Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Tuesday April 30 2013 edition

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Canada's Auditor General spring report raises numerous questions

Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson tabled his spring 2013 report on government managment of its resources on Tuesday (April 30).

The 52-page document, listed numerous concerns including a lack of government-wide monitoring and reporting on public security spending, the challenges facing Canada's federal search and rescue resources, and a need for the Canada Revenue Agency to do better ...

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Jays' dream season becoming nightmare

This was supposed to be the year the Toronto Blue Jays were ready to compete with the hockey’s Stanley Cup playoffs (see Canadian highlights) for the attention of Canadian sports fans. It was going to be an unforgettable season.  Coming out of Spring Training a month ago, all the media—certainly in Toronto—were falling all over themselves to anoint the Jays ...

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Immediate action needed to save fish stocks

A new report says creating conditions for global fish stocks to recover is a win-win for environmentalists, and for commercial fisheries.

However, the report co-authored by Dalhousie University biologist Jeff Hutchings, says that many of the world’s fish stocks have not recovered in spite of efforts by several nations to limit or restrict fishing.  For example, Canada’s  Atlantic cod stocks, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Televised election debate in province of British Columbia

Who won Monday night's (April 29) televised debate in the province of British Columbia depends on who you support.

The province's premier Liberal leader Christy Clark has been in power since and faced off in the debate against Conservative leader John Cummins, NDP leader Adrian Dix and Green leader Jane Sterk.

Here are some thoughts on the debate:
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Bank of Canada unveils new $5 and $10 polymer banknotes

The Bank of Canada has unveiled the latest bills in its new polymer note series, the $5 and $10 denominations on Tuesday (April 30).

The new $5 note features images of Canadarm2 and Dextre — two mechanisms that help maintain the International Space Station. The space station's Canadian commander, Col. Chris Hadfield, unveiled the note aboard the space station ...

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Low water in Great Lakes affecting tourism

For the first time since it began in 1974, the Chi Cheemaun ferry season is delayed.

The ferry travels across Lake Huron from the Tobermory on tip of the Bruce Peninsula, to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island and has always been a big hit with tourists and the tourism industry in the region. The season has always begun like clockwork ...

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Tory backbencher raises hackles over polar bear comments

A backbencher in Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party government is under fire from some of Canada’s scientific community for a letter he wrote denying that polar bears are an endangered species.

In a letter to a constituent in February, Yukon MP Ryan Leef said the polar bear population had “quadrupled over the past 40 years.”

Mr. Leef went on ...

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Stanley Cup playoffs set to begin

The buds appeared on the trees in Montreal over the weekend. Finally!  After a long, tough winter, spring has arrived in Canada. That means plenty of raking, plenty of cleaning, plenty of dreams of a gorgeous sun tan. People are getting outside, taking deep breaths in celebration of renewed life and hope. There will be plenty of jogging, lots of ...

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Pesticides and unusual die-off of bees

The provincial Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs in Ontario is asking farmers to be extra careful when planting this spring.

Virtually all corn seed is treated with neonicotinoid insecticide, which the ministry says could pose a threat to bees. It says the neonicotinoid dust gets into the air and could be linked to bee deaths.

Last ...

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Poll: majority of Czechs blame foreigners for loss of jobs

A new survey released by the STEM polling agency suggests that Czechs, in troubled economic times, largely blame foreigners for the loss of jobs. According to the poll, two-thirds stated there were 'too many foreigners in the country' (there are an estimated 438,000) while 45 percent said they were against foreigners being hired. Are jobs actually at threat or is the sentiment xenophobia plain and simple?

Lendl: Mucha is only artist that interests me

The exhibition Ivan Lendl: Alfons Mucha has been drawing big crowds since it opened its doors earlier this month. On Monday the Czech-born tennis legend himself visited the Prague show, which comprises his priceless collection of posters by the Art Nouveau master. Lendl also unveiled another valuable object: the Davis Cup.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Cybermagazine - Monday

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Monday April 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Mussels may have a connection to better medicine

Mussels have the ability to stick themselves to rocks, wooden pilons, steel ships, anything wet.  Whereas most glues are useless in water, nature has allowed mussels to hold fast against  even raging storm currents and waves.

This “superglue” is now being studied in conjunction with oral delivery of medicines. Many people have a strong dislike for needle injections, and ...

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Newspapers want to know why Canadian government not advertising with them

Canadian newspapers say the federal government is only using 10 percent of their entire advertising budget on newspapers. They want to know why, and they're using advertising and meetings with MPs to get their point across.

A full page ad in the April 29 edition of Ottawa's The Hill Times sums it up: "In the last ...

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Canadians horrified at connection to Bangladesh building collapse

It was a nasty shock for some Canadians to realize some of their clothing may have been made in the Bangladesh factory that collapsed last week killing almost 400 garment workers.

Picture of Joe Fresh garment found at site of Bangladesh factory collapse. © 

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Indigenous people talk of scars, former PM talks of 'cultural genocide'

Residential schools engaged in "cultural genocide," former Prime Minister Paul Martin said Friday at the hearings of the federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Montreal.

"Let us understand that what happened at the residential schools was the use of education for cultural genocide, and that the fact of the matter is — yes it was. Call a spade a ...

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National day of mourning for workers killed on the job

Ceremonies  were held in cities across Canada yesterday to commemorate workers who have died of injuries suffered on the job.

The Canadian Labour Congress estimates four people die every day in Canada from work related injuries.  In the province of New Brunswick last year, 12-thousand people were injured at work, and eleven died of their injuries.

In Nova ...

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29th edition of Vues d'Afrique, focus on African cinema

Now in its 29th edition Vues d'Afrique is an annual showcase of African films. This year more than 100 feature films and documentaries from more than 30 countries are featured in the Montreal festival.

The festival opened with the France/Belgium co-production Kinshasa Kids, director Marc-Henri Wajnberg's look at the 30,000 children in Kinshasa Congo accused of witchcraft.

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Sheriffs, court workers join prison guard strike

Courts will be in session today in the western province of Alberta even though sheriffs in Edmonton and Calgary have joined a strike by prison guards.

Police will fill in to guard courtrooms and escort prisoners in court buildings in the cities of Edmonton and Calgary.

Sheriffs  and court workers are supporting hundreds of jail guards who are ...

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Changes coming to the temporary foreign worker programme

There has been a great deal of controversy over the temporary foreign workers programme in Canada

The programme allows employers to bring in workers from outside the country if they cannot find Canadians with the skills needed and available for the work. It also allows employers to pay the foreign workers up to 15% less than they would have to ...

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Omar Khadr prison interview nixed by minister

Extraordinary political interference are what some people are calling a cabinet minister’s rejection of a request for a prison interview with former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.

Khadr was recently transferred to a Canadian prison and will soon appeal his conviction on terrorism charges.

The warden of the prison approved a news agency request for an ...

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