BC diver gets up close with giant Pacific octopus in ‘mind-blowing’ encounter

BC diver gets up close with giant Pacific octopus in ‘mind-blowing’ encounter

A giant Pacific octopus advances toward Vancouver diver Andrea Humphreys in the waters off Campbell River, BCAndrea Humphreys/The Canadian Press British Columbia scuba diver Andrea Humphreys’ new acquaintance greeted her more like a long-lost friend, with extended arms, then a full-body hug, and finally a kiss, lip to tentacle. Ms. Humphreys’ “mind-blowing” encounter was with … Read more

Billionaire Eric Sprott says he may have lost $100-million on Pure Gold, as Red Lake miner enters creditor protection

Billionaire Eric Sprott says he may have lost 0-million on Pure Gold, as Red Lake miner enters creditor protection

Pure Gold Mining Inc. PGM-X has filed for creditor protection, the latest junior miner to trip up in the notoriously hard-to-mine Red Lake district of northern Ontario. Last year, Vancouver-based Pure Gold ran into trouble when it encountered both grade and production shortfalls at its Madsen mine soon after putting it into production. Over the … Read more

France ‘profoundly shaken’ by schoolgirl’s slaying in Paris

France ‘profoundly shaken’ by schoolgirl’s slaying in Paris

People stand outside the building where the body of 12-year-old schoolgirl was discovered in a trunk, in Paris, on Oct. 19.Michel Euler/The Associated Press The slaying of a 12-year-old girl whose body was found inside a plastic box in a Paris building courtyard has left France “profoundly shaken,” the French government said Wednesday. A 24-year-old … Read more

Body of famous US extreme skier Hilaree Nelson found on mountain in Nepal

Body of famous US extreme skier Hilaree Nelson found on mountain in Nepal

Hilaree Nelson and James Morrison are seen in Nepal in October, 2018. The extreme skiers reached the summit of Mount Lhotse, the world’s fourth highest mountain, in the same year.Niranjan Shrestha/The Associated Press The body of a famous US extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain was recovered … Read more

Burial site with 445 bodies outside Izyum shows evidence of war crimes, Ukraine says

Burial site with 445 bodies outside Izyum shows evidence of war crimes, Ukraine says

Most of the graves outside Izyum, which could represent the largest mass burial in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s, were marked only with a simple cross and a number.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail In a dense pine forest on the edge of this recently liberated city, a simple wooden cross lay on … Read more

SkipTheDishes lays off as many as 350 employees, latest in delivery sector downturn

SkipTheDishes lays off as many as 350 employees, latest in delivery sector downturn

A food delivery person in Yaletown in Vancouver, on Dec. 3, 2020.JONATHAN HAYWARD/The Canadian Press Global food-delivery conglomerate Just Eat Takeaway.com NV JTKWY is laying off as many as 350 Canadian employees as it becomes the latest company to slash costs in a skittish market for the sector. The conglomerate bought Winnipeg-based SkipTheDishes in 2016 … Read more

Memphis police identify body of woman abducted while jogging

Memphis police identify body of woman abducted while jogging

Onlookers watch Memphis police officers search an area where a body had been found in South Memphis, Tenn., near Victor Street and East Person Ave., on Sept. 5.Mark Weber/The Associated Press Police in Tennessee said Tuesday they had found the body of a Memphis woman abducted during a pre-dawn run, confirming fears that Eliza Fletcher … Read more

Kiely Rodni found dead in California reservoir, dive team says

Kiely Rodni found dead in California reservoir, dive team says

READ MORE Kiely Rodni presumably found after two-week search Click the arrow below for more coverage on Kiely Rodni, a Northern California teen who was presumably found by a volunteer team of divers after she had been missing since early August Expand All Update: Authorities say remains found in lake “likely” those of Kiely Rodni … Read more

The earnings season is off to a rocky start. Here’s what to look out for next

The earnings season is off to a rocky start.  Here’s what to look out for next

Investors are scouring second-quarter earnings reports, including several landing this week in Canada and the US, for signs of an economic slowdown and just how bad it could get. The impact of surging inflation and energy prices on corporate margins and revenues, and the outlook for the last half of this year, are all expected … Read more

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis, and BK Lyncis? No, they’re not members of a boy band in ancient Rome. They’re Cataclysmic Variables, binary stars that are so close together one star draws material from its sibling. This causes the pair to vary wildly in brightness. Can planets exist in this … Read more