Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Tuesday April 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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