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World’s steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world’s steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts. The barrel-shaped carriages of a new funicular line are seen front of mount Grosser Mythen (1,898 m/6,227 ft above sea level) during sunny winter weather in the Alpine resort of Stoos, Switzerland December 13, 2017. Picture taken on December 13, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Swiss President Doris Leuthard will officially open the 52 million-Swiss franc ($52.6 million) project running from Schywz to the mountain villageRead More


Ancient giant penguin was as big as Sidney Crosby – Technology & Science

The Associated Press Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about nine kilograms (20 pounds)  heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby. It measured nearly 1.77 metres (five feet, 10 inches) long when swimming and weighed in at 101 kilograms (223 pounds). Crosby is five feet, 11 inches and weighs 200 pounds. If the penguin and the Penguin faced off onRead More


New Saskatoon bus route travels between four malls during Christmas

Holiday shoppers will soon be able to jingle all the way to the mall until Boxing Day. The Jingle Bell Express is set to travel between Confederation Mall, Lawson Heights Mall, Centre Mall and Market Mall every hour. “It means customers will have access without the stress of parking and traffic,” said Jim McDonald, director of Saskatoon Transit. The new service costs $3 and runs on weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If shoppers spend 90 minutes or less inRead More


France’s Macron says world is losing battle against climate change – World

The Associated Press French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday told dozens of world leaders and company bosses gathered at a summit in Paris that “we are losing the battle” against climate change.  “We’re not moving quick enough. We all need to act,” Macron said, seeking to breathe new life into efforts to combat climate change after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of an international accord brokered in the French capital two years ago.  ‘We’re not moving quick enough. We all need to act.’ – French President Emmanuel Macron More than 50 world leaders, as wellRead More


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Couillard’s Liberals promise guaranteed minimum income for some Quebecers

QUEBEC — Premier Philippe Couillard is promising to create a guaranteed minimum income for certain Quebecers as part of a $3 billion anti-poverty plan. Couillard and Employment Minister Francois Blais presented the government’s five-year anti-poverty strategy in Quebec City on Sunday. The plan would boost the annual income of those who are unable to work by more than $5,000 to about $18,029 a year and establish a guaranteed minimum income for them. Those deemed able to work would not receive increased benefits under the plan but could be eligible forRead More


Windsor couple celebrating $1M lotto win

CTV Windsor Published Friday, December 8, 2017 1:17PM EST Last Updated Friday, December 8, 2017 1:20PM EST A Windsor man and his wife are celebrating after winning the Guaranteed $1 Million Prize from the Dec. 2 Lotto 6/49 draw. Dale Brissette, 45, says he discovered his win while using the OLG Lottery App. He says his wife Tamara “was so happy.” “I have been playing the lottery for about 20 years and enjoy playing Lotto 6/49 and Poker Lotto,” said Dale Brissette, while at the OLG Prize Centre in TorontoRead More


Bitcoin price passes $13,000 US – Business

CBC News Value of cryptocurrency has increased by 1,500 per cent in the past 12 months CBC News Posted: Dec 06, 2017 3:33 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017 3:33 PM ET The price of a single bitcoin passed the $13,000 US level for the first time on Wednesday, a gain of $1,000 in less than a day. The value of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency is soaring, up more than 1,500 per cent in the past 12 months alone. Bitcoin is seeing a flurry of interest even asRead More


Nuclear fusion project hails halfway construction milestone – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

A vast international experiment designed to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of clean and cheap energy is halfway toward completion. The organization behind the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor announced the milestone Wednesday and confirmed it’s aiming to conduct a first test run in 2025. Construction in southern France has been dogged by delays and a quadrupling of costs to 20 billion euros ($23.7 billion). Critics say money could be better spent on other research; advocates counter the cost is modest compared with annually subsidies for renewableRead More


New Turcot configuration starts Monday

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, December 5, 2017 12:54PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, December 5, 2017 1:00PM EST There is one more weekend of work necessary on the Turcot Interchange before its new configuration comes into effect. Once it’s done the new spaghetti-like loop of ground-level transfers will be in place and several highway entrances and exits will be closed for years to come. Access to Highway 20 West will also change near the Angrignon entrance.   Work for weekend of Dec. 8 This weekend westbound traffic will be blocked alongRead More