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Celebrating  a centennial of radio May 20, 1920: Canada Post stamp

It was a marvelous and thrilling event in its time. Distinguished members of Canada’s Royal Society gathered at the equally prestigious Chateau Laurier Hotel in the national capital Ottawa for a unique event, possibly the world’s first such event. None »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

World first: blasting heart blockages

Innovation in medical procedure (video illustration at bottom) A new Canadian invention has been used to clear blocked heart arteries. The new technology has been used successfully for the first time at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Stéphane »

Environment & Animal Life, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

World’s first GM animal approved for consumers

Ecologists and advocacy groups in Canada are reeling from a Canadian government decision today. The Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN), Ecology Action Centre, Living Oceans Society and the Quebec network Vigilance OGM are all expressing concerns over government approval of GM »

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World’s first: Bagged electricity underwater

Well, not quite electricity, rather potential energy, which was electricity, converted to compressed air, stored in bags underwater, then reconverted to electricity later. Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is the site for a unique two year energy trial. Ontario Hydro, in »