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‘Safe, inclusive and judgment free’: How a Thunder Bay group is making space for adults with autism

Excitement fills the room at the Rowan Tree Collective as a small group of young adults scan the Bingo cards in front of them, searching for the latest number called.  Someone leaps from their seat and frantically shouts “Bingo.” Friends and family cheer them on as they rush over to claim their prize.  This space is something …

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Got space in your luggage? Air travellers get paid to carry parcels

If you’re only taking carry-on luggage the next time you fly, Shelvie Fernan wants to talk. She’ll buy your checked-baggage capacity — and pay you up to $1,400 for it. Fernan is the CEO and co-founder of Fly and Fetch, an Edmonton-based startup that has its eye on being the next big shared-economy firm to …

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Christmas charity’s struggle to find depot space highlights growing challenges faced by non-profits

For more than two decades, the Surrey Christmas Bureau has been providing toys and raising smiles for underprivileged children — but this year, they’re in need of a Christmas miracle themselves. Every year, the bureau looks for a donated space in the city where it can set up a toy distribution centre. But …

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At Rolling Loud, Canadian rappers fighting for radio play and stage time find space to perform

Toronto rapper Smiley’s welcoming energy precedes him. Standing outside his trailer handing out cups and drinks, he takes the time to ask his team if they need anything moments before he hit the main stage at Rolling Loud, an international hip-hop festival held in Canada for the first time last weekend. Smiley was grateful for the chance to …

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Humans want to mine the moon. Here’s what space law experts say the rules are

Mining the moon might sound like a concept that belongs in a science fiction novel, but it’s likely to be a part of reality in the not-so-distant future. That’s made it a hot topic of discussion among space lawyers — yes, there are space lawyers — on Earth. When Michelle …

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Yeast experiments on Artemis 1 may help astronauts survive cosmic radiation in deep space

When NASA’s Artemis 1 lifts off as soon as Monday from a launch pad in Florida, it will carry no human crew on a 42-day mission to orbit the moon and return to Earth. But experiments aboard the rocket could lead to solving a vexing problem that stands in the …

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Russia tells NASA it will remain with International Space Station until at least 2028

Russian space officials told their U.S. counterparts that Moscow expects to remain on the International Space Station (ISS) at least until their own outpost in orbit is built in 2028, NASA’s space operations chief told Reuters. The assurance on Tuesday from Russia came after the newly appointed head of its …

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Russia to quit International Space Station after 2024

Russia will pull out of the International Space Station after 2024 and focus on building its own orbiting outpost, the country’s new space chief said Tuesday amid high tensions between Moscow and the West over the fighting in Ukraine. Yuri Borisov, who was appointed earlier this month to lead the …

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New outdoor space to smoke cannabis opens on Exhibition Place grounds

At Grand Bizarre, customers can swim, eat, drink, mingle and now, if they fancy, stroll around the corner and smoke cannabis in a restricted area. Cannabis Carnival is being touted as one of the first of its kind in Ontario — a dedicated place to smoke cannabis that its president, Zlatko Starkovski, says is …

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Boeing capsule returns from space station after test flight with no crew

Boeing’s crew taxi returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Wednesday, completing a repeat test flight before NASA astronauts climb aboard. It was a quick trip back: the Starliner capsule parachuted into the New Mexico desert just four hours after leaving the orbiting lab, with airbags attached to …

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