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LED street lamps: less expensive but with new concerns

Throughout North America cities are switching their streetlights from the previous standard of high pressure sodium lamps, to new LED lights. The reason is cost. The LED’s use about half as much electricity and are claimed to last twice as» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Yukon Astronomical Society wants dark sky designation

Yukon, one of the three northern territories in Canada, may be well known as the ‘land of the midnight sun’, but now a group of amateur astronomers wants it to be a destination for the winter night sky spectacles, produced» 

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

Tomorrow is World Rhino day: Will poaching wipe them out?

(public comments allowed on all RCI stories- form is at bottom)  If you have never seen a rhino in the wild, It’s possible you never will, and at the present rate, very probably that your children won’t. September 22 is» 

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

Trudeau focuses on treatment of Indigenous peoples in UN address

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed the United Nations Thursday as part of the organization’s annual gathering of world leaders. As expected, he focused on the treatment of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and his government’s plans to address their grievances and struggles,» 

Environment, International, Politics, Science and Technology

Climate Week NYC

A gathering involving a substantial and varied group of interested parties, including some Canadian politicians and stakeholders, is meeting all this week in New York City. The week long series of events coincides with the major political gathering at the» 

Arts and Entertainment, Science and Technology, Society

Atwood at the Emmy Awards

Margaret Atwood got an extended ovation last night at the annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Margaret Atwood, centre, in red, joins the cast and some crew of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ as they accept the award for outstanding drama series» 

Animals, Economy, Indigenous, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Lobster protest over alleged abuse of native fishing rights

“At $4-$5 a pound for illegal lobster, it’s easy money for poachers” (J Smith fisherman) Commercial lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia are angry. They’ve been staging protests outside of federal fisheries offices in the region over what they claim» 

Economy, Science and Technology

Facebook launches artificial intelligence research lab in Montreal

Facebook has become the latest technology company to establish a foothold in Montreal to take advantage of the city’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday. It is the company’s first artificial» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Science and Technology, Sports

CFL –no hit practices; fewer injuries-concussions

The Canadian Football League (N.American style football) has announced an immediate policy change in an effort to reduce injuries and concussions. The League and players union together announced an immediate halt to full contact, padded practices during the regular season.» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Science and Technology

Seismic upgrades for British Columbia infrastructure

Seismic upgrades are necessary in several areas of the west-coast province of British Columbia. Vancouver Island, which is particularly vulnerable to severe damage in the event of a major earthquake, is getting upgrades on two bridges. Janelle Erwin, regional deputy director»