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  • Macleans

    Book Review: The Drug Trial

    This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on May 9, 2005. Partner content is not updated.WARS, EVEN THOSE FOUGHT on principle, are invariably sordid affairs. And so appears to have been the case with the all-out battle waged between Nancy Olivieri, a respected physician and scientist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children, and Apotex, one of Canada's biggest pharmaceutical companies.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on May 9, 2005

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    The study of plant life is organized in 3 ways, which are also applicable to zoological material.

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    Botany History

    Long before formal study of plants began in Canadian academic institutions, they were studied by explorers and talented amateurs.

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    Bottled Water Debate

    This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on June 12, 2000. Partner content is not updated. On a remote hillside about 50 km northeast of Walkerton, Ont., springwater flows to the surface to form a clear pool. The area, surrounded by trees and about 1.5 km from the nearest farm, is fenced. Every month, Echo Springs Water Co. Ltd. employees pump about 4.

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    Human botulism can occur primarily as food-borne botulism, infant botulism or wound botulism.

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    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

    Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), frequently called "mad cow disease," is a progressive, fatal disease of the nervous system of cattle.

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    Brachiopoda, phylum of bivalved marine invertebrates, sometimes called lamp shells.

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    Breast Cancer Research in Canada

    Current breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are available through the Canadian Cancer Society, which annually updates these and other statistics.

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    Bridge Disasters in Canada

    There have been several fatal bridge disasters over the course of Canada’s history, some during construction, others after a bridge was in use for some time. The following is a chronological account of the worst of these tragic events, including Canada’s most fatal bridge disaster, the 1907 collapse of the Quebec Bridge. (See also Highway Disasters; Railway Disasters.)

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    More remarkable was the use of an ice bridge across the St Lawrence River in the winters of 1880-81 and 1881-82, from Hochelaga to Longueuil [Montréal], to carry a standard-gauge railway; from January to March in each of those winters a small train, weighing 60 tons, safely used this unique bridge.

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    British Columbia Eocene Fossils

    Palaeontological and geological studies of these deposits go back about 130 years. These include work carried out by George Mercer Dawson in 1890 as part of his survey of British Columbia for the Geological Survey of Canada, with occasional research published in the 1920s and 1930s.

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    British Columbia's Dinosaur Excavations

    In the summer of 2007 P.R.P.R.C. palaeontologists discovered a second concentration of dinosaur bones along 10 metres of exposed outcrop not far from the town of Tumbler Ridge.

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    Brooks Aqueduct

    The Brooks Aqueduct, located about 8 km southeast of Brooks, Alta, is considered by many to be one of the most significant engineering feats in Canada. It has been declared both a national and a provincial historic site.

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    BSE-Infected Cow Found in Alberta

    DANNY ROSEHILL remembers well the Tuesday morning in September when he watched the terrorist attacks on New York City while the weekly sale at his cattle auction house in Olds, Alta., continued apace. "The towers were brought down, 3,000 people killed, and yet the sale went on," says Rosehill.This article was originally published in Maclean's Magazine on June 2, 2003

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    Building Codes and Regulations

    Under Canadian law the regulation of buildings is a provincial responsibility and is carried out through various laws, Acts, codes and regulations, often administered at the municipal level.

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