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BEYOND LOCAL: St. Brigid, the compassionate, sensible female patron saint of Ireland, gets a lot less recognition than St. Patrick

BEYOND LOCAL: St. Brigid, the compassionate, sensible female patron saint of Ireland, gets a lot less recognition than St. Patrick

Cogitosus recounted Brigid’s many purported miracles: As a girl, she gave away the household’s butter and bacon to hungry beggars and dogs, then miraculously replaced the food for her family
BEYOND LOCAL: Nightfall once brought firefighting reprieve, but no longer, Canadian study shows

BEYOND LOCAL: Nightfall once brought firefighting reprieve, but no longer, Canadian study shows

The study used wildfire records and satellite data to examine more than 23,500 blazes across North America from 2017 to 2020. The researchers identified 1,095 overnight burning events associated with 340 wildfires and found the vast majority spanned at least 10 square kilometres
BEYOND LOCAL: Coral reef that 'shouldn't exist' thrives off B.C.'s Pacific Ocean, biologist says

BEYOND LOCAL: Coral reef that 'shouldn't exist' thrives off B.C.'s Pacific Ocean, biologist says

The reef is the most northern known coral reef in the entire Pacific Ocean
BEYOND LOCAL: Fleury, Team Homan feeling 'settled in' as a rink entering women's curling worlds

BEYOND LOCAL: Fleury, Team Homan feeling 'settled in' as a rink entering women's curling worlds

Fleury, one of the country’s top skips, joined Homan’s Ottawa rink in August 2022 after Joanne Courtney decided to step away form the game
BEYOND LOCAL: Georgetown church has acoustics that rival Carnegie Hall

BEYOND LOCAL: Georgetown church has acoustics that rival Carnegie Hall

The Sanctuary Concert Hall was renovated in 2014
BEYOND LOCAL: From ex-con to carpenter: Helping fill northern Ontario’s labour gap

BEYOND LOCAL: From ex-con to carpenter: Helping fill northern Ontario’s labour gap

Community Builders program helps people on the edge find their way back to employment
BEYOND LOCAL: ‘Slap in the face’: Simcoe schools lean on unqualified teachers

BEYOND LOCAL: ‘Slap in the face’: Simcoe schools lean on unqualified teachers

While Simcoe County school boards say their supply lists are essentially full, the boards are seeing an increase in how often qualified education workers on those lists don’t answer the phone, leading to more unqualified individuals filling those vacancies
BEYOND LOCAL: Sudbury scientists create new test for cancer treatment

BEYOND LOCAL: Sudbury scientists create new test for cancer treatment

New test on the early effectiveness of chemotherapy could help doctors determine whether to continue chemo treatments or switch to a different therapy
BEYOND LOCAL: Health unit seeks $11M in funding to avoid losing more patients

BEYOND LOCAL: Health unit seeks $11M in funding to avoid losing more patients

Documents obtained under freedom of information include a letter from GHC president to Ross Romano, urging the Sault MPP to address 'devastating' crisis in primary care
BEYOND LOCAL: Cochrane polar bears helping test tracking devices

BEYOND LOCAL: Cochrane polar bears helping test tracking devices

The minimally invasive devices are being developed by Polar Bears International and 3M