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"It's important that we reflect on our history," Raj Saini, MP for Kitchener Centre, told CBC News Sunday. "Especially over the last 150 years, and what we can learn from it, from some challenging and difficult times, and use this as a way to start a process or continue the process of reconciliation." Read more
Raj Saini, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), announced today that THEMUSEUM of Ideas Transcending Objects (THEMUSEUM) is receiving funding of $20,460 for "A Cause for Celebration? First Things First," an art exhibit featuring the work of four contemporary artists. The exhibit explores issues of past and present, healing and justice, and hope and vision. Mr. Saini made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Multiculturalism. Read more
More than 50,000 Citizen newspaper photo assignments generated more than half a million images between 1970 and 2000.
Those Prince George Citizen negatives have now been donated to The Exploration Place where they are stored in specially designed condensible shelves in acid-free envelopes in acid-free boxes, which will always be handled with cotton-gloved hands. Read more
We've got an awful lot of content in there — about 150 individual cast specimens from some of the most significant collections in the world, including Lucy, the famous hominid skeleton,” said Julie Moskalyk, senior manager of Dynamic Earth.
Over the past three decades, Science North and Dynamic Earth have hosted five exhibits focusing on dinosaurs — it's a popular topic. But this is the first time there's been an exhibit on humans' ancestors, Moskalyk said. Read more
Vegetation rustles as you make your way along a path, but there’s little sense of danger. But that’s until a towering Tyrannosaurus rex bolts from the brush, lashing out with his his razor-sharp teeth and making a blood-curdling scream. Read more
“Engineering is often too closely associated with economics,” he said. “The movie focused away from that and focused on how engineering is a method of problem-solving in society. That really resonated with me.” Read more
There are solid scientific reasons for giving something the old spit shine, or for licking your wounds. Saliva contains enzymes that break down food particles as well as infection-battling white blood cells that are effective at killing bacteria.
For museum conservators, that means a natural and chemical-free way to lick built-up grime and mould found on artifacts. Well, not literally. Read more
“We believe the highest form of learning is when you train the neuromuscular network, which is why hands-on learning is so important,” said Bercovici. “This place is meant to be fun. Teenagers can play the drums as loud as they can. … They can use science and technology to see where their interests and ideas take them.” Read more
A new guide for mariners - produced by the Vancouver Aquarium's Coastal Ocean Research Institute in partnership with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and the Prince Rupert Port Authority - is intended to inform mariners about the risk of collisions between vessels and marine life, and to help minimize vessel disturbances. Read more
Monday, February 13 marked exactly 70 years since oil was first discovered at Leduc #1. The discovery would help shape Alberta's economy for decades to come. And to honour the momentous anniversary, members of the provincial government descended on the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre that morning to make a special announcement, declaring February 13, 2017 to be Oil and Gas Celebration Day in Alberta. 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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