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Wednesday April 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Corsage Project makes graduation prom accessible to hundreds of students

Helping young women in financial need to attend their high school graduation prom is the goal of The Corsage Project.

Created in 2000, by Carole Atkins and Rhona Sallay who worked in the school system of Canada's most populous city of Toronto, the project is run by a committee of volunteers who are associated with Toronto's Children's Aid Foundation. ...

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Joanna Berzowska: Designer of interactive, electronic clothing

Growing up, Joanna Berzowska was one of those rare people who were gifted in both science and art.  On high school aptitude tests she would consistently be encouraged to pursue work as an engineer, or a designer.  Now she does both.  As professor and chair of Concordia University’s Department of Design and Computation Arts, Joanna Berzowska ...

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Tiny robot may improve throat cancer treatment

Canadian researchers will investigate whether using a tiny robot and camera for neck and throat cancer surgery will be better than the current treatment. Surgeon Dr. Anthony Nichols (left) and radiation oncologist Dr. David Palma have received a $223,000 grant from the Canadian Cancer Society to conduct the study.

The incidence of these cancers is increasing ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

21 Swings up again in Montreal

The swings are up!  21 Swings to be exact.  For the third year in a row, Montreal's Quartier des Spectacles is giving people the opportunity to stop and play, and make music as they swing.

The installation, on an island of grass between two roads, is described on the Quartier's website as "an exercise in musical cooperation ...

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Montreal bomb scares disrupt rush hour traffic

 

Commuters above and below ground were inconvenienced in Montreal this morning due to a suspicious package left outside a busy metro station.

The metro line remained in operation but the trains did not stop at the station  which connects two major downtown lines.  Instead, passengers had to get out and walk in one direction or another to ...

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Romeo and Juliet, National Ballet of Canada returns to London

After a 26 year absence, the National Ballet of Canada returned to London, England, Wednesday (April 17) with an acclaimed new production of Romeo and Juliet, created by Alexei Ratmansky.

Karen Kain, the ballet company's artistic director, commissioned the full-length production of Romeo and Juliet in 2011 to mark the National Ballet’s 60th anniversary season.

Romeo and Juliet will ...

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Tax havens, more questions, as some Canadians disclose holdings

The issue of tax havens continues to make media headlines in Canada, and fuel opposition party questions and ministerial pronouncements.

On Monday, Canada's National Revenue Minister Gail Shea released a press release that 'highlights the Harper Government’s efforts at cracking down on international tax evasion and aggressive international tax avoidance".

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Airport body scans will respect privacy

Canada is changing its security screening at airports so that body scans are less detailed. The current scans are revealing and have provoked criticism and privacy concerns.


The Automatic Target Recognition software produces a computer-generated stick figure, but still detects where objects may be concealed under clothing. ...

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Acclaimed Canadian singer dies

Iconic Canadian singer Rita MacNeil has died at the age of 68 from surgery complications. She was from Cape Breton in eastern Canada and had to overcome serious stage fright to launch her career.

She got her start at the world’s fair  in Vancouver in 1986 and over the years  earned a Juno award as most promising female artist. ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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