Local sky watchers chasing the northern lights have partnered with scientists on the discovery of a curious ribbon of purplish light that everyone is calling Steve. The feature is attracting attention for its unexpected name, as well as the way it was discovered, said Eric Donovan, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Calgary. "It looks a lot like a traditional auroral arc although the colour is a bit wrong," Donovan told the Calgary Eyeopener.
Mohammad Alftih fled his war-torn hometown of Aleppo, Syria, with his wife and four children, living in Lebanon before coming to Canada under private sponsorship. Eleven months after the Alftihs arrived in Peterborough, Ont., they opened a new restaurant downtown. Mr. Alftih brings his experience operating two businesses in Syria to his new role as general manager of Oasis Mediterranean Grill. His wife, Randa, cooks Syrian dishes, and the couple has hired four employees.
March 1, 2017 illustration by Jason Lin Julian Thomas is undeterred. The entrepreneur from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation is determined to bring his indigenous inspired-cuisine to Edmontonians. Forced to shutter his 124th Street restaurant, Bannock Burger, in 2014 following a rent increase he couldn't afford, Thomas is trying again.