Peter Rakobowchuk

The Canadian Press

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Military expert suggests Canada may want to consider its own space force

President Donald Trump's push to create a U.S. space force is being welcomed by military experts in Canada, and the executive director of one defence think-tank says Canada should consider following suit.

Quebec's Pelletier leads 'farthest exploration of any planetary body in history'

Frederic Pelletier is boldly predicting he and his team will get the New Horizons spacecraft exactly where it should be on New Year's Day — 1.6 billion kilometres beyond Pluto to rendezvous with a space rock known as Ultima Thule.

Quebec National Assembly adopts motion aimed at making sport abuse-free

One of the women sexually assaulted by former ski coach Bertrand Charest said she was "super-relieved" after Quebec's national assembly adopted a motion Tuesday aimed at making sport abuse-free.

New Quebec program hurts welfare seekers, anti-poverty advocate says

A Quebec anti-poverty group is worried about a provincial program that imposes financial penalties on welfare seekers who fail to take part.

Fundraising campaign picks up speed for 18-year-old who lost limbs after being electrocuted

Sabryna Mongeon, 18, was driving home Christmas Day when the car skidded into a hydro pole and was zapped with 14,500 volts. Now, her sister is raising money for her recovery.

Canadian Space Agency developing robotic arms for moon station

The Canadian Space Agency is working to develop robotic arms as its contribution to a small lunar outpost to be built by international partners in the next decade.

Rhinoceros Party pledges to nationalize Tim Hortons

The party is also promising to privatize the Canadian army.

Dark Sky Preserves save the stars from light pollution

Young people living in large metropolitan centres today are being deprived of the majesty and wonder of the night sky. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Dark Sky Preserves aim to fix that.

Winnipeg, Toronto host 48-hour hackathons for NASA

A smartphone app that warns about incoming meteors is just one practical application that could be developed this weekend.

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