Farmers look to capture carbon as warnings of climate shocks grow louder

By | August 11, 2019

Canadian farmers are cultivating some sustainable farming techniques that the United Nations’ latest climate change report identified as particularly useful for an industry it concluded must make drastic changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report last week warning that global food supplies are at risk from climate change and… Read More »

Epstein autopsy completed but more information needed, medical examiner says

By | August 11, 2019

New York City’s chief medical examiner says an autopsy has been performed on Jeffrey Epstein but that more information is needed before a cause of death determination is made. Dr. Barbara Sampson said in a statement that a city medical examiner performed the autopsy Sunday while a private pathologist observed the examination at the request of Epstein’s representatives.… Read More »

Questions in Epstein suicide include why guards on overtime, why he was left alone

By | August 11, 2019

Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the night of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations tells The Associated Press. The person familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s operations told The Associated Press on Sunday that one guard in Epstein’s unit was working a fifth… Read More »

Epstein apparent suicide raises questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody

By | August 11, 2019

A law enforcement source told The New York Times that financier Jeffrey Epstein was alone in his jail cell the night of his apparent suicide. The Times spoke to the official on the condition of anonymity. The Associated Press has not independently confirmed the information. An official with knowledge of the investigation told the Times that Epstein’s cellmate was… Read More »

Epstein’s apparent suicide raises questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody

By | August 11, 2019

Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide Saturday in a federal jail in New York City, weeks after he was indicted on sex-trafficking charges, has raised a range of questions about how such a high-profile detainee could die in custody. The city’s former mayor, Rudy Giuliani, now a lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, tweeted out several questions about Epstein’s death. “Who… Read More »

‘More needs to be done’: A recovering addict calls for action to stem drugs’ deadly toll

By | August 11, 2019

In May 2019, Jason Walmsley was released from Headingley Correctional Centre in Manitoba, after completing a nine-month sentence for crimes he committed to fuel his drug addiction. Walmsley spent his days behind bars taking part in the Winding River Therapeutic Community, a long-term addictions recovery program offered inside Headingley. Upon his release, he was sent to a residential treatment program in Winnipeg. Walmsley… Read More »

Jiminy Cricket! Grasshopper population on the rise in Manitoba

By | August 11, 2019

Grasshoppers are springing up en masse this summer due to a series of years of dry weather, according to a Manitoba Agriculture entomologist. For the last two years the provincial grasshopper population has been on the rise, John Gavloski told CBC. “They seem to respond to the environment quite well,” Gavolski said. “This is our third very dry year… Read More »