Lynn Desjardins, Marc Montgomery, Carmel Kilkenny
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The LINK Online, Sat. 11 June, 2016

Your hosts this weeek, Lynn Desjardins and Carmel Kilkenny

Lancaster Sound, aside from its beauty, has been a hunting ground for the Inuit for thousands of years © Parks Canada/Diane Blanchard

The conservation of a highly sensitive marine ecosystem at Lancaster Sound in the Canadian Arctic is becoming a reality. Shell Canada voluntarily surrendered the permits to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which in turn, released them to the government of Canada.

The surrender of exploration permits covers 8,625 square kilometres.

It is one of the Arctic Ocean’s richest marine habitats and home to several species of whales, seals, walrus and polar bears.

It is also bordered by important seabird breeding colonies.

Lynn Desjardins spoke with John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, to find out more about the plans for the future.

The lifespan of mice increased by over ten percent, while other aspects of ageing were greatly reduced. © CBC

Researchers in the department of Biology at the Unversity of McMaster, in Hamilton, Ontario, are using a mixture of vitamins and common ingredients found in stores, to achieve remarkable results in slowing the ageing process.

They’re helping to keep minds sharp, well into advanced years.  

In slowing the effects of ageing, they have improved brain function and retained the senses of sight and smell in the process. But so far these amazing results are in mice only. 

Jennifer Lemon (PhD), a research associate, tells Marc Montgomery where the work is at now.

Arlene Dickinson, for 8 seasons the lone woman in the Dragon’s Den © Courtesty of CBC

Arlene Dickinson is the self-made Canadian businesswoman who became a big hit and national star from her time on CBC’s award-winning TV show, ‘Dragon’s Den‘.

Dickinson, who the show two seasons ago, and is now back at Venutre Communications, the company she grew into a national success.

And in Calgary, Alberta, she has also created the District Ventures accelertor, to help get new startups off the ground as she mentors and guides the next generation of Canadian entreprenerus.

Carmel Kilkenny spoke with her while she was in Montreal receiving an honourary doctorate from Concordia.

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