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Monday April 22 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian seniors increasingly use the web

In 2000 only five per cent of Canadians 75 years old and older used the web. Now, 27 per cent of them do. That number is expected to increase according to a report by seniors’ services provider Revera Inc and the Leger Marketing polling company.

88 per cent of the seniors polled said they went online ...

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Scientists report on effects of climate change in New Brunswick

A warming climate will change the forests and ecosystems of New Brunswick.

This comes from a recent report from the University of New Brunswick lead Tom Beckley, professor of forestry and environmental management.  Professor Beckley said studies of climate change often look at larger issues, and things like effects on polar bears.  He said his goal was ...

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Official Opposition MPs mark Earth Day with lakes and rivers protection bills

Canada's Official Opposition NDP party marked Earth Day (April 22) with private member bills to protect a number of "heritage" lakes and rivers.

The bills presented by NDP Members of Parliament in the House of Commons are part of a larger campaign to make Canadians aware that almost all lakes and rivers lost environmental protection last year because ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian police dismantle major terrorist plot

Canadian police and intelligence services will soon hold a news conference to say they have thwarted a major terrorist attack, says the public broadcaster CBC.

Suspects have been arrested in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. They have apparently been under surveillance for more than a year.

The plot had nothing to do with the Boston ...

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The swans springtime return to the Yukon

All over the world bird migration signals a change in season. In Canada, the return of migrating birds is a very welcome sign of spring.

In Canada’s far north Yukon Territory, even though there’s still plenty of snow, the annual return of trumpeter swans is greeting with great enthusiasm.

The birds spend time in the Yukon on their ...

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Canadian music awards honour top talent

Juno awards were handed out to Carly Rae Jepsen for her earworm  Call Me Maybe as well as her album Kiss. She beat out Justin Bieber in the two categories—ironic since he was the one who brought her to the attention of his record label. She thanked him publicly at the ceremony.

Bieber did take the Fan ...

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Cinémathèque québécoise, Montreal’s museum of moving images, 50 yrs old

For more than a generation, the Cinémathèque québécoise has been a special place to gather and appreciate film. This year Montreal's museum of moving images is celebrating 50 years of existence.

Founded on April 18, 1963, the Cinémathèque has not only shown thousands of films, but preserved them as well. It's mission is to preserve and promote the world’s audiovisual heritage, ...

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Gesture control replaces your computer mouse

Touch screen operation of mobile devices and computers seemed like magic just a few years ago.  Now gesture commands of anything computerized seems to be advancing by leaps and bounds.

In Waterloo Ontario, a start-up called Thalmic Labs launched an armband that controls computers with a wave of your hand, twist of your wrist, and snap of your fingers. ...

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Emergency declared in flooded parts of Ontario

It will take months and millions of dollars to repair flood damage in cottage country north of Toronto says Mayor Claude Doughty of Huntsville, Ontario. Residents say they have never ever seen waters this high in the Kawartha Lakes area.

Sudden high temperatures caused snow to melt and rivers overflowed their banks. Some permanent residents have evacuated their homes ...

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