The pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure.

Africa’s ancient baobab trees are suddenly dying.

Marijuana legalization battle coming to a head as government rejects key Senate change

FIFA has announced that Canada will co-host 2026 World Cup along with Mexico and U.S.

Seattle repeals ‘Amazon tax’ only a month after approving it // Another ‘well thought out’ decision suddenly not.

Facebook confirms that it tracks how you move your mouse on the computer screen.

It took him 24 hours to realize it, but Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to the U.S. President, now says it was “inappropriate” and a “mistake” for him to say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau deserved a “special place in hell” for retaliating against U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs.

The U.S. President threatened: “That’s going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada,” as he continues war of words against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “He learned. You can’t do that.”

From Spiegel, May of 2017: the U.S. President “has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.” // 13 months later, this is more true now.

The White House had a movie trailer made for the summit with the North Korean leader. As a pulsing orchestral score plays over stock footage, news clips, Hollywood clichés and propaganda film tropes, a narrator says: “Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time.” The U.S. President says he played the trailer for the North Korean delegation, which huddled around an iPad to watch the four-minute video. The reason: To persuade leader Kim Jong-un to make a denuclearization deal.

U.S. Dept of Homeland Security announces ‘Strengthened Northern Border Strategy’ amid growing tensions between U.S. and Canada.

Watch: Sam Harris ‘just cannot believe’ the U.S. President is the U.S. president.


June 13

1774: Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain’s North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.

1886: A devastating fire wiped out much of Vancouver. The Great Vancouver Fire destroyed almost 1,000 buildings and killing 50 people. Only Hasting Mills and four isolated buildings in the downtown core are left standing.

1898: By an Act of Parliament the Yukon Territory is formed. Dawson is chosen as the capital city.

1993: Kim Campbell is chosen to succeed Brian Mulroney as federal Progressive Conservative leader and prime minister. Four months after she is sworn in as Canada’s first woman prime minister, Campbell and the Tories are defeated in a general election.

1995: The House of Commons passed the Gun Bill requiring all firearms to be registered.

2014: Alex Trebek was awarded with Guinness World Record for “most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter (one program)” after his 6,829th episode of Jeopardy!