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BC scientists at forefront - Castanet.netTuesday, January 31, 2017
Scientists from Canada, the European Union, Germany, Japan, Singapore and the United States collaborated via the International Human Epigenome Research Consortium.
“Now that a baseline picture of the epigenome is taking shape, we can start to integrate information about the effects of the environment, aging and disease on the epigenome,” said Martin Hirst, with the B.C. Cancer Agency and associate professor in microbiology and immunology at UBC.
Hirst and colleague Connie Eaves focused on epigenomes' role in breast cancer and stem cells.
A team led by Marco Marra at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre used similar methods to identify epigenetic changes thought to contribute to the development of rare childhood cancers.
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New Champlain Bridge will be finished on time, minister promises - CBC.caThursday, August 18, 2016
Marc Dutil, the president of CANAM, one of the groups working on the project.
The project is funded by a public-private partnership between Infrastructure Canada and a consortium chosen by Ottawa.
Sohi said Friday the project is on schedule and on budget. He also confirmed that the finished bridge will not have tolls.
When the previous Conservative government announced plans to build the new bridge, they said it would be partially paid for by tolls. The Liberals reversed that decision after taking power last year.
An internal federal government memo, obtained by The Canadian Press, estimated the decision to ditch plans to install the tolls will knock about $301 million off the final construction price.
The current bridge was built in 1962 but has been deteriorating in recent years.
In 2011, when it was announced that the bridge would be replaced, an estimated 140,000 cars were using it each day.
The new Champlain Bridge is expected to be completed by 2018. (Infrastructure Canada)
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Plant scientist Ralph Hardy, who led GMO foods debate, dies - Cornell ChronicleFriday, August 12, 2016
Aug. 2 in Wilmington, Delaware, at age 82.
Hardy was the founding director of the North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council (NABC), a 20-member consortium of American and Canadian research universities and government agencies. He was also president and CEO of the Cornell-affiliated Boyce Thompson Institute, from 1986 to 1995, and a research biochemist at DuPont, from 1963 to 1984, where he engineered the firm’s move into life sciences technology.
As a spokesman for university-based biotechnology research, Hardy never missed an opportunity to testify to Senate and House committees, and to cultivate public understanding of agricultural biotechnology through the media.
NABC conferences and publications became a forum for critics of genetically modified foods, like Ralph Nader, as well as research scientists and policy makers. “The media has a huge appetite for biotechnology stories,” Hardy said in 2015. “Nowadays scientists need more than ever to devote time to non-laboratory functions. Guidance and vision to help society understand the realistic benefits and risks of their activities – without jargon – is a necessity.”
Ralph Wilbur Frederick Hardy was born July 27, 1934, in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the University of Toronto (master’s in 1958)...
Convoy evokes Canadian pride in North Bay - Vermilion StandardWednesday, March 27, 2019
Monday afternoon.Caron, of North Bay, was waiting in the parking lot at Motion Canada on Gormanville Road for almost 100 vehicles, from small cars to big rigs, to pull in on their journey from Alberta to Parliament Hill with a message for federal politicians.
"This is about more than pipelines," Caron says. "This is about government. This is about all the provinces having different issues. It's about getting back the political process."The United We Roll Convoy for Canada, a caravan of transports, work vehicles and personal automobiles, left Red Deer, Alta., last Thursday bound for Ottawa and a protest on Parliament Hill Tuesday."The media and the government have divided the provinces," Caron says. "We want to fight for our freedoms and our rights. We want fair government.""We are watching Justin Trudeau slowly strip away every right we had," Sarah Zaldinger, of Timmins, said as about two dozen supporters waited for the convoy to arrive, sharing updates on when the parade would roll into town."He is stripping the future of my children and their children and their children," Zaldinger said. "They are being set up for failure. Their rights, their future, will all be destroyed if we don't stand up now."Although she was not part of the convoy to North Bay, Zaldinger was going to join it Tuesday morning for the rally in Ottawa as part of her own objective of "direct democracy."And direct democracy is possible, she said.Zaldinger pointed to a recent Amber Alert sent to cellphone users across the province ...
Charles Hartman - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
Charlie " Hartman, 75, of Collison went to be with the Lord on Thursday (March 21, 2019) at home surrounded by his wife and daughters.
He was bornon Nov. 5, 1943, in Champaign, the son of Ernest and Alberta (Grove) Hartman. He was united in marriage to Ruth Troxell on Nov. 26, 1994. She survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Jessica (Rick) Breitenfeldt, Kristin (Mitch) Allen, Kate (Leon) Jess and Teresa (Steve) Evans.
Papa's grandchildren loved him to the moon and back. He was always full of life's loving stories for them. He believed children are the heritage of the Lord. He loved Cameron Ackerson, Kaitlyn Breitenfeldt, Colton Breitenfeldt, Lillian Jess, Khloe Jess, Brinley Allen, Steele Allen, Jacob Evans and Joshua Evans.
His surviving siblings are Mary Hafner, Patty Wakefield, Diana Thrush, Rob Hartman, Sue Hartman and Judy Lynn.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandsons, Cody Breitenfeldt and Zachery Evans.
Charlie loved Jesus with his whole heart. He was a steadfast man of God.
As a boy he worked tirelessly alongside his dad. He worked as a carpenter before going on to manage the horse farm at the University of Illinois until retirement in 2002.
Charlie was a gifted horseman and cowboy. His entire life was spent pulling ponies, t...
Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley NewsWednesday, March 27, 2019
Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support.
There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow.
Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated.
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