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.
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 ...
Winter temperatures fluctuating from minus 27 C to 9 C are making driving a challenge. Thousands of pot holes have opened up in roads in the Montreal region and drivers are navigating obstacle courses. Even the concrete on the bridges is succumbing to the strains of the extreme freeze and thaw cycles.
Canadian government spends $2.5M on ads for non-existent job grant program
The Canadian government spent $2.5-million in a publicity blitz to promote a skills training program that doesn't yet exist, according to a report by Canada's national radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.
“The Canada Job Grant will result in one important thing – a new or better job,” said the reassuring voice-over in the TV ads.
Quebec begins hearings into controversial "secular charter"
The provincial legislature in the mostly French speaking province of Quebec will begin public hearings today into the highly controversial proposed Quebec secular charter or Bill 60, previously known as the Quebec charter of values