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Passing a Half Century (Part 8) - Rocky Wraps it Up

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. The Rocky Mountaineer in Banff I awoke early on day 6 of my 50th birthday trip to Alberta and British Columbia to go see the Rocky Mountaineer. Show More Summary

Viewing Picks for Black Friday, November 24, 2017

23 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

All Times Eastern Bobsleigh IBSF World Cup, Whistler Sliding Centre, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada Women’s Bobsleigh — Olympic Channel, 10:30 p.m. Bundesliga Matchday 13 Hannover 96 vs. VfB Stuttgart — FS2, 2:20 p.m./Univision Deportes, 2:25 p.m. Show More Summary

Mercury decline in seabirds due to diet, not emissions controls

For 47 years, biologists have plucked eggs from seabird nests along the British Columbia coast. Many of the eggs were collected from remote rocky islands surrounded by some of the world's roughest seas.

Seaweed Sorting? There’s Now an App for That!

“What is that squishy brown stuff on the rock?” – said every tidepool enthusiast ever. Just in time for the low winter tides, the brilliant minds of the Martone Lab out of University of British Columbia have come to the rescue (just in case you needed one more reason to love Canadia). With over 100 different […]

Passing a Half Century (Part 7) - Not the Rocky

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. Ah, Banff Sure as that old whistle's blowin' There's a tug upon my heart Somewhere in that misty mornin' light There's...Show More Summary

Monstrous B.C. salmon is a jaw-dropper; fish caught for conservation

By Pete Thomas A monstrous Chinook salmon was caught recently in British Columbia’s Wannock River, but instead of being carved into steaks it kept as brood stock. A photo of the salmon, which was delivered to the Percy Walkus Hatchery, has gone viral since it was posted to Instagram last Thursday by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Show More Summary

Alaska takes Canada mine concerns to Secretary Tillerson

Alaska officials want the U.S. State Department to raise with the Canadian government concerns about the impacts of British Columbia mining on waters that flow across the border. Gov. Bill … Click to Continue »

This tiny shelter is for the birds

Canada's Studio North recently designed and built this appealing little A-frame shelter that sleeps up to two people. Named Birdhut, it's located in a forested garden in British Columbia, Canada, and features a novel facade that sports...Show More Summary

This human-sized birdhouse for two is perched among the treetops

If you’ve ever wished you could make like a bird and roost in the trees, you’ll love this charming birdhouse-shaped hideaway nestled in a British Columbia forest. Calgary-based design firm Studio North recently completed Birdhut, a cozy nest for people and birds alike. Show More Summary

Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia

New research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from the general Canadian population.

Dancer Performs a Gorgeous Ballet With a Responsive Reticulating Single Arm Robot

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

During a TED Talk event in Vancouver, British Columbia, Taiwanese choreographer and engineer Huang Yi performed an absolutely gorgeous pas de deux with an emotionally responsive, intricately reticulating single arm robot affectionately named KUKA. For this performance, KUKA was programmed to move not only in harmony with both the graceful movements of the dance but...

Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia

Peace River Valley, in northeastern British Columbia, has become known in recent years as a place of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas - "fracking," as it's commonly called. What are the health impacts related to living near fracking...Show More Summary

Exposure to benzene during pregnancy: a pilot study raises concerns in British Columbia

(University of Montreal) Université de Montréal research reveals that 29 pregnant women living near natural-gas hydraulic fracturing sites had a median concentration of a benzene biomarker in their urine that was 3.5 times higher than that found in women from the general Canadian population.

Passing a Half Century (Part 6) - Through the Spiral Tunnel

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. Let me explain.No, there is too much. Let me sum up.- Inigo Montaya, "The Princess Bride" Day 5 - Golden to Banff We...Show More Summary

Sponge reefs of the British Columbia, Canada Coast: impacts of climate change and ocean acidification

Sponge reefs living in deeper shelf waters on the western margin of North America are somewhat insulated from surface water effects of localized ocean warming but are susceptible to increasing hypoxia associated with ocean stratification and increasing upwelling. Show More Summary

Best Canadian Actors Who Pop Up in Movies and TV Shows

The true Hollywood of Canada is Vancouver, British Columbia. Michael lays out the best Canadian actors to pop up in predominantly Vancouver productions. The post Best Canadian Actors Who Pop Up in Movies and TV Shows appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Tillotson Presents Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer And The Rise Of Canadian Democracy Today At McGill

Shirley Tillotson (Dalhousie University) presents Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy (University of British Columbia Press Nov. 15, 2017) at McGill today as part of its Spiegel Sohmer Tax Policy Colloquium Series convened by Allison Christians: Can a book about tax history be a page-turner?...

Indigenous young people who use drugs in BC 13 times more likely to die

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Indigenous young people in British Columbia who use drugs are 13 times more likely to die than other young people of the same age, and young women and people who use drugs are even more likely to die, according to research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Passing a Half Century (Part 5) - Mountain Meet

For my 50th birthday, my wife and I drove through Alberta and British Columbia. You can start at the beginning here. The show business officialsTurn a deaf ear to the stageTheir hearts are locomotivesAnd their minds are narrow-gauge-...Show More Summary

Street skiing video from Tom Wallisch

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In this video dedicated to JP Auclair, who did the original street skiing video many years ago, Tom Wallisch bombs down the streets of Nelson, British Columbia, doing rail slides, jumping off of roofs, laying sparks across the pavement, and flipping over parked cars. Show More Summary

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