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The massive Canadian flag that covers the front facade of THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener was vandalized.
It happened sometime overnight Friday or early Saturday morning, just in time for Canada Day.
Dave Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM tells 570 NEWS that on his way to work Saturday morning, he saw a black paint-like substance was dripping down the front of the flag and a protest banner hung from the roof.
The banner read “150+YEARS OF RESISTANCE #UNSETTLING 150.” Read more.
“We will, I’m sure, touch $200,000.”
Before Saturday’s final draw, Science Timmins had raised $161,330.
“We organize galas and we have silent and live auctions and we barely raise $20,000, and we work three months for it,” laughed Cantin.
As excitement has grown surrounding the fundraiser, so has the number of volunteers, which was between 25 and 30 Friday night. Read more.
"There is much to celebrate," said CNSC executive director Grant MacNeil. "We've been supporting research and education in the Churchill region since 1976, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the centre to commemorate this significant event. Events like this give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the centre and celebrate the organization's bright future, which is now more important than ever." Read more.
More than just a gallery about the heart, skeleton and internal organs, BodyWorks promotes positive messaging about your body, allowing visitors to gain a better understanding about how the choices they make impact their bodies. The gallery also celebrates diversity and all the wonderful things that makes each of us unique. Read more.
It’s within our grasp at the Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, and from there it’s a journey through the cosmos, an immersive audio/visual experience projected in eye-popping 360-degree, full-dome format. It’s smooth sailing all the way through – no traffic gridlock, no detours, no road rage. Read more.
The accreditation certifies that the museum meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. Read more
Prince Charles and local leaders meet in Nunavut to discuss efforts to preserve Indigenous languages. He then travels to the Nunavut Research Institute to review environmental projects in Northern Canada. Camilla will meet separately with organizations aiming to preserve the quality of life women in the northern experience. The couple end the portion of their Nunavut trip listening to local artists at a public feast in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park. Read more
After a seven-month long build, the Hydraulic Air Compressor (HAC) Demonstrator at Dynamic Earth has officially opened. The 100 feet high (above and below ground) industrial scale system for testing and demonstration of compressed air production is installed in a former elevator shaft at Science North’s Dynamic Earth in Sudbury, ON. This innovative technology provides an energy efficient alternative to conventional mechanical air compression that promises up to 50% savings in lifecycle cost for mine operators and other industrial-scale users of pneumatic power. Read more
The Exploration Place has a unique relationship with the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and part of it has to do with location.
For the past few decades, the city's oldest museum has been the only public building on the first height of land on the Fraser River downstream of the Nechako River confluence. But for the 10,000 or so years before that, that same grassy meadow was the primary community of the Lheidli people. Read more
There is no shortage of alarming climate change stories. We hear about the rapid rate of Arctic sea ice loss; about abnormally high temperatures in the Far North; polar bears resorting to eating birds' eggs instead of meat to survive. Read more
The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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