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Desperate for electricity, Puerto Rico children’s hospital goes solar – CBC News

Ioanna Roumeliotis Puerto Rico is slowly rebuilding its electrical grid and the generating stations damaged by hurricane Maria, but for some residents the sun holds the best promise of restoring light. And a hospital parking lot in San Juan covered in hundreds of solar panels has become a test area. “There are a little bit under 800 solar panels,” says Juliana Canino, who runs the Hospital del Niño. There are nearly 800 solar panels set up in the Hospital del Nino’s parking lot to power the facility’s microgrid. (Jennifer Barr/CBC)Read More


Candidate for premier says abortions should be restricted to women facing medical risks

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:09PM CST Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:48PM CST One of the leading candidates in the race to become the next premier of Saskatchewan says he doesn’t believe in abortion, even in the case of sex assault victims. Ken Cheveldayoff, a long-time Saskatoon member of the legislature for the Saskatchewan Party, also says anyone under 18 should need parental consent for the procedure. And he thinks abortions should further be restricted to women facing medical risks, not victims of sexual assault.Read More


Hackers only needed a phone number to track this MP’s cellphone – Politics

Catherine Cullen,Kristen Everson NDP MP Matthew Dubé looks at a map showing that hackers tracked his movements through his cellphone for days. One marker shows Dubé near Parliament Hill. Another marks the place he lives when he’s working in Ottawa. One more shows an early morning trip to the airport to pick up his partner from a business trip. “That’s creepy. That doesn’t make you feel very comfortable,” said the Quebec MP. He looks down at the laptop showing the map again and laughs nervously. Ethical hackers were able toRead More


JPMorgan’s Dimon says Trump likely to be a one-term president

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co, on Wednesday said he expects to see a new U.S. president in 2021 and advised the Democratic party to come up with a “pro-free enterprise” agenda for jobs and economic growth instead. FILE PHOTO: JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon speaks at a Remain in the EU campaign event attended by Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne (not shown) at JP Morgan’s corporate centre in Bournemouth, southern Britain, June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo Asked atRead More


133 rabies cases reported in first 10 months of 2017

Ontario is on pace to finish 2017 with about half as many confirmed cases of rabies as 2016, but more than in the rest of this decade combined. As of Oct. 31, 133 animals had been diagnosed with rabies across Ontario. The majority of those animals have been raccoons, as the province continues to experience a rabies outbreak that came to light in late 2015 when a raccoon got into a fight with two dogs in the back on an animal control van in Hamilton. The outbreak’s peak occurred inRead More


New DNA test helps determine how you react to meds

B.C. pharmacists say they have a new way of finding out how you’ll react to various medications – based on your DNA. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Fox fur farmer guilty of three counts of animal cruelty

CTV Montreal Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:27PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:59PM EST A Quebec fur farmer was found guilty on three charges of animal cruelty on Tuesday, three years after the Montreal SPCA declared his farm “hell on earth.” With the conviction, Jean-Luc Rodier is facing a $5,000 fine and 75 hours of community service, as well as a 15 year ban on owning any animals other than mink. Those animals he is permitted to own will be supervised by the Montreal SPCA. In 2014,Read More


1 dead, 1 hurt in 2-vehicle crash

One person is dead following a collision between a tractor-trailer and a car. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC


Canada’s winter weather forecast: What meteorologists expect for the season ahead

Blizzard conditions, freezing rain, nor’easters, and icy Arctic air are all in the forecast for Canadians this winter, as the country’s weather experts release their predictions for the season ahead. As Dec. 21 nears, however, there are different expectations for how winter will unfold: The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for a “milder-than-average” season, while The Weather Network’s winter forecast expects “a wild ride from start to finish.” Here’s a look at where this year’s winter predictions from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, The Weather Network, Environment Canada, and AccuWeather wereRead More


Palestinian activists angry at Nick Cave over Israel show

JERUSALEM — Supporters of an international boycott movement against Israel have lashed out at rock star Nick Cave after he played in the Jewish state and accused the pro-Palestinian activists of trying to bully musicians. The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel called Cave’s shows a “propaganda gift” that helps “art-wash” Israeli policies toward Palestinians. Cave plays Monday in Tel Aviv after an almost sold out show there the night before. The Australian musician said he faced pressure to cancel shows by the BDS movement, whichRead More