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Beaver to blame for fallen tree that caused phone, internet outages in northern BC

BC Hydro says a beaver chewed through a tree that fell and damaged several telephone poles and fiber cables, causing intermittent internet, TV, home phone and wireless service outages in parts of northern BC on Tuesday. Telus reported that wireless services were affected in Burns Lake, Topley, Terrace, Prince George, Kitimat, Smithers, Granisle and Hazelton. …

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The 13 Healthcare Companies That Hit $1 Billion Valuations in 2022

Healthcare startups are raising less money this year as investors react to an unstable market. Bill Evans, the CEO of Rock Health, said firms are now more thoughtful about giving high valuations. These 13 startups beat the odds to hit valuations of $1 billion or more so far in 2022. Healthcare-venture funding is slowing down …

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World health experts now say COVID ‘lab leak’ theory needs further investigation

An expert group drafted by the World Health Organization to help investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic says further research is needed to determine how COVID-19 first began, including a more detailed analysis of the possibility it was a laboratory accident. That stance marks a sharp reversal of the United Nations agency’s initial assessment …

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Asia-Pacific stocks trade mixed; Alibaba shares in Hong Kong rebound

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Friday trade as Chinese inflation data for May came in largely in line with expectations. Investors also looked ahead to the release of US inflation data later stateside. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index traded 0.17% higher, with shares of Chinese tech giant Tencent climbing 0.71%. Hong Kong-listed …

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String of break-ins in Cambridge and Kitchener prompt warning from police

Waterloo regional police are warning businesses of break-ins targeting cash, after several establishments were hitting in Cambridge and Kitchener on the same day. Police initially said two businesses in Kitchener’s Deer Ridge area were broken into on Friday, May 20. Several weeks into the investigation, they now believe six businesses in south Kitchener and the …

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NASA has released an retro arcade game about the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope

Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication. NASA has released a browser-based game intended to spark interest in the Nancy Grace Roman Telescope. Creatively titled The Roman Space Observer Game, the retro arcade game by NALA Comm probably isn’t an accurate simulation of what it’s like to use NASA’s sensitive scientific …

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Remission seen in every rectal cancer patient in small study of drug

A new drug called dostarlimab saw astonishing results in a 12-person rectal cancer trial: Every one of the dozen patients went into remission. All the patients were still in remission in a six-month follow-up of the trial as well. Additionally, none of the patients had received chemoradiotherapy or undergone any preventative surgery, and no cases …

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Cochrane RCMP investigate possible child abduction at local park

Authorities in Cochrane, Alta. are seeking public information in regards to a possible child abduction that occurred on Thursday afternoon. Police say they responded to reports of an incident that allegedly took place at Willows Playground at approximately 4:17 pm in the south end of the town located west of Calgary. “A youth told their …

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