Researchers discover a natural way to reclaim toxic oilsands tailings
The oilsands development in Alberta in western Canada has received a great deal of criticism for its impact on the environment. One result of the extraction process has lead to hundreds of kilometres of sand tailings, which because of toxicity, resembles a desert with only a few very sparse weeds struggling to grow and survive.
Drinking the allowable limit of alcohol permitted for driving can impair vision by 30 per cent according to a new study. Researchers at Western University in Ontario found that alcohol consumption reduces the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast, which can be problematic when visibility is reduced.
Canadian children are getting less and less unstructured outdoor play and that is bad for their development says Sharon Sheshlia, a health and physical education consultant for a school board in the province of Ontario.
"When I was growing up and when I was raising my own children it was ‘go outside and play. Here are your boundaries … ...
Last autumn a pipe bomb was confiscated from a passenger at the airport in the western Canadian city of Edmonton. But the passenger was allowed to board his flight. Four days later, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) alerted Canada's federal police force RCMP to the case.
Three days later the 18-year old Skylar Murphy was arrested. In December, he ...