Free Land Incentive from the Canadian Government, Show Up, and Farm It. By Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Press MONTREAL – Large parts of Canada were settled thanks to a government policy of giving out free land to anyone willing to show up and farm it. And although the federal government largely stopped giving out Crown […]
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The Wearable Multi Tool – The Leatherman Tread This summer, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. will debut an industry first: a multi-tool that can be worn on the wrist. The Leatherman Tread is crafted of high strength, corrosion resistant 17-4 stainless steel links that include two to three functional tools each, making a total of 25 […]
How prepared are you to go Off The Grid? For Real! Washington (CNN) — China and “probably one or two other” countries have the capacity to shut down the nation’s power grid and other critical infrastructure through a cyber attack, the head of the National Security Agency told a Congressional panel Thursday. Admiral Michael Rogers, […]
Google says it will buy the entire output of an 18-turbine, 62-megawatt Dutch wind energy project in the Netherlands to supply power to a major data center it is building. Company officials said Tuesday that Google wants both price certainty and to ensure that the 600 million euro ($750 million) data center in Eemshaven, Netherlands […]
A Battery to Prop Up Renewable Power Hits the Market “We have been hard at work making the world’s best long duration battery even better,” CEO Scott A. Pearson said. BOSTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) — One of the largest obstacles to the viability of renewable energy, like wind and solar power, is the process of […]
New provincial rules extend time span for tire studs Northern Ontario drivers will be able to put on studded tires a month earlier this year, and keep them on an extra month, thanks to new rule changes from the province. Northern Ontario residents can now use studded tires from Sept. 1 to May 31. Previously, […]
Regulation Amendment for Sunday Gun Hunt Twice annually, a regulation amendment is made to the provincial Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act 1997, which adds the names of municipalities to the areas where Sunday gun hunting is permitted. Map of municipalities in Southern Ontario that permit Sunday gun hunting during open seasons from September 1, 2014 to March […]
Only a couple weeks left to have our voices heard in a hopes to Save Bala Falls and the heritage that the falls carry. Both the Canadian federal and Ontario provincial governments are not honouring their commitments. The government has proposed a new Hydro-electric Generating Station at the Bala Falls. This would convert not only […]
World’s first “solar battery” runs on light and air By: Pam Frost Gorder Published on October 03, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Is it a solar cell? Or a rechargeable battery? Actually, the patent-pending device invented at The Ohio State University is both: the world’s first solar battery. In the October 3, 2014 issue of the […]