The World Is Failing In Both Energy Affordability And Climate Goals

Global energy investment is on the rise and expected to grow by 8 percent annually this year, pushed up by record spending on clean energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its new report World Energy Investment 2022. On the face of it, that’s great news for global energy supply and climate goals. But … Read more

A 16th-century mummy helped scientists rebuild the DNA of an E.coli cell

An international collaboration of researchers has successfully reconstructed the genome of an E.coli from the remains of an Italian noble, mummified in the 16th century, a press release said. Escherichia coli (E.coli) was originally thought to be a commensal – a microscopic organism that resides within the host body without offering any benefit but not … Read more

Airport chaos could get worse as Ottawa removes vaccine mandates

OTTAWA—“Science” — not politics or airport delays — is the reason the Liberal government gave for why it has finally halted — or “suspended” — federal vaccine mandates starting next Monday. Yet if politics is the art of the possible, politics were definitely in play. Some Liberal MPs say caucus pressure played a role. Cabinet … Read more

‘It’s a mystery’: Peace Arch Park remains closed – BC

“May these gates never be closed” are the words written on the iconic Peace Arch at the Canada – US border. “This area is the only place on the entire Canada – US border where there’s an international peace park that people can cross to from either country, share the same space and be together,” … Read more

Ottawa suspends COVID-19 tests in airports . mandatory

OTTAWA—The federal government is temporarily suspending mandatory random COVID-19 testing for vaccinated travelers arriving at Canadian airports — a measure Canada’s top doctor billed hours earlier as an “early warning system” critical to tracking the spread of the virus. The suspension will come into effect on Saturday and run until June 30, Transport Canada said … Read more

Ottawa suspends COVID-19 tests in airports . mandatory

OTTAWA—The federal government is temporarily suspending mandatory random COVID-19 testing for vaccinated travelers arriving at Canadian airports — a measure Canada’s top doctor billed hours earlier as an “early warning system” critical to tracking the spread of the virus. The suspension will come into effect on Saturday and run until June 30, Transport Canada said … Read more

More than one million Canadians have to repay CERB — and in some cases EI is being clawed back to do it

With a young child at home and facing the closure of her workplace early in the pandemic, BC resident Rae Clair did what she thought was best: She applied and was approved for Employment Insurance (EI). Later, Clair was switched onto the Canadian Emergency Response Program (CERB). The emergency benefit was a “godsend,” for Clair, … Read more

How a Toronto comedian made $205,000 investing in crypto – then lost it all while Coinbase shut him out

Like most people when they first invest in cryptocurrency, Shane Rochman thought bitcoin was the future. The harvest of the world could collapse next week, he once proclaimed, but his digital coin collection would emerge unscathed. Unless, of course, it was stolen first. Rochman’s saga began in 2018. The 33-year-old was starting a new business: … Read more

What new Omicron variants in Canada mean for COVID’s future

It’s been a while since a whole new COVID-19 variant burst onto the scene, but like a pop star with staying power, good old Omicron keeps finding new ways to reinvent itself. A new iteration of BA.2 — BA.2.12.1 — is rapidly growing in the northeastern US, and is already spreading in Canada. Meanwhile, scientists … Read more

Grade 13 could be making a comeback for a limited time

KITCHENER, Ont.—Grade 13 could be making a comeback, for a limited time. Students who feel the need to catch up after missing months of in-class learning throughout the pandemic would be able to opt for an extra final year of high school under a $295-million plan unveiled Friday by Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca in … Read more