Halifax scientist off to Japan for Astro-H satellite launch

It's so exciting," Gallo told CBC Nova Scotia's Mainstreet Friday. The project involves NASA, the European Space Agency — and Gallo, an astronomy and physics professor at Halifax's Saint Mary's University.

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  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

    WATE-TV (http://bit.ly/1KtuoNA ) reports that Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge Dennis "Will" Roach II this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to state custody until he turns 19. The boy is currently in detention and being evaluated as to where he should be placed, said Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Department of Children's Services.

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  • 2 planes crash in mid-air, plunge into ocean off LA

    Two small planes collided in midair Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour. The planes collided at around 3:30 p.m. and apparently went into the water about two miles outside the harbour entrance, U.S. Coast Guard and other officials said. "They found both a partial tail number and then a second tail number," Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett said.

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  • Michelle Schroth dropped by family doctor over walk-in clinic visits

    Schroth took a photo of the letter and uploaded it to social media. In a letter, the physician wrote he decided to drop Schroth as a patient after his office received copies of walk-in clinic visits. "One of the conditions of my taking over your care as your family doctor was that you try if at all possible to avoid using other clinics and keep your medical care at our office," the doctor wrote.

    • CBC
  • Cause of Toronto police officer's death confirmed as drowning

    Darius Garda's death has been confirmed as drowning, Toronto police say. Garda's body was pulled from Lake Ontario near Polson Pier on Thursday, not far from the scene of a fatal shooting he was involved in nearly six years ago. Garda had most recently been working out of 51 Division, officers told CBC News.

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  • Senator's alleged relationship with teen back under ethics office review

    The Senate's ethics officer has resumed an investigation into allegations that Sen. Don Meredith had a sexual relationship with a teenager. Lyse Ricard suspended her probe in October so as not to interfere with a police investigation. Ricard was asked to look into Meredith's conduct last June by Leo Housakos, then Speaker of the Senate, who believed the alleged relationship with a teen, if true, would constitute "conduct unbecoming of a senator" and would require disciplinary sanctions.

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  • German shepherd with rare condition named after literary figure

    A German shepherd who was living as a stray in Kentucky with a rare condition called short spine syndrome has taken the Internet by storm. 

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    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Amish give up on pricey Ontario, head for new life on Prince Edward Island farms

    Much like the past when pioneer families travelled west for farmland to call their own, two groups of Amish families from Ontario are heading east to till the fertile, red soil of Prince Edward Island and establish a new home. According to realtor Brad Oliver, it has simply gotten too expensive in Ontario for the Amish communities to expand, and young people to own their own farms. "They are sitting on farmland in Ontario that's worth in excess of $20,000 an acre.

    • The Canadian Press
  • High housing prices could turn Vancouver into economic ghost town: Hootsuite CEO

    Fri, Feb 5: Fears are growing Vancouver's skyrocketing real estate costs could turn the city into an economic ghost town, devoid of young, skilled workers. It's a sentiment Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes and other corporate recruiters are echoing. Jill Bennett looks at what may be needed to turn things around.

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  • Police try to calm Chinatown fears ahead of Lunar New Year

    "This is a one-off, this is not something that's happening in Chinatown and Kensington Market on a regular basis," Greenaway told the news conference. "The Chinatown community is still safe for visitors, residents and businesses alike," added Tony Yu, chair of the Chinatown Business Association.

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  • In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

    In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present. U.N. officials also called on many Catholic-majority countries in Latin America to loosen their abortion laws to allow women to terminate pregnancies if they fear the fetus may be at risk for a rare birth defect that causes brain damage and an abnormally small head, which may be linked to the virus. The flurry of recommendations began in Brazil, where a top health official warned pregnant women to be cautious with their kisses.

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  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau donates sketch to museum fundraiser

    A watercolour sketch drawn by Justin Trudeau months before he became prime minister is up for auction. Trudeau drew the image of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights after visiting the Winnipeg building last spring. Postcard prints of the image were given recently to Liberal party donors, and museum officials approached Trudeau about getting the original for a museum fundraiser.

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  • Manitoba mom of dead girl hopes 2,000 DNA samples lead police to her killer

    The mother of a Manitoba girl found dead nearly a year ago has renewed hope that police will finally catch her killer. RCMP is collecting up to 2,000 DNA samples from men and boys between 15 and 66 on the Garden Hill First Nation. Teresa Robinson, who was 11, was last seen leaving a birthday party in the remote, fly-in community on May 5, 2015.

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  • Internet laughs at Montreal man who fell asleep at work

    A Montreal intern woke up to a burst of laughter on his second day at a new job Tuesday after his co-workers had gathered around to take a now viral photo of him – with his mouth wide open, asleep at his desk. 

    • CBC
  • Vancouver considering ban on disposable coffee cups, plastic bags

    Vancouver city staff are researching possible methods to cut down on the number of coffee cups, plastic bags and polystyrene food packaging that often end up in the city's litter. Albert Shamess, the city's director of waste management and resource recovery, said these single-use items are increasingly ending up in the city's public garbage bins. "When we do a survey, a lot of it comes down to things like fast food packaging, coffee cups and plastic bags," Shamess told B.C. Almanac host Michelle Eliot.

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  • Guinness World Records not reviewing claim Montreal woman is 120 years old

    Guinness World Records, the internationally renowned record-listing franchise, said it is not investigating a claim that a Montreal-area woman is the oldest living person. The family of Cecilia Laurent says she turned 120 years old on Jan. 31, and had said Guinness was looking into that claim. Laurent moved to Quebec from Haiti in 2010 after an earthquake devastated the Caribbean country.

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  • Paradise parents hit streets over crosswalk safety at Holy Family School

    Some parents in Paradise took to the streets Friday to express their concerns about safety near Holy Family School. The crosswalks near the school do not have a crossing guard and parents say drivers need to pay more attention in school zones. Mike Rose has a child who attends Holy Family. He witnessed a close call last week near the school on St. Thomas Line, when a daycare worker trying to cross the road at a crosswalk was almost hit by a vehicle.

    • CBC
  • Nova Scotia RCMP issue fresh warning about sex offender

    Police have issued a new warning about a high-risk offender following his appearance in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Shelburne today. Jamie Alan Goreham, 42, will go to trial in July on charges including sexual assault and sexual interference. Goreham was released last month from jail in Calgary, where he was serving time for sexual assaults and other offences.

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  • Low loonie forces some P.E.I. tourists to change destinations

    The weak Canadian dollar is keeping some Islanders from their favourite spots in the sunny southern United States, say some P.E.I. travel agents, while others aren't letting it ruin their fun. 

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  • Boy fighting cancer proposes to his favourite nurse

    Gideon Robinson was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia last year and has been receiving treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California, according to his GoFundMe page. Sarah Richardson aka 'Tall Sarah’ captured the little boy’s heart.

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  • Edmonton's 'second-hand' housing market heats up

    Business is booming for an Edmonton company which gives properties destined for the wrecking ball a second chance. Using hydraulic jacks and a complicated series of dollies and cranes, Nomad Building Movers will painstakingly lift old homes, barns or buildings from their original foundations and relocate them, intact, to a new property. "In Edmonton, we buy used houses and then we find buyers in the rural areas, and move them out and set them up on a new foundation," said owner Tim Willcox during a Friday morning interview on Edmonton AM.

    • CBC
  • Students stage protest to highlight school’s discriminatory dress code

    A handful of teenage students in California have swapped closets in protest of what they deem to be their school’s discriminatory dress code. Some boys at Buchanan High School, in Clovis, Cal., swapped their regular clothes for the “banned” items that young female students aren’t allowed to sport at school. Male students, however, are prohibited from wearing earrings or having their hair too long.

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  • 3 people dead, 15 others being treated for various injuries after Toronto fire

    Paramedic spokesman Peter Rotolo says four people were taken to hospital in critical condition after the Friday afternoon blaze — three have been pronounced dead. Division commander Bob O'Halloran says the origin of the fire remains under investigation, but notes that much of the damage appeared to have occurred in the fifth-floor hallway. O'Halloran said there were challenges in getting people out of the apartments.

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  • Motorcycle noise petition gets 4,300 signatures in Kootenays

    Summer can be a noisy time of year in the Kootenays between motorboats zipping along the water, kids screaming at splash pads and modified motorcycles roaring through the streets. The petition asks Anton and the RCMP to crack down on excessive motorcycle noise. Kaslo's Art Mason, one of the people behind the petition effort, said the bikers are a real problem.

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  • Manslaughter charge laid after Winnipeg woman run over by truck

    More criminal charges, including manslaughter, have been laid against a 37-year-old man whose common-law wife was allegedly pushed from a cargo truck and run over at a Winnipeg intersection. Keith Ryan Thompson was previously charged with criminal negligence, driving while impaired causing death and failing to remain at the scene of an accident, following the incident at 2:30 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2014. Jennie Lynda Lee Graves, 35, was rushed in critical condition to hospital, where she died shortly afterwards.

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  • Six-year-old Ottawa boy’s drawing to be made into IKEA plush toy

    A little boy from Ottawa will soon be spreading sunshine around the world, thanks to IKEA. Six-year-old Leonard Belanger of Ottawa beat out almost 52,000 other entries to win the IKEA’s Soft Toy Drawing Competition, reports CTV. Drawing will be turned into Soft Toy.

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  • Jamie Fox to raise Island concerns with interim Tory Leader Rona Ambrose

    P.E.I. Opposition Leader Jamie Fox and other PC leaders in the Maritimes are meeting in Halifax with Rona Ambrose, the federal interim Conservative leader. The idea, Fox said, is to have everyone come together to talk about issues of greatest importance to the Maritimes. There are no Conservative MPs from the region, and Fox said it's important that Ambrose hear first hand about issues facing the area.

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  • Halifax RCMP look for man posing as ADT salesman in Cole Harbour

    On Feb. 2 around 3:30 p.m., police say the man posing as a salesman tried to sell an ADT system to a homeowner in Cole Harbour. Police called the local ADT office and confirmed salespeople must carry identification.

    • CBC
  • Home prices also rising dramatically in suburbs

    Fri, Feb 5: Even municipalities like the Township of Langley Township are seeing homes selling for sky-high prices. As Jennifer Palma reports, never mind the starting prices - the winning bids are through the roof.

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  • QuickList: Unemployment rates in selected Canadian cities in January

    OTTAWA - The national unemployment rate was 7.2 per cent in January. Statistics Canada also released seasonally adjusted, three-month moving average unemployment rates for major cities but cautions the figures may fluctuate widely because they are based on small statistical samples. (Previous month in brackets.)

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  • Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

    Turkey, an ally of the Syrian opposition, promised humanitarian help for the displaced civilians, including food and shelter, but it did not say whether it would let them cross into the country, already burdened with hundreds of thousands of refugees. "The attacks and bombings by the Russian planes and the Syrian regime have left our brothers with nowhere else to go," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said in a televised speech. The U.N. estimated that nearly 40,000 newly displaced people have massed in recent days in several border areas of northern Syria, including about 20,000 near the Bab al-Salam border crossing.

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  • Calgary's history of fancy parties shatters Cowtown stereotype

    "From the very beginning, people have always talked about what everyone wore," said Jenny Conway Fisher with the Glenbow Museum. "When we looked at all these old records of parties and the history of celebration in Calgary, we found that from the very beginning, those early, early city builders and community-minded people, they wanted parties," Fisher said. It details the failed travel plans of British playwright William Somerset Maugham, who had intended to come to Calgary to study frontier life and gather material for a boisterous, gun-fighting play.

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  • Parents strap GoPro camera to child during a game of hide-and-seek

    A classic childhood game gets a whole new perspective from a little boy as he searches for his parents while wearing a GoPro camera.  

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  • Wood glut blamed for drop in province's forestry royalty revenues

    The province is blaming an expected drop in forestry royalty revenues in the coming year on an unforeseen glut of wood on the market. Natural Resources Minister Denis Landry says that means companies will log less in the coming year, which will translate into less revenue for the government. Landry says sawmill yards are full of cut boards they can't sell, and logs they don't want to cut, until there's some movement.

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  • UPEI students lobby Ottawa for tuition breaks, research funds

    University students from PEI were part of a national lobby in Ottawa this week calling for better access to post-secondary education. The Canadian Federation of Students brings student representatives together from across the country every year to meet with members of parliament and senators. "One of the issues particular to graduate students is that many of us enter our program already in debt from our undergraduate programs," said Valerie Campbell, who's on the national executive of the CFS and is also president of the UPEI Graduate Student Association.

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  • Paramedic laid to rest as advocates call for PTSD help for first responders

    An Ontario paramedic was laid to rest Friday, at the end of a week in which Ontario promised to take action to help first responders deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Martin Wood was a veteran paramedic who loved his job. Since the beginning of the year, seven first responders have died by suicide in Ontario.

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  • Surrey RCMP concerned by 'abnormally' high incidence of traffic accidents

    After two men were hit by a car while on a crosswalk Thursday night, Surrey RCMP are asking road users to take greater care on the city's streets. In response, Surrey RCMP launched a pedestrian safety campaign four days ago and say they have already issued over 100 tickets to drivers and pedestrians alike, for infractions including jay-walking and failing to yield to pedestrians.

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  • George River caribou herd shrinks by half in 2 years

    A survey of the George River caribou herd in Labrador and Quebec shows the number of animals dropped by half from 2015 to 2013. There are 10,200 caribou left in Labrador and Quebec as of fall 2015, said the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation in a news release Friday. "A grave concern," said Minister of Environment and Conservation Perry Trimper, who added survival rates are up in young caribou, but overall numbers continue to decline.

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    Virginia drivers, with cars and good driving records are learning that they may qualify for lower car insurance rates. Do you qualify?

  • Defence, crown debate reliability of testimony from dead witness in murder case

    Defence and crown lawyers in a Nova Scotia murder trial that turns partly on evidence from a dead witness differed Friday on whether her memory of the accused admitting an adrenaline-fuelled strangling is reliable. Sheryl Ann Flynn's videotaped account of a frightening conversation she had with Thomas Ted Barrett in 2006 was ruled admissible Thursday in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court trial of the 40-year-old Cape Breton man. Flynn was videotaped by police in 2009 recalling a conversation in which she said Barrett told her that he felt "a rush" of adrenaline as his hands tightened on 19-year-old Brett MacKinnon's throat.

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  • County of Renfrew warden calls on township to restore Jaws of Life funding

    The warden of the County of Renfrew is calling on the Township of Head, Clara and Maria to restore funding for life-saving machinery used to free people trapped in badly damaged vehicles. Rescues in the small township requiring equipment referred to as the Jaws of Life used to be provided under agreements with neighbouring towns because it has no fire department of its own. Head, Clara and Maria Mayor Jim Gibson said the municipality simply can't afford to bring its own fire service back, and that new volunteers weren't stepping forward anyway.

    • CBC
  • Fire in TCH seniors' apartment building kills 3, sends 15 to hospital

    An Ontario fire marshal investigator says the victims of a deadly seniors' apartment building fire in east Toronto may have been overcome by smoke after fleeing their apartments and venturing into a top floor hallway. Three people died and 15 more suffered smoke inhalation or other minor injuries after a fire broke out on the fifth floor of a Toronto Community Housing building at 1315 Neilson Rd. in Scarborough. "It's my understanding that people went from a position of relative safety into the fire area," fire marshal investigator Jeff Tebby told reporters outside the building on Friday night.

    • CBC
  • Security fears heighten after Germany finds ISIS fighters disguised as refugees

    Fri, Feb 5: German security officials admit they have discovered ISIS fighters pretending to be refugees and then slipping into Europe. Tom Clark looks at whether Canada has the same concerns.

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  • B.C. completion certificates restricting aboriginal graduation rates curbed

    B.C. schools will no longer be able to award Evergreen completion certificates to high school students who do not have a special needs designation and Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in place. The change, announced Friday by Education Minister Mike Bernier, follows November's damning auditor general's report, which identified low expectations of aboriginal youth as contributing to poor graduation rates. "Educators need to expect that all aboriginal students will graduate," B.C.'s auditor general, Carol Bellringer said at the time, underlining the fact that "low expectations" are also part of a systemic racist environment that needs to change.

    • CBC
  • Olympic team leader, Jean-Luc Brassard, mulls quitting over Marcel Aubut affair

    Canada's chef de mission for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Jean-Luc Brassard, says he considered resigning — and may still — over the way the Canadian Olympic Committee has handled the scandal surrounding its former president, Marcel Aubut. The Olympic moguls champion told CBC's French-language service, Radio-Canada, Friday that his resignation remains a possibility if he's not satisfied with the COC's efforts to repair the damage stemming from allegations of sexual harassment facing Aubut. The COC released a report into the sexual harassment scandal in January, which made a series of recommendations.

    • CBC
  • Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan

    One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m. (1000 GMT). Japanese television showed an orange burst out of the side of the volcano, near the summit, accompanied by lightning-like flashes.

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  • CUPE calls for ban on paid plasma donations in Saskatchewan

    The Canadian Union of Public Employees wants payment for blood plasma banned in Saskatchewan, as it is in Quebec and Ontario. CUPE Saskatchewan's president Tom Graham has written to Saskatchewan's health minister, pointing to a recommendation from the 1997 Krever inquiry into Canada's tainted blood scandal, that donors should not be paid. Graham's letter also notes that Saskatchewan has the highest rate of HIV and hepatitus C infection in the country, adding to the safety concern.

    • CBC
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  • 2017 francophone games chooses Chiac slogan 'Right Fiers!'

    Robert Pichette, 80, one of the authors of the original N.B. Official Languages Act, does not approve of the use of this English and French mix. Desjardins says Chiac is a point of pride for local people, a sign that Acadian culturing is thriving. "I think that as an Acadian, I think that Chiac is the proof that Chiac and the Acadian identity is still growing. I think it confirms everything about the Acadian identity," she said.

    • CBC
  • Scandal-hit VW postpones earnings release, annual meeting

    Volkswagen says it is postponing release of its full-year earnings as well as its annual shareholder meeting due to open questions about its diesel emissions scandal. The German carmaker said Friday it would give new dates for the earnings release, formerly slated for March 10, and for its shareholder gathering originally set for April 21. Volkswagen says it is sticking to its plan to publish the findings of its investigation into the background and responsibilities of the scandal in the second half of April.

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  • Mother Canada project won't go ahead in Cape Breton park

    The controversial Mother Canada project planned for the Cape Breton Highlands National Park will not be going ahead, to the delight of opponents and disappointment of supporters. Parks Canada yanked its support of the $25-million project that included a 24-metre statue planned for Green Cove. The decision came following a review that found "too many key elements were outstanding" for a completion date of July 1, 2017, according to a Parks Canada news release issued Friday.

    • CBC
  • Bighorn sheep in B.C. dying from domestic sheep pneumonia

    A bighorn sheep herd in B.C.'s interior is in trouble after coming into contact with domestic sheep and the contagious disease they carry. The Chasm herd near Clinton, B.C. has lost more than two-thirds of its members since 2013, with the population decreasing from 110 to 28 members at last count. Scientists say bighorn sheep are dying from a particular type of pneumonia that domestic sheep are immune to but that wild sheep are not.

    • CBC
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  • US exports fell in 2015 for first time since recession

    The U.S. trade deficit rose in December as American exports fell for a third straight month, reflecting the pressures of a stronger dollar and spreading global weakness. The December deficit increased 2.7 per cent to $43.4 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday. American exporters have been hurt by global economic weakness and a stronger dollar, which makes their products more expensive on overseas markets.

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  • Ticketing in Winnipeg school zones plummeted last year, report finds

    The head of the Winnipeg Police Board says he wants to know why the number of speeders caught in school zones has dropped by nearly half over the last year. By the end of December 2014, 5,177 drivers had been ticketed in school zones. Police board chair Scott Gillingham said the reason for the discrepancy isn't clear and he's asked the Winnipeg Police Service to shed some light on the patterns.

    • CBC
  • BHP Billiton pledges $20M toward carbon capture research in Regina

    One of the biggest mining companies operating in Saskatchewan says it will spend $20 million on a carbon capture and storage knowledge centre in Regina. BHP Billiton says it will spend the money over five years to help create a research centre at Innovation Place Research Park, next to the University of Regina campus. SaskPower is also involved in the centre.

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  • 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

    A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane's boom landed across an intersection, smashed several car roofs and stretched much of a block after the accident around 8:25 a.m. at a historic building about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Robert Harold heard a crashing sound as the rig fell right outside his office window at the Legal Aid Society.

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  • Sask. rescue extremely busy helping abused, injured, neglected dogs

    "There was a dog that was missing a paw," Rodonets said. Rodonets, who is a trained medic, is one of a small group of dedicated people who rescue, foster and fundraise to cover neglected canine's expensive vet bills. Since 2014, she estimates CC RezQs has helped save more than 200 dogs. Rodonets said many of the members drop everything, day or night, to drive and pick up dogs who are almost dead or in immediate need of help.

    • CBC
  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.

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  • Canadian egg farmers humane hen housing switch to take 20 years

    By Rod Nickel WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's egg farmers plan to replace conventional hen cages with more humane conditions over the next 20 years, amid growing pressure from consumers, restaurants and food companies. The plan, announced Friday by Egg Farmers of Canada, an industry group that manages nearly all of the country's egg supply, comes as McDonald's Corp and others set targets for only buying eggs that come from cage-free hens. "This isn't something we've done because of companies making announcements," said Roger Pelissero, an Ontario egg farmer.

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  • Actor Raphael Schumacher declared brain dead after hanging scene gone wrong

    A young Italian stage actor involved in a hanging scene gone wrong has been declared clinically dead, according to Italian media. ANSA reports that Raphael Schumacher, 27, was declared brain dead Thursday evening after he failed to respond to treatment.

    • CBC
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  • Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed

    A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighbourhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle. Blake Fitzgerald died and Brittany Nicole Harper was at a hospital under armed guard with a wounded leg, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a news conference. The sheriff said the chase began shortly after reports of an armed robbery at a Famous Footwear store in Pensacola at 7:56 p.m. Thursday.

    • The Canadian Press
  • Looking for Mr. Right? He may be at a florist in Calgary

    Fri, Feb 5: A Calgary florist in on a quest worthy of Cupid as we approach Valentine's Day. Gil Tucker has the story of the hunt for "Mr. Right."

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