Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

Can a 3rd dimension make crosswalks safer? Montreal is about to find out

The Montreal borough of Outremont has joined Germany, France, India and Iceland in hopes of catching the eyes of drivers with a crosswalk painted to appear three-dimensional. City workers painted the 3D intersection on Tuesday. The goal is to catch drivers’ eyes and prompt them to yield to pedestrians. Outremont borough Coun. Mindy Pollak said she believes it’s the first 3D crosswalk in Canada. ...

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Feeling some childhood nostalgia? Take a step inside an adult fun house

First it was colouring books, then escape rooms — now there’s another way you can join the growing trend toward getting in touch with your inner kid: an adult-oriented fun house. A 1950s family-run grocery store in Toronto’s Kensington Market is being converted into a multi-sensory adventure-themed space, running this August through to Halloween. Described as a “choose-your-own-adventure playground,” Fairland Funhouse is being designed as a two-storey hotel, located at 241 Augusta ...

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Cineplex to add at least 5 more Void virtual-reality experience centres

Cineplex says it’s adding at least five more immersive, virtual-reality experience centres in Canada over the next several years. The Void Experience Centres combine virtual reality technology and sensory effects, like touch and smell, to give users an immersive experience incorporating movie franchises, like Star Wars and Ghostbusters. Cineplex already operates one of the centres at its Toronto Rec Room location ...

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Ottawa invests $2.2M to reduce methane emissions in oil and gas sector

The federal government is investing $2.2 million in two projects intended to reduce methane emissions in Canada’s oil and gas sector.  “Methane is not something that comes to everyone’s mind, but it’s 25 times more toxic, if you will, than carbon dioxide,” said Kim Rudd, parliamentary secretary to Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, at Tuesday’s announcement in Calgary. “I’ll give ...

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Honeymooning couple collide in fatal zip line accident

FILE: An Israeli man on his honeymoon was killed and his wife seriously injured in an accident involving a zip line in Honduras, according to reports. An Israeli man on his honeymoon was killed and his wife seriously injured in a freak accident involving a zip line in Honduras, according to reports. Egael Tishman, 24, and Shif Fanken, 27, collided ...

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Majority of WestJet flight attendants sign union cards, says CUPE

After several years of unionization drives at WestJet, a majority of flight attendants at the airline have now signed union cards, according to the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). CUPE announced Monday it has now filed an application with the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) to represent those flight attendants. The union says more than half of flight attendants at WestJet’s ...

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Canada drops mustard from retaliatory tariff list while ketchup remains a target

Canada may have declared war on American-made ketchup, but has given its sidekick, mustard, a reprieve. Mustard made the proposed list of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods, but the federal government dropped it just before the tariffs took effect July 1, cutting Canadian mustard seed farmers a break. Several industry groups petitioned Ottawa to get certain items taken off its hit list. ...

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