Les cinq Porsche qui accélèrent le plus fort

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PERFORMANCE – Porsche aligne ses modèles sur la piste de décollage d’un aérodrome désaffecté, pour sacrer la sportive de Stuttgart la plus rapide sur l’exercice du 0 à 100 km/h.

Les deux premiers véhicules s’alignent sur la ligne de départ. Comme pour une course de dragster. On aperçoit un break de chasse Panamera Turbo S E – Hybrid Sport Turismo, la version la plus musclée de la familiale de Porsche. À ses côtés, on découvre avec stupéfaction une Carrera GT, la supercar de la marque allemande lancée en 2003. Un affrontement qui semble assez inégal, étant donné que la Carrera GT est une véritable voiture de course homologuée pour la voie publique. Un engin qui n’est pas à comparer avec un véhicule à quatre places, en particulier au niveau des performances.

Et pourtant, contre toute attente, la Panamera décroche la victoire avec un 0 à 100 km/h abattu en 3,4 secondes, contre 3,9 secondes pour la Carrera GT. Un résultat qui n’est pas si illogique. Certes, le break affiche un déficit de deux cylindres comparé à la supercar, et pèse près d’une tonne de plus! Mais il bénéficie de quatre roues motrices, d’un système hybride, et son V8 est turbocompressé. Ce qui lui permet d’afficher une puissance de 680 chevaux, contre 612 pour le V10 atmosphérique de la Carrera GT qui ne peut compter que sur deux roues motrices pour faire passer la puissance au sol. N’oublions pas non plus que la Panamera est dotée d’une boîte de vitesses automatique PDK à double embrayage, alors que son adversaire fait confiance à une transmission manuelle.

Le bolide qui a détrôné ce break de chasse dopé à l’électricité, n’est autre que la Porsche 911 Turbo S. Malgré un désavantage de 100 chevaux, la 911 profite d’un poids plus contenu et de quatre roues motrices. Le coupé sportif reprend ses droits. La 911 Turbo S pulvérise le 0 à 100 km/h en 2,9 secondes. La joie est toutefois de courte durée, puisque ce modèle s’est fait subtiliser son titre par l’une de ses dérivées à deux roues motrices: la 911 GT2 RS. Plus légère d’une centaine de kilos, cette pistarde fait parler la poudre avec son flat-six biturbo de 700 chevaux. L’écart n’est pas pour autant phénoménal, puisque la GT2 RS abat le 0 à 100 km/h en 2,8 secondes, soit 0,1 seconde de mieux que la 911 Turbo S.

La 911 GT2 RS n’est pas encore l’ultime vainqueur. Avec sa transmission intégrale, son système hybride et ses 887 chevaux, la dernière supercar en date du constructeur allemand, la 918 Spyder, repousse encore les limites de la performance. Au volant de cet engin, passer de 0 à 100 km/h ne nécessite pas plus de 2,6 secondes.

La 918 Spyder est la Porsche homologuée pour la route qui passe le plus vite de 0 à 100 km/h: 2,6 secondes seulement.
La 918 Spyder est la Porsche homologuée pour la route qui passe le plus vite de 0 à 100 km/h: 2,6 secondes seulement. Porsche

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Brother, sister from Fort Qu’Appelle, Sask. win $1 million with lottery ticket

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Saskatchewan Lotteries says Fort Qu’Appelle siblings won $1 million on the Jan. 11 Western Max draw.

Michele Hahn and her brother Gerhard Hahn plan to share the winnings with family.


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“We both decided a long time ago that if we ever won the lottery, a lot of people would benefit from the win,” Gerhard said in a press release.

“It’s really nice that we’re able to make things easier for everyone.”


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Michele bought the winning ticket at the Pharmasave on Broadway Street in Fort Qu’Appelle.

The Hahn siblings’ lucky numbers were 2, 25, 34, 36, 37, 46, and 49.

Fort Qu’Appelle is around 60 kilometres northeast of Regina.

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Second oversized load headed to Fort Saskatchewan along Highways 14 and 21

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A second piece of petrochemical development equipment is making its way to a refinery near Fort Saskatchewan in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.

It comes less than two weeks after a massive ‘splitter’ made its way along the same route.

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The second piece of equipment is called a de-ethanizer stripper and weighs approximately 682 tonnes and is about 63-metres long.

The stripper separates ethane from liquid natural gas to be reused elsewhere in the refining process or for other petrochemical products.

The massive move began Saturday night from Dacro Industries in south Edmonton. It’s expected to take approximately four days to complete the move.

Motorists are being advised of travel disruptions that might occur during the move.

Move route

  • Exit Dacro yard west of 93 Street on to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to Roper Road continuing east to 75 Street
  • South on 75 Street to 51 Avenue
  • East on 51 Avenue to 50 Street at Whitemud Drive, westbound off-ramp
  • East on Whitemud Drive to Anthony Henday Drive, southbound
  • East on Highway 14; stage at Highways 14 and 21
  • East on Highway 14 to Range Road 190
  • North on Range Road 190 to Township Road 510
  • East on Township Road 510 to Highway 834
  • North on Highway 834 to Highway 15
  • Highway 15 west to Lamont
  • Continue west on Highway 15 to Range Road 220
  • North on Range Road 220 to final site
Date Start Time Origin End Time Destination
Jan. 19 9 p.m. Dacro 5 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21
Jan. 21 8:30 a.m. Hwy 14 & 21 5 p.m. Lamont
Jan. 22 8:30 a.m. Lamont 1 p.m. Site

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L’avenir des universités passe par un système d’éducation fort

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L’éducation occupe l’avant-scène des préoccupations depuis quelque temps, et tous les regards sont notamment tournés vers le nouveau gouvernement de François Legault, qui a promis d’en faire la priorité parmi les priorités. Les universités, dans la foulée, n’ont pas manqué de rappeler que leur avenir passe par un réinvestissement. Il fait consensus que l’écart avec les universités canadiennes gagnerait à être réduit. Mais pour cerner le réel enjeu pour la survie de nos établissements universitaires, on doit poser son regard bien en amont des lignes comptables. Aujourd’hui, je lance un appel à toute la société québécoise pour qu’ensemble, on fasse de la valorisation de la connaissance et de l’éducation un objectif commun, unanime et enthousiaste.

En tant que directeur général d’un établissement universitaire de recherche et de formation aux deuxième et troisième cycles, je me trouve tout au bout de la chaîne du système d’éducation québécois. À ce titre, je m’en sens solidaire et redevable, et j’applaudis lorsqu’une réelle volonté d’améliorer l’école québécoise est mise en avant. J’espère d’ailleurs que l’on cessera d’opposer investissement dans un système d’éducation préscolaire, primaire et secondaire fort et financement des établissements postsecondaires. Un investissement dans nos écoles ne peut que devenir un investissement indirect dans nos universités. Ce que les écoles produisent, c’est la matière première future des universités : des jeunes curieux, intéressés par le savoir, la connaissance, la culture et la science.

Je veux exprimer ma solidarité avec tous les enseignantes et enseignants, les directions d’écoles et les acteurs du système d’éducation. Nous faisons partie d’un même système et c’est d’une seule voix que nous devons demander un réinvestissement pour tous.

Société la plus éduquée

Le Québec accuse un retard historique en matière d’éducation. Dans les années 1960, nous nous sommes donné collectivement l’objectif de combler le fossé avec les autres pays développés et le reste du Canada. Nous avons ouvert des polyvalentes, créé le réseau des cégeps et, il y a 50 ans, le réseau de l’Université du Québec, dont l’INRS fait partie. C’était ambitieux de mener tous ces chantiers à bien et nous avons pourtant réussi. Le Québec a parcouru un grand bout de chemin, mais nous ne pouvons toutefois plus nous satisfaire de rattraper la moyenne canadienne ou des pays de l’OCDE. Nous devons rêver maintenant de devenir la nation la plus éduquée au monde.

Le résultat d’une société éduquée, c’est une culture riche et vivante, ce sont des créateurs reconnus à travers le monde, des scientifiques de renom dont les découvertes font notre fierté, des citoyens engagés dans la vie démocratique, capables de créer des entreprises innovantes et performantes.

L’INRS forme les chercheurs de demain dans des domaines cruciaux tels l’environnement, les télécommunications, les nouveaux matériaux, la santé et la culture. L’INRS se classe premier au Québec en intensité de recherche, soit le financement obtenu par nos professeurs. Malgré cela, je ne peux m’empêcher de m’inquiéter : qui seront nos étudiants, demain, si en tant que société, nous ne déployons pas davantage d’efforts pour valoriser le savoir et l’école, dès le préscolaire ?

Évidemment, comme directeur général de l’INRS, je rêve de retrouver chez moi une demande sans cesse croissante de formation à la recherche dans des créneaux stratégiques pour le développement du Québec. Pour cela, nos écoles doivent parvenir à donner davantage le goût des études aux jeunes du Québec. L’avenir de mon université appelle le Québec tout entier à entretenir ce goût du savoir, le goût de l’université et de la recherche. Pour y arriver, la reconstruction et le réinvestissement en éducation doivent devenir prioritaires. Il nous faut valoriser le métier d’enseignant, mieux les rémunérer, les appuyer, leur construire des écoles inspirantes, et c’est ainsi que nous pourrons, à terme, espérer attirer davantage d’étudiantes et d’étudiants dans mon établissement universitaire et permettre à l’INRS d’accomplir la mission émancipatrice que la Révolution tranquille lui a confiée. Et pourquoi tout cela ? Pour mener ensemble le Québec au titre de nation la plus instruite et la plus émancipée du globe.

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Fort McMurray homes see normal levels of contaminants following 2016 wildfire: study

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A new study indicates dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., had normal levels of indoor contaminants a year after a devastating forest fire hit the city, suggesting residents did not face an elevated health risk in the aftermath of the blaze.

Arthur Chan, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Toronto, said pollutants in house dust his team analyzed actually contained fewer toxins than homes in many other Canadian cities.

“We don’t see any cause for alarm,” Chan said. “We found that the levels are below what the guidelines considered as risky.”


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The results were published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Chan said he and two other researchers spent three weeks going house to house in July 2017, about 14 months after the blaze, sucking up dust from bedrooms and living rooms — areas with the highest exposure — with commercial grade vacuums. They later analyzed what they collected in a lab.

The team went through more than 60 houses for the study.


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The researchers were driven to perform their work after residents raised safety concerns in wake of the massive wildfire that forced 88,000 people from their homes. Chan said the research was believed to be the first to look for the retention of “fire-derived pollutants” indoors.

“That’s partly because these kinds of fires are rare and it’s hard to mobilize quickly to go into the community to do the study,” Chan said.

The research team was examining the house dust for the levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are found in high concentrations in burned forests, and heavy metals that are found in high concentrations in ashes from burned buildings.


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They found trace elements of the heavy metal arsenic in house dust in neighbourhoods that were heavily damaged by fire compared to non-damaged neighbourhoods, but the levels weren’t above Alberta’s health guidelines, Chan explained. The researchers found no evidence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Fort McMurray house dust.

“We still don’t know why, but we think maybe people did a very good job cleaning or maybe from this event there isn’t that much of an impact indoors,” Chan said. “Whatever it is, it is minimizing the health risk.”


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He said he hopes his results informs rebuilding and recovery efforts after wildfires.

“We expect this will be an important set of results for the future because there are likely going to be more wildfires because of climate change and difference in land uses,” he said.

Chan and his team are working on several other related studies. They have gone back to Fort McMurray three other times to look at long-term levels of pollutants inside homes as well as seasonal effects.

They are also working with a lung specialist who is conducting a parallel study looking at the residents of the same houses Chan’s team has examined.

“The idea is to compare what’s around you to what’s in you,” Chan said.

Watch below: A wildfire that forced 80,000 people in northern Alberta to flee more than a year ago has finally been extinguished. (Filed September 2017).






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Fort McMurray quadruplets given green light to go home

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When Fort McMurray couple Annie and Darrell Simms saw four small outlines on the ultrasound screen, they realized their lives were about to change in a big way.

“Annie and I looked at each other and we were in shock,” said Darrell. ”We laughed and then we cried a little bit.”

On Oct. 30, 2018, Carter, Nathan, Heidi, and Julia were born at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, ranging in weight from one pound and three ounces to three pounds and four ounces.

Annie and Darrell Simms are heading home to Fort McMurray with their four new additions.

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The couple already has a three-year-old daughter and when they were looking to have a second child, they turned to artificial fertilization. Annie said the chances of success were low.

“[Our chances of getting pregnant] were only 10 to 15 per cent, so we were so happy,” said Annie. ”Then we were totally floored when we found out that it was four.”


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Each baby spent some time in the NICU since they were born at 30 weeks. The boys went home first and now all four have been given the green light to head home.

Darrell said the reality of having four newborns is finally setting in.

“We’ve got maybe 24 bottles in cycle at a time,” said Darrell. “It’s quite a process. We’ve got a station set up.”

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According to the 2017 Perinatal Report, Alberta has one of the highest rates of multiple births in the country. The study shows that number has stayed steady since 2009.

The report also estimated that around 100 sets of triplets and quadruplets are born each year in Canada.


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Another set of four babies was born in Calgary to a Rocky Mountain House couple this year and the two families have been in touch.

“We’ve reached out to get opinions on things and it’s been helpful just knowing that there’s someone else that’s going through what we’ve gone through,” said Annie.

The Simms are headed back home to Fort McMurray and ready settle into their new life as a family of seven.

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More than oilsands: Mayor has eye on new brand for Fort McMurray

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The mayor of Canada’s oilsands capital says one of his priorities for 2019 is changing the way Canadians look at Fort McMurray.

In the new year, Wood Buffalo Mayor Don Scott has set his sights on a charm offensive with Canadians.

When people talk about Fort McMurray, Scott wants people to think beyond oilsands mines and camps, and instead imagine family-friendly communities with world-class recreational facilities surrounded by more protected forests and parks than most communities in Canada.

« They know that we are the economic engine of Canada. They’ve heard of us. Some have positive views. Some don’t, » Scott said in a year-end interview with CBC. « If people saw the reality of how great this region is, I think they would have a much easier time believing that this is a place to live and invest. »

By getting out a better brand for Fort McMurray, Scott hopes to attract more investment and convince more people to move to the community rather than flying in and out for work.

Other oil patch boosters have taken more confrontational approaches — especially when it comes to getting a pipeline built that could take Fort McMurray’s bitumen to new foreign markets.

Political figures such as former Fort McMurray MLA and opposition leader Brian Jean recently called for a boycott of Quebec-made products after Premier François Legault said there was « no social acceptability » in his province for a « dirty energy » pipeline from Alberta.


WATCH former Fort McMurray MLA and opposition leader Brian Jean call for a boycott of Quebec products.


Earlier in 2018, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley issued an outright ban on British Columbia wine and passed the so-called « turn off the taps » legislation that would allow the province to cut off energy shipments to B.C.

Notley’s actions were sparked after B.C.’s made further attempts to block the Trans Mountain pipeline, arguing it posed environmental risks for the province.

Scott did not mention the tactics of others, but said he will be using a softer public approach in the hopes of changing hearts and minds

Meanwhile, he says he’s still working all political back channels, including meetings in 2018 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Notley.

« I think the advocacy by Albertans has really worked. When I travel and I talk to other Canadians they are much more familiar with the challenge right now, » Scott said. « And they are much more supportive of pipelines. I feel like we are heading in the right direction. »

Promoting the Fort McMurray brand will happen, in part, through the newly created Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation, which recently appointed Kevin Weidlich as the new CEO.

More goals for Mayor Don Scott in 2019

Connect with David Thurton, CBC’s Fort McMurray correspondent, on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or email him at david.thurton@cbc.ca 

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Fort achalandage dans les urgences du Québec au lendemain de Noël

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Plusieurs salles d’urgence du Québec affichent un fort achalandage au lendemain de Noël, mais c’est en Montérégie où les taux d’occupation sont généralement les plus élevés.

Le répertoire Index Santé signale mardi que le taux d’occupation des civières s’élève à 145 % à l’Hôpital du Suroît, à Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, à 139 % au Centre hospitalier Anna-Laberge, de Châteauguay, et à 124 % à l’Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel.

À Montréal, seuls l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont et l’Hôpital Fleury sont aux prises avec un taux d’occupation des civières supérieur à 100 %. Il en est de même à Québec pour le Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval et l’Hôpital Saint-François-d’Assise.

Ailleurs au Québec, les taux sont particulièrement élevés à l’Hôpital Sainte-Croix de Drummondville, au Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, à l’Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Gaspé, à l’Hôpital Pierre-Le-Gardeur, dans Lanaudière et à l’Hôpital de Saint-Eustache, dans les Laurentides.

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B.C. regulator says fracking caused earthquakes near Fort St. John

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The B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has blamed fracking for three earthquakes in northeastern B.C. last month.

The provincial regulator says the events 20 kilometres south of Fort St. John on Nov. 29 occurred because of fluid injections during hydraulic fracturing at a Canadian Natural Resources wellsite.

The events, which were felt but caused no surface damage, measured 3.4, 4.0 and 4.5 magnitude.

Fracking operations within the lower Montney formation, a major shale oil and gas resource near the B.C.-Alberta border, were suspended after the earthquakes and are to remain suspended at the multi-well pad, pending the results of a detailed technical review.

The commission says seven wells into the upper Montney formation had previously been drilled and completed by the Calgary-based company with no seismic events larger than magnitude 2.5 detected.

The immediate shutdown of operations is required when an induced seismic event in that region reaches or exceeds a 3.0 magnitude.

Hydraulic fracturing involves injecting water, sand and chemicals into a well under pressure to break up tight underground rock and free trapped oil and gas.

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4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near Fort St. John

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An earthquake struck an area in northeastern B.C. close to Fort St. John on Thursday after 5 p.m. PT. 

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.2 and the epicentre was 22.4 kilometres southeast of Fort St. John. 

People in Fort St. John, as well as Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek reported feeling the earthquake on social media, but there are currently no reports of damage.

Honn Kao, a research scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada, said early data suggests the quake had a relatively shallow depth which is likely why the quake was widely felt. 

« This is certainly an event that has been felt quite a bit by the local residents, » Kao said. « Although this is a significant event for the region I don’t think it’s going to cause significant damage. »

Hydraulic fracturing in the area

Although it is unconfirmed what caused this earthquake, Kao said the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is investigating if the quake is related to hydraulic fracturing operations in the area. 

Hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — is when water, sand and other chemicals are injected underground at a very high pressure to fracture shale rock deep underground in order to extract natural gas. 

« They will have to link the location and time of this event to the injection operations nearby, » Kao said. 

This area of the country — western Alberta and northeast B.C. — has a high rate of fracking-induced earthquakes, according to a study from the University of Alberta.

With files from Johanna Wagstaffe

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