A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

A Canadian company wants to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine. Now that Bolsonaro is in power, it just might succeed

On the morning of the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, in February 2017, a group of samba dancers stood solemnly in front of a massive parade float depicting five venomous snakes, their forked tongues protruding from the back of a bearded man with bloodshot eyes. The gruesome display was a publicity stunt — a […]

'A scientific gold mine': Alberta fossil sheds new light on how raptors evolved

'A scientific gold mine': Alberta fossil sheds new light on how raptors evolved

An “exquisitely preserved” fossil of a small feathered dinosaur discovered in an Alberta provincial park is providing new information on how theropod dinosaurs evolved around the world. The 76-million-year-old species, known as Saurornitholestes langstoni, was long thought to be closely related to Velociraptor from Mongolia that some researchers called Velociraptor langstoni. The new research is from University […]

Olympic gold medallist Conor Dwyer retires after receiving doping ban

Olympic gold medallist Conor Dwyer retires after receiving doping ban

American double Olympic champion Conor Dwyer said Friday he was retiring from swimming on the day he was handed a 20-month doping ban that ruled him out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) earlier announced that an independent three-member panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) determined the suspension after Dwyer […]

Canadian hurdler Sage Watson races to gold medal at Pan Am Games

Canadian hurdler Sage Watson races to gold medal at Pan Am Games

LIMA, PERU—Sage Watson won gold in the women’s 400-metre hurdles Thursday as Canada continued to pile up track and field hardware at the 2019 Pan American Games. Watson, from Medicine Hat, Alta., ran to gold in a season-best time of 55.16 seconds. Anna Cockrell of the United States was second in 55.50 seconds and Rushell […]

Canadian teen Maggie MacNeil wins shocking gold at swimming worlds

Canadian teen Maggie MacNeil wins shocking gold at swimming worlds

Maggie MacNeil of London, Ont., knocked off three-time world champion and defending Olympic gold medallist Sarah Sjostrom to win the women’s 100-metre butterfly, posting a Canadian-record time of 55.83 seconds at the world aquatics championships on Monday. Early on, Sjostrom was nearly one second ahead of MacNeil, who was fifth, but the Canadian took charge and caught the reigning […]

Newcrest adds $806.5M mine as gold M&A spree rolls on

Newcrest adds $806.5M mine as gold M&A spree rolls on

Newcrest Mining Ltd., the third-biggest gold producer by market value, agreed a $ 806.5 million (U.S.) deal to control an Imperial Metals Corp. mine in Canada, extending the spree of deal-making in the sector. Melbourne-based Newcrest, with assets in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, will acquire a 70 per cent joint-venture interest in the […]

Attawapiskat band Midnight Shine covers Neil Young's Heart of Gold, partly in Cree

Attawapiskat band Midnight Shine covers Neil Young's Heart of Gold, partly in Cree

Indigenous rockers Midnight Shine have added fresh glitter to Neil Young’s Heart of Gold with new version that features a verse in Mushkegowuk Cree. The Attawapiskat band released a music video for their cover that’s filmed entirely in the northern Ontario community. [embedded content] The clip features lead singer Adrian Sutherland playing guitar and harmonica in […]

Canada blanks Finland, will play U.S. for gold at Four Nations

Canada blanks Finland, will play U.S. for gold at Four Nations

SASKATOON—Canadian goaltender Emerance Maschmeyer exorcised a painful memory in helping her country advance to the final of the Four Nations Cup women’s hockey tournament. The 24-year-old from Bruderheim, Alta., posted a 14-save shutout in Canada’s 3-0 win over Finland on Friday. It was Maschmeyer’s first international start since giving up three goals on 11 shots […]

Why organic waste could be a gold mine

Why organic waste could be a gold mine

Hello, fellow traveller. This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: Organic waste is the (mushy) gift that keeps on giving How cities can protect themselves from climate change […]

Taylor Ruck sets record, wins Canada’s first gold of Commonwealth Games

Taylor Ruck sets record, wins Canada’s first gold of Commonwealth Games

Teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck won Canada’s first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Thursday in Australia, setting a new Games record in the women’s 200-metre freestyle, before adding a silver in a relay event. The 17-year-old’s time of 1:54.81 in the 200 free final easily erased the old mark of 1:55.57 set in 2014 […]