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‘It’s being melted nicely:’ rare comet moving across night sky offering up unique astronomical opportunity | NanaimoNewsNOW

“We tend to think of comets as white and blue because those are the colors we see when they’re really bright and easy to see, but most comets do have this greeny color to the coma, the material coming off the head of the comet .” The comet has an orbit of approximately 50,000 years, …

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One Peterborough clinic ‘interested’ in private surgeries after province announces plan to clear backlog, says MPP Smith

As the province opens up the rules to allow private clinics to do more surgeries, Peterborough’s MPP says one local clinic could come on board. “There is at least one clinic that’s expressed an interest in being able to do it,” said Dave Smith, on Wednesday, Jan. 18, a day after the province’s announcement. That …

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Apps to test internet upload and download speeds on your shiny new 5G smartphone

You’ve bought your first 5G smartphone and you know it’s quick when you’re downloading a big file or sending a video to a friend. But do you know just how fast it is and how quick your network’s 5G is compared to other providers? TCL recommends downloading these apps to test your 5G connection on …

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NRGH among 20 hospitals to have emergency operation center reactivated to manage patient flow | NanaimoNewsNOW

Dix said the EOC strategy, initially used during the COVID-19 pandemic, will see hospital staff support patients as they re-integrate back into the community. With nearly 10,300 people in the province receiving acute care in BC hospitals as of Thursday, Jan. 5, Dix reported a significant rise recently in the number of people requiring hospital …

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Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 in December, as strong jobs market tops expectations

Payroll growth decelerated in December but was still better than expected, a sign that the labor market remains strong even as the Federal Reserve tries to slow economic growth. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000 for the month, above the Dow Jones estimate for 200,000, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.5%, 0.2 percentage point below …

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Fed minutes December 2022:

WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials are committed to fighting inflation and expect higher interest rates to remain in place until more progress is made, according to minutes released Wednesday from the central bank’s December meeting. At a meeting where policymakers raised their key interest rate another half a percentage point, they expressed the importance of …

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Dr. Lynn Mikula hired as new Peterborough Regional Health Center CEO

Dr. Lynn Mikula will become Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s (PRHC) new CEO, taking on the role on March 31, 2023. The news was announced at a media event on Monday, Dec. 12, with Dr. Mikula saying she is honored to be taking over the job from Dr. Peter McLaughlin. Dr. Mikula has already been serving …

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Consumers see inflation easing considerably next year, New York Fed survey shows

Shoppers carry bags of purchased merchandise at the King of Prussia Mall on December 11, 2022 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela | Getty Images Consumers grew more optimistic about inflation in November amid expectations that both food and energy price increases would be less severe in the coming year, according to a New …

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Wholesale prices rose 0.3% in November, more than expected, despite hopes that inflation is cooling

Wholesale prices rose more than expected in November, dampening hopes that inflation could be headed lower, the Labor Department reported Friday. The producer price index, a measure of what companies get for their products in the pipeline, increased 0.3% for the month and 7.4% from a year ago. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been …

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