies. Excerpts from responses to long-form survey questions may be used in the report, only if the information could not possibly reveal the identity of the response author. Your contact information for the draw will not be linked in any way to your survey responses.
December 01, 2023 00:24 UTC
Kyo Lee’s entry selected from more than 2,400 entries for $6,000 grand prizeA high school student who grew up in Abbotsford has been named the winner of this year’s CBC Poetry Prize. Kyo Lee, who attended Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar) and now lives in Waterloo, Ont., was named the grand-prize winner from more than 2,400 entries for her poem lotus flower blooming into breasts. Lee will receive $6,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts, a writing residency and her work published on CBC Books. She is the youngest ever CBC Poetry Prize winner. Her winning poem can be viewed at cbc.ca/books (click on “CBC Literary Prizes).
November 30, 2023 22:02 UTC
This agreement marks a very important step towards building a healthy news ecosystem for CanadiansOTTAWA, ON, Nov. 29, 2023 /CNW/ - CBC/Radio-Canada is very pleased that the federal government has been able to reach an agreement with Google to support journalism in Canada. CBC/Radio-Canada Logo (CNW Group/CBC/Radio-Canada)By ensuring that news organizations can negotiate fair compensation for the content they create, this agreement marks a very important step towards building a healthy news ecosystem for Canadians. It is also encouraging for countries and news companies all over the world who are facing these same challenges. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Punjabi and Tagalog, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI).
November 30, 2023 04:34 UTC
In tonight’s episode of Ideas on CBC Radio, four experts sit down for a dialogue on how our food systems can adapt to improve food security. The discussion entitled, Food Security is National Security was recorded earlier this month during the 2023 Arrell Food Summit: Pathways to Change. Hosted annually by the University of Guelph’s Arrell Food Institute, the Summit brings together agri-food leaders and experts to exchange ideas about topics crucial to improving global food systems. With rising grocery costs, overwhelmed food banks and inflation driving an affordability crisis across Canada, food insecurity is on the rise. View a recording of the session, Food Security is National Security, on YouTube.
November 29, 2023 16:04 UTC
The line to the oil tank outside North Street Church in Middleton, N.S., was cut late last week, and oil was stolen. Theresa Character, a missionary who works with the North Street Chapel, made the discovery Saturday afternoon. Dominic Laflamme said Annapolis District RCMP received a report about the theft of oil at a building on North Street in Middleton on Saturday. In September, Character said the church's mission house, which is also located on North Street, was broken into and ransacked. Middleton-based Savage Oil even offered to replace the stolen oil once the tank is fixed, she said.
November 29, 2023 00:25 UTC
Tina Neary is a town councillor in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, and has been announced as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the upcoming byelection in the district of Conception Bay East-Bell Island. Tina Neary is a town councillor in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, and has been announced as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the upcoming byelection in the district of Conception Bay East-Bell Island. (Peter Cowan/CBC)Two of Newfoundland and Labrador's three major political parties have revealed their candidates seeking to be elected in the district of Conception Bay East-Bell Island ahead of a byelection that will happen in the new year. Kimberly Churchill will represent the NDP Party in the byelection in Conception Bay East- Bell Island. Kimberly Churchill will represent the NDP Party in the byelection in Conception Bay East- Bell Island.
November 29, 2023 00:19 UTC