Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Telescope sees 'baby planet' forming around distant star

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have captured the birth of a planet around a star 520 light-years away. The image might not look like much at first glance. But among the swirling clouds of dust and gas is a little twist. That twist, astronomers hypothesize, is evidence of a planet forming as it rotates […]

Methane rules for oil and gas sector spark innovation around measurement

Methane rules for oil and gas sector spark innovation around measurement

In January 2020, new federal rules on methane measurement kick in, requiring every oil and gas company in Canada to have a system in place to meet the goals of a 2016 agreement with the U.S. and Mexico to control methane emissions. The new regime has kick-started innovation in technology and equipment related measuring methane emissions, according […]

NBA draft interest level at an all-time low around here

NBA draft interest level at an all-time low around here

Happy Draft Day! And, oh, how times have changed. I can honestly say I’ve paid less attention to what might happen tonight than I have for any other draft ever, even years when the locals haven’t had a pick or have had a late one that was impossible to guess at. Sure, I got the […]

Pylons around sinkhole make laneway parking a tight squeeze

Pylons around sinkhole make laneway parking a tight squeeze

A sinkhole surrounded by pylons in front of a laneway on Hiawatha Rd. is preventing the homeowners from parking a car on their newly-purchased property. By now, regular Fixer readers know we don’t share the city’s enthusiasm for using pylons as a temporary solution for problems that need a real fix, like gaping holes in […]