Friday, December 30, 2011
Tollers are named for their ability to entice or lure waterfowl within gunshot range, called "tolling". The hunter stays hidden in a blind and sends the dog out to romp and play near the water, usually by tossing a ball or stick to be retrieved. Appearing similar to a fox, the dog's unusual activity and white markings pique the curiosity of ducks and geese, who swim over to investigate
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Police were called to the Rusty Gull Pub at about 11 p.m. PT Friday night to reports the two Santas got into a fight with an unidentified man, who ended up in hospital for treatment.
"By the time our officers arrived at the pub, the two Santas had disappeared, if you will, and the patrols were negative," said RCMP Cpl. Richard de Jong.
"So at this point we are on the lookout for two Santas, but we figure they'll be lost in the woodwork."
The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries and has since been released. He does not plan to press charges if the Santas are found.
"This time of year I think people get into the spirit of the Christmas celebration and it's a pretty good disguise to have considering the 'Christmas cheer' that probably enabled their behaviour to get to the point where it did," de Jong said.
"Somebody asked, 'Were they regular patrons of the pub?' and I said, 'No. I think they just come once a year.'"
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Friday, December 09, 2011
Notes from the Field: Campylobacter jejuni Infections Associated with Sheep Castration — Wyoming, 2011
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
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Thursday, November 24, 2011
At the heart of this tale is a lucky little fish.
How it became the answer to a dire medical problem deep in the Cambodian jungle is something University of Guelph researcher Christopher Charles swears is no fish tale.
It began three years ago when this science whiz from Milton, who had just graduated from Guelph with a bachelor in biomedical science, took on a gritty little summer research gig in Cambodia. The task was to help local scientists try to persuade village women to place chunks of iron in their cooking pots to get more iron in their diet and lower the risk of anemia. Great in theory, but the women weren’t having it.
It was an enticing challenge in a country where iron deficiency is so rampant, 60 per cent of women face premature labour, hemorrhaging during childbirth and poor brain development among their babies.