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Economy, International, Military, Science and Technology

Major Chinese cyber attack on Canadian research

The Canadian government says hackers acting for the Chinese government have broken into the computers of one of Canada’s major research centres With the discovery of Chinese infiltration, the National Research Council (NRC) took its computer system offline to isolate» 

History, International, Science and Technology

Renewed mission to find the lost Franklin ships

The lost ships of the 1845 voyage represent the only Canadian National Historic Site whose location is unknown to anyone. This August, the government, including the Coast Guard, the Navy, scientists, divers, researchers and agencies like the Royal Canadian Geographical» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

Massive bee loss in Ontario

Highest documented loss in Ontario  The latest report from Canada’s beekeepers shows overwinter losses in Ontario this year were the highest in Canada at 58% A typical winter loss in Canada is around 15%.  Paul Kozak, provincial apiarist for the» 

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

Revenue Canada charity audits continue to stir the political pot

Finally speaking to the simmering controversy over its political-activities audits, the Canadian Revenue Agency says it is going by the book. Long-standing debate on the matter flared up again last week after two charities, PEN Canada, a member of the» 

Economy, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology, Society

Inquiry into mass transit problems begins in Vancouver

An independent review of Metro Vancouver’s rapid-transit system was set to begin Tuesday. It follows two shutdowns this month that stranded thousands of commuters, and in some some cases forced passengers to pry open doors and exit trains along elevated» 

Animals, Economy, Environment, Health, History, Indigenous, International, Lifestyle, Politics, Science and Technology

Inuit want NEB review of Arctic seismic testing

A tiny community in Canada’s Arctic wants a judicial review of a National Energy Board decision that approves seismic testing for oil and gas in nearby waters. The testing is scheduled to begin next summer and will be carried out» 

Environment, Science and Technology

Mission on Mars (simulation) ends

It’s called “Hi-SEAS” but it’s all about space, in fact, a mission to Mars. the crew of six must eat, sleep, and work within the confined space of the small dome for 4 months. Lockwood says it could be “challenging”» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Hitchbot, on its way studying robot-human interaction

It’s equal parts, technology and social experiment. Hitchbot, a low-tech exterior with a high-tech interior, is a robot of sorts hitch-hiking on its own, several thousand kilometres across Canada from Halifax on the east coast, to Victoria on the west» 

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

Canadians bring water to help Detroit

A convoy of Canadians carrying water over the border from Windsor, in Ontario, across the river to Detroit, in the United States, got a lot of attention yesterday. They brought 1000 litres of tap water in plastic jugs, to a» 

Animals, Environment, History, International, Science and Technology

Arctic shark teeth fossils may contain clues about climate adaptation

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North When we think of climate change and the Arctic, it’s usually polar bears or seals that come to mind. But it turns out animal fossils dating from 50»