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Airdrie axe throwers amped for second shot at worlds

Airdrie axe throwers amped for second shot at worlds

The Kolomyjas’ foray into the world of competitive axe throwing began in 2016, when they tried the sport for the first time at a birthday party. Five years and thousands of throws later, the couple is excited to represent Airdrie, and local venue Rival Axe Throwing, at worlds for the second time.
New immigrants, international students needed to fuel Canada’s bio-economy

New immigrants, international students needed to fuel Canada’s bio-economy

“It is likely that Western Canada’s biotech industry will lack 18,800 bio-economy workers by 2029, and current estimates indicate there will not be enough workers to meet labour needs,” the report states.
Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets now over until 2022

Pedersen’s Public Health Act tickets now over until 2022

Pre-trial conference slated for Dec. 9; next court date is Jan. 5, 2022
Earth more flammable due to global heating

Earth more flammable due to global heating

Last decade worst for heat and fire, says researcher
Strike averted: 71% in favour of Cargill contract

Strike averted: 71% in favour of Cargill contract

'We are pleased to have reached an agreement that is comprehensive, fair and reflective of their commitment to excellence at Cargill.'
Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton tenders resignation

Canadian ambassador to China Dominic Barton tenders resignation

The announcement comes three months after the release of two Canadians — Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor — who were first arrested and detained in December 2018 by Chinese authorities.
Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

Military repairing cracks in the tails of most CH-148 Cyclone helicopters

The Air Force said the Sikorsky-made aircraft have not been grounded or placed on an operational pause.
Justin Bieber shows his love of Timmy's with new 'Timbiebs' and merch

Justin Bieber shows his love of Timmy's with new 'Timbiebs' and merch

New flavoured timbits and exclusive merch aim to bring younger customers into Canada's favourite coffee shop
Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

Ottawa announces $14.7 million to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

Environment and Climate Change Canada said the parks are vulnerable to non-native species of mussels as well as the parasite that causes whirling disease in fish.
Blood Services to soon recommend asking donors about sexual activity, not orientation

Blood Services to soon recommend asking donors about sexual activity, not orientation

Canadian Blood Services says it plans to submit its recommendation to end the gay blood ban to Health Canada within the next two weeks.
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