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Episode date 28 December 2012
Interviews and reports
Therapeutic Paws of Canada brings free pet therapy to children, seniors and university students
Photo: Therapeutic Paws of Canada
“Pet therapy is a work of the heart," says Judy Sauvé, founder of Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC), a non-profit organization that provides animal services to people in hospitals, senior’s residences, schools and universities.

Sauvé says that many people in retirement homes, for example, left their pets behind and feel a void. “When we come in to visit with our pets, it does evoke a lot of emotion for them and gives them a tremendous amount of comfort," she says.
Canada's Solar Evolution
Solar panel installation; Canadians evolving slowly
Canada is blessed with natural resources and during our cold winters and hot summers we often heated and cooled with little thought to the source of that comfort.  But with the increased price of oil, and electricity, people are looking for alternatives.

Solar power projects are a growing endeavor in several provinces.  Ontario has a popular Feed-in-Tariff program which allows home and landowners to sell electricity into the grid.  It’s becoming more common to see rows of solar panels in farmer’s fields and on the top of factories and businesses.  Since the program began three years ago, 56,000 applications have been submitted.
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Record-breaking winter storm dumps 45 cm of snow in Montreal
CBC News report
Montrealers are digging and digging… and digging, At least 45 centimeters of snow fell on Montreal on Thursday, breaking a record that had stood since 1969. The extreme weather conditions caused traffic chaos on the roads. [...]
The Christmas Spirit Continues
Photo courtesy of CBC
In 2009 Kirby Fontaine handed over his last $10 bill for a lottery ticket. Then he and his wife, Marie, got the news that they’d won the big one; $50 million! Since then, they’ve been sharing the wealth. [...]
Botox from Canadian supplier unsafe, FDA warns U.S. doctors
(Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press)
The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. doctors not to use Botox they received from a Canadian supplier. The drug is unapproved and could be counterfeit or unsafe. The batches of the wrinkle treatment were shipped by suppliers owned by pharmacy Canada Drugs. [...]
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