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Climate researchers press Trudeau to renew Canadian Arctic research program

“Canadian researchers have been lobbying hard for an increase in basic research funding, and say they have had a positive reception from government ministers” writes Brian Owens for sciencemag.org. The Canadian government should renew funding for a soon-to-end Arctic climate and atmospheric research program, a group of more than 250 international climate scientists is arguing in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “There is a crisis looming for Canadian climate and atmospheric research that will be felt far beyond Canada’s borders,” the letter states.Extending funding for the 6-year-old…

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Verizon’s Go Unlimited Plan Will Soon Work in Mexico and Canada – The Verge

“In August, Verizon split its unlimited data plan into three new options with some annoying limits and restrictions on video streaming” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. The change brings Go Unlimited up to speed with the company’s other unlimited offerings, Beyond Unlimited and Business Unlimited Plans, which already included the international calling, texting and data.T-Mobile offers its own North American plan, but allows users to churn through 5GB of data on LTE before being throttled. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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NAFTA negotiations will end in an agreement, say economists

“However, some respondents said terminating the agreement could send the Canadian dollar and the peso tumbling, hurting those nations’ economies” reports autoblog.com. “We expect a modernized agreement after a bumpy and lengthy negotiation and approval process,” said Carlos Capistran, head of Canada and Mexico economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Canada chasing 5th straight Olympic gold under former player

“On a one-year break from her job coaching Dartmouth, Schuler will try to lead Canada to a fifth straight Olympic gold medal next month in South Korea” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. When women’s hockey made its Olympic debut in 1998, Schuler helped Canada to silver — the only time Canadians have gone home with any medal other than gold. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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Dollar bounces after touching 3-year low, with Bank of Canada meeting in focus

“Versus the Canadian dollar USDCAD, -0.1287% the greenback fetched C$1.2418, slightly down from C$1.2435 on Tuesday, as traders are looking toward the Bank of Canada interest rate decision at 10 a.m” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. The dollar was in recovery mode after the ICE index hit a three-year low on Monday. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 opens for preorders in 17 new markets, including the U.K. and Canada

“Microsoft has announced that the 15-inch version of its new Surface Book 2 laptop is now open for preorders in 17 new markets” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. The 13.5-inch incarnation has been on sale since mid-November in all existing Surface markets, while the 15-inch version has only been available in the U.S. up until now.Additionally, both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models will go on sale between February and April in a further 17 markets, including India, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Spain, and Thailand. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Winter Olympics 2018: As USA, Canada women go for gold, battle for bronze…

“The Swiss have finished outside of the top five in the last three women’s world championships since winning their first Olympic medal” reports sportingnews.com. One way or another, the battle for bronze in Pyeongchang will be one to watch.MURPHY: USA inexplicably goes for gold without snubbed Alex Carpenter The favorite for bronze in Pyeongchang is almost certainly Finland. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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FCA shifts Ram Heavy Duty trucks from Mexico to U.S., creating 2,500 jobs

“Mexico has free trade agreements with numerous countries” reports autoblog.com. He also has criticized automakers for moving jobs and investment in new manufacturing facilities to Mexico and prodded them to add more auto production in the United States.Fiat Chrysler said it would create 2,500 jobs at a factory in Warren, Michigan, near Detroit, where the Ram 1500 is currently built, and FCA will invest $1 billion in the facility. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Chinese Crackdown on Bitcoin Mining Could Send Companies to Canada

“Rumors of a Chinese crypto mining ban have been circulating of late, and may have reached their peak in recent days” reports financemagnates.com. Initial pressure was placed on exchanges and companies conducting ICOs, and is now spreading to mining operations within the country.Some mining companies have already shut down their operations, and others have moved to alternative locations around the world.Canadian public utility company Hydro Quebec, has been attempting to lure various mining companies to the area, on the grounds of low cost energy supply, and lenient government policies pertaining…

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KFC Canada Has Started to Accept Bitcoin For Cryptocurrency-Themed Fried Chicken

“Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), the beloved US-based fried chicken chain, has started to accept bitcoin from its customers” reports newsbtc.com. Throughout the limited offering of bitcoin-themed fried chicken buckets, KFC consumers can utilize BitPay’s payment processing service to purchase the signature KFC fried chicken with bitcoin.For a limited period of time, KFC is selling a bucket of fried chicken for $20 presented in a bitcoin-themed container demonstrating the price of the fried chicken bucket at the time of the sale.Inclusive of bitcoin transaction fees, which are averaging at around $5…

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