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Global warming to cause 'catastrophic' species loss: study

Global warming to cause 'catastrophic' species loss: study

AdvertisementPARIS, FRANCE --Global warming will cause "catastrophic" biodiversity loss across the world if greenhouse gas emissions aren't curbed, with some ecosystems liable to collapse as soon as 2030, according to new research into where and when die-offs may occur.Earth has never in human history warmed so quickly or uniformly as currently, but a variety of factors affect temperatures in individual regions, with significant seasonal and geographic variation.Scientists predict that at the current level of manmade carbon emissions, Earth is on course to heat up to four degrees Celsius by...

April 9, 2020
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Ontario unveils steps to reopen. Here's what the 'new normal' will look like

Ontario unveils steps to reopen. Here's what the 'new normal' will look like

AdvertisementTORONTO --Ontario has unveiled its three-phase plan to reopen following weeks of shutdown due to the spread of COVID-19.While no specific dates have been offered up by provincial officials, the plan, dubbed “A Framework for Reopening our Province,” states the parameters of each “gradual stage.”“This framework provides a roadmap for people and businesses, so they know what to look for as the province moves forward,” a document released on Monday outlining the plan reads.“Together, Ontario will emerge from this crisis – with a clear path to economic recovery that keeps people...

April 27, 2020
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Canadian bioscience firm says it's approved for production of rapid COVID-19 testing device

Canadian bioscience firm says it's approved for production of rapid COVID-19 testing device

TORONTO --A Canadian bioscience firm has received federal approval for production and distribution of a device it claims can produce COVID-19 test results in less than an hour.Ottawa-based Spartan Bioscience, which developed the Spartan Cube, says it is capable of testing for COVID-19 and has received Health Canada approval for distribution."You take a swab and you actually take the tip of the swab into this cartridge and then you put into this portable DNA analyzer," Spartan Bioscience CEO Dr. Paul Lem told CTV News. "In less than an hour, you get your COVID-19 test results."Alberta is...

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April 13, 2020
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Alberta stormtrooper bloodied during blaster-related police response on May the Fourth

Alberta stormtrooper bloodied during blaster-related police response on May the Fourth

AdvertisementCALGARY --Lethbridge's chief of police is calling for an investigation into the actions of responding officers after video of an arrest outside a Star Wars-themed restaurant on May 4 surfaced online.A 19-year-old employee at Coco Vanilla Galactic Cantina dressed as a familiar Star Wars stormtrooper and danced outside the restaurant with blaster in hand to mark the occasion of May the Fourth, the day Star Wars fans celebrate the iconic film franchise as a play on the "May the force be with you" line.Lethbridge police arrived with guns drawn, shouting at the teenage girl to drop...

May 5, 2020
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Western University study finds evidence COVID-19 had origins in bats

Western University study finds evidence COVID-19 had origins in bats

AdvertisementLONDON, ONT. --A team of computer scientists and biologists at Western University says their data concurs with the belief bats are the origin of COVID-19.The conclusion comes after high-powered computers at the university analyzed the 29 SARS-CoV2 RNA sequences against 5,300 known viruses in animals.The study was co-led by Western Biology Professor Kathleen Hill and University of Waterloo Computer Science Professor Lila Kari with the support of students at Western and Waterloo.Hill says, within a short period of time, the computer answered the main question researchers had."We...

April 28, 2020
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Ontario takes 'extraordinary step' to give police list of all COVID-19 patients

Ontario takes 'extraordinary step' to give police list of all COVID-19 patients

AdvertisementTORONTO --A civil liberties group is raising concerns after the Ontario government took the "extraordinary step" to release a database to police with a list of everyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the province.On April 6, the province announced they would provide first responders with the names, date of birth and address of all patients who tested positive for the virus. "First responders put their lives on the line every day to protect Ontarians and they are at great risk of being directly exposed to COVID-19 as they fulfill their frontline duties,” the...

April 24, 2020
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August 6, 2020
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French court orders Amazon to suspend non-essential sales

French court orders Amazon to suspend non-essential sales

AdvertisementPARIS --A French court has ordered Amazon to stop selling, receiving or delivering non-essential goods for the next month to protect its employees from the virus.Amazon protested Tuesday's emergency ruling, while unions hailed it as a victory for workers' rights and public health.The ruling requires Amazon to evaluate health risks at all its facilities around France and negotiate new safety measures with worker representatives. Amazon must suspend its non-essential trade within 24 hours or face 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in fines per day. Sales of food, medicine and hygiene...

April 14, 2020
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Mass COVID-19 testing needed, PM says as Canadian firm ramps up production

Mass COVID-19 testing needed, PM says as Canadian firm ramps up production

OTTAWA --A New Brunswick company is ramping up its production to supply enough COVID-19 test chemicals to meet the weekly demand in all provinces, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says expanded mass testing is going to be needed before public health measures are loosened.On Wednesday Trudeau announced that Biotechnology firm LuminUltra is one of the companies that has signed a contract with the federal government to provide essential medical supplies in the fight against the novel coronavirus. It will be providing 500,000 COVID-19 tests per week, for use across Canada.“We responded...

April 15, 2020
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Thieves flee by air after stealing gold bars from Canadian mine in Mexico

Thieves flee by air after stealing gold bars from Canadian mine in Mexico

AdvertisementTORONTO --Canadian mining firm Alamos Gold Inc. reports that a group of armed robbers intercepted gold dore bars on the runway at its Mulatos mine site in Mexico, then staged a dramatic escape in a separate light aircraft.In a statement in Spanish, Alamos's Mexican subsidiary Minas de Oro Nacional says five heavily armed people subdued security guards who were loading the bars for transport on a plane on Wednesday morning.At the same time, it says, a light plane, described as a "Cessna-206 type," landed, and within 10 minutes the aircraft, the armed group and the bars were...

April 9, 2020
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