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Highlights/technology

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canada lags in preparing for automation, says analyst

New technologies may lead to millions of job losses in Canada and governments here are not as prepared for change as they are in other countries, says a public policy analyst. Canada has already lost many jobs to automation in» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

A new weapon against breast cancer: virus

There is no doubt that breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease. It is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will have been diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will have died» 

Economy, International, Society

China seeks another major Canadian purchase; Beware says expert

“The naivete, and short-sightedness of people always surprises” M Juneau Katsuya  China is to set to move into another large industrial area in Canada as it seeks to take over Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. This comes on the heels» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The existential threat of giant “tech” corporations

We live our lives increasingly surrounded by technology. This is not  just for communication. Algorithms now write news and sports stories, decide whose job request resumes get accepted or rejected , allow us to turn our house lights on or» 

Society

Is hunting with drones ethical? Canada’s Yukon territory says ‘no’

The issue of drones and hunting has become an increasingly hot-button issue in many areas of rural Canada, but at least one of Canada’s northern territories has nixed the practice once and for all with new regulations that came into» 

Internet, Science and Technology

New technique helps map avalanche risk

Researchers in Colorado, U.S., have developed a new technique to help deal with the dangers of avalanches. Safety teams in mountainous regions use explosives to loosen snow that might otherwise accumulate and eventually slide down with deadly effect. Jeffrey Deems» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The doomed Franklin Arctic expedition: new discovery in a 170-year-old mystery

Since the mid 1800’s, enduring mystery has surrounded the fate of the Franklin expedition, its two ships and 129-man crew, lost without trace in the Arctic. Since the 1980’s it was thought lead poisoning from the lead-soldered tinned food had» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Increase farm yields, reduce environmental impact: Food from Thought Initiative

The federal government is injecting substantial money into research intended to spur development of new technologies in farm practices. The basic idea is to achieve greater yields from crops and farmed animals while at the same time reducing the environmental» 

Indigenous, International, Society

From women’s leadership to children’s literature, website spotlights Labrador Inuit

It’s rare you can learn about everything from Labrador’s Inuit women leaders, to children’s Inuktitut literature, in just one place. But thanks to a new website launched this month, researchers, and those from the region, can now do just that. Titled» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

EXCLUSIVE: Governor General seeks to promote innovation with new award

Canada’s Governor General David Johnston is a man on a mission: to strengthen and reinforce the culture of innovation in Canada. And the Queen’s representative in Canada has created a new award to do that. The Governor General’s Innovation Awards»