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BEYOND LOCAL: Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

BEYOND LOCAL: Why Canadians see the biggest grocers as the villains of food inflation

Page is a testament to Canadians’ growing frustration with grocers, whose profits climbed as food inflation wreaked havoc on families across the country, peaking at 11.4 per cent before easing over the past year
BEYOND LOCAL: Several companies are testing brain implants – two professors unpack the ethical issues

BEYOND LOCAL: Several companies are testing brain implants – two professors unpack the ethical issues

Putting a computer inside someone’s brain used to feel like the edge of science fiction. Today, it’s a reality. Academic and commercial groups are testing “brain-computer interface” devices to enable people with disabilities to function more independently
BEYOND LOCAL: Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

BEYOND LOCAL: Black and white and adored all over. China pledges pair of pandas for San Diego Zoo

The China Wildlife Conservation Association said Thursday it also signed agreements with the zoo in the Spanish capital of Madrid, and is in talks with zoos in Washington, D.C., and Vienna, quelling fears that Beijing was ending its historic panda diplomacy with Western nations due to diplomatic tensions
BEYOND LOCAL: Wildlife selfies harm animals − even when scientists share images with warnings in the captions

BEYOND LOCAL: Wildlife selfies harm animals − even when scientists share images with warnings in the captions

Many conservation biologists are thinking hard about what role social media can and should play in their work
BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian competitors set for final Olympic surfing qualifier in Puerto Rico

BEYOND LOCAL: Canadian competitors set for final Olympic surfing qualifier in Puerto Rico

The competitors will surf the reef breaks of Margara and the twin breaks of El Pico and Rastrial in Puerto Rico
BEYOND LOCAL: Brain wave-powered tech allows Canadian kids 'trapped in their own bodies' to play

BEYOND LOCAL: Brain wave-powered tech allows Canadian kids 'trapped in their own bodies' to play

The brain computer interface works like an on-off switch triggered by electrical patterns in the brain. While wearing a headset with EEG electrodes, the child is asked to think about something specific that will serve as a "command" thought
BEYOND LOCAL: Aging population will widen agriculture labour gap: report

BEYOND LOCAL: Aging population will widen agriculture labour gap: report

Report also predicts a growing skills gap, as managers make up more than half of projected retirees but younger workers are not expected to be able to fill those roles
BEYOND LOCAL: Ottawa considers changes to clean electricity rules after consultations

BEYOND LOCAL: Ottawa considers changes to clean electricity rules after consultations

Proposed changes would change several provisions that industry and provincial governments objected to in the original version
BEYOND LOCAL: Air Canada ramp-up slows as Canadians remain eager to fly

BEYOND LOCAL: Air Canada ramp-up slows as Canadians remain eager to fly

The carrier's brake tapping means it won't exceed 2019 capacity levels until 2025, five years after the COVID-19 pandemic first hammered the travel industry
BEYOND LOCAL: How grocers decide what gets donated and what gets dumped

BEYOND LOCAL: How grocers decide what gets donated and what gets dumped

For those that don’t sell in time, most stores try to donate them to food banks rather than throw them away. 
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