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Gold find in Australia the big one for Toronto-based company RNC

Gold was recognized in the mine but nickel was the bread and butter of the operation, until last week. That’s when Toronto-based Royal Nickel Corp. or RNC Minerals began to realize they’d found a mother-lode of gold at the Beta Hunt Mine» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Summer snowstorm slows Alberta

A snowstorm is whiting-out the province of Alberta, particularly the northern regions. Environment Canada said the capital city of Edmonton may be shovelling up to eight centimetres of snow tonight and tomorrow as a cold front moves in from the Northwest» 

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Corpse flower will attract thousands to Toronto’s Zoo

Corpse flowers only bloom once a decade or so, and when they do they stink, like putrid flesh, hence the name. “A Rare Affair” Toronto’s Zoo is billing the wonder as “A Rare Affair:” and one it wasn’t expecting so soon.» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Medical marvel: first face transplant in Canada

A man who suffered a serious accident while hunting was living with what was left of a badly disfigured face. A bullet had blown away much of his face in 2011. Several rebuilding surgeries over the years had helped but» 

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

Greenpeace sues Ontario to maintain cap-and-trade rules

Greenpeace Canada is going to court to try to stop an Ontario government plan to scrap the province’s cap-and-trade system. Premier Doug Ford announced plans in July to end the system that forces large companies to buy allowances for carbon» 

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Freeland back in Canada to confer with Trudeau on NAFTA strategy

Canadian and U.S. North American Free Trade Agreement negotiators have temporarily retreated to their corners to consolidate strategy ahead of continuing talks. The two sides must submit an agreed-upon text to the U.S. Congress by Oct. 1 in order to» 

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

NAFTA negotiations continue with little (public) progress reported

The back and fourth of the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations continued Tuesday on both sides of the border. As Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland arrived back in Washington, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned of what he termed “massive» 

Internet, Science and Technology

From a garage to worldwide giant: 20 years of Google

Don’t know something? Google it.  Want to email, well there’s Gmail. Want to find a place, well there’s google maps, and google earth. Google is now the largest and best known name on the internet with income in the billions» 

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

Humpback whale found dead in the Bay of Fundy Saturday

Humpback whale, Peajack, a well-known female to the whale watchers in the Bay of Fundy, was found dead on Saturday. “It’s a pretty horrific way for this animal to die” She likely died a “horrific” death with fishing gear and» 

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

Hurricane Florence diverts cruise ship to Nova Scotia

Hurricane Florence is developing in the Caribbean as the first big hurricane of the season. It was declared a Category 4, by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida earlier this afternoon. Potentially catastrophic, the storm got more»