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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:50 PM | Anonymous

    A celebrity scientist will be choo-chooing into The Exploration Place this weekend.

    Dr. Scott, the affable human in the popular animated show Dinosaur Train, will be live and in person in Prince George to meet with children and adults in turn and talk about the enormous inhabitants of earth long before people or cartoons set foot here. Read more

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:48 PM | Anonymous

    There’s a new addition to the Mini Aquarium in Petty Harbour, and his name is Claude.

    The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium is welcoming a new addition for the 2017 season: an Atlantic Wolffish, more commonly called by local fishermen, a catfish. Read more

  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    Canada Day may have passed, but celebrating the country's sesquicentennial – or 150th birthday – is still possible thanks to an exhibit visiting Science Timmins this weekend.

    Innovation150 encourages people to question everything and develop ideas. Science Village will have free admission from July 8 to 10 while the exhibit is visiting. Read more

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    A 17-year-old boy from Markham, Ont., has created an app to help people with visual impairments identify objects and texts with their phones.

    The free app, called iDentifi, uses artificial intelligence and your phone's camera to tell the user what's in the photos they take. It's based on several existing technologies — such as Stanford University's ImageNet database of 300 million images and CloudSight API's image recognition capabilities — and combines them into one app. Read more.

  • Wednesday, July 05, 2017 4:37 PM | Anonymous

    The massive Canadian flag that covers the front facade of THEMUSEUM in downtown Kitchener was vandalized.

    It happened sometime overnight Friday or early Saturday morning, just in time for Canada Day.

    Dave Marskell, CEO of THEMUSEUM tells 570 NEWS that on his way to work Saturday morning, he saw a black paint-like substance was dripping down the front of the flag and a protest banner hung from the roof.

    The banner read “150+YEARS OF RESISTANCE #UNSETTLING 150.” Read more.

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    “We will, I’m sure, touch $200,000.”

    Before Saturday’s final draw, Science Timmins had raised $161,330.

    “We organize galas and we have silent and live auctions and we barely raise $20,000, and we work three months for it,” laughed Cantin.

    As excitement has grown surrounding the fundraiser, so has the number of volunteers, which was between 25 and 30 Friday night. Read more.

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    "There is much to celebrate," said CNSC executive director Grant MacNeil. "We've been supporting research and education in the Churchill region since 1976, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the centre to commemorate this significant event. Events like this give everyone an opportunity to reflect on the past accomplishments of the centre and celebrate the organization's bright future, which is now more important than ever." Read more.

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    More than just a gallery about the heart, skeleton and internal organs, BodyWorks promotes positive messaging about your body, allowing visitors to gain a better understanding about how the choices they make impact their bodies. The gallery also celebrates diversity and all the wonderful things that makes each of us unique. Read more.

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    It’s within our grasp at the Space for Life’s Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, and from there it’s a journey through the cosmos, an immersive audio/visual experience projected in eye-popping 360-degree, full-dome format. It’s smooth sailing all the way through – no traffic gridlock, no detours, no road rage. Read more.

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3:13 PM | Anonymous

    The accreditation certifies that the museum meets a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and non-profits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, and volunteer involvement. Read more

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