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History Canada: Oct. 5, 1944 – RCAF downs the first German jet

The D-Day invasion of Europe was months past but the fighting in and over Europe was increasingly bitter and deadly. In the skies, the Germans had introduced an astounding new weapon, the jet fighter, far faster than any Allied plane,» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Patches and the medical advances of 3D printing

Patches is a 9-year-old who had a massive problem, one that would likely have killed her eventually. The small dachshund had a large tumour on the skull. Approached by a colleague at Cornell University in the U.S., it was decided» 

International, Politics, Society

101 years: A great victory, a monument at last, a burial ceremony

WW-I: Hill-70: Another great Canadian victory 100 years ago Four soldiers buried today In a terrible war, it was another tremendous victory for the Canadians, with six Victoria Crosses awarded, the highest Commonwealth medal for valour. As always tragically, the» 

International

Canadian bureaucrat rewriting communications history?

Bureaucrat calls Bell’s invention of telephone into question. It’s a tax dispute that has involved Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. In fact it brings up a bureaucrat’s personal doubts about Bell’s reputation as the inventor of the telephone.» 

International, Society

Canadian, first non-European to reach podium at ski event

Cross-country skier Alex Harvey finished third overall on Sunday making him the first non-European to reach the podium at the Tour de Ski in Cavalese, Italy.  Harvey finished in a time of 30:22.7 in the seventh stage behind Dario Cologna» 

International, Politics, Society

Domestic violence- Saskatchewan ponders British policy

In 2009, Clare Wood of Manchester, England was killed by an ex-boyfriend who had a violent past. Wood’s father had then lobbied to the authority to reveal information about a partner’s criminal record to potential victims. Since 2014, the United» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Space traveller: interstellar visitor excites astronomers

Alien spacecraft? It’s a huge cigar-shaped object unlike anything seen before, and it came from deep space. Because it is so unusual, there has been some (not too serious) speculation that it may be an ancient alien spacecraft. The object» 

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

New road to finally link Canada, coast to coast to coast

The end of the Tuk ice road, welcome to the all weather road For the first time ever, Canadians will soon be able to drive from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast to the Arctic coast. Construction of the» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History: Canada’s first electric car Dec 05 1893

This one is a little harder to pin down to an exact date but some reports say that on this day back in 1893, the first electric car in Canada made its debut at the Dixon Carriage works in Toronto.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History, December 1, 1919 -The first official radio station,

Radio as we know it was first created by Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian working in the US. And although many sites list an American station as the first broadcaster, in fact it was a station in Canada, XWA that was»