The Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars will feed our hunger to know more about the Red Planet, once viewed as home to lost civilizations and canals but now seen as a desert planet that might be colonized. As we await more images and data from Curiosity, illustrated below is what we’ve learned from previous voyages to the fourth planet from the sun.
There’s one fact that usually gets slipped into the bottom of news reports on the Quebec student protests: that the province has some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada. But how low is low? The National Post’s graphics department compares:
This week, China urged Russia and the United States to slash their nuclear arms. Top Chinese official Cheng Jingye told a meeting in Vienna, “As countries with [the] largest nuclear arsenals, the U.S. and Russia should continue to make drastic reductions in their nuclear arsenals in a verifiable and irreversible manner.”
Who says Toronto isn’t building subways? In 2008, the TTC began design and construction for six new subway stations, linking the subway to growing York University and beyond. Snaking northwest, this line brings the subway for the first time outside Toronto’s boundary into the 905. The $2.6-billion project involves hundreds of workers. The TTC vows to open the extension at the end of 2015
Infographic: Where Ontario’s money goes now A report to be released Wednesday by economist Don Drummond will contain hundreds of proposals for Ontario to rein in its $16-billion deficit that could be an example to other jurisdictions struggling to control spending. Read complete coverage here; below, where Ontario’s money goes now. Click through to view a larger version. (Illustration by Richard Johnson/National Post)