NASA: ‘First Humans Who Will Step Foot On Mars Are Walking the Earth Today’

° ° It wasn't so long ago that the first earthlings walked on the moon. And according to NASA, it won't be that long before the first people walk on Mars. The space agency said the first Mars astronauts are already alive. 1st humans to step on Mars are alive today. ° ° USA TODAY ° Houston Chronicle ° °

TransCanada Corp gets nod to build Northern Courier pipeline in Alberta

° Financial Post ° TransCanada Corp said on Wednesday that the Alberta government had approved construction of its $800 million Northern Courier pipeline, which will connect the Fort Hills oil sand project to a tank farm in northern Alberta. Canada's second-largest pipeline … ° ° Reuters ° Reuters Canada ° - °

South Saskatchewan plan touted as balance of conservation, development

° ° The Alberta government released its long-awaited plan for the South Saskatchewan region of the province on Wednesday. Conservation plan for southern Alberta worries 4×4 enthusiasts · Alberta draft conservation plan aims to mix industry, nature. ° Calgary Herald ° CTV News ° Rocky Mountain Outlook ° °

Ford, Byford clash over subway tunnel boring machines

° 680 News ° When it comes to the future of the city's two tunnel boring machines used for the York-Spadina subway expansion, Mayor Rob Ford and TTC CEO Andy Byford are at opposite ends of the line. The two met behind closed doors on Wednesday to discuss what to … ° The Globe and Mail ° Toronto Sun ° ° - °

See Ya Courteney! Jennifer Aniston’s New BFF is Sandra Bullock

° Celebuzz ° Jennifer Aniston has reportedly bonded with Oscar winning actress Sandra Bullock after meeting at a dinner party thrown by mutual friend Gwyneth Paltrow. According to Us Weekly, Jen, 45, and Sandra, 49, chatted at Gwyneth's house over shared exes (they … ° ° Irish Independent ° ° - °

Bombardier Shakes Up Organization, to Cut 1800 Jobs

° Wall Street Journal ° Canadian transportation-equipment giant Bombardier Inc. said Wednesday the head of its aerospace unit is retiring as part of a corporate shake-up that will see the company shed 1,800 jobs. The company, which employs half of its 76,000 people in … ° The Globe and Mail ° Financial Post ° Reuters ° °

More than half of Ontario honey bee colonies died last winter: report

° Toronto Star ° A new report on the health of Canada's honeybees says more than half of Ontario's bee colonies died last winter, double the national average. The report caught the attention of Ontario's agriculture minister, who promised a “detailed analysis” of its findings … ° Brampton Guardian ° Orangeville Banner ° °