Dec. 27th, 2009

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Alcohol substitute that avoids drunkenness and hangovers in development - Telegraph

The Imperial College of London is developing a synthetic alcohol chemically related to Valium that acts like alcohol on the nervous system but can be counteracted in minutes after ingesting a counter-agent in pill form.
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N.B. Power, Hydro-Quebec ink multi-million energy deal

This is old news (October 29), but I appear to have missed it at the time. Hydro Quebec has negotiated a $4.7 billion deal to take over the distribution, transmission and generation assets, with the exception of the coal-fired plants, from cash-strapped NB Power. The deal includes 7 hydroelectric stations and a nuclear facility. In return, residents and businesses willbe able to obtain electricity at a lower rate than they currently pay. The agreement will be signed in March 2010.
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CBC News - Ottawa - Candu reactor division to be sold

The Federal government announced on 17 December that it will be selling its CANDU reactor division, although it will retain ownership of the Chalk River Laboratories facility that generates medical isotopes.

January 2010

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