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Highlights/Science and Technology

Environment, Science and Technology

The study of marine dead zones

The inland sea of Cape Breton Island has an interesting if not unique feature. Scientists are studying an ocean “pit” feature to learn more about marine dead zones. Bruce Hatcher (PhD) is a member of the team studying the composition» 

Education, Health, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Medicinal and recreational marijuana: keep them apart say researchers

The federal government says it wants to have legislation in place making marijuana legal by July 1st, 2018. As that deadline approaches, police agencies and provincial leaders across thecountry continue to hold various meetings to discuss how to deal with» 

Animals, Economy, Education, Environment, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Some big lifestyle changes may be coming for Canadians AND our animals

For the first time since 2007, Health Canada is planning some progressive changes to Canada’s Food Guide–changes that–if followed–will go a long way to make a whole lot of Canadians feel a whole lot better–and healthier. Make that Canadian humans» 

Animals, Environment, International, Science and Technology

More devastating news: another right whale found dead

There are so few North Atlantic right whales left, that every single one is critical to their survival as a species. There are estimated to be only about 500 to 550 left alive. In June, in what came as a» 

Economy, International, Press revue, Science and Technology, Society

NAFTA negotiators get a warning from Canadian business leader

The date is set for the first round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement among representatives of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. They begin Aug. 16 in Washington, and one of Canada’s most influential business leaders» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Putting a dollar value on wetlands

Scientists and environmentalists have long known that wetlands (marshes, bogs) mitigate climate extremes. They absorb water  when there’s excess rain, and retain and release water when there’s drought.  Wetlands are something like a weather “shock absorber”. Knowing that however hasn’t» 

Health, Science and Technology

High-dose vitamin D does not seem to prevent kids’ colds

Colds and other viruses that settle in the nose and throat are the most common infectious illness among Canadian children. Parents wish they had a way to prevent them, but new research suggests high doses of vitamin D are not» 

Science and Technology, Society

Don’t reuse passwords, warns privacy commissioner

A “recent trend in breaches” has prompted Canada’s privacy commissioner to urge individuals to stop reusing passwords and businesses to oblige employees to reset their passwords. Several breaches reported In recent months, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has received» 

History, Military, Science and Technology

Cold War relic may become Canada’s broadcast archives

It was a giant complex 60 stories underground, and inside about five and half stories high. It was atomic bomb proof and  accessed by very long tunnels, one of them two kilometres long, the other one kilometre long. A bus» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

A first in Canada: major advance for patients with severe heart problems

For those undergoing treatment for heart failure there’s a new advantage in health care treatment. A patient in Montreal has undergone the first operation in Canada in conjunction with a new technology for a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D). This»