Carla Jacobs

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Urban farming returning Detroit to its roots, but not without challenges

It’s a patch of land that contained 12 houses in its heyday.<p>Five years ago, it contained nothing.<p>Today, after four years of urban farming, the southwest corner of Custer and Brush Streets in Detroit’s North End neighbourhood has become a literal cornucopia. In the past two years, it’s pumped out …

Urban Agriculture

Compensation cheques give thalidomide victims a new lease on life

On a bright April morning, Daniel Scheidt awoke in the shadowy darkness of his mobile home and decided to do something he had not done in over three years. He asked his wife to open the curtains, then told her he wanted to go out.<p>"What?" Carollyne Scheidt said, barely believing her ears.<p>For over …

Canada

Heartbroken girl spends 18th birthday alone – the internet had an amazing response

A heartbroken teenager who celebrated her 18th birthday alone is smiling again after thousands of kind-hearted strangers responded to a Facebook appeal.<p>Hallee Sorenson invited classmates to her party last year but was left “heartbroken, beyond sad and hurt” when nobody turned up.<p>Her cousin made it …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Mineral from wet, hot volcano lava found on Mars, baffling scientists

Scientists are baffled by the discovery of a mineral on Mars that, on Earth, typically comes from extremely hot volcanoes whose lava was exposed to …

Earth Science

British Columbia police prepare for growing fentanyl crisis

The manufacturing equipment required to produce fentanyl-laced drugs for the street isn't much to look at: A tabletop pill press and a kitchen blender are enough to process an online order of opioids. The set-up fits easily inside a small utility trailer and can churn out 18,000 counterfeit …

British Columbia

Stephen Colbert connects Donald Trump’s Orlando comments together into a swastika

On Monday night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert didn’t hold back while describing Donald Trump’s response to last weekend’s Orlando, Florida mass …

Kelly McParland: Trump unleashes a blitzkrieg of bile in an attempt to exploit fear for votes

Now that he’s the presumptive Republican nominee, we’re getting a taste of what Donald Trump would be like as president. It’s not pretty. Hopes that …

Fawn saved as tourist performs roadside C-section

An Alberta traveller who stopped to deal with road kill ended up performing an emergency C-section and delivering a fawn by the side of a highway in …

Western Canada