Hopeful Humanity: Common Reasons People Make the Decision to Migrate
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 2:50 pm
Alberta man fights off grizzly bear with empty rifle
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:13 pm
Rhino horn sells for small fortune
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 8:05 am
Prairie police forces drop the mic in hilarious rap battle on social media
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:20 am
Indie puzzler 'Fez' resurfaces with a $100 special edition
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 10:32 am
Justin Trudeau meets the Queen at Buckingham Palace
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:22 am
Minister Carr Meets With Alberta Energy Minister, Energy and Environmental Stakeholders in Calgary
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:18 am
Do We Need A Neuroscience of Terrorism?
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 8:46 pm
Death of Hyperlink: The Aftermath
Article by Hossein Drakhshan
Last November, I walked out of an Iranian jail after six years. The most shocking news I learned after that? It was not President Barack Obama’s acknowledgment of Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear technology, nor the death of NDP Leader Jack Layton, nor the abrupt disappearance of the Canadian embassy in Tehran. It was the death of the Web as I knew it.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 11:26 pm
No Change at the Climate Court
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 2:00 pm
This Is How We Can Protect B.C.'s North Coast
We refer to this region as the Great Bear Sea. It is truly one of this country's most vibrant ecosystems, a place millions of Canadians have stood up for as Enbridge developed its Northern Gateway Pipeline and tanker project.
The Great Bear is no place for a pipeline: as over 300 scientists from across Canada have stated, the risk of a spill is just too high. So high that on Friday, November 13, 2015, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a mandate letter that seeks to place a moratorium on oil tanker traffic off B.C.'s north coast. This announcement is significant, not only because it will make life safer for the salmon, whales and people that call the area home, but also because it marks the end of the pipeline project as we know it.
Without the proposed 225 tankers a year moving through Kitimat's Douglas Channel -- as well as the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait, and Queen Charlotte Sound -- there will be no chance of diluted bitumen spilling into these highly productive waters.
The moratorium is something to celebrate, and puts a major hurdle in front of Enbridge's plans for the region. However, in the wake of the decision, the company indicated that it still has every intention of proceeding with its Northern Gateway pipeline plan.
It's now crucial that we push towards the next stage: a legislated ban on all oil tanker traffic in the region. This is the best way to help secure a sustainable future for the many communities and species that depend on its resources for survival -- and a future in which Canada looks to a variety of different renewable energy resources to power its growth.
We can already see the momentum building. Behind the moratorium are other important commitments voiced by the new Government of Canada, including the re-establishment of comprehensive environmental assessments, and an over-arching goal to meet international commitments to increase marine and coastal protection from 1.3 per cent to five per cent by 2017, and 10 per cent by 2020.
These goals, as well as a commitment to work closer with provinces, Indigenous Peoples, and other affected groups to effectively co-manage our oceans, show real ambition and are attainable if we commit to working together.
For B.C.'s north coast, there is already a strong framework and building block that can help the federal government reach some of these goals. Earlier this year, the province of British Columbia signed the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP), an agreement with 18 Coastal First Nations that integrates the management of 102,000 km2 of ocean environment. MaPP moves away from traditional sector-by-sector management by considering the combined effects human activity has on marine ecosystems, and how to keep them healthy. The MaPP plans are premised in Ecosystem Based Management (EBM) and integrate human well-being, ecological integrity and governance. Even better, underlying the entire MaPP agreement is the protection of biodiversity.
These plans have the reach to manage areas and issues where the provincial government has legal jurisdiction and regulatory authority, but not activities and areas under federal jurisdiction.
This is the right moment for the federal government, which manages shipping and commercial fishing with a traditional sector-by-sector approach, to learn from the example the MaPP agreement has set and to work together with B.C. and First Nations groups to meet its own Federal mandate for integrated management under the Oceans Act.
The building blocks are in place. For instance, many of MaPP's Protected Management Zones have been developed with robust science as well as local and traditional knowledge to protect key ecological values. The same zones are held to a standard that will allow them to be candidates for inclusion into a network of federally-legislated Marine Protected Areas.
Prime Minister Trudeau has the support of Canadians when it comes to protecting B.C.'s north coast from oil tankers. He'll also find similar backing on initiatives to protect other culturally and ecologically important sites across the country. But to ensure they are a success, ambitious and collaborative long-term planning is key. We've already shown that we have the will. Now we need to prove we have the way.
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Posted on 25 November 2015 | 8:19 pm
Missing N.S. man Landon Webb found safe: RCMP
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:50 pm
#106 Finally unsubscribing from that annoying email list you’ve been on forever
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Posted on 26 November 2015 | 5:01 am
Regensburg now has company — Passau
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 4:00 am
Shoes.com opens its first store in Toronto
Online retailer Shoes.com (or ShoeMe.ca to us Canadians) is getting ready to open its first ever bricks-and-mortar store in Toronto next week.
This real life shop, located in the old Crocs store at 356 Queen Street West, will run as a pop-up for the next few months. And, it'll showcase a new collection approximately every six weeks. For now, the small outpost is centred around the theme "Shoes for you neck of the woods."
Outfitted with forest-inspired wallpaper, the storefront holds a selection of winter and over-the-knee boots, fringed ankle booties as well as items from Shoes.com spring/summer line. There's also stock from Shoes.com private label brands PIKA, Hardy Design Works and Richer Poorer socks on display
You can try anything on in-store, which is a blessing for risk-averse online shoppers. If you don't want to wander around Queen West with a bulky parcel, you have the option of getting your shoes delivered right to your door within two hours (or the next day).
Shoes.com got possession of its storefront on Friday. As it runs its pop-up, the Vancouver-based company is working to expand its offerings and will open up a full retail store, including some sort of coffee concept, in March.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 4:52 pm
Stallone's Creed and all the Rocky movies, ranked
Stallone's Rocky movies, ranked
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:40 pm
Vancouver poised to get chandelier underneath Granville Bridge
Vancouver council will vote next week whether to allow a spinning chandelier hanging over Beach Avenue under the Granville Bridge.
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:36 am
SkyTrain 'power issues' halt service in downtown Vancouver; service now restored
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 7:06 am
From Raqqa to Roncesvalles: Toronto Gets Ready to Welcome Syrian Refugees
With the Canadian government extending their end of year deadline to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, Torontonians are taking matters into their own hands. All across the city, individuals, institutions, and community organizations are coming together to raise money and donate clothing. Although Toronto city council passed a motion last month to allocate $600,000 for resettlement […]
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:35 pm
Adelie Penguins May Thrive In Warmer Antarctic - 2015/11/21 - Pt. 3
Posted on 20 November 2015 | 5:00 am
Trudeau channels Harper on refugees
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 11:30 pm
Is your pension in climate denial?
Posted on 18 November 2015 | 11:10 pm
Are you old enough to remember Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh?
In 1981 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh spent $5.75 million on a remote piece of property in Oregon and invested millions more to build Rajneeshpuram as a spiritual retreat for thousands of his red-frocked followers.
A few years later some of his followers were convicted of infecting salad bars with Salmonella, as well as other crimes: arson, wiretapping, immigration fraud, election fraud and attempted murder.
Posted on 18 July 2015 | 12:11 pm
Did Camila Cabello Get Friendzoned By Shawn Mendes?
Posted on 24 November 2015 | 11:07 pm
Staging a comeback after devastating flesh-eating disease
Staging a comeback
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 2:22 am
Ontario introduces Rowan’s Law, named after teen who suffered fatal concussion during rugby game
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 5:18 am
Canuckosaur! First Canadian 'dinosaur' becomes Dimetrodon borealis
A "dinosaur" fossil originally discovered on Prince Edward Island has been shown to have steak knife-like teeth, and researchers from U of T Mississauga, Carleton University and the Royal Ontario Museum have changed its name to Dimetrodon borealis--marking the first occurrence of a Dimetrodon fossil in Canada.
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 10:11 pm
Toronto taking wait-and-see approach to medical pot
The City of Toronto is taking a wait-and-see approach to medical marijuana and the prospect of users puffing in hockey rinks and other city facilities.
“I don’t think it’s something that is on our radar,” Councillor Joe Mihevc, chair of Toronto’s public health board, said Wednesday when told of Ontario regulations that allow medical users to smoke and vape in public spaces unless a proprietor bans it.
“If it becomes more pronounced and present, then we would want to consider our actions.”
Mihevc (Ward 21 St. Paul’s West) added that he knows medical marijuana users and believes the regulations won’t affect their desire not to expose others, especially children, to second-hand smoke or vapour.
Toronto has historically taken a strong stand against smoking in public places. In 2013, city council went further than provincial rules by outlawing smoking within nine metres of the entrance or exit of any building used by the public.
Mayor John Tory said allowing pot to be used in places where smoking is prohibited doesn’t make “common sense.”
“I think the rules should be consistent because smoking is smoking,” Tory said while co-hosting the Live Drive with Ryan Doyle on Newstalk 1010 Wednesday night.
Earlier this month Dr. David McKeown, Toronto’s public health boss, convinced council to outlaw hookah lounges even if non-tobacco herbal products are being smoked in the water pipes.
Public health, however, seems to be in the waiting room when it comes to doctor-prescribed pot.
Toronto Public Health “is currently looking into the health harms of cannabis, and we will be reporting to the board of health on this topic in 2016,” Susan Shepherd, drug strategy manager told the Star in an email.
Toronto’s licensing and standards department, which enforces city no-smoking rules in public parks, playgrounds and beaches, said: “We will review these new regulations to see what, if any, impact they have on our enforcement.”
Councillor Jim Karygiannis, a cigar and occasional water-pipe smoker, unsuccessfully fought the hookah ban.
With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poised to legalize marijuana, he said, Toronto has to give itself a shake and get ready to deal with all the issues “trendy” pot will present.
Karygiannis said he has seen first-hand how medical marijuana can help ailing veterans. But he believes most smokers are “addicts” and don’t really have a choice.
“If the guy who is addicted to tobacco needs to go outside to smoke, then I think if you need to smoke medical marijuana, you should go outside to smoke it, too.”
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 3:50 am
Google launches Cyber Weekend deals on Google Play Store
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 3:01 am
CERN Replicates Post-Big-Bang Universe --"Quarks, Antiquarks and Gluons Over 4000 billion Degrees Temperature"
Posted on 25 November 2015 | 5:49 pm