Friday, April 19, 2013

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Friday April 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic - Video brings students together in Canada’s North

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions

Providing quality education to students in remote Arctic communities is a problem not only in Canada but around the circumpolar world.

Distances are great, courses are limited and in some cases, students have to leave their families and home communities in ...

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Special project brought together journalism students and citizen scientists

As part of a journalism course at Canada's University of Western Ontario, journalism students teamed up with citizen scientists, not only to report on their work, but to also share the results with two media sites rabble.ca and The Tyee.

The students spent two months researching what citizen scientists did, talking to them and ...

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Fish stocks may recover if fishing stopped soon enough, study shows

Fish stocks are resilient and may recover from overfishing, but only if the harvesting stops at the first sign of depletion, according to a new study published in the journal Science.

If the overfishing goes on for too long though, the stock may never recover. An example is the cod stocks off Canada’s Atlantic coast that were so ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Unions in Norway and Canada coordinate convenience store unionization

Unions in Norway and in Canada are coordinating efforts to unionize convenience stores in both countries.

Representatives from the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN - Confederation of National Trade Unions) in the province of Quebec who represent some employees in the Couche-Tard chain, met in Oslo this week with representatives of the Norwegian union of commercial and office employees, HK-Norway.
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Documentary asks ‘where’s the gold?’

It’s not clear just how much gold is actually held by the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the U.S. Federal Reserve and Fort Knox, asserts a new documentary. Much of it is long gone, much of it to Asia, say people interviewed for The Secret World of Gold, aired on the public broadcaster CBC.

When people trade ...

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Bright idea lights up night-time need

From Windsor Ontario, comes a solution to a long standing, or sitting(?) need.  Tim Fittler of Fittler Sales and Marketing has developed a a line of toilet seats that glow in the dark.

Created and made in Canada, the seats are coloured a traditional white during the daylight, but emit a bluish or greenish glow at night to light ...

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Scandal involving Canada’s SNC-Lavalin widens

The World Bank lists Cambodia as the latest country where engineering firm SNC-Lavalin allegedly committed misconduct, reports Postmedia. The bank has forbidden the Canadian firm from bidding on any projects funded by it for at least 10 years. The firm has agreed to the terms which are secret.

The ban applies to SNC-Lavalin and its many affiliates.

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Canada Post honours music legends

With legendary Canadian rock band Rush, just inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame, Canada Post announced the coming release of stamps which feature the band.

One of four to be released to the public in July, the Rush stamp features the ‘Starman” emblem from their 1976 album called “2012”.

Rush  has sold 40 million albums worldwide, placing ...

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Progressive on-line news source rabble.ca celebrates 12 year anniversary today

rabble.ca was launched on April 18, 2001, just before the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City with a mission to "draw on the real energy and power of the Internet – passionate, engaged human beings. Blurring the line between readers and contributors, it will provide a needed space for issues, a place to explore political passions and an opportunity  to expand ideas."
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