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Chuck Chiang: Energy exports provide a way for Canada to engage China
Canadian ambassador Guy Saint-Jacques told a Beijing industry forum this past week that Canada will look to expand uranium exports to China in an attempt to “boost cooperation in the nuclear sector,” according to China’s state-run news agency Xinhua. Headlines in Canada about Chinese energy usually concern traditional fossil fuels — LNG, coal and bitumen from Alberta’s oilsands. But Canada’s vast reserve of natural resources offer many other opportunities, as the uranium announcement seems to indicate.
Air Canada criticized over video showing baggage being dropped
Air Canada is apologizing after a video purporting to show a baggage handler dropping luggage from roughly six metres off the ground hit social media.
Cleaning up mill sawdust no quick pass with a broom
It took an estimated 1,200 hours to clean up wood dust that had accumulated in the 13 sawmills hit with stop-work in inspections by WorkSafeBC conducted between November and January. Put another way, it took 30 workers a full 40-hour week each to clean up wood dust considered a hazard for fire or an explosion at the sawmills in B.C.
Town Talk: Over-achieving, but modest, photog finds praise a bit unrecognizable
PICTURE PERFECT: Eighteen-month Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon and photographer Fred Herzog had what the British would call “a proper old chin-wag” after she presided at a visual-arts prize-giving where he received the $30,000 Audain lifetime-achievement award. Painter Mina Totino and multi-discipline artist Skeena Reece received the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation’s VIVA awards. Following a somewhat fulsome description of his career, Herzog said: “Thank you for the introduction, I had no idea I had done all those things.” He then turned over the $10,000 to the Presentation House Gallery. which specializes in photography.
How Heartbleed stirred up unease in our easy online lives
Early in the afternoon of April 7, a website called Heartbleed.com went live, warning the public of a devastating new security bug that affected two-thirds of the Internet’s servers. Most of the world’s tech companies found out […]