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January 9, 2019 8:13 PM Netflix interested in creating Toronto production hub, says Mayor John Tory

Netflix has already shot film and TV productions in Toronto as well as other Canadian cities, including Vancouver. Because it’s a foreign digital company, it isn’t required to collect or remit federal or provincial sales tax. So far Netflix also hasn’t fallen under federal regulations that require the country’s broadcasting companies to pay into the Canada 12

January 9, 2019 2:36 PM Drone operators subject to age limit, certification under new Canadian rules

Operators will be required to register their drones and mark them with the registration number. A minimum age limit of 14 for basic operations and 16 for advanced will be introduced. Pilots will have to keep their aircraft below 122 metres — 400 feet — above ground level and stay away from air traffic. The new rules, which cover drones weighing between 11

January 4, 2019 12:59 PM China begins first surface exploration of moon’s far side

BEIJING—A Chinese space rover explored the lunar terrain on Friday in the world’s first mission on the surface of the far side of the moon. Jade Rabbit 2 drove off a ramp the previous night and onto the soft, snow-like surface after a Chinese spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the moon’s far side. A photo posted online by China’s space agency 11

December 29, 2018 3:05 PM DC museums and galleries to close next week in U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON—Museums and galleries popular with visitors and locals in the nation’s capital will close starting midweek if the partial shutdown of the federal government drags on. The attractions have stayed open by using unspent funds, but they are about to run out of that money. Museums and galleries under the Smithsonian Institution umbrella will close 12

December 29, 2018 12:50 AM Auston Matthews, Mike Bossy and the joy of flex

The day Matthews began getting free sticks as a top prospect “was a big sigh of relief for them, for sure.” Matthews now uses a Bauer model that’s far lighter and whippier than anything available in Bossy’s era. “My go-to shot back then was the snap shot,” Bossy said. “Whereas today it looks like they’re using a hybrid of what I’d call an old-time wrister 11

December 27, 2018 12:19 AM Koreas break ground on railway link, but don’t expect trains to cross anytime soon

SEOUL, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF—North and South Korea broke ground Wednesday on an ambitious project to modernize North Korean railways and roads and connect them with the South, but without progress in nuclear negotiations, regular trains won’t be crossing the border anytime soon. The ceremony at the North Korean border town of Kaesong came weeks after the Koreas 20

December 17, 2018 6:16 PM Trump plans to create unified U.S. Space Command

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order before the end of the year creating a U.S. Space Command as a major military command. Vice-President Mike Pence will make the announcement Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, two U.S. officials said, and Trump could sign the order as soon as Tuesday. The move is separate 17

December 13, 2018 1:14 PM Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

One of the two rovers is believed to have travelled about 300 metres by hopping on the asteroid, where gravity is too weak for wheeled vehicles, and has sent more than 200 photos and other data to the spacecraft, which then relayed it to Earth, Kubota said. The other rover took about 40 photos and stopped moving after about 10 days, he said. The lower-than-expected 18

December 12, 2018 5:19 PM Residential condo tower part of new Mount Royal Village development

A $120-million, 34-storey condo will be part of the ongoing multi-million dollar mixed-use redevelopment of Mount Royal Village. Vancouver-based Embassy BOSA will build 223 upscale residences in The Royal tower in partnership with First Capital Realty. The project will include 90,000 square feet of retail and office space anchored by a high-end grocery 18

December 12, 2018 2:53 PM During seven-hour spacewalk, Russian astronauts gather clues to orbital mystery

About four hours into a spacewalk on Tuesday, Russian astronauts pulled out a knife and began cutting into a spacecraft docked at the International Space Station. Soon they began slashing with vigor through the outer insulation, with flurries of debris flying into space. Other times, they used what looked like hedge shears to cut first through the insulation 13