The chance of a highly destructive asteroid hitting Earth is higher than scientists previously thought, according to a non-profit organization founded by former NASA astronauts and scientists, including one at Canada’s Western University. The B612 Foundation is trying to raise money to build a telescope that would be sent into space to better detect asteroids headed this ...
Canadian tenor Ben Heppner announces retirement from singing
Canada's celebrated tenor Ben Heppner has announced he is retiring from singing. "After much consideration, I've decided the time has come for a new era in my life. I'm setting aside my career as an opera and concert singer," he said Thursday (April 24).
"I'm going to be making a transition to new things," he told CBC News Thursday ...
Chicken producers ban antibiotic that contributes to "superbugs"
It’s a clear case of drug abuse, or at least misuse, and the Chicken Farmers of Canada has taken matters into their own hands.
Chicken farmers-particularly factory operations- across Canada will be ending use of Category-1 antibiotics starting next month. These are a Health Canada class of antibiotics that are considered important in human medicine.
Canada’s public broadcaster CBC-Radio-Canada is reducing the amount of money it spends on its investigative, French-language program, Enquête (Investigation.) The program is famous for having uncovered widespread corruption in the construction industry in the province of Quebec. That led to a public inquiry into fraud involving government bureaucrats, politicians, union officials and industry heads.
Canada’s national police, the RCMP, are touring the eastern province of Nova Scotia returning items stolen by convicted art thief John Tillman.
Tillman is in prison after pleading guilty to 40 charges. Police found 7,000 pieces of pilfered art, artefacts and Nazi memorabilia in his home. Many were stolen in broad day light by Tillman dressed as ...