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Canada's Scotty Dinosaur Identified As World's Largest And Oldest T-Rex

Scotty the T-rex is the world's oldest and biggest dinosaur. Its leg bones suggest it was more than 19,400 pounds when it walked Saskatchewan in prehistoric times.

Animals March 23, 2019

Canadian Glacial Melt Uncovers Ancient Landscapes Hidden For 40,000 Years

Researchers said that the melting glaciers in the Arctic are exposing landscapes that have never been seen in over 40,000 years. From Baffin Island, they collected samples of ancient plants preserved in ice in the region.

Ancient January 30, 2019

552-Carat Yellow Diamond Unearthed In Canada Is Largest In North America

The rough 552-carat yellow diamond found at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada in October is about the size of a chicken egg. It is now the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and seventh-largest ever found.

Feature | Science December 15, 2018

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2018

Mean And Angry Canadian Crabs Are Wreaking Havoc On Coastal Ecosystems

Researchers fear that Canadian green crabs spotted in the waters of the United States might pose a threat to the local ecosystem. The migrants from Nova Scotia are more aggressive than the green crabs of Maine.

Animals September 21, 2018

Miner Digs Up 50,000-Year-Old Mummified Wolf Puppy In Canada

A miner discovered the perfectly mummified carcass of a wolf pup in the Yukon region. After radiocarbon dating, researchers found that the animal lived through the Ice Age over 50,000 years ago.

Animals September 17, 2018

Someone's Selling 'Hot Dog Water' For Weight Loss And People Are Actually Buying It For $38

People spent $38 on unfiltered 'Hot Dog Water' sold at a festival in Vancouver, Canada last weekend. The keto-friendly water was marketed as a product that supports weight loss, increases brain function, and makes one look younger.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2018

Americans Spend $12,000 For Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy While Canadians Spend $6,000

A new study revealed that Americans spent $12,345 per month for the same colorectal cancer chemotherapy as Canadians, who spent only $6,195 per month. The survival outcomes were identical.

Medicine June 4, 2018

Earliest Human Footprints In North America Are 13,000 Years Old, And They Were Found On A Canadian Island

Scientists have discovered the earliest set of human footprints in North America. The 13,000-year-old footprints were found on the short of Calvert Island in British Columbia, Canada.

Ancient March 28, 2018

More Than 700 Canadian Doctors Protest Pay Raises Saying They're Getting Paid Too Much

Doctors in Quebec are protesting their own pay raises negotiated by their unions. They argue that other healthcare professionals are struggling and that the money should be used elsewhere it is needed.

Public Health March 8, 2018

Couple Get Hookworms In Their Feet On Vacation In The Dominican Republic, Denied Medication In Canada

A Canadian couple acquired hookworms after walking barefoot on a beach in the Dominican Republic. Health Canada denied them the necessary medication, so they had to get it in the United States.

Public Health January 30, 2018

Rocks Prove That Australia Was Once Connected To North America In Supercontinent Nuna

Researchers found rocks in Georgetown, in the northern part of Queensland, that were unlike any others in Australia. The rocks, however, shared striking similarities with others found in North America, suggesting that the two continents were once connected.

Earth/Environment January 24, 2018

Canadian Monster? New Eight-Legged Species Found Underneath Arctic Ice

A new 'monster' species was discovered in the waters of the Canadian Arctic. Such creatures are hard to find, but this discovery was actually unintentional.

Animals October 21, 2017

NOAA Suspends Whale Rescue Efforts After Rescuer's Death

The NOAA has announced their suspension of whale disentanglement efforts as a result of the accidental death of a veteran rescuer. The decision was made to review their current emergency response protocols.

Animals July 14, 2017

Biologists Probe 'Unprecedented' Loss, Mysterious Death Of Endangered Right Whales

Six dead right whales appeared in the waters of Canada. No reason for the deaths or any apparent clue has been provided, and biologists deemed them a huge loss for the endangered species.

Animals June 29, 2017

'River Piracy' In Focus: How Climate Change Made Canadian Glacier River Disappear Within Days

A river piracy has been reported in Canada where an existing Slims River, feeding Kluane Lake, in Yukon Territory suddenly vanished and the water started flowing into another river. The reason is climate change thinning the Kaskawulsh Glacier.

Earth/Environment April 20, 2017

Millenia-Old Arctic Ice Samples Melt Away As Freezer Fails At Alberta University

A malfunctioning freezer at Alberta University has destroyed a precious part of ice cores drilled from Alaskan Arctic aged many millenniums. However, 90 percent of the ice cores are safe and research on climate change may continue.

Earth/Environment April 18, 2017

What Caused A Canadian Town’s Tap Water To Turn Bright Pink?

The public water of Onoway in Alberta, Canada, has suddenly turned fluorescent pink. The culprit: potassium permanganate, which is commonly incorporated in treatment processes to remove iron and manganese.

Public Health March 8, 2017

The Icky Truth: How Much Pee Is In Swimming Pools?

People are actually peeing in swimming pools. Now Canadian researchers have ventured to know the concentration of urine in pools and hot tubs by measuring the amount of sweetener acesulfame potassium in the water.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2017

Huawei P10, Huawei P10 Plus Coming To Canada But US Launch Not On The Cards, Here's Why

Huawei has decided to release both the Huawei P10 and the Huawei P10 Plus in the Canadian markets through carriers such as Rogers, Bell and others. However, the devices will not retail in U.S. stores.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 28, 2017

Justin Trudeau PMO Slams Fox News Over False Tweet On Quebec Mosque Shooting

Fox News has deleted a tweet that said the Quebec mosque shooter was of Moroccan origin. This comes after the network was admonished by a staff of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau over Twitter.

Viral February 1, 2017

Woman Goes 6 Days Without Lungs In Doctors’ Bid To Save Her Life

Doctors in Canada recall how they were forced to remove a young mother’s lungs for six days while she waited for an organ transplant. The last-ditch procedure is considered a world first.

Medicine January 28, 2017

Amazon To Pay C$1.1 Million To Settle Misleading Pricing Case In Canada

Amazon will pay C$1.1 million to settle a two-year investigation on the online retail company's misleading pricing practices. Canada's Competition Bureau found that Amazon compared the prices of its products to listings with higher prices to suggest that they were bargains.

Business Tech January 12, 2017

Thousands Of Dead Fish And Other Sea Creatures Wash Up On Nova Scotia Coast

Up to 20,000 fish and other sea animals were found dead along the western coast of Nova Scotia in Canada. Officials are now testing the water for potential pesticide contamination or low levels of oxygen.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2016

Canada Declares Internet Access As Basic Service, But Will It Be Able To Keep Promise Of 50 Mbps Connections?

Canada declared the internet as a basic need alongside utilities such as electricity and water. The country's government has also unveiled a plan to bring a high-speed internet connection of up to 50 Mbps to all its citizens by 2021.

Internet December 23, 2016

Missing Nuke Found? 1950s Nuclear Weapon May Have Been Discovered Off Canada

A man who went on a diving trip may have found the 'lost nuke' near Banks Island in British Columbia, Canada, reports say. The Royal Canadian Navy will investigate the area to confirm the suspicion.

November 8, 2016

Religion Influences A Person’s Likelihood To Get Cancer Screening

A new study conducted in Canada among immigrants shows that religious women are more likely to go through cancer screening procedures than those with no religious affiliation. Despite lower income, Muslim women have an 85.2 percent screening rate.

Public Health October 11, 2016

Doctors Can Now Prescribe Heroin To Patients In Canada

Doctors in Canada can now prescribe pharmaceutical grade heroin to patients with severe heroin addiction, thanks to a change in regulation. Health officials believe addiction should be tackled as a health-based issue instead of being crime-based.

Medicine September 17, 2016

Ecological Warning: Sea Star Death In Howe Sound Sets Off Domino Effect

In 2013, millions of sea stars in North America's west coast contracted a deadly virus and were completely wiped out. Now, researchers say this massive die-off triggered a damaging domino effect.

Animals June 25, 2016

Moto G4 Plus Reportedly Landing In Canada Soon: Price, Options And Release Date

Motorola only offered a vague 'later this summer' timeline for the Moto G4 line's global rollout, but more details have now surfaced. The Moto G4 Plus is reportedly set to launch in Canada next week, so here's when, where and for how much.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 17, 2016

Canada Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana As Soon As 2017

The use of recreational marijuana could already be legal in Canada as soon as next year, with its leaders pursuing legislation soon. Legalizing marijuana in Canada could open up a big market for U.S. traders, too.

Medicine June 12, 2016

Climate Change Causes Extensive Greening Of Canada's Tundra: NASA Study

An analysis of satellite images finds that Canada's tundra is greening. Scientists discover that climate change is causing an extensive greening activity in parts of Canada and Alaska, an event that might disrupt the carbon cycle.

Earth/Environment June 9, 2016

Sony Xperia X Performance, Xperia XA Hitting Canadian Shelves First Before US

Sony has announced that its Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA will land in Canada first before heading to the United States. Alongside these two phones, the company will also release the Xperia X and Xperia XA Ultra.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2016

Russian Rocket Carrying Toxic Chemicals To Crash In Canada's Arctic Waters

A Russian Rocket is expected to crash in Canada’s Arctic waters this weekend. The rocket, which is carrying highly toxic chemicals, will be diving into a biodiversity hotspot - endangering animals such as whales, polar bears and seabirds.

Earth/Environment June 3, 2016

Proposal Seeks To Allow Sale Of Irradiated Ground Beef In Canada

Irradiated ground beef may soon be found on grocery shelves in Canada, as Health Canada has proposed amendments that would allow the food to go through irradiation to kill E.coli bacteria and other pathogens.

Public Health May 31, 2016

Dinosaur Post Stamp Series Depicts Beasts From Canada's Geological Past

A new stamp series from Canada Post depicts five prehistoric beasts from the country's geological past. Each stamp tells a story through the eyes of either the creature's prey or predator.

Animals May 30, 2016

Nearly Half Of Antidepressants Prescribed To Treat Pain, Anxiety And Insomnia

Antidepressants are being used under off-label purposes such as treating conditions that are not depression-related. Researchers in Canada have determined the extent of off-label prescribing.

Medicine May 25, 2016

Scientists Detect Deadly Salmon Disease In Canadian Fish Farms

A viral disease proven to be deadly in Norwegian fish farms has been detected by federal scientists in fish farms in British Columbia. Experts fear the infection could spread to wild salmons as well.

Animals May 23, 2016

True Love Never Dies: Son Snaps Bittersweet Photo Of His Dad Holding His Mom's Hand At ICU Before Dying

A husband suffering from lung cancer held his wife's hand for the last time, hours before heaving his last breath. The whole scene was captured on photo by the couple's 21-year-old son.

Viral May 23, 2016

AT&T Offers Free Roaming In Mexico And Canada, But Only To Select Subscribers

AT&T announced a new roaming upgrade, offering free voice and data roaming in Canada and Mexico. However, the deal is available only to select customers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2016

LG G5 Now $100 More Affordable In Canada

The LG G5 is now $100 cheaper in Canada courtesy of a limited period promotion, making the flagship more affordable. The offer is valid only on select Canadian carriers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 11, 2016

Canada's Justin Trudeau Allocates $785 Million To Support Fight Against Malaria, AIDS, Tuberculosis

Canada has pledged an additional $785 million CA to support the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the country has a duty to lead by example.

Public Health May 10, 2016

Maple Match Is The Dating Site That Can Find You A Canadian In Case Trump Becomes President

This dating website will help you find a match in Canada so that you are ready to move there when and if Donald Trump becomes president.

Life & Style May 9, 2016

Telus And Videotron Start Rolling Out Samsung Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow Update In Canada

Canadian carriers Videotron and Telus are pushing out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for their variants of the Galaxy S6 smartphone.The latest update brings smart battery usage, improved permissions management and more.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

Why Canadians Saw An Increase In UFO Sightings In 2015: Report

In 2015, Canadians reported more than a thousand UFO sightings, a survey revealed. This meant that residents reported three or four sightings a day. Why did this happen?

Space April 15, 2016

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