Jul 27, 2009 | 4
Nearly two years following Robert Dziekanski's death at Vancouver International Airport after being shot by Royal Canadian Police with a TASER, a commission investigating Canadian law enforcement's use of such "conducted energy weapons" supports their continued use, as long as this accompanies an overhaul of how and when these weapons are used. (Dziekanski's 2007 encounter with police can be viewed on YouTube.)
The Braidwood Study Commission, led by retired judge Thomas Braidwood, last month reported a "troubling lack of consistency" in how law enforcement uses TASERs and how well these weapons perform. (Canadian law enforcement in British Columbia, where Dziekanski, 40, was killed, is allowed to use only conducted energy weapons made by TASER International, Inc.)
Mar 9, 2009 | 4
It looks like the U.S. isn't the only North American country planning to pump tens of millions of dollars into developing renewable forms of energy. The Canadian government has announced it will spend $41 million ($53 million Canadian) on 16 projects that promise to deliver new forms of clean energy or to help citizens reduce existing energy use.
Among them: (Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), which will administer the funds, didn't provide specific funding amounts, nor did it specify when the funds will be available.)
Fusion technology—General Fusion Inc. in Burnaby, British Columbia, working with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Powertech Labs Inc., will now have more money to develop its fusion technology, which uses sound waves to create a fusion reaction. The hope is that this approach will enable fusion to deliver on its promise of generating electricity without greenhouse gas emissions, pollution or radioactive waste.
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