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Nature Conservancy of Canada increases conservation area on Lake Huron Island

A national not-for-profit land trust says it has expanded a conservation area on a Lake Huron island that has large forests and a long stretch of undeveloped shoreline. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says the portion of land it now protects on Cockburn Island, west of Manitoulin Island, is 107 square kilometres – twice the […]

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China lashes out at Taiwan for offering asylum to Hong Kong democracy protesters

China lashed out at Taiwan on Monday over its offer of political asylum to participants in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest movement, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched peacefully in the latest massive demonstration in the Chinese territory. The government of Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own territory, strongly supports […]

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Doug Ford moves ahead with Ontario municipal funding cuts in 2020

TORONTO – Ontario will move ahead with its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year. Premier Doug Ford is expected to make the announcement later today at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. His office says Ford will announce that the funding changes will go ahead on Jan. 1, […]

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How certain C. difficile strains have evolved to live in your hospital room

Sometimes scientists look for new species in the jungle or deep in the oceans. Other times they look in hospital rooms. Researchers reported this week in Nature Genetics that a subset of Clostridium difficile bacteria is on the verge of becoming a new species. And they found it in hospitals, where it represents about 69 […]

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Dark web detectives and cannabis sommeliers: Here are some jobs that could exist in the future

What do a dark web detective, cannabis sommelier and therapist hairdresser have in common? They’re all on a list of professions that workplace experts say could exist by the year 2030. In a report called Signs of the Times: Expert insights about employment in 2030, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship — a policy institute set up […]