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Wayne Gretzky may be ‘The Great One’ but he’s no Cup contender as an analyst

In the News   |   May 11, 2021

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There’s some great news about Wayne Gretzky’s reported flirtation with becoming a fulltime TV hockey analyst. He’s doing the flirting with TNT, which is broadcast exclusively in the United States. That means we won’t have... read more

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Astronomers glimpse black hole’s magnetic personality

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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Astronomers have added a new twist to their first-ever picture of a black hole. A reissue of the historic image, first released in 2018, reveals that the giant black hole at the heart of the... read more

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Grammy Awards 2021: The good, the bad, the quotes and the Canadians

In the News   |   March 15, 2021

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Heading up to 63rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, most of the buzz had to do with who wasn’t going to perform during the telecast rather than who was. First-time show producer Ben Winston shot down rumours... read more

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Successful landing of Perseverance rover marks start of epic quest for life on Mars

In the News   |   February 19, 2021

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NASA’s Perseverance rover has opened its robotic eyes on a tantalizing landscape on Mars – one that scientists hope will answer the question of whether a planet that once had all the ingredients to sustain... read more

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NASA mission aided by Canadian tech successfully completes probe of asteroid Bennu

In the News   |   October 21, 2020

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A long-anticipated attempt by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission to snatch a handful of a small asteroid went off without a hitch on Tuesday, though scientists have yet to learn how much, if any, of the precious... read more

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How a bison herd is bringing hope to a Saskatchewan First Nation

In the News   |   August 28, 2020

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The stately creatures that once roamed the prairies were initially bought as food security during the pandemic, but now are reconnecting community members with their past. Alongside a dirt road in Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation, community... read more

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Terrible wordplay: Should slurs, swearing and offensive terms be allowed in Scrabble?

In the News   |   June 25, 2020

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When John Chew first walked into the Toronto Scrabble Club in the summer of 1993, a “mixed race person with kind of geeky interests,” he immediately knew he’d found his community. There were people from... read more

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New report identifies 308 plant and animal species found only in Canada

Articles of Interest   |   June 4, 2020

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It’s known that Canada is home to tens of thousands of species of plants and animals, several hundred of which are listed under the federal Species at Risk Act. But what has been harder for... read more

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NHL to return for 24-team playoffs but warns Canadian quarantine rules may keep games in the U.S.

In the News   |   May 27, 2020

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The NHL announced Tuesday that it intends to return to the ice for a special 24-team Stanley Cup tournament after a months-long pause, but refused to give a hard timeline, cautioning that any action would... read more

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Farm in the city: Growing produce the urban way

In the News   |   May 11, 2020

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Cheyenne Sundance walks slowly along a row of newly planted collard greens and sprinkles them with water. Lovingly, she tends to the bok choy, cilantro, kale and mustard greens, the romaine and rosemary, sorrel, Swiss... read more

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Mali the bear and an Indigenous approach are changing the outlook for West Coast grizzlies

In the News   |   April 29, 2020

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When Mali woke late last month from his long, winter’s nap, he did what all sleepy, young grizzlies do after exiting their snowy dens: He set off immediately to find something to eat. So began... read more

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Brock U scientist seeks to preserve muscles on the road to Mars

In the News   |   April 28, 2020

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When three astronauts returned from the International Space Station earlier this month, it was to a very different world than the one they left. For Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan, both from the United States,... read more

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Cartoons   |   January 16, 2020

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Ontario is investigating after an emergency alert about an imaginary incident at Pickering nuclear facility was mistakenly sent to millions of residents.

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Cartoons   |   December 12, 2019

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In a repeat measure, Russia has been handed a four-year ban from major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency, but its athletes who can prove they are untainted can compete under a neutral flag.

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From scientific revolution to alien life: what the transit of Mercury really means

In the News   |   November 11, 2019

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It was just a tiny black dot, but when Pierre Gassendi saw it projected on a screen in his darkened Paris apartment, he knew he was making history. The dot was the planet Mercury and... read more

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