High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site

High levels of THC found at ancient Chinese cemetery site

Marijuana chemical residue has been found in incense burners apparently used during funerary rites at a mountainous site in western China in about 500 BC, providing what may be the oldest evidence of smoking cannabis for its mind-altering properties. The evidence was found on 10 wooden braziers containing stones with burn marks that were discovered […]

Colorado school officials consider razing site of Columbine massacre

Colorado school officials consider razing site of Columbine massacre

DENVER — Public education officials in Colorado are considering a plan to tear down and rebuild Columbine High School, saying the site remains a “source of inspiration” for potential gun violence 20 years after a mass shooting there left 15 people dead. The idea was floated on Thursday in an open letter from the superintendent […]

Canada’s first all-female ‘dream team’ to develop family-friendly condos on the site of an Etobicoke strip club

Canada’s first all-female ‘dream team’ to develop family-friendly condos on the site of an Etobicoke strip club

When Taya Cook read a magazine article last fall listing Toronto’s top city builders, she became angry. Then she became inspired. Of the 17 industry titans featured in the story, none were women. Cook, director of development at Urban Capital, reached out to Sherry Larjani, managing partner at Spotlight Developments, about working together on a […]

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan, site of Paris attacks

Banksy mural stolen from Bataclan, site of Paris attacks

A mural painted on the emergency exit door of the Bataclan theatre in Paris, attributed to British street artist Banksy, has been stolen, the venue said in a post on Twitter. According to Reuters, a police source said that the door was stolen overnight on Friday by thieves in a van. The Bataclan confirmed the […]

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

Newest UNESCO World Heritage Site is boreal forest important to First Nations cultures

An expanse of boreal shield straddling the Ontario-Manitoba border will be Canada’s first mixed cultural and natural World Heritage Site, according to an announcement Sunday. The decision was announced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Manama, Bahrain. Pimachiowin Aki is nearly 30,000 sq. km. of boreal forest that encompasses […]

‘Significant’ Activity Detected at North Korean Nuclear Test Site

‘Significant’ Activity Detected at North Korean Nuclear Test Site

“Significant” activity has been detected by commercial satellite at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site. According to 38North[1], a website which provides analysis on North Korea, substantial tunneling efforts have been observed in recent weeks at the mountainous location. While Punggye-ri’s North Portal, the site of Pyongyang’s last five nuclear tests, remains inactive, equipment and […]

Fencing around tree has become an eyesore and dump site: The Fixer

Trees need to be sheltered from the rough-and-tumble of construction, but the protection can be taken too far. To protect Toronto’s inventory of trees, which will soon be coming to leaf, the city has tough rules requiring they be fenced off from any construction in the immediate area. That’s what happened when work began on […]