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Encouraging girls to pursue science

Prelude to International Women’s Day the provincially controlled electrical power agency Ontario Power Generation (OPG) hosted its first ever conference for young girls this week as a precursor to International Women’s Day today. The event was held over two days »

Society

Lynching: mystery car prank

Commuters in Toronto yesterday morning were surprised to see a car suspended in the air from a major overpass. Police were notified and initially thought it was for a movie, although normally such things would have to be approved beforehand »

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Gender gap in STEMM will persist without intervention: study

More women are studying and working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (STEMM) but they are not closing the gender gap when it comes to publishing, according to a new study.  Researchers analysed 10 million academic »

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

Canada now officially connected by road-coast to coast to coast

It’s official. For the first time in Canadian history, the country is now linked by all-weather road from Atlantic to Pacific, and now to the Arctic. Yesterday the final 137 kilometre section of an all-weather road linking Inuvik in the »

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

History: Aug. 25, 1860- the longest railway bridge in the world.

In its day, and even before completion, the Victoria Bridge in Montreal was being hailed as an engineering marvel. At some 3 kilometres long, it was also the longest railway bridge in the world. Opened officially on this day, August »