Canadian Planet Hunter Seeking Alien Life: ‘The Shifting Line of What is Crazy’

Canadian Planet Hunter Seeking Alien Life: ‘The Shifting Line of What is Crazy’

By Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press

Sara Seager
Toronto-born MIT professor Sara Seager is shown in an undated handout image. Seager has pledged to spend the rest of her life searching for another Earth among the billions of stars that inhabit our night sky. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MIT-Justin Knight)

HALIFAX – Sara Seager has pledged to spend the rest of her life searching for another Earth among the billions of stars that inhabit our night sky.

“That’s our goal: to find life out there,” the Toronto-born astrophysicist says in a distinctly assured monotone, as if describing a walk to the local mall.

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Bisons Clash with Bobcats in Volleyball Home Opener

Bisons Clash with Bobcats in Volleyball Home Opener

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba Bisons have been itching to get back to the volleyball court and feel amped up for their visiting prairie rivals, the Brandon Bobcats, this weekend at home.

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U of M Bisons Volleyball Captains
Emily Erickson and Brittany Habing, co-captains of the U of M Bison women’s 2017-18 volleyball team, along with head coach Ken Bentley on Thursday, October 19, 2017. (CHRISD.CA)

“We’ve got seven rookies on our team and potentially will start four first-year kids in our matches this year,” men’s head coach Garth Pischke said on Thursday.

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Amazon HQ2 Would ‘Fundamentally Alter’ Potential Canadian City Candidates

Amazon HQ2 Would ‘Fundamentally Alter’ Potential Canadian City Candidates

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Amazon Echo Dot
An Amazon Echo Dot is displayed during a program announcing several new Amazon products by the company, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 in Seattle. It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show. Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Elaine Thompson)

VANCOUVER – It’s like a technology-themed reality TV dating show.

Suitor Amazon is on the hunt for a North American city to house what it calls HQ2: a second headquarters. The ideal match will tick off most of a wide-ranging list of requirements that covers practical matters, like available buildings and green space, as well as a certain ‘je ne said quoi’ that, for example, helps it attract tech talent.

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Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg Goes VR in New Smartphone App

Winnipeg VR

Imagine setting foot inside Investors Group Field without having to deal with parking chaos?

Winnipeg is stepping into the virtual reality realm with the launch of a new smartphone app, meant to take users beyond the borders of brick and mortar and into the digital world.

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Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

Tragically Hip Fans Bask in Celebration and Sadness at Gord Downie Memorials

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

Gord Downie Memorial
Theresa Eagles from Nova Scotia does a smudging for Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip in downtown Kingston, Ont., Wednesday Oct., 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

KINGSTON, Ont. – What began as a subdued memorial for Gord Downie organized by city officials in his Kingston, Ont. hometown erupted into an improvised candlelight vigil on Wednesday night with residents taking over the proceedings.

Tearing a page from the Tragically Hip frontman’s own taste for the unexpected and impromptu, fans paid tribute to the performer with sing-alongs, breakout dance parties and, in one case, broadcasting classic Hip concerts from a flatscreen TV in the back of a van.

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