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dot.quebec begins tomorrow

.quebec is one of the new identities that will soon be appearing on the world wide web. The only officially French-speaking province in Canada has for many years claimed distinct status within the country, an ongoing source of debate and» 

Economy, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Action against copper wire theft

It’s a major and serious problem all across North American.  Thieves are stealing wires from municipal lampposts, from power lines, telephone wires, transformers, substations, cable tv wires…anything that has the valuable metal. The Canadian Electricity Association says copper theft costs» 

Animals, Environment, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Hobby drones: more popular, more concerns

Small remote-controlled personal drones, originally a hobby activity, have morphed into many useful roles. Coupled with cameras, they’re used now by farmers to check on crops, by real-estate agents to provide new views of properties to prospective clients, and so» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Important advance in treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

A University of Saskatchewan team has made an important discovery in the understanding and eventual treatment of Cystic Fibrosis. Their research was published in the recognized scientific journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Professor Juan Ianowski (PhD) led» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Information Overload: Is a cure available?

Here’s something that will come as no surprise to any sentient human being. Your brain has not caught up with the demands of the modern world. “Information Overload.” Has there ever been a more apt phrase to describe how we’re» 

Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Bad habits and mobile phones

As smartphone use increases, most Canadians believe that bad habits connected with their use are also increasing. A new national survey conducted by the Leger polling firm for PC Mobile shows that 63 percent of Canadians think etiquette with mobile» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Canadian Ebola team pulled from Sierra Leone

Canada’s public health agency is going to bring home three scientists who were helping fight the Ebola outbreak in Kailahun, Sierra Leone. The three were part of a mobile team from the renown National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in the western» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, International, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Agreement ends mine blockade in northwest British Columbia

The owner of the Mount Polley gold and copper mine in the British Columbia interior has signed an agreement with a First Nation to review a tailing facility at another mine it plans to open later this year. The agreement» 

Health, International, Lifestyle, Science and Technology

Researchers score breakthrough in rare disease

Canadian doctors and researchers have made an historic breakthrough in fighting a a pernicious auto-immune disease that turns people in living statues. The disease, known as”Stiff Person Syndrome,” is marked by muscle rigidity, spasms, frequent falls and a “tin soldier’s» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Science and Technology

August 26: anniversary of a revolution in radio

If Canadian Reginald Fessenden should be correctly credited with inventing modern radio transmission, then the invention of another Canadian, Edward “Ted” Rogers, of Toronto can be credited with another major revolution in radio. Advert from 1925 announcing the demonstration and»