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Internet, Science and Technology

University’s cybersecurity centre gets private funding

A national centre for innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity will get $30 million dollars in investment from public and private sources. The Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst is a not-for-profit owned by Toronto’s Ryerson University. The centre is located in Brampton in» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Pterosaurs featured at Canadian museum

They were not dinosaurs but reptiles which flew at the time of dinosaurs about 215 to 66 million years ago. Their bones were fragile so their fossils are relatively rare. But what has been found tells a fascinating story about» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

History Canada: June 14, 1919, the first non-stop transatlantic flight

In 1919, even though there had been many advances in aircraft as a result of the First World War, the aircraft industry was still very much in its infancy. With no lack of daring, people all over were challenging the» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians trust online news, but few are willing to pay: report

An international survey of 38 countries shows Canadians generally have a positive view of journalism and relatively high trust in the news media. The survey shows that 52 per cent trust “most news, most of the time” and that 60» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

NBA basketball: U.S. sports blog spreads fake news against Toronto fans

A blog called Barstool Sports has tweeted a video claiming to show sports fans in Toronto cheering wildly at the injury to Warriors player Kevin Durant. The blog founder Dave Portnoy claims it shows fans at “The Toronto Tavern”.  Normally» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Digital life and real life, the first lingers long after you’ve gone

Most of us probably have never thought about it. We have perhaps often heard that anything put on the internet is there forever, but that of course means it’s all still there after you are not. A legacy is what» 

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

Reaction to Canada’s plan to ban single-use plastics (interview)

The Prime Minister announced yesterday that Canada will ban certain types of plastics starting in 2021. This is to cut down on plastic pollution in the environment which has been seen to harm birds and marine life, and the massive» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

‘Super-weeds’- a new and growing problem for farming

You’ve heard of antibiotic resistant “super-bugs”, now we have herbicide resistant “super-weeds” We have long been hearing about the very serious concern of anti-biotic resistant bacteria, but farmers around the world are facing a similar type of problem. Weeds are» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Pot stinks and residents starting to complain

The Liberal government last year legalised cannabis for recreational use in Canada. The new law left many scrambling including various industries, the military, transportation industries, the police and others as they worked to develop new policies regarding cannabis use. However,» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

D-Day 75: Restoration of invasion workhorse

Another example of both aviation and military history which was close to being lost forever, is now being revived. An ageing cargo plane which had been sitting neglected at airfield south of Montreal turned out to be not just any»