MarsNews.com
October 23rd, 2003

Fake Mars first step to blast-off Calgary Herald

Scientist Rob Stewart has donned a spacesuit and walked across the dusty, windy and rocky Mars landscape in search of new life. Granted, in this case, Mars is a 20-kilometre-wide crater on an island in Canada’s far North that researchers from around the world are using as a stand-in for the Red Planet.

August 23rd, 2002

CanaDrill could go to Mars Calgary Herald

First the Canadarm, now the CanaDrill. Canada’s newest role in space is taking shape in Sudbury, where a bunch of mining experts began asking: “Since Canadians are so good at drilling for gold and nickel, why not go and drill on Mars?” This is a serious proposal, worth $625,000 so far to the Canadian Space Agency. The CanaDrill is conceived as a robotic drill, battery powered and diamond tipped, that would fly to Mars on an unmanned NASA lander similar to the wildly successful Mars Pathfinder of 1997.