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New Ontario teachers must pass math test

Teachers in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province will soon face new requirments. Legislation was introduced yesterday (Thursday) which is called the  ”Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act”, primarily because it would require the revocation of the licence for any teacher found» 

Health, Society

Drug checking finds most were not what Vancouver users expected

An overdose crisis in the western city of Vancouver prompted officials to ask for samples of street drugs to test their contents. Analysis of 1,714 substances found that more than 60 per cent contained none of the drug that clients» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

New tests for gynecologic cancers will save lives

A new, gene-based test for ovarian and endometrial cancers should soon save lives and reduce the suffering of women thanks to joint research by Canadian and U.S. scientists. These two cancers are the third most common cause of cancer deaths» 

Economy, Society

Honesty experiment in Eastern Canada: high marks!

How honest are Canadians? Test shows good results in Maritimes. They have been many stories over the years in Canada of lost items, especially wallets, being returned to their owners with money and credit cards still inside. That’s not to» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Researchers create quick test for cool roofs

People are being encouraged to install cool reflective roofs to try to reduce the city heat that contributes to global warming. But light roofs get dirty and can become less effective at reflecting heat away. An engineering team at Concordia» 

Society

Woman accused of impersonating mom for driving test

Police arrested a woman who appears to have put on a wig and glasses so she could take a driving test on her mother’s behalf. The arrest of the 39-year-old woman took place on June 9, 2016 in the small» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New test for Zika could be used in remote places

Canadian and U.S. researchers have created a quick and inexpensive test for the Zika virus that does not require refrigeration. The paper-based test could eventually be used to screen blood, urine or saliva samples and could be programmed to detect other» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Test helps immigrants get trucking jobs

An association of trucking companies has developed a skills testing tool to help immigrants get jobs as truck drivers. The BC Trucking Association in the western province of British Columbia says it is seeking ways to address a shortage of» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

New test could speed food, water safety checks

Canadian researchers have developed a new, faster test for E. coli bacteria that could dramatically improve food safety. E. coli 0157 can contaminate food and cause diarrhea, kidney and other organ problems, and even death. There are about 400 cases» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Simple infertility test for men possibly on the horizon

ECM1 and TEX101 could save infertile men a lot of grief. Toronto scientists studied 2,000 proteins before determining that this pair has the potential to reveal whether or not there are sperm cells in a man’s semen, and point to»