Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Monarchs make the most of a mild summer, biologist says

If you’ve noticed more monarch butterflies fluttering around your garden this year, you’re not alone. Tyler Flockhart has noticed the increase as well. The population biologist and researcher at the University of Guelph, said the butterflies are doing very well this summer thanks to average temperatures and rain conditions during their migration from Mexico. It’s great news considering a report in ...

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Airports pay millions for extra security as passenger wait times grow

Wait times for passengers at airport security checkpoints have grown so long that at least two major airports are paying Ottawa millions of dollars for extra officers to help reduce the lineups. The international airports in Toronto and Vancouver have each signed contracts with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) that give them additional screening resources, even as the ...

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Brit model almost sold online as sex slave renews Congress' push to take on Internet giants

A British model’s harrowing ordeal – lured to a phony photo shoot, shot up with drugs and slated to be auctioned off as a sex slave – is exactly the kind of exploitation U.S. lawmakers are seeking to prevent with new legislation that could pit them against some of the Internet’s biggest companies. Twenty-year-old Chloe Ayling answered an online solicitation ...

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Vacationing like a 'real' man: Photos from Putin's macho holiday seen as part of re-election bid

It seems there is no such thing as too much of Vladimir Putin’s bare chest. For the second time in three days, the Kremlin has released video of the Russian president’s recent macho holiday adventures in Siberia — with even more hunting, boating and underwater spearfishing — and plenty of new scenes of a shirtless Putin enjoying the outdoors. The ...

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Clean your water bottle: study finds bacteria in water storage containers

Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers. “People don’t really think about it,” said Sherilee Harper, co-author of the study recently published in the journal “Environmental Science and Pollution Research.” “You know, it’s just water going into the container so you don’t think to ...

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Jack Rabinovitch, creator of Giller Prize, dies at 87

Jack Rabinovitch, the beloved businessman who created the lucrative and prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize literary award that boosted the profiles and sales of countless Canadian fiction authors, has died. Rabinovitch died Sunday afternoon in Toronto, his daughter Elana confirmed. He was 87. An obituary posted on the website of Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel, which is handling the funeral arrangements, said Rabinovitch ...

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