Tag: canada

  • Canada warming twice as fast as rest of the world

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    Canada is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world and it’s “effectively irreversible,” a new scientific report from Environment and Climate Change Canada says. At stake is just how bad that warming gets, said several scientists presenting the Canada’s Changing Climate Report in Ottawa Monday. The report is the first in […]

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  • Polar vortex death toll rises to 21 as US cold snap continues

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    At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades. Ninety million people – a third of the US – have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the “polar vortex” conditions. Hospitals have been treating patients reporting […]

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  • Polar vortex claims eight lives as US cold snap continues

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    At least eight people have died in the US Midwest as the region shivers in the grip of its worst cold snap in decades. An Iowa student found dead outside a college building is among victims of the deadly freeze. Hospitals have been treating patients reporting frostbite as life across a swathe of the nation […]

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  • KFC, Walmart Canada join movement to reduce plastic waste

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    Fast-food chicken chain KFC said Thursday that all plastic-based, consumer-facing packaging will be recoverable or reusable by 2025. Walmart Canada announced plans on Wednesday that include reducing plastic bag use by 2025 that will take about 1 billion bags out of circulation, and replacing single-use plastic straws with paper alternatives by 2020. “This commitment represents […]

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  • China sentences Canadian man to death for drug smuggling

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    A court in China has sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling in a ruling which will worsen a diplomatic row between the two countries. Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was originally given a 15-year jail term in 2018 but after an appeal the court said the sentence was too lenient. Monday’s ruling comes weeks after […]

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  • Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

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    Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard. Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei’s founder, was arrested in the […]

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  • Huawei arrest: China demands release of Meng Wanzhou

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    China is demanding the release of telecoms giant Huawei’s chief financial officer, who has been detained in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company’s founder, could face extradition to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December, but the news was not made public at her request. The charges remain unknown but […]

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  • What Bear Market? Major Bitcoin Mining Farm Goes Live in Canada

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    The bitcoin mining facility that DMG Blockchain Solutions announced it was building in British Columbia, Canada in July is now operational. Though the full capacity of the facility is 85 megawatts, initially only 60 megawatts will be made available at the operation that occupies 27,000 sq. ft. The power that the Mining as a Service (MaaS) operation […]

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  • Did a Canadian Crypto Exchange Steal All Its User Funds?

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    By Laura Desmond Canada just renegotiated NAFTA, legalized marijuana, and is now the scene of crypto’s most recent exit scam A small crypto exchange in Canada is crying “hack”, but it appears they pulled off an exit scam disappearing with ~$6 million worth of bitcoin. An exit scam is when an exchange builds up a reserve […]

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  • New trade pact leaves most U.S. industry at mercy of Mexico’s courts

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    NEW YORK/MEXICO CITY – The new North American trade agreement ends key legal protections for many U.S. businesses operating in Mexico, leaving their operations exposed to a risk they had avoided under the old trade deal: Mexico’s court system. For thousands of U.S. firms, the change could add complications and uncertainty to doing business south […]

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