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5 years after BP spill, economic and environmental impact lingers Sci/Tech

By Katherine George Five years after the largest marine oil spill in history leaked millions of litres of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the environmental and economic impacts from the disaster continue to be felt. The explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010 has cost BP, the London-based

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Canada sending troops to Ukraine for military training News

By Katherine George Canada will send 200 troops to Ukraine to contribute to military training for the next two years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday. Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Gen. Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, joined Harper at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. This is the latest move by the

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Teachers take a stand for children’s health in the classroom Lifestyle

By Katherine George Schools across Canada are rearranging classrooms to provide stand up desks for children who spend up to two-thirds of their day sitting. Toronto teacher Alana Guinane introduced standing up desks in her class at Donview Health and Wellness Academy. The idea of standing up in class came from an online infographic that

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