Day: February 12, 2022

Canada pulls diplomats from Ukrainian capital amid fears Russia is headed for war

Canada has temporarily shuttered its diplomatic mission in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv as tensions in the region reach a boiling point, with the U.S. warning a Russian invasion of the country may be imminent. Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Saturday that Canada will still maintain an official presence in Ukraine, with most of the […]

Drone company looks to self-piloted peregrines to patrol oilsands tailings ponds

An Alberta-based drone company is hoping to take a project keeping birds off of tailings ponds in the oilsands to the next level. Aerium Analytics was awarded $1 million in funding last month to collaborate with the University of Alberta to create an autonomous drone to scare off the birds.  The current version of the drone, used in the oilsands since 2019, requires a pilot. The […]

McMorris apologizes to Canadian teammate Parrot for questioning his slopestyle victory

Slopestyle gold medallist Max Parrot said fellow Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has apologized for saying Parrot only won because of questionable Olympic judging. Parrot acknowledged to CBC Sports on Friday, and again to The Associated Press on Saturday, that he failed to fully execute a grab on the first jump of the slopestyle course and […]

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