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In the news today, Sept. 9

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Six stories in the news for Monday, Sept. 9 ——— POST DORIAN CLEANUP A MASSIVE TASK Post-tropical storm Dorian may have departed Atlantic Canada but the scars it inflicted across the region with its hurricane strength wind gusts and torrential rain will take some time to heal. Utility companies in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, …

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BEYOND LOCAL: The need for diversity to push boundaries in tech…

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This article, written by Malinda S. Smith, University of Alberta, originally appeared on The Conversation and is published here with permission: Earlier this year, NASA’s plan to conduct a historic joint spacewalk of two female astronauts outside the International Space Station was thwarted because the station did not have space …

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Indigenous groups seek autonomous cannabis taxing

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A handful of Indigenous-owned businesses are licensed by Health Canada to grow marijuana or have secured provincial approval to retail marijuana products. Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press Canada’s First Nations are crafting a plan for a separate cannabis regulatory regime that they will present to Ottawa by the spring − no …

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A Supercharged Marine Heat Wave Is Roasting The Pacific

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Image: NOAA Ocean temperatures have skyrocketed in the northeast Pacific, ushering in conditions reminiscent of 2015. In other words, the Blob is back, and it could spell trouble for wildlife and fisheries from Alaska to California, according to data scientists with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released …

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