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July 10-23
VOL.12 ISSUE. 23

News QuirksRoland Sweet

Published Thursday July 10, 06:24 pm
Don’t put things in trucks, then sit on them to hold them down
An unidentified man had to be hospitalized for road rash and fractures after he fell from a pickup truck onto an Interstate highway in Shreveport, Louisiana. He told police he was riding on top of a mattress and a box spring to hold them down because they weren’t secured, but they suddenly fle

The Rains Of ChangeGregory Beatty

Published Thursday July 10, 06:25 pm
This summer’s wet weather looks a lot like global warming
“Unprecedented” is how Premier Brad Wall described the flooding that occurred in southeast and east-central Saskatchewan on the Canada Day long weekend. Some communities, such as Melville and Moosomin, had 200 mm of rain. That came at the end of a record month of precipitation that gave

The Neonic ThreatDavid Suzuki

Published Thursday July 10, 06:26 pm
Profitable pesticides wipe out bees while regulators do nothing
Bees may be small, but they play a big role in human health and survival. Some experts say one of every three bites of food we eat depends on them. The insects pollinate everything from apples and zucchini to blueberries and almonds. If bees and other pollinators are at risk, entire terrestrial ecos

The New CaliphateGwynne Dyer

Published Thursday July 10, 06:29 pm
A 7th-century Islamic regime arrives in the 21st
“Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day,” said Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, announcing the rebirth of the Caliphate in the broad territory between Aleppo in northern Syria and Diyala province in eastern Iraq.It hasn’t actually grown much more in the