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Wildfire Leads To Evacuations In Fort McMurray

Fort McMurray is an urban service area in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, Canada. It is located in the middle of the Athabasca oil sands, surrounded by boreal forest, with a population of 68,002 residents as of 2021. The city is the hub for the country’s oil-sands output and has played a significant role…

IBM: $730 Million Semiconductor Investment

IBM, International Business Machines, the world’s largest industrial research organization, has announced plans to invest $730 million USD to expand its semiconductor packaging and testing plant in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. This investment deal is expected to be made over a period of five years and will focus on advanced semiconductor components as it aims to…

2024: Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking the sun’s light from reaching the earth. During a total solar eclipse, the moon completely covers the sun, leaving only the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, visible. The sky becomes dark, and it’s possible…

Canada: Happy Thanksgiving

The Canadian Thanksgiving is an annual harvest festival that is celebrated on the second Monday in October, to mark the harvest and blessings of the past year. In January 1957, the Governor General of Canada, proclaimed the second Monday in October as a day of general Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest that…

Wildfire Leads to Evacuations in Yellowknife

Yellowknife is a city located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is the largest community and capital of the Northwest Territory, with an estimated population of over 20,300 people as per census numbers from 2021. The Yellowknife settlement was founded in 1934 and is the traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene (the Dene tribe are…

Canada: Caribana 2023

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival, also known as Caribana, is a celebration of Caribbean culture held every summer in Toronto, Canada. This pan-Caribbean event is North America’s largest street festival, reportedly gathering around 1.3 million people for its final parade. The event starts in July and spans several weeks of activities leading up to the grand…

Happy Canada Day: Celebrating 156 Years

Today, Canadians across the country are coming together to celebrate Canada Day, the National Day of Canada. This federal holiday commemorates the anniversary of Canadian Confederation. On July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act, 1867, the three separate provinces of the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were…