Archive | February, 2015

Students at Emily Carr nurturing a red oak tree. <br /> Photo by P. Barrett

Out on a Limb

Tree farms are not something you’d ordinarily find in elementary schools. But for 16 London schools, they’re part of the curriculum. Students are participating in the School Community Tree Challenge. It’s part of ReForest London’s campaign to plant one million trees in the city. Emily Carr Public School planted 300 hundred trees in early February. […]

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Little brown bat flying in a cave

No cure for bats dying of fungal disease

Long considered scary and carriers of diseases by many, bats are falling victim to a disease they can’t battle. Their populations are being decimated in North America since a disease called white-nose syndrome arrived in New York in 2006 from Europe. It made its way to eastern Canada in 2010, and since then it has […]

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Mylon Ollila with his son

Bringing up baby: dads seek parental leave

In the morning, Mylon Ollila spends time with his newborn son Sébastien, who sleeps against his chest while he watches television. Being a father is something Ollila finds hard to put into words. “I feel like I’m finally a man,” he said. Ollila, 27, who lives in Timmins and works as a policy analyst at the […]

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Millennials prefer public transit. <br /> Photo by Allan McKee

Transit key to urban development in 21st century

The car was central to urban planning for the baby boom generation. Now, many North American cities are beginning to see public transportation as the key to attracting a young workforce and, with it, economic growth. That’s the view of many transit experts, including three who spoke about the benefits of rapid transit at the […]

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