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Fort Frances was the 1st Ontario town to ban single-use plastics. So how has it gone?

Heather Kitching | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

One year after Fort Frances became the first municipality in Ontario to ban single-use plastics, some businesses and customers say the transition to recyclable and compostable alternatives has been relatively smooth. read more

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From sun dogs to snowpack, we answer some of your weather questions

Christy Climenhaga | News/Canada/Edmonton | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:00:00 EST

This week we have picked a few of your questions to answer. And remember to keep those weather queries coming. read more

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'Tantalizing' organics discovered on Mars but still no proof of life

Bob McDonald | Radio/Quirks & Quarks | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:43:56 EST

Bob McDonald's blog: This isn't the first time alluring Martian evidence could have a biological basis, nor will it be the last. read more

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Canada's nuclear waste body ousted liaison for being 'too much on the side of the community,' lawsuit claims

Colin Butler | News/Canada/London | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Canada is being sued by a former employee who claims he was constructively dismissed because he was "too much on the side of the community." read more

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DFO scientists' union says members' work in N.L. undermined by industry and political interference

Todd O'Brien | News/Canada/Nfld. & Labrador | Mon, 24 Jan 2022 04:30:00 EST

The union representing scientists at Fisheries and Oceans Canada is accusing lobbyists, industry, senior members of the department and at least one politician of undermining the work of their members in Newfoundland and Labrador. read more

Quinn Monteith

From trash to treasure: How a 24-year-old entrepreneur is bringing worn out antiques back to life

Jasmine Kabatay | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:00:00 EST

Quinn Monteith from Neebing, Ont., restores furniture, vehicle interiors, antiques and family heirlooms. read more

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Calgary bird count maps reveal where magpies and geese flock to

Helen Pike | News/Canada/Calgary | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:22:39 EST

With his passion for data and geography, freelance urban ecologist Matt Wallace has crunched spreadsheets worth of bird count data into several heat maps, each revealing where certain species were spotted most, or least, in the city.  read more

Roberta Bondar photographer

Roberta Bondar reflects on space flight, nature and the cake she almost didn't have

Nicole Mortillaro | News/Science | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

On January 22, 1992, Dr. Roberta Bondar blasted off on the space shuttle Discovery, becoming the first Canadian woman in space. Since then, she has become a renowned nature photographer and an inspiration to a new generation of Canadian astronauts. read more

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Geothermal heating co-op shares warmth among Montreal neighbours

CBC News | News/Science | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:41:17 EST

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a geothermal heating project that emerged in a Montreal laneway and what might be in store for Canada's nuclear waste. read more

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B.C. study links low river flows with lower chinook salmon productivity

Brenna Owen | News/Canada/British Columbia | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:48:25 EST

A study that links low summertime water flows in a British Columbia river with lower productivity across 22 generations of a struggling salmon population could help guide how rivers are managed to support fish, the authors say. read more

Moose skull

This skull comes from what may be the oldest moose on record on Isle Royale, Mich.

Gord Ellis | News/Canada/Thunder Bay | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:30:00 EST

A wildlife ecologist from Michigan Technological University recently confirmed he has identified the skull of a cow moose that was 22 when it died on Isle Royale. read more

Iris in dock

How a sailboat helped Canada drop ocean sensors in the remote south Atlantic to study climate change

Paul Withers | News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST

A 24-metre French sailing yacht will launch a dozen robotic sensors from Canada as part of unique 100-day mission to measure climate change. read more

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This woman can't recognize her own daughter's face, but technology is helping her

Graham Duggan | Documentaries/The Nature of Things | Fri, 14 Jan 2022 11:17:48 EST

A new app is offering assistance to Karla Holmes, who has ‘face-blindness.’ read more

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Slush cannons, ice probes among ideas to extend Rideau Canal skating season

CBC News | News/Canada/Ottawa | Fri, 21 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST

The National Capital Commission wants to find ways to open the Rideau Canal Skateway earlier in the season and will be working with Carleton University to try out some ideas — including something called a "slush cannon." read more

Doomsday Clock 2022

Doomsday Clock remains at 100 seconds to midnight amid climate change, cybersecurity and pandemic

Nicole Mortillaro | News/Science | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:49:02 EST

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists revealed their annual Doomsday Clock announcement, leaving the hands of the metaphorical clock the closest to midnight in its 75-year history. read more

Silver Daisy Peak

Silverdaisy watershed a step closer to protection, premier says, after company surrenders mining rights

The Canadian Press | News/Canada/British Columbia | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:09:33 EST

B.C. Premier John Horgan says an ecologically sensitive watershed in the southern Interior is one step closer to protection, thanks to an agreement extinguishing mining claims in the area. read more

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Scientists want Ottawa to scrap carbon capture tax credit

The Canadian Press | News/Science | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:32:04 EST

More than 400 Canadian climate scientists and other academics are pleading with Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland to scrap her plan to create a tax credit for companies that build carbon capture and storage facilities. read more

Alberta coyote

Industrial development giving coyotes an edge in wolverine habitat, new study shows

Bob Weber | News/Canada/Edmonton | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:30:00 EST

Industrial development is helping coyotes move into wolverine country and edge out the rare carnivore despite its fierce reputation, newly published research suggests. read more

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This huge coral reef has only just been discovered, and it's undamaged by climate change

Reuters | News/Science | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 07:53:57 EST

Scientists have discovered a pristine, three-kilometre-long reef of giant rose-shaped corals off the coast of Tahiti, in waters thought to be deep enough to protect it from the bleaching effects of the warming ocean. read more

CCGS Hudson

Storied Canadian science vessel CCGS Hudson has reached the end of the line

Paul Withers | News/Canada/Nova Scotia | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 05:00:00 EST

The 59-year-old research vessel CCGS Hudson suffered a "catastrophic" mechanical failure last fall and will be decommissioned. read more

Teachers say social media is ‘hurting’ students — but their jobs have also gotten harder

Teachers say social media is ‘hurting’ students — but their jobs have also gotten harder

Canada/Tech/Facebook | Sun, 23 Jan 2022 12:00:53 +0000

Teachers and youth mental health experts say social media's rise among teen students has made education harder, but the solution to the problem is not easy to agree upon. read more

‘I have no control over this’: Parents face challenges with kids’ social media use

‘I have no control over this’: Parents face challenges with kids’ social media use

Canada/Tech/Children Online Safety | Sat, 22 Jan 2022 12:00:44 +0000

As social media becomes even more commonplace in society, four Canadian parents offer advice to others on how to manage their children's usage. read more

Canada announces $8 million to help companies use satellite data

Canada announces $8 million to help companies use satellite data

Canada/Tech/$8million satellite data grant | Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:14:15 +0000

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Francois-Philippe Champagne says the move will help Canadian businesses compete in a rapidly growing industry. read more

Canada eyeing 5G’s impact on ‘critical’ aircraft tech amid U.S. warnings

Canada eyeing 5G’s impact on ‘critical’ aircraft tech amid U.S. warnings

Canada/Consumer/Economy | Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:25:46 +0000

The U.S. airline heads say the current rules run the risk of allowing 5G interference on the frequencies used by pilots and aircrafts to gauge their distance from the ground.  read more

Airlines cancel U.S. flights amid 5G concerns despite carriers’ promise to delay rollout

Airlines cancel U.S. flights amid 5G concerns despite carriers’ promise to delay rollout

Tech/World/5G | Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:45:11 +0000

Despite an announcement by AT&T and Verizon that they would delay turning on some 5G towers near airports, several airlines still canceled flights. read more

Will 5G cause a ‘catastrophic’ aviation crisis for U.S. airlines? Here’s what we know

Will 5G cause a ‘catastrophic’ aviation crisis for U.S. airlines? Here’s what we know

Canada/Consumer/Economy | Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:06:22 +0000

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned that the new 5G technology could interfere with instruments such as altimeters. read more

Microsoft to buy ‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard for US$68.7B

Microsoft to buy ‘Call of Duty’ maker Activision Blizzard for US$68.7B

Tech/World/activision | Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:20:32 +0000

Microsoft's deal to purchase Activision Blizzard is the largest in the sector, making the Xbox maker the third-largest gaming company by revenue. read more

AT&T, Verizon pause some 5G rollouts after major airline heads warn of looming crisis

AT&T, Verizon pause some 5G rollouts after major airline heads warn of looming crisis

Canada/Consumer/Economy | Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:55:10 +0000

One area of concern is whether some or all Boeing 777s will be unable to land at some key U.S. airports after 5G service starts, airline officials told Reuters. read more

Instagram vs reality: The perils of social media on body image 

Instagram vs reality: The perils of social media on body image 

Canada/Health/Tech | Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:00:08 +0000

Canadians share their personal experiences of how social media played a role on how they look at their own body and how they managed to cope. read more

Wordle: Why so many people are obsessed with the new online game

Wordle: Why so many people are obsessed with the new online game

Entertainment/Lifestyle/News | Fri, 14 Jan 2022 19:53:29 +0000

Wordle is the latest internet sensation, spawning strategy, frustration and a thousand memes. read more

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