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Same wine, different tastes: Study pits B.C. oenophiles against Montreal sommeliers

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Wine educators hope a recent study, published in the Journal of Wine Research, will help demystify the standards used to determine why some wines are worth drinking and others, not so much.

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Indonesian divers recover Lion Air jet’s cockpit voice recorder

Indonesia Lion Air Crash

Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said, in a possible boost to the investigation into why the two-month-old plane nosedived at high velocity, killing all 189 people aboard.

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Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

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The ice melt on Antarctica is accelerating dramatically. Since 2009, Antarctica has lost almost 252 billion tonnes of ice per year, compared to 40 billion tonnes a year in the 1980s, a new study finds.

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Got rats? SPCA says deal with them humanely, use next generation rat trap

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It’s a frightful reality: Metro Vancouver is teeming with rats. And when the region has a rat problem, so do its residents.

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Launch delayed again for showcase Canadian satellite system

RADARSAT Constellation Mission

There’s been another delay for the troubled Radarsat Constellation Mission program, a $1-billion showcase project for the Canadian Space Agency. This sixth delay is the result of a faulty Falcon 9 first-stage booster built by SpaceX that failed to land properly in Florida. Officials say there’s no new date scheduled yet.

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Watch a lobster fisherman rescue a deer that had been trapped in the ice

Deer

In a twist of fate, a lobster fishermen who got into a car crash involving a deer just months ago ended up rescuing a small doe trapped in sea ice.

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Texting service used by schools complains about fees charged by Bell, Rogers

Classroom cellphone distraction for students

Two of Canada’s largest mobile phone services are being targeted by a social media campaign launched by Remind.com, a San Francisco-based company that provides a free two-way texting service for teachers, students and parents.

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Rarely seen wolverines subject of northwestern Ontario tracking project

Wolverine

Researchers are live-trapping, and tracking wolverines near Red Lake, Ont., in an attempt to better understand the threatened species, and how to protect it.

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Loud, smelly and ‘spellbinding’ — hundreds of huge sea lions converge on Powell River

Sea Lions

Hundreds of sea lions have are sprawled on a beach in Powell River, B.C., drawing crowds to watch the action.

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Study shows black bears need a variety of salmon species to be healthy

black bear

A new study by Canadian researchers shows that black bears need different species of salmon rather than huge numbers of them in a short period to be healthy.