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It's not what you'd expect to find on the 29th floor of a Toronto office building. Instead of cubicles, a complex arrangement of lasers, mirrors and optical fibres run from floor to ceiling, making up the quantum computer called Borealis. And Borealis recently hit a milestone by solving a colossal math problem. "If we ran [the problem] on the most powerful supercomputer out there, it would take 9,000 years. For Borealis, it takes less than a second, which is quite incredible," says Christian Wee
Saint John police are investigating after a hiker discovered human remains in East Saint John. The identity of the remains has yet to be determined. The hiker found the remains Friday evening in a heavily wooded area between Lakewood Heights and Golden Grove Road. "The hiker had been walking in a densely wooded area when he made the discovery," said the force in a statement. "He marked the location and called the police." Police said a search of the immediate site was completed by forensic ident
After a late start to the season, some sunflower growers on P.E.I. are optimistic about what lies ahead for the beloved flower. Crystal Burke-Cheverie, who helps run Fortune Bridge Farms in Souris, P.E.I., says dry weather over the last month was making it difficult for sunflowers to bloom. However, recent rain means flowers are now in bloom and the demand is high, Burke-Cheverie said. "They seem to be really popular all over the Island. Everyone you talk to likes sunflowers," she said. This Sat
In an update from the Department of Forestry, the Bay d'Espoir highway fire is considered 20% contained as of Sunday. Favourable weather conditions have helped crews tackle the fire in recent days. However, the nearby Paradise Lake fire is still out of control. For both fires, the department has assigned 2 helicopters, along with air and ground crews to fight the blaze. Roads reopen as cabin owners ignore warnings This news comes as the department has reopened a number of forest access roads in
Firefighters from across Europe have teamed up with their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country. View on euronews
After a two-year break, wood carvers got a chance to show off their artistic talent in Saint Andrews. The 15th annual New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition welcomed carvers from around the province this weekend, and from as far away as British Columbia and Alabama. Like most other events, the competition took a two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gord Willett, an organizer with the New Brunswick Woodcarving Association, said the competition is likely the second largest one in Canad
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A Manitoba sunflower farmer opens up his field to people seeking selfies, with the profits going to charity.
Peel police have arrested 24 people, which they say has resulted in the dismantling of an organized crime group operating across southern Ontario. Police say the probe began earlier this year in the Peel Region and Greater Toronto Area, with funding help from the Ontario government. It expanded with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency, the RCMP, the OPP, the Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police Service, Halton Regional Police Service, Peterborough Police Service, and Vancouve
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A B.C. couple is questioning why a minor dispute on a plane escalated to them being escorted off by police. Other passengers on the flight are defending the couple, who are Black, accusing staff of racism. Jhody Batiste was flying from Toronto to Kelowna on Wednesday when she asked another passenger to switch seats so she could sit next to her partner, Andre Henry. The passenger agreed, Batiste said, and a flight attendant told her she would have to pay to switch seats. Batiste said others on th
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) -A gunman wounded at least eight people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli authorities and witnesses said. The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, according to a statement by the police, which did not identify him. Israeli media reported the assailant was a Palestinian from east Jerusalem.
Born during the siege of Sarajevo in the early 90s, festival organisers are using this year to highlight Ukraine’s own war plightView on euronews
Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide involving a man who was found deceased at a residence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. RCMP said the residents will notice an increased police presence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, some 67 kilometres west of Prince Albert, over the next few days as officers continue to investigate in the community. RCMP have not released any other details at this time. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Ahtahkakoop RCMP at
OTTAWA — The Prime Minister's Office says Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland. In a statement released Saturday, the PMO confirmed the Aug. 21-23 visit starts in Montreal, where meetings will be held with German and Canadian business leaders, and a tour is scheduled at an artificial intelligence institute. The two men will then head to
MONTREAL — The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) has a new slogan: "Real issues. Real solutions." The tagline was announced Saturday by party leader Dominique Anglade during her opening speech at the 40th convention of the party's youth wing in Montreal, less than two months before the Oct. 3 provincial election. Anglade focused on cost-of-living issues, highlighting the dizzying rise of inflation, home prices and grocery bills. She accused Premier François Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec, which is l
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's central bank cut key lending rates in a surprise move on Monday to revive demand as data showed the economy unexpectedly slowing in July, with factory and retail activity squeezed by Beijing's zero-COVID policy and a property crisis. The grim set of figures indicate the world's second-largest economy is struggling to shake off the June quarter's hit to growth from strict COVID restrictions, prompting some economists to downgrade their projections. Industrial output grew 3.8% in July from a year earlier, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), below the 3.9% expansion in June and a 4.6% increase expected by analysts in a Reuters poll.
The Calgary fire and police departments are investigating a suspicious fire that burned through an abandoned building in Kensington early Sunday morning. The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) responded to reports of a structure fire in the 1100 block of Gladstone Road N.W. around 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning. A second alarm was immediately called to make sure enough resources were on scene, according to a CFD news release. Fire crews faced "significant smoke and visible flame" from inside the three-sto
Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, N.J., was arrested at New York lecture hall scene, is charged with attempted murder and assault as Rushdie in hospital on ventilator.