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Science Matters: Good things grow in Ontario greenbelt

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Good things grow in Ontario greenbelt

Ontario greenbelt plan encourages smart urban growth By David Suzuki More than half the planet’s people now live in urban areas. The need to supply food, shelter, fresh water and energy to billions of urban residents is resulting in loss of farmland, forests, wetlands and other ecosystems, as well as the critical ecological services they […]

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No national drug plan: Canada’s $500-million drug problem

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
No national drug plan: Canada’s $500-million drug problem

National drug plan would save cities and taxpayers plenty By Steve Morgan for Troy Media Canada’s cities face a number of problems, including traffic congestion, housing costs, crime rates and shabby infrastructure. Now prescription drugs can be added to the list; it is a problem that is costing local governments as much as $500 million […]

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28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
28 arrested in international heroin trafficking operation

Heroin trafficking arrests in Canada, Belgium and South America The RCMP reports over two dozen people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection with an international heroin trafficking organization that fed heroin from Afghanistan into Canada and Brussels. Sgt. Laurie White of the RCMP Federal Criminal Operations (FSOC) branch says the investigation dubbed Project […]

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Science Matters: Citizen science amplifies knowledge of natural world

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Science Matters: Citizen science amplifies knowledge of natural world

Technology has helped citizen science grow By David Suzuki with contributions from David Suzuki Foundation Senior Research Scientist Scott Wallace. One of this year’s most popular Sundance Film Festival entries, Tangerine, was shot with an iPhone 5S and edited with an $8 app called Filmic Pro. New technology has also made music easier to produce and […]

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Canada’s 150th birthday: 150Alliance involving all Canadians

April 30, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canada’s 150th birthday: 150Alliance involving all Canadians

Dedicated duo Deborah Apps, Colin Jackson instrumental in 150Alliance Two of the most determined and dedicated voices behind Canada’s 150th anniversary hail from Calgary – and they’ve logged years of prep work exploring ways to get Canadians from coast to coast to coast involved in Canada’s sesquicentennial. Meet Deborah Apps and Colin Jackson – two Calgary powerhouses who, […]

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Tisdale woman broke up with boyfriend before murder suicide: Friend

April 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tisdale woman broke up with boyfriend before murder suicide: Friend

Woman, three kids killed in Tisdale murder/suicide Online, she called herself “Prairie Girl” and “Canadiansweetie.” He was “redneckdriller.” Photographs posted on social media websites show a hugging couple along with three smiling children and a new baby. There’s no hint of the horror that came this week when five of the six died in a […]

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Tisdale murder: Killer took photos of dead woman, 3 children

April 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tisdale murder: Killer took photos of dead woman, 3 children

Tisdale murder suspect called emotionally abusive, controlling and jealous He killed them. And then he took their photos and sent them to their father. A relative of a woman and three children murdered this week in Saskatchewan said their killer took pictures of the bodies and sent copies to the children’s biological father before taking […]

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Vancouver to Prince George cargo plane missing, search underway

April 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vancouver to Prince George cargo plane missing, search underway

Plane goes missing, flightpatch ending near Vancouver’s north shore The search is underway for a cargo plane that went missing somewhere between Vancouver and Prince George on Monday morning. The missing plane with two pilots and no passengers aboard belongs to Carson Air. The Metro II aircraft left Vancouver International Airport at 6:43 a.m. and was scheduled […]

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English Bay oil spill clean up efforts ongoing

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
English Bay oil spill clean up efforts ongoing

Scientists gathering data following English Bay oil spill Efforts were progressing Sunday to remove the remaining globs of oil that spilled into Vancouver’s English Bay last week as the Coast Guard continued to answer criticism of how it responded to the situation. It appeared the south shore of the bay was largely free of oil […]

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Name that RCMP puppy contest winners announced

April 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Name that RCMP puppy contest winners announced

13 winners from across Canada in RCMP puppy naming contest Thirteen puppies born at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) now have names, thanks to boys and girls from all across Canada. The PDSTC received over 21,000 entries to this year’s Name the Puppy contest—more than twice the number of entries received last year. […]

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