Daily Aggregation: Superheroes, Spies And Stars

daily-aggregation-21. New training centre. U of R athletes rejoice as a new high performance training facility is in the works. Maybe if you are lucky it’ll be built before you graduate!

2. Don’t eat the green ones, or any. Saskatchewan Poison Control has seen an increase in people exposed to detergent in the single use laundry pods.

3. Burial ground plans. Saskatchewan is planning, and hoping, to create a cemetery for the increasing number of Muslims in the province.

4. Looking for stars. Not the celebrities, actual celestial stars, from space! A 71 year old astronomer is trying to save the stars from light pollution. Like Lisa Simpson, only real.

5. Search for secrets. A team of Royal Canadian Navy (ice) divers are planning to take a plunge into icy cold, Arctic waters to find out more about HMS Erebus, which sunk while Sir John Franklin tried to find the Northwest Passage.

6. Save animals, not capture. An anti-animal cruelty group is up in arms as they protest the Greater Vancouver Zoo, saying they should save local animals instead of exhibiting the exotic.

7. Secret-swapping, spy style. Canada’s very own intelligence agency, CSIS,  (how many of you are surprised Canada even has a spy agency?) created a forum to give secrets about terrorist-travel with other agencies. This sounds like it is going to end well, doesn’t it?

8. In other spy news. Apparently being a spy for Canada isn’t hard enough, the food at headquarters is so terrible at least one employee threatens to take it to Amnesty International.

9. Science! That’s why. The CERN Large Hadron Collider has been turned on again after two years of lying dormant. Now the science-ing can once again commence!

10. Super-powered flight. In the latest Fantastic 4 trailer, due out later this summer, shows Sue and Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Invisible Woman and Human Torch) take flight.

Author: Megan Roth

Megan was found in a pumpkin patch, or so she was led to believe. She leaves a wake of havoc and mischief where ever she goes. She believes that her Hogwarts letter was simply lost. When she grows up she wants to be tall, but doesn't see that happening anytime soon.

10 thoughts on “Daily Aggregation: Superheroes, Spies And Stars”

  1. (2) Better yet, don’t buy these things.
    (3) I rather think they’d want to bury people, not houses.
    (5) “Erebus”…and I’m just scratching the surface, here.
    (9) “lying”, not “laying”.

  2. And deservedly so.
    And then there’s “Rolling Stone” and its latest plunge to the bottom. Not a good time for journalism all around.

  3. “How many of you are surprised Canada even has a spy agency?”

    Funny story: I went to school in upstate New York, and we often partied in Ottawa. One time some guy tried to impress one of my friends by claiming he worked for CSIS. I had to tell her what that was and then we laughed for hours that a dude would think it impressive to claim to be that inept of a spy.

  4. There’s plenty of material for correction to go around, Ron. You’ll notice I never even touched the non-use of hyphens.

  5. Ummm…. Barb are you comparing a couple of typos to the fiasco going on with the Rolling Stone story right now? Seriously?

  6. Dear Anonymouse: the decline in the quality of journalists and journalism is visible in different places and at different levels. Here, it’s not just “a couple of typos”, but an apparent deficit in usage and grammar, which means a deficit in the language in which budding journalists need to be proficient. If I can paraphrase Balzac, you can’t have the harvests without the soil.

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