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Scientists solve the mystery of America’s scuba-diving fly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry as a desert. An alkali fly creates a protective bubble in order to dive in Mono Lake, California, U.S. in this June 2017 photo released on November 20, 2017. Courtesy Floris van Breugel/Caltech/Handout via REUTERS Research published on Monday finally explains the secrets of thisRead More


Judge withdraws from case after saying alleged sexual assault should have been “flattered”

A judge has withdrawn from a case in which he said a 17-year-old victim of sexual assault was a little overweight, had a pretty face and was maybe a “bit flattered” at the interest shown in her. Court documents show Judge Jean-Paul Braun recused himself on Oct. 26, a day after his comments were published in a Montreal newspaper. He gave no reasons for his decision. Braun is being replaced by Lori Weitzman, another Quebec court judge. The case resumes Dec. 14 with sentencing arguments. The Crown says Braun’s decisionRead 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


5-year-old girl allegedly attacked by German shepherd

A little girl in Ontario continues to recover after an alleged dog attack by one of the neighbour’s pets. The family of five-year-old Madalyn Barclay says the little girl was attacked by a German shepherd mix while playing at a neighbour’s house in Bradford, Ont., roughly 70 kilometres north of Toronto. Bobbi Stickwood, Madalyn’s mother, told CTV Toronto the alleged attack happened 10 days ago when her daughter had been visiting the friend’s house. “We brought her back with a rag on her face and I knew it was reallyRead More


NDP again calls for the resignation of Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre

CTV Saskatoon Published Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:17PM CST Last Updated Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:57PM CST The NDP caucus released a statement Saturday morning calling on Education Minister Bronwyn Eyre to admit wrongdoing and give a proper apology for attacking treaty education, or resign. Eyre recently came under fire for claiming her son’s history assignment degraded her European ancestors, but another account of the homework made public did not reflect Eyre’s remarks.  The news release says that “Eyre has taken several opportunities to say she was apologizing but, there stillRead More


Mixed reactions for postponing of seismic testing at Donkin Mine

After a sudden decision to postpone controversial seismic testing at the Donkin Mine in Nova Scotia, Maritimers are expressing both caution and relief. The company operating the mine, Kameron Coal, announced Friday that it’s putting off the polarizing project until 2018. The company faced significant public backlash from both fishermen and First Nations who argue the tests would harm fisheries.            Fishermen’s representative, Herb Nash says he’s relieved the project has been put off. “We’re tickled pink with it,” he says. “We couldn’t be happier that Kameron Coal stopped it,Read More


‘Mental toughness’ helping Connor Brown avoid the dreaded sophomore slump

TORONTO — When he arrived at the Maple Leafs’ practice facility on Wednesday morning, Connor Brown saw he’d been bumped down the depth chart to the team’s fourth line. That sort of demotion could leave a player feeling a bit sick to his stomach. But in Brown’s case, his coach has elected to take all of the blame. “I said to him today, ‘did you check out the lineup?’ He said. ‘Yeah.’ So I said, ‘you’re getting screwed again,’ and he just laughed,” Leafs coach Mike Babcock said. “He knowsRead More


Petition calls for better treatment of injured workers

CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:46PM EST Last Updated Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:19PM EST A petition is calling for better treatment of injured workers and changes to the way the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) handles claims. The Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups (ONIWG) is launching the campaign and it’s getting support from the Windsor District Labour Council and the workers support group at Unifor local 195. Windsor resident Shannon DeWitt is one of the injured workers highlighted by the province-wide campaign. DeWitt says sheRead More


Federal government to boost treatment options for drug users: health minister

CALGARY — Ottawa is planning to boost treatment options for drug users as it tries to deal with what Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is calling a national public health crisis. Petitpas Taylor outlined some of the steps the federal government aims to take during a conference in Calgary of the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. She said the government plans to support pilot projects that would provide safer opioid alternatives at supervised consumption sites. Ottawa also aims to hold consultations on allowing different drugs, such as heroin,Read More


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