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Op-Ed: Billion year old predators? Outsider microbes rewrite life

Halifax - A group of microbes called Hemimastigotes has been known, and unclassifiable as any plant, animal or anything else, for some time. New work has defined it as a separate kingdom… And thrown a rather large spanner into the view of life on ancient Earth.

Canada will not extend Mali peacekeeping mission: minister

Ottawa - Canada will not extend its peacekeeping mission in Mali beyond July 2019, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said in an interview that aired Saturday.

Ontario Beekeepers’ Association say ban neonic pesticides

Fourteen conservation and environmental groups have called on the Canadian government to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides immediately. This follows Ottawa concluding consultations on the latest neonic risk assessments.

Online resource helps healthcare professionals with opioid crisis

A new online program has been developed, designed to assist healthcare professionals to address the opioid crisis that is affecting many countries. The new program is designed to be used to support Canadian healthcare.

Calgary residents vote on Canada's 2026 Olympic bid

Ottawa - Calgary's bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics faced a major hurdle Tuesday, with residents of the Canadian city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains voting in a referendum likely to determine if it proceeds any further.

Q&A: New SaaS-based business VoIP communications solution Special

For sales reps, calls are reportedly 10-15 times more likely to generate a successful sale. Focusing on this, Versature have launched a new product to allow companies to leverage call data to improve the way they do business.

Alate Partners seeks to change how real estate is managed

Venture capitalists Relay Ventures and Canadian real estate firm Dream have come together to launch Alate Partners, a business focused on accelerating the development of technologies that enhance or augment how real estate is designed, built, and managed.

Calgary residents vote on Canada's 2026 Olympic bid

Ottawa - Calgary's bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics faced a major hurdle Tuesday, with residents of the Canadian city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains voting in a referendum likely to determine if it proceeds any further.

Three Canadian tax loopholes that mean billions in lost revenue

Ottawa - New data released by Finance Canada shows that the amount of revenue the government lost through tax loopholes mostly benefiting the very rich has risen sharply since last year.

BlackBerry bounces back as a cybersecurity consultancy

BlackBerry may still be associated with the first wave of smartphones, However the Canadian company has had more success recently with system security services and products.

Canada apologizes for turning away Jews fleeing Nazi Germany

Ottawa - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized in parliament on Wednesday for Canada's refusal to admit Jewish asylum seekers fleeing Nazi Germany just months before the outbreak of World War II.On May 15, 1939 the ocean liner MS St.

MoveTheDial Connect mentorship platform kicks off

Toronto - The inaugural #MovetheDial Global Summit in Toronto has taken place, launching the MovetheDial Connect mentorship platform. The scheme is designed to provide mentorship opportunities for women in tech.

New benefits via Sun Life's new online portal

SunLife is one of the world’s largest financial services companies. It is now offering a personalized wellness rewards program, delivered through the scheme BestLifeRewarded.

New investment into transplantation research in Canada

Canadian politicians and health agencies have announced $3.3 million additional investment for transplantation research. The aim is to increase the availability of transplants and to raise standards to promote long-term post-operative survival.

First microelectromechanical neural network created

Researchers report that a new reservoir computer is the first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application. This could lead to new devices which act simultaneously as both a sensor and a computer.

Canada planning to increase expulsions of illegal immigrants: report

Ottawa - Faced with an influx of asylum seekers from the United States, Canada is planning to substantially step up deportations of illegal migrants, Canada's public broadcaster reported Wednesday.

Introducing 3D modeling to online shopping

CGTrader is to integrate its technology with e-commerce giant Shopify to create an innovative shopping experience based on 3D modeling. A 3D shopping experience will replace the current 2D format.

Hemp production increases in Alberta after marijuana legalization

Edmonton - Industrial hemp production for fiber etc. has been legal for some time. However, the top parts of the plant were not used. They do not contain significant amounts of THC, the chemical that provides the high that many marijuana users seek.

Machine learning insight into how flies see the world

Toronto - The fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) occupies a world where it senses the environment through touch and smell. What isn’t clear is the extent that the fly visually interprets the world. To explore this, researchers have turned to machine learning.

Making Canadian neighborhoods connected and safe

Toronto - OneEleven and Aviva Canada are coming together to host the event 'Safer Neighbourhoods Hackathon'. The aim is to help to ensure Canadian neighbourhoods are safer and better connected through technology.
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