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The Secret Love Life of Painted Turtles

May 1, 2013

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Here’s a video I produced about Patrick Moldowan (a Laurentian biology masters student) and his turtle research. The video won Best Picture at the 2013 Laurentian’s Annual Eagle Awards Gala. Advertisements

Food insecurity and Facebook

May 4, 2012

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Things that usually clutter facebook newsfeeds: cat videos, instagram pics and party invitations. And increasingly, at least in Nunavut’s capital city, caribou carcasses. In a startling shift away from the long-rooted Inuit custom of sharing food among families, a growing number of opportunistic northerners are instead using facebook to sell their traditional food.  Iqaluit Sell/Swap, […]

NB researchers monitor invasive tunicates

September 14, 2011

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Lurking just across the St. Croix River, an invasive species with a deceptively innocent name has slowly been making its way toward New Brunswick, and it has some researchers worried. The pancake batter tunicate, which resembles its namesake, blankets everything from docks to sea floors and poses a threat to the local ecosystem’s diversity, Jennifer […]

East N.A. coast among places that merit protection

September 14, 2011

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The waters around New Brunswick and along the northeast American coastline have been cited in a new study as being among the top nine marine places in the world that merit protection. The study criteria looked at how many marine mammal species are there, how rare they are, and how at risk they are from […]

Oak Island treasure: the search renews

August 27, 2011

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In a renewed bid to uncover the elusive and mystical treasure believed by man to be buried deep within Oak Island off Nova Scotia’s south shore, a group of treasure hunters is using electrical currents to detect secret underground tunnels For the past six years, Rick Lagina and four others – including Dan Blankenship, whose […]

Hospitals reuse medical devices to save cash

August 2, 2011

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In a bid to save cash and reduce landfill use, New Brunswick’s largest health network has started reusing medical equipment originally meant to be trashed after first use. The process though, is completely safe, Nancy Parker said. She is the administrative director for the surgery program at the Moncton hospital. In the past few months, […]

Scientists try to breed better bees

July 26, 2011

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After suffering hard losses during the worldwide colony collapse, New Brunswick’s bee population seems to be on the mend. This trend will continue if researchers in Manitoba and Ontario get their way. Robert Currie is an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has partnered with the Ontario Beekeepers Association to breed a better bee. […]