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The Mutant Female Crayfish

If you think it would be neat to own a marbled crayfish and that having a female means it won’t make more, you would be mistaken to get a procambarus virginalis. This particular species is entirely female and replicates by

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NHL All-Star Skills Competition Results

The NHL All Star Weekend will see the games take place this afternoon with the Central and Pacific teams against each other and the Metropolitan and Atlantic teams facing off; both starting at 3:30 this afternoon. Then it will be

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German Scientists Reveal Tiny Robot

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany have released information about a robot so small that if you didn’t know it was there you could miss it. Measuring in at just four millimetres long and

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24th SAG Awards Tonight

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards take place Tonight with the event getting underway at 5pm ET. This year the event has taken note of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and the ladies will be taking centre

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Scammers Pretending To Be CRA

It is cropping up again, people claiming to be the Canada Revenue Agency; contacting individuals and convincing them to give up personal information and funds using false accusations of investigations and warrants of arrest threats. Last year similar scams targeted

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Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86

Comedian, Actor, Musician, Jerry Van Dyke has died at the age of 86. Born in 1931, in Danville, Illinois, Jerry Van Dyke was always known as the class clown and that would be his guiding star in life. He began

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Jim Nabors Dead At 87

Gomer Pyle is a character that has lived on for 55 years since Jim Nabors introduced him on the Andy Griffith Show in 1962. He played the character for 23 episodes until 1964 when the character gained his own spin-off

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Text Messaging Turns 25 Today

The chances are good that you’ve sent more than a handful of text messages this past year. In fact in Canada we average a few hundred million texts a day for a total of 200 billion texts sent last year

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Actor Rance Howard Dead At 89

Rance Howard, actor of film and television fame and father to Clint Howard and Ron Howard, grandfather to Bryce Dallas Howard, and Paige Howard, passed away at the age of 89 yesterday as announced by his famous actor/director son Ron Howard

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105th Grey Cup Tonight In Ottawa

Its nearly time for the 105th Grey Cup, the Calgary Stampeders and the Toronto Argonauts will be going at it this year to see who reigns supreme this season in the CFL.   The Argonauts have made 22 Grey Cup

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Ontario College Strike Continues

With a 95% turnout in the vote among the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, 86% voted to reject the offer presented by the colleges. This, after weeks of negotiations and students being out of the classroom.   Premier Kathleen Wynne

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Tesla Electric Big Rig Reveal Tonight

Tesla motors has added another item onto its plate by developing a heavy transport truck meant to continue their attempt to steer the economy away from fossil fuels with solar roofs, power storage, and electric vehicles. Company founder and head

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“Nomophobia”: It’s A Real Thing

If you hate turning your phone off and the sight of a low-battery signal sends you into a cold sweat, you might have “nomophobia”. It is an actual phenomenon. As it turns out, you’re not alone. A recent study suggests nearly

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Monty Hall Dead At 96

Winnipeg Native and famed Game Show host Monty Hall, born Monte Halperin, has passed away at the age of 96 at his home in Beverly Hills on Saturday. Born the son of a Butcher in Winnipeg in 1921 Monte Halperin

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Too Soon? Eggnog On Sale In Western Canada

It is no surprise that stores stocking Holiday items early has been more and more common, even before Halloween you can see Christmas decorations in stores. But the summer has yet to end and fall is typically the season for

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