Nicola-Similkameen college offering year of free tuition to combat low enrolment rates

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will give bursaries of up to $2,525 to region’s high-school graduates A college in B.C.’s Interior is offering Grade 12 graduates a year of free tuition after learning the region was recording one of the province’s lowest enrolment rates for those leaving high school. Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) […]

Prince George installs B.C.’s 1st solar-power parking lot

Pilot project at city hall aims to understand how well panels hold up under northern conditions The City of Prince George has installed B.C.’s first solar-panel parking lot. A 20-square-metre area of panels was installed at city hall as a pilot project to test how the technology performs in northern communities. The project, which comes […]

Plan hatched to help homeless in Calgary

Family selling praying mantises to raise money for Inn From the Cold A Calgary family is raising money to fight homelessness through sales at a good old-fashioned stand in the front yard. But instead of the typical lemonade or baked goods up for grabs, Tara Guthrie and her five-year-old son, Alexander Farn, are selling praying […]

Revolutionary Robot Uses AI + 360° Camera to Clean Your Home

The most futuristic gadgets are often just too expensive for an everyday household, but ILIFE A8 is a robot vacuum that pushes the envelope for innovation and affordability in robotics. People who spend the most time working have the most to gain from time-saving devices, and ILIFE’s affordable robot vacuums have helped millions of households […]

‘Fortnite’ video contest asks gamers to make their own superhero movie

Consider yourself a budding director? Epic Games is inviting all Fortnite Battle Royale players to participate in an original filmmaking challenge. It involves using the Replay system to create a blockbuster-worthy highlights reel featuring Season 4’s heroes, and promises a tempting line-up of rewards for successful applicants. Fortnite’s 5th season might begin on July 12, […]

The wreckage of a few ancient planets formed the asteroid belt

It’s exciting to watch Japan’s Hayabusa 2 craft close in on its chosen asteroid and start surveying it from up close, but we can still learn things about them from down here. A new study has determined that 85 percent of our solar system’s asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is made up of the […]

Nerf’s new laser tag guns hook up to your smartphone

If the only thing missing from your summer is the ability to play laser tag at home without a vest, then Hasbro has got you covered. Today, the company announced its Nerf Laser Ops Pro blaster line, which shoot IR bursts and allow you to keep track of ammo, health and how your team is […]

Better Buy: Textainer Group Holdings Ltd. vs. Nordic American Tankers Ltd.

Shipping stocks are among the most volatile in the entire stock market. That’s because rates can change on a dime. As a result, shipping companies can go from making a boatload of money to seeing their profits sink deeply into the red. Making matters worse, it costs big bucks to build out fleets, which often […]

3 Best Diabetes Stocks of 2018 So Far

Stocks of biopharmaceutical companies making diabetes drugs haven’t been huge winners in 2018 so far. But it’s a much different story for medical device companies that focus on monitoring and treating diabetes. Several of these stocks soared in the first half of the year. Which were the biggest winners? Tandem Diabetes Care (NASDAQ:TNDM), DexCom (NASDAQ:DXCM), […]