Electrification, service capacity at the transit forefront ahead of federal election
With the Canadian federal election rapidly approaching, funding for public transportation is back in the headlines, as people look for more efficient, greener ways of getting from Point A to Point B. A major topic around public transit and the election on Sept. 20 is the electrification of transit... Read more
Federal parties need to go after “big ticket items” to reduce emissions, says activist
A climate activist says climate change shouldn’t be a partisan issue in this election. Cathy Orlando, Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International is disappointed to see vastly different plans and politics surrounding climate action from the parties vying to form government. In 2010, Orlando started the first international chapter... Read more
Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more
Offshore wind farm energy deal gets $1.6B investment from Norway
(Reuters) – Norway’s $1.3 trillion sovereign wealth fund has directly invested in a renewable energy project for the first time. The fund purchased a 50 per cent stake in the Borssele 1 and 2 wind farm off the Netherlands for $1.63 billion from Denmark’s Orsted, which will resume to... Read more
Ice cover decreasing on Great Lakes, data shows
By Hansil Mehta The average ice cover on the Great Lakes has decreased by over 20 per cent in the last 50 years, data suggests. Data collected by the Canadian Ice Service and the U.S. National Ice Service since 1973 shows a decrease in annual ice cover on all... Read more
New one-shot Covid vaccine appears safe and effective, company says

Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot Covid-19 had a successful trial, according to the FDA. Experts will meet on Friday to decide whether or not to approve the shot.

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Millions in Texas without power after historic winter storm cuts grid

Millions of Texans have lost power, and 21 have lost their lives, as a major snowstorm covers the state.

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Mulan premiere held in LA instead of China
LOS ANGELES, March 9 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co. held a red carpet premiere for its action epic “Mulan” on Monday, pushing ahead with the movie’s rollout even though the coronavirus spread will keep the film out of China, the second-largest film market, indefinitely. Warner Bros. has not delayed... Read more
Entertainment world affected by COVID 19
BY: SARAH TAHER The COVID 19 virus is forcing many events, festivals and premiers to be postponed over concerns of the outbreak.  The Coachella music festival in the Southern California desert has been postponed for six months until October because of concerns regarding the virus, organizer Goldenvoice said on... Read more
Coronavirus update: Jan. 23, 2020
The deadly coronavirus is rapidly spreading despite the Chinese Government’s best efforts to contain it.  As of Thursday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. three Chinese cities are on lockdown, impacting 18 million people among them. Seventeen people are confirmed dead and there have been around 600 confirmed cases of the... Read more