Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Global News

Sports

Stamps take over top spot in West

CALGARY—One of the reasons running back Jon Cornish likes life as a Calgary Stampeder is he doesn’t have to face his own defence.
It’s not a place where there is a lot of daylight.
For the second-straight game, and for a fourth game this season, Calgary didn’t allow an offensive touchdown in their 28-13 win over the Edmonton Eskimos yesterday.

Business

Applications up, approvals slow for Health Canada medical marijuana licences

OTTAWA — The number of Canadian firms applying for lucrative medical marijuana licences has topped 1,000, as a so-called “greenrush” continues to overwhelm Health Canada.
So far, only two new licences have been approved this summer even as the department tightens the application rules — and as nervous investors await decisions on their multimillion-dollar bids.

National

Bieber facing charges

STRATFORD, Ont.—Pop star Justin Bieber was charged with dangerous driving and assault after police say a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.
The OPP said the incident happened Friday afternoon in a rural area northeast of Bieber’s hometown of Stratford.

Technology

‘Hitchbot’ nearing journey’s end

KELOWNA, B.C.—The chatty, social-media-savvy robot that’s been thumbing rides with Canadians over the past three weeks is nearing the end of its Halifax-to-Victoria hitchhiking adventure.
Its creators say the last time it checked in early yesterday morning, “Hitchbot” was passing through Kelowna, B.C. on its way to the Open Space art centre on Vancouver Island.

Health & Wellness

First human study of Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start within a few weeks.

TORONTO — The company that has licensed a Canadian-made Ebola vaccine says it hopes to start a Phase 1 trial on the serum within the next few weeks.
The safety data the trial produces could allow the World Health Organization to start using between 800 and 1,000 doses of the vaccine which Canada has donated for the Ebola outbreak response.

International

Ukraine says Russian forces sighted in major eastern cities

KYIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian official said Tuesday that Russian forces have been spotted in both of the major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine.

Science

New study finds global warming, melting sea ice connected to polar vortex chilly outbreaks

WASHINGTON — A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of cold air as the world gets warmer.

People

US student gains rep as squirrel whisperer for feeding - and dressing up - animal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a “squirrel whisperer” for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named “Sneezy.”
Junior Mary Krupa tells WJAC-TV (http://bit.ly/1B9IvPf ) that she’s able to dress up the squirrel in party hats, or get Sneezy to hold doll-sized props, simply by feeding the animal.

Life

Halifax chef Andrew Farrell wins mac and cheese contest using N.S. product

TORONTO — It was Nova Scotia all the way in a macaroni and cheese showdown, with the recipe creator and the cheese he used hailing from the Atlantic province.
Chef Andrew Farrell from 2 Doors Down in Halifax won for his Crispy Greens Mac & Cheese in the Grate Canadian Cheese Cook-Off Wednesday.