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Japan races to cool reactors, restore power
Japanese authorities raced to cool reactors at a quake-damaged nuclear complex, using helicopters and large-capacity trucks to spray water on overheating units at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
University prof’s husband charged in her death
Former St. Francis Xavier instructor Patrick Chareka has been formally charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife, an assistant professor at the Nova Scotia university.
Concerns raised over Washington state reactor
The crisis at a Japanese nuclear plant is raising new concerns in B.C. about a similar nuclear reactor in Washington state, about 400 kilometres southeast of Vancouver.
Mental health study: Would you rather be unemployed or work a low-paying, short-term job?
Researchers in Canberra, Australia, have found that a low-paid short-term job can be as harmful to a person’s mental health as no job at all. In light of the study’s findings, we ask you: Would you rather be unemployed or work a low-paying, short-term …
Pepsi slips to No. 3 in cola war
The cola war seems to be over for the time being, and the winner appears to be Coke — twice.
Crash report calls for float plane modifications
All float plane doors and windows should be modified to come off easily after a crash, the Transportation Safety Board is recommending in its report into the deadly floatplane crash on Saturna Island, B.C., more than a year ago.
Chinese writer Bi wins Man Asian prize
Chinese writer Bi Feiyu has won the $30,000 US Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel Three Sisters.
Blue Bombers stockpile 2011 draft picks
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers traded long snapper Taylor Inglis to the Edmonton Eskimos on Thursday for two selections in the upcoming CFL draft. Winnipeg received a fifth-round (No. 32 overall) pick and sixth-round selection (No. 41) in the deal.
Snowmobiler facing impaired driving charges
A snowmobiler is facing impaired driving charges after a crash in western Newfoundland last February.