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    New alert system warns large ships of nearby whales off B.C. coast

    New alert system warns large ships of nearby whales off B.C. coast


    A new alert system is launching off B.C.'s coast to warn large vessels about nearby whales, with the aim of reducing the number hit by...

    A new alert system is launching off B.C.'s coast to warn large vessels about nearby whales, with the aim of reducing the number hit by boats.

    BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech

    BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech


    BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles, announcing Monday that it has built a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information...

    BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles, announcing Monday that it has built a new service to provide infrastructure for vehicles and traffic lights to exchange information securely.

    U.S. customs searching more travellers' electronic devices, watchdog finds

    U.S. customs searching more travellers' electronic devices, watchdog finds


    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travellers more often, and do not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has...

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travellers more often, and do not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

    Canadian physicist Donna Strickland collects Nobel Prize

    Canadian physicist Donna Strickland collects Nobel Prize


    University of Waterloo professor Donna Strickland has received her Nobel Prize in Physics during a ceremony Monday in...

    University of Waterloo professor Donna Strickland has received her Nobel Prize in Physics during a ceremony Monday in Sweden.

    National security 'comes first' on Huawei 5G review: infrastructure minister

    National security 'comes first' on Huawei 5G review: infrastructure minister


    ​Infrastructure Minister Franç​ois-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications...

    ​Infrastructure Minister Franç​ois-Philippe Champagne says national security must come first in deciding whether to allow Huawei Technologies to take part in developing Canada's 5G telecommunications network.

    NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft reaches interstellar space

    NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft reaches interstellar space


    NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the...

    NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars.

    'That first sight, that first sunrise, I will never forget,' Canada's newest astronaut says

    'That first sight, that first sunrise, I will never forget,' Canada's newest astronaut says


    David Saint-Jacques, Canada's newest astronaut, gives reporters his first account of being above the International Space Station, saying it has been a bit of an adjustment but there have been moments he will "never...

    David Saint-Jacques, Canada's newest astronaut, gives reporters his first account of being above the International Space Station, saying it has been a bit of an adjustment but there have been moments he will "never forget."

    Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill's effluent pipeline

    Ellen Page steps up attack on Nova Scotia pulp mill's effluent pipeline


    Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that wants to build an effluent pipeline into the...

    Hollywood actor Ellen Page is doubling down on her criticism of a Nova Scotia pulp mill that wants to build an effluent pipeline into the ocean.

    Twitter CEO Dorsey criticized for Myanmar meditation tweets free of political context

    Twitter CEO Dorsey criticized for Myanmar meditation tweets free of political context


    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim...

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

    Huawei CFO argues she's not a flight risk, seeks bail to remain in Vancouver

    Huawei CFO argues she's not a flight risk, seeks bail to remain in Vancouver


    Meng Wanzhou, the arrested executive for tech giant Huawei, says she's not a flight risk and has "longstanding ties" and "significant property holdings" in Vancouver, according to newly released court...

    Meng Wanzhou, the arrested executive for tech giant Huawei, says she's not a flight risk and has "longstanding ties" and "significant property holdings" in Vancouver, according to newly released court documents.

    U.S., Russia, Kuwait and Saudis block key climate study at COP24

    U.S., Russia, Kuwait and Saudis block key climate study at COP24


    Negotiations at the international climate summit ended on a sour note, when the United States sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a landmark study on global...

    Negotiations at the international climate summit ended on a sour note, when the United States sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a landmark study on global warming.

    Beavers return to Italy after more than 500 years

    Beavers return to Italy after more than 500 years


    A beaver was captured on camera in northeast Italy, marking the first sighting of the animal in that country since...

    A beaver was captured on camera in northeast Italy, marking the first sighting of the animal in that country since 1471.

    Rapper 2 Milly on why he's suing makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves

    Rapper 2 Milly on why he's suing makers of video game Fortnite over dance moves


    Rapper 2 Milly's lawsuit against the makers of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is raising questions about whether unique dance moves can be...

    Rapper 2 Milly's lawsuit against the makers of the wildly popular video game Fortnite is raising questions about whether unique dance moves can be copyrighted.

    SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

    SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station


    A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication...

    A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.

    Federal funding changes send Halifax ocean program into uncharted waters

    Federal funding changes send Halifax ocean program into uncharted waters


    For years, the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network has received funding under the federal Network of Centres of Excellence program. Now that 30-year-old program is being phased...

    For years, the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network has received funding under the federal Network of Centres of Excellence program. Now that 30-year-old program is being phased out.

    Brightest comet of the year can be seen as it zips past Earth

    Brightest comet of the year can be seen as it zips past Earth


    If you have clear skies and are willing to brave the chilly temperatures, you might want to head to a dark site and look for a passing...

    If you have clear skies and are willing to brave the chilly temperatures, you might want to head to a dark site and look for a passing visitor.

    Canada still isn't using a leading forensic technique to solve crimes — here's why

    Canada still isn't using a leading forensic technique to solve crimes — here's why


    One of the leading U.S. forensic experts says Canadian agencies are doing victims a disservice by using unproven DNA techniques instead of a surer method to identify suspects. But that method does come with some privacy...

    One of the leading U.S. forensic experts says Canadian agencies are doing victims a disservice by using unproven DNA techniques instead of a surer method to identify suspects. But that method does come with some privacy risks.

    Chinese spacecraft launches for historic landing on far side of the moon

    Chinese spacecraft launches for historic landing on far side of the moon


    China has launched a groundbreaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the...

    China has launched a groundbreaking mission Saturday to land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and the U.S.

    Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to spend weekend in jail after bail hearing adjourns

    Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to spend weekend in jail after bail hearing adjourns


    Meng Wanzhou, the arrested chief financial officer for tech giant Huawei, has the means and motive to flee Canada, the United States argues, and she should remain in custody until extradition proceedings...

    Meng Wanzhou, the arrested chief financial officer for tech giant Huawei, has the means and motive to flee Canada, the United States argues, and she should remain in custody until extradition proceedings begin.