Virgin Mobile shaves more than $12K off Ontario senior’s hefty cell bill

Willie Guerard

An 80-year-old man who is visually impaired and received a $13,000 bill from Virgin Mobile is no longer on the hook for the large sum.


Canadian researchers turn to wastewater tests at long-term care homes to detect COVID hotspots

university of ottawa wastewater lab

Several Canadian universities are preparing to test wastewater from long-term care homes in Ottawa, Toronto and Edmonton to get early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks.


What transporting ice cream across Canada tells us about vaccine logistics

Lyle Edwards

The tricks to keeping potential COVID-19 vaccines as cold as ice could be as close as the ice cream aisle at your local supermarket — that is, if your ice cream aisle was at -70 C.


Weaker penis bones in river otters linked to oilsands contaminants in new study

Otter Dog Fight 20180216

A new study finds hydrocarbons, typically associated with oilsands operations, are contributing to decreased penis bone strength among river otters — a phenomenon that could have dire implications for animal health in northern Alberta.


The world’s major climate zones — polar, temperate and tropical — are transforming as we watch


Several recent studies look at how climate change is redrawing the map


Rocky the Christmas tree stowaway owl returns to the wild


The owl found in a Christmas tree set up at the Rockefeller Center in New York is back in the wild.


AstraZeneca manufacturing error raises questions about vaccine study results


AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.


Parcel delivery companies are trading trucks for bikes in some Canadian cities. Here’s why

Yuri Mitroff FedEx e-bike courier

The Black Friday, Cyber Monday, pre-Christmas pandemic online shopping frenzy calls for huge fleets of trucks and vans to deliver those gadgets and gifts. But those road-clogging, polluting vehicles are starting to give way to a greener, more efficient option in some Canadian cities: e-cargo bikes and trikes.


Nature Trust warns of contamination in amphibian preserve

Hyla Park

The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is warning that an amphibian preserve in Fredericton has high levels of heavy metal contaminants in the sediment, which could be affecting the frogs.