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Animals, Education, History, International, Science and Technology

Alberta dinosaur museum- world-class award winner

Canada’s newest museum is dedicated to truly ancient creatures, and it’s seen as one of the best new museums in the world. The renowned travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller has named the Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum  in Alberta as one» 

Science and Technology, Society

2016 temperatures already above average

Western Canada has been hotter and dryer than normal, enabling much bigger fires to break out earlier than usual in the boreal forest. Some 90,000 people had to evacuate Fort MacMurray as fire ripped through parts of the town and» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology, Society

Canada ‘must’ review pesticides banned in Europe

It’s been a three-year legal battle but environmental groups in Canada are claiming a victory. In 2013, the groups Equiterre and The David Suzuki Foundation launched a suit saying the federal government had an obligation to review 350 pesticides and» 

Economy, Environment, Science and Technology

Wildfires; more and bigger

The recent and still raging wildfire which destroyed a portion of the Alberta town of Fort McMurray, has attracted worldwide attention. Other wildfires so far this year have also forced evacuations in other provinces in Canada, and wildfires are now» 

Animals, Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Crisis for migratory birds-Americas, Europe

The situation is shocking to say the least. Many species of migratory birds we think are quite common, are actually threatened with extinction. A new report was released this month showing that in North America alone, some 37 per cent» 

Military, Science and Technology

Russia unveils new drone prototype for Arctic operations

Russia has unveiled a scale model of a multipurpose drone it plans to deploy in support of its civilian and military operations in the Arctic. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) nicknamed the “Frigate” with tilt-rotor engines is currently undergoing trials.» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, History, Immigration & Refuge, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Northern cod stocks improving

Cod stocks off Newfoundland and Labrador’s east coasts are improving according to the latest research by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) But they are still a long way from being able to support a commercial fishery. “The stock is still» 

Economy, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society, Work & Labour

Kinder Morgan’s pipeline on conditional approval

Kinder Morgan‘s Trans Mountain pipeline, to ship crude oil from Edmonton in Alberta, to Burnaby, British Columbia, received approval from the National Energy Board today, on 157 conditions, including 49 environmental requirements. The federal government has seven months to consider» 

Animals, Environment, Health, International, Politics, Science and Technology

World’s first GM animal approved for consumers

Ecologists and advocacy groups in Canada are reeling from a Canadian government decision today. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are all expressing concerns over government approval of GM» 

Health, Science and Technology, Society

Fear of needles depends on parent behaviour: study

Past experience determines how anxious pre-schoolers will be about getting vaccinations but it’s not about past pain during immunization. The biggest determinant was their parent’s or caregiver’s behaviour, according to a recent study. More than half of children afraid In»