New insect named after local researcher

Former Great Lakes Forestry Centre (GLFC) entomologist Peter de Groot, who passed away in 2010, recently had an insect named after him. The Xeris...
smart cement

UVic engineers study smart cement

VICTORIA - Scientists at the University of Victoria are working to cement their lead in making so-called smart concrete that heals and seals cracks,...
driverless cars

Ethical questions hang over driverless cars

OTTAWA - Questions about how so-called driverless cars react to collisions and other ethical dilemmas need to be answered by governments because automakers lack...
Quebec Online Gambling

Quebec wants to restrict online gambling sites

MONTREAL - A little-publicized bill that is making its way through Quebec's legislative process has digital-law experts and others worried that the concept of...
Virtual Community

Tech firm guards virtual worlds from cyberbullies

VANCOUVER - As online communities come under the attack of cyberbullies, racist speech and spam, a British Columbia tech firm has developed technology to...
BlackBerry Priv

BlackBerry smartphone sales drop despite Priv

WATERLOO, Ont. - A drop in smartphone sales in BlackBerry's fourth quarter, despite the launch of the Priv, hasn't dampened the company's enthusiasm for...
arctic

Canada shopping for drones to watch Arctic

A civilian department is joining Canada's military in shopping for pilotless aerial drones to keep an eye on everything from errant icebergs to foreign...
innovation

Federal budget to mark innovation ‘reset’

OTTAWA - The federal budget will signal a "bit of a reset" on how Ottawa helps Canadian innovators transform research and ideas into stronger...
Canada Arm

Feds exploring advice on startup sector

OTTAWA - The federal government is closely studying recommendations on how to help Canadian tech startups grow into global success stories —transformations that could...

Former Sault resident brings relief to Nicaraguan village

A former Sault Ste. Marie man has been instrumental in improving lives in a small village in Nicaragua. John Shoust, 40, started www.windsofchangecanada.com about...

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