Two-Thirds of Canada’s Electricity Now Comes From Renewable Energy: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Two-thirds of Canada’s electricity now comes from renewable energy

“The National Energy Board says renewables are responsible for 66 per cent of Canadian electricity, with 60 per cent of all power in Canada coming from hydro.”

Toronto Star

+1: The plan to build a million-year nuclear waste dump on the Great Lakes – Motherboard

2. Canadian seniors now outnumber children for 1st time, 2016 census shows

“‘As people get older, they need more health care, more home care, and that puts increasing demands on government spending,’ says Dr. Frances Woolley, economics professor at Carleton University in Ottawa. ‘There are big challenges for the government coming on the fiscal side.'”

CBC News

3. James Comey says classified Clinton emails were forwarded to Anthony Weiner

“‘Somehow, her emails were being forwarded to Anthony Weiner, including classified information,’ Comey said, adding later, ‘His then-spouse Huma Abedin appears to have had a regular practice of forwarding emails to him for him to print out for her so she could deliver them to the secretary of state.'”

Washington Post

4. The new suburban crisis

“Once the key driver of the American dream, the suburbs have reached the end of a long era of cheap growth. Now their advantages to economic mobility have nearly disappeared.”

The Atlantic 

5. Apple CEO to World: 😀

“At approximately 11:38am Cupertino time on Wednesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a cryptic message on Twitter reading only ‘😀.’ It was quickly deleted.”