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Canadians rush to save 11 trapped killer whales
(CNN) — Time is running short for a pack of killer whales trapped by ice near a small Canadian village on Hudson Bay, the town’s mayor said Wednesday. The 11 whales are confined in a space of about 30 feet by 30 feet, where they use an opening for a breathing hole, Inukjuak Mayor Petah Inukpuk said. The orcas were discovered Tuesday morning by a northern Quebec seal hunter. The two large and nine smaller killer whales are at least 6 miles (10 kilometers) from open water, the mayor said. They appear to be part of a family pack. The Canadian government is sending experts to the scene Thursday to see whether the orcas can be saved, CNN affiliate CBC reported. A whale expert told the network that killer whales normally leave the Arctic before ice moves in. No one has seen any that far north in January before, said Christian... Continue Reading
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London, ON Delivers On 1000 Acts of Kindness Challenge
1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge started Oct. 1 and continues through end of the month Londoners are drastically exceeding the challenge goal: Nearly 55,000 kind acts reported in last year’s effort Londoners are performing nearly 53 kind acts a day as the clock ticks down in the 1,000 Acts of Kindness Challenge.The city’s kindness quotient stood at about 900 Monday morning as police got rolling on an effort to up the ante.Officers started the day with more than 500 stuffed animals — dubbed Hero Bears and dressed in patrol or tactical uniforms — that they planned to give away at... Continue Reading
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Margaret Atwood’s New Book is Made of Straw Paper
Margaret Atwood, writer and Canada’s National Treasure, is issuing a limited edition of her latest book on straw paper. The paper is made solely of straw leftover after the grain harvest. Her new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, will be the first in North America to be printed on this energy saving paper. The book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, is the story of her relationship with science fiction and brings together three unpublished lectures on this theme. It will be printed on “Second Harvest” paper. This is paper made from the leftover... Continue Reading
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Dirty Diapers = Roofing Material… What?
What do you think of when you hear the words “dirty diaper”, certainly not roofing material. But the company Knowaste might just change all that. This Canadian company has developed a way of transforming soiled tush cloths into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. See this video to get a gimps on how it is done. According to Wikipedia, babies in the United States go through about 24 million diapers a year, contributing 3.4 million tons of waste to landfills. And, worldwide, the impact is too foul to contemplate: The average baby needs about... Continue Reading
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Can you spare some change?
Mark Horvath, a homeless activist is taking long strides to raise awareness regarding the issue of homelessness. Claiming the reasons why people end up on the streets are complex. He went from six figures to zero after making a series of bad decisions in his life. Other reasons could include mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, job loss, living beyond a person’s means, and loss of a loved one. “For me it was 20 years of bad decisions, for some it’s hurricanes,” said Horvath. He aims to break the stereotypes, and call attention to a flawed shelter system that does... Continue Reading
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