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Environment

Whales’ triple breach video goes viral

People around the world are watching and commenting on a video that shows three humpback whales leaping out of the water consecutively off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises operates out of Tiverton in the eastern province of Nova» 

Environment, Society

Wilderness preserved: Conservationists acquire large tract of Great Lakes land.

Lake Superior is the world’s largest freshwater body of water by surface area. It’s location in northern Ontario means it has not had quite the same amount of development pressure. That pressure is growing however as more people seek waterfront» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

A whale of a tale: Lost Narwhal finds new “diverse” friends

(public commenting open on all RCI stories at bottom. Comments will be posted after approval) The narwhal, an iconic Arctic species, is almost never spotted in the south. Somehow one narwhal, thought to be a young male, became lost, really» 

Economy, Environment, International, Society

PEI potato crop in need of rain

Prince Edward Island is known for the tasty potatos that grow in its red soil, but this year’s crop is struggling. “It’s been relatively dry, and since August we’ve had spotty rainfalls across the province and above normal temperatures and» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Is Asian dust warming the Arctic faster than thought?

Desert dust effect on a changing Arctic climate A Canadian researcher has discovered what appears to be an aspect of Arctic temperatures that has not been noticed before. That is, the effect of Asian desert dust on satellite temperature readings» 

Economy, Environment, International, Politics, Society

Calgary’s possible bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics rolls forward

Supporters wishing to bring the 2026 Winter Olympics to Calgary made it through another gate on Tuesday. City council voted to move forward with a bid process and to hold a plebiscite on the matter in November. Tuesday’s vote had» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gold find in Australia the big one for Toronto-based company RNC

Gold was recognized in the mine but nickel was the bread and butter of the operation, until last week. That’s when Toronto-based Royal Nickel Corp. or RNC Minerals began to realize they’d found a mother-lode of gold at the Beta Hunt Mine» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Summer snowstorm slows Alberta

A snowstorm is whiting-out the province of Alberta, particularly the northern regions. Environment Canada said the capital city of Edmonton may be shovelling up to eight centimetres of snow tonight and tomorrow as a cold front moves in from the Northwest» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Corpse flower will attract thousands to Toronto’s Zoo

Corpse flowers only bloom once a decade or so, and when they do they stink, like putrid flesh, hence the name. “A Rare Affair” Toronto’s Zoo is billing the wonder as “A Rare Affair:” and one it wasn’t expecting so soon.»