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As COVID surged, Indian police shut down scam centers targeting Canadians. Now, they're back

In the early days of the pandemic, scam centers were shut down. But now they're back in full swing, with scammers posing as tax officials and bank employees, convincing unsuspecting Canadians to pay up or...

Wastewater is a COVID-19 'early warning system,' Ontario spends $ 12M to test sewage

The Ontario government's investment of more than $ million in a new initiative to detect COVID - in wastewater is being hailed as a boost to help researchers deliver early warnings to municipalities before a...

Ancient 'eagle shark' had fins like wings

About 20 million years ago, a bizarre, plankton-eating shark shaped unlike any other known marine creature glided through the sea ​​in what is now northeastern Mexico using curiously elongated, wing-like fins that made its body wider than it was...

Zoos, scientists aim to curb people giving coronavirus to animals

Around the world, scientists and veterinarians are racing to protect animals from the coronavirus, often using the same playbook for minimizing disease spread among people. The coughing among the western...

What testing 17 butter brands told us about the science behind 'buttergate'

A laboratory test of 20 Ontario butter brands suggests a derivative of palm oil is not the sole cause of the unusually hard butter that some Canadians have been complaining about. ...

Ontario to (finally) pull the plug on fax machines in public service

The Ontario government says it's finally time to cut the cord on the fax machine. Finance Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy is directing the province's public service to phase out its 1, 500 traditional telephone fax lines by the...

Fort Nelson First Nation gets $ 40.5M federal funding for clean energy project

The Fort Nelson First Nation in northeastern BC has received funding from Ottawa to keep its $ 19 - million geothermal energy project afloat. We...

What does 'ethical travel' mean?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at what it means to travel ethically and why a group of green advocacy groups decided to call out oil and gas giant Chevron to the Federal Trade...

UPEI prof develops 'plagiarism-resistant' online exams

A professor at the University of Prince Edward Island has developed a method to help curtail plagiarism, which he says has become more problematic after universities were forced to pivot abruptly to online learning and exams during the COVID...

Genetic genealogy pushes Toronto detectives close to identifying killer in 2 cold cases from 1983

Detectives with the Toronto Police Service say they are close to identifying the killer responsible for two cold cases from 100. They have been mining family tree records, coupled with DNA matches - commonly known...

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Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira compared to Brazil great – Manchester Evening News

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