When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers' battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in the snow.
Waterloo Region - Organizations working to build strong high-tech sectors in their communities will converge on Waterloo Region next week for Enable U -- a forum to share tactics and tools needed to grow and nurture a strong tech sector.
TORONTO - Canadians' efforts to save water appear to be going down the drain despite their reported concern about its availability, according to the third annual Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever and endorsed by the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the United Nations Water for Life Decade.
WATERLOO - Adrian Raeside, editorial cartoonist and author of Return to Antarctica, recently spoke at Laurier about the ill-fated expedition to the South Pole in 1910 led by Englishman Robert Scott. Scott, who became the second man to reach the South Pole, perished on the return journey with four of his men.
OTTAWA Conservatives are Canada's new iPod freedom fighters. Cabinet ministers and MPs are putting up a vigorous defence against the NDP's move to have a levy applied to all new MP3 players, hard drives and laptops.
OTTAWA - Retail Council of Canada (RCC) commends Heritage Canada Minister James Moore and Industry Canada Minister Tony Clement for rejecting an NDP proposal to extend the blank media levy to other electronic devices such as iPods and similar digital audio recorders.
HAMILTON - A group of McMaster engineers has shaken the foundations of a bridge-building dynasty. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a team comprised of six suavely-dressed civil engineering students, has won the 26th annual Troitsky Bridge Building Competition, unseating the reigning champions Cégep de Chicoutimi and ending their six-year consecutive win streak.
GUELPH - Syngenta Crop Protection Canada, Inc. announced its intent to work with Innovotech, a Canadian biotechnology product development company, clearing the way for continued research trials in North America on the new plant bacterial blight research product, oxysilver nitrate.
TORONTO - Ontario has made significant advances in postsecondary participation and compares favourably to its peers in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development jurisdictions, according to a report released today by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
In the movie Multiplicity with Michael Keaton and Andie MacDowell, the character of Doug Kinney (Keaton) clones himself so he can get more work done while having more time for his family and to enjoy himself.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Did you know that being a tradesperson may make you eligible for certain deductions? Some of these are: - Deduction for tools: If you were a tradesperson in 2009, you may be able to claim a deduction for the cost of eligible tools (to a maximum of $500).
Toronto In three months the 2010 People’s Summit will begin in Toronto, and is inviting people from across Canada and around the world to come to Toronto to challenge the policies of the G8 and G20 this June.
STATSCAN - Canadian residents made 4.2 million trips outside of the country in January, down 1.5% from the previous month. Trips to both the United States and overseas destinations decreased compared with December.
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