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BEYOND LOCAL: The origins of human society are more complex than we thought

BEYOND LOCAL: The origins of human society are more complex than we thought

Anatomically modern humans have been around for roughly 300,000 years. There is little evidence of markers of sedentary lifestyles or institutionalized inequality going back more than 30,000 to 40,000 years
CANADA: The Fossmobile finds a home at the Canadian Automotive Museum

CANADA: The Fossmobile finds a home at the Canadian Automotive Museum

Burlington man's labour of love recreates grandfather's invention — Canada's first-ever gas-powered motor vehicle
BEYOND LOCAL: TVO, NBA unveil collaboration to create educational resources for Ontario students

BEYOND LOCAL: TVO, NBA unveil collaboration to create educational resources for Ontario students

Jeffrey Orridge is combining his two lifelong passions. The TVO Media Education Group (TVO) and NBA announced Wednesday a multi-year collaboration to create and share educational resources for students in Ontario.
BEYOND LOCAL: Wildfire smoke could warm the earth longer than we think

BEYOND LOCAL: Wildfire smoke could warm the earth longer than we think

Wildfires are a major source of air pollution. They are also predicted to worsen as climate change progresses
BEYOND LOCAL: NHL players are choosing their own goal songs

BEYOND LOCAL: NHL players are choosing their own goal songs

NHL players choosing their own goal songs is trending in a sport that's historically emphasized team and downplayed the individual.
CANADA: Effects of Fiona were felt at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River

CANADA: Effects of Fiona were felt at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River

After making landfall on Cape Breton Island with strong winds, the centre of the cyclone swerved back over water into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where it passed close to two oceanographic buoys operated by Fisheries and Oceans Canada
BEYOND LOCAL: Declining bat population is cause for concern

BEYOND LOCAL: Declining bat population is cause for concern

Loss of habitat due to forestry, urbanization and conversion of land to agriculture reduces suitable habitats for bats, while pesticide application kills the insects that they feed on
CANADA: Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high in March

CANADA: Food bank usage across Canada hit all-time high in March

The number of people using food banks across the country surged to an all-time high earlier this year, with high inflation and low social assistance rates cited as key factors in the rise, a new report from Food Banks Canada indicates.
BEYOND LOCAL: Early-ending winters are a buzzkill for bumblebees

BEYOND LOCAL: Early-ending winters are a buzzkill for bumblebees

Since the 1970s, climate stressors including the increased rate of warming, earlier onset of spring and more unpredictable extreme weather events have added new and severe challenges to the agricultural sector — and the pollinators it relies on
OPINION: Canada still doesn't know how to live with wild fires

OPINION: Canada still doesn't know how to live with wild fires

We are now in a unique situation where hot fires are creating their own weather — fire-driven thunderstorms and pyrogenetic tornadoes — that can spawn other fire