November 13, 2019

Lead levels in Canadian water ‘exceed safe limit’ in a third of cases

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From BBC The amount of lead in the water supply of major Canadian cities exceeded safe levels in hundreds of thousands of homes, a major investigation has found. Some areas showed lead levels higher than those in the US city of Flint, Michigan, during its 2015 water crisis. Out of 12,000 samples taken from 2014 […]

Canada win Test Series against Cayman Islands

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From International Netball Federation Congratulations to Canada who won all three of their test series games against Cayman Islands, held last weekend in Burnaby, British Columbia. Although Cayman Islands lost all 3 matches, we are pleased to announce that they have now played enough games to qualify for an international ranking. Match Scores October 25th (7pm) […]

Tips to fight inflammation and aging

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By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MDs In mid-September, the National Interagency Fire Center reported that firefighters continued to battle 89 large blazes across the Western states and Alaska. In Canada last August, British Columbia alone had more than 500 separate wildfires. You could say that both the U.S. and our northern neighbor […]

Smoke brings Seattle its worst air pollution in decades

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By Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Smoke from the wildfires raging in southwestern Canada and the Northwest U.S. have brought Seattle and much of Washington State their worst PM2.5 air pollution in the past twenty years over the past few days. At Seattle’s 4103 Beacon Hill S monitoring site, 24-hour-average fine particle pollution (PM2.5) levels […]

Canada is stepping in as a wave of opioid overdoses spread across the US

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By Rachel Browne, VICE News From Business Insider As a wave of opioid overdoses continues to spread across North America, Canada is now allowing doctors to prescribe heroin as a treatment for severe addicts. Health Canada lifted rules this week that barred physicians from prescribing diacetylmorphine, which is pharmaceutical-grade heroin. Doctors can now apply to a special-access […]

Tiny kitten with two missing paws gets a teeny wheelchair to frolic in

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By Laura Vitto From Mashable For one teeny kitten, good things come from fighting to stay alive. Cassidy is a two-legged kitten who spent the first nine weeks of life with no one to care for him. When a concerned citizen discovered the kitten fending for himself in Langley, British Columbia, he was placed in […]

Convicted Cayman Islands criminal Brian Kuhn back in the news again

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By Kelly Hayes From Global News Canada Kelowna landlord discovers tenant has criminal past A Kelowna couple is fighting to take re-possession of their home after renting it out to a businessman with a shady past. KELOWNA–A Kelowna couple is fighting to take re-possession of their home after renting it out to a businessman with […]

Like something from ‘Star Trek” — what is that strange-looking vessel?

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ON THE WATERFRONT By David G. Sellars From Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles — Galeocerdo — which is the genus name of the tiger shark — came into the Port Angeles Boat Haven for a load of fuel on Friday afternoon. The unique-looking vessel conjures images of the Batmobile or something out of “Star Wars.” […]

makes you wonder how Earth is even real

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18 photos that will make you wonder how Earth is even real By Brian Koerber From Mashable Nature sure knows how to put on a good show. With sub-zero temperatures and extreme heat waves, she is a force to be reckoned with. However, nature can also be a beautiful, awe-inspiring creation even the most esteemed […]

Awesome adventure: A night submarine dive on Grand Cayman

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By Shivana Maharaj From City Style and living Magazine Bud Johnson, General Manager of Atlantis Submarines Cayman has an infectious laugh that enlivens our conversation about the public- passenger submarine operation that began here in 1985. Atlantis Submarines, the British Columbia based parent company operates submarines in several other locations across the Caribbean, Hawaii and […]