Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

The most distant world ever explored 6.4 billion kilometres away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. That means “sky” in the language of the Native American Powhatan people, NASA said Tuesday. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year’s Day, 3 ½ years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world […]

Canadian breakthrough that became the world's most expensive drug, then vanished, gets second chance

Canadian breakthrough that became the world's most expensive drug, then vanished, gets second chance

A made-in-Canada medical breakthrough that disappeared from the market because it wasn’t profitable is being revived by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). It’s the latest chapter in the saga of Glybera, the world’s first approved gene therapy, which also became the world’s most expensive drug after it was licensed to a Dutch company and […]

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

Father of slain 7-year-old Quebec girl gets bail pending his trial

GRANBY, QUE.—The father of a slain 7-year-old Quebec girl at the centre of an alleged case of neglect has been granted bail by a judge. The evidence heard at his bail hearing today was under a publication ban, but at its conclusion a Quebec Superior Court justice agreed the 30-year-old man should be freed pending […]

Canada gets first World Cup win with victory over Senegal

Canada gets first World Cup win with victory over Senegal

It was a tidy win, a couple or four days late of course, but tidy nonetheless. Canada finally got a win at the FIBA World Cup today – its first since 2002 in Indianapolis – with a guard-driven 82-60 triumph over Senegal accomplished while most of you were sleeping. Cory Joseph had 24 points and […]

A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

A small High Park renovation gets big ideas

Ask Jennifer Devereaux about her favourite feature of her renovated home and she’s quick to respond: “My closets. I love my closets.” When you’re starved for storage space, it really is the little things that count. That’s why she and her husband Dave agreed on a modest renovation of their 1,500-square-foot, detached home on a […]

Robbie Robertson gets CMW's Lifetime Achievement Award, and he thinks 'it's quite wonderful'

Robbie Robertson gets CMW's Lifetime Achievement Award, and he thinks 'it's quite wonderful'

Robbie Robertson is no stranger to honours and awards. The Grammys’ Lifetime Achievement Award and lifetime awards from the National Academy of Songwriters and the Native American Music Awards are among his many accomplishments. Robertson is now set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame from Canadian Music Week […]

Arrested Development gets little fanfare for fifth season

Arrested Development gets little fanfare for fifth season

Arrested Development has made a huge mistake. You probably missed Netflix’s debut Friday of the second half of the comedy’s fifth season. Previous returns of Arrested, a longtime critical and cult hit, have been greeted with loud fanfare but, this time around, it’s more a resigned whimper. Arrested Development’s status as a pop-culture force has […]

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