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BEYOND LOCAL: The science of spiciness

BEYOND LOCAL: The science of spiciness

There is not a single animal that enjoys hot pepper, but we are not the only animal species eating chillies. Mammals, like mice and squirrels, share the same spicy food receptors humans have, and they tend to avoid hot peppers as food sources
BEYOND LOCAL: Loss of Arctic summer sea ice now inevitable by 2050

BEYOND LOCAL: Loss of Arctic summer sea ice now inevitable by 2050

A new report from dozens of international scientists says it's inevitable the Arctic will lose its entire summer sea cover at least once over the next generation and probably a lot more often than that.
BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario docs advise masks, vaccine catch-up ahead of anticipated tough viral season

BEYOND LOCAL: Ontario docs advise masks, vaccine catch-up ahead of anticipated tough viral season

TORONTO — Ontarians are being advised to keep up with vaccinations and wear masks indoors as doctors warn of a worsening respiratory illness season that's hitting children – and the pediatric health system – particularly hard.
BEYOND LOCAL: Niigaaniin Services repurposing tree nursery to grow fresh food

BEYOND LOCAL: Niigaaniin Services repurposing tree nursery to grow fresh food

Indigenous social services agency sees Thessalon First Nation's Bio Centre as a hub of opportunity for food sovereignty, land-based detox and alternative justice for First Nations along the north shore
CANADA: Canadian golf courses working to reduce ecological impact

CANADA: Canadian golf courses working to reduce ecological impact

Golf's origins date back hundreds of years to rural Scotland where the natural features of the land near Edinburgh created the hazards that golfers had to play around and sheep kept the grass well manicured.
BEYOND LOCAL: University of Calgary aims to advance research into fighting infection

BEYOND LOCAL: University of Calgary aims to advance research into fighting infection

CALGARY — The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic helped start a new diagnostic testing and research facility at the University of Calgary focused on infections.
Ontario to apologize to miners forced to use McIntyre Powder

Ontario to apologize to miners forced to use McIntyre Powder

Sudbury MPP Jamie West wins agreement from Ontario Legislature to apologize to miners who were forced to inhale McIntyre Powder as part of their job
BEYOND LOCAL: Freshwater basins drying up increases threat to ecosystem, communities

BEYOND LOCAL: Freshwater basins drying up increases threat to ecosystem, communities

These hotspot basins are found on every continent — a clear indication of the widespread, global nature of these challenges
BEYOND LOCAL: COVID reshaped our relationships with food

BEYOND LOCAL: COVID reshaped our relationships with food

The pandemic not only changed the way we purchased food, but also the motivations behind those purchases
BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto Pearson announces new program to curb delays ahead of travel surge

BEYOND LOCAL: Toronto Pearson announces new program to curb delays ahead of travel surge

The airport is maintaining a focus on staff retention and recruitment as it has had the past number of months to adjust to increased travel demand