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Category: Canada

Climate Change

Protecting the peat: Conservationists have bought a bit of the threatened Alfred Bog

Conservationists have announced the purchase of a small chunk of the environmentally sensitive and important Alfred Bog east of Ottawa. Capital Current explains the implications. The purchase will help protect the largest remaining chunk of privately owned peatland in southern Ontario’s largest bog – but it’s still a tiny fraction of a rapidly shrinking ecosystem


Pandemic pet craze taking toll on mental health of already over-stretched veterinarians

Gruelling hours. Heart-wrenching scenes of patients in pain or taking their last breath. Trying to console a grieving client over the phone. Those are just some of the trials veterinarians face daily as they struggle to cope with the fallout from soaring rates of pet adoption during the pandemic. “Work culture in veterinary medicine is not great,” said Karine Eusanio,…