Friday, May 10, 2013

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Friday May 10 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic –Inuit organization optimistic about Canada’s Arctic Council mandate

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

Today, Part 3 of our ongoing series looking at the Arctic Council.

The leader of Canada’s national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami(ITK), says he’s optimistic about Canada’s upcoming chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

Terry Audla, president of ITK, says the ...

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Canadian satellite RADARSAT-1 stops working more than 17 years after its launch

Developed and operated by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), RADARSAT-1 was a sophisticated satellite equipped with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) instrument that could take images through clouds, and mapped crops, water, and the first complete mapping of Antarctica.

Canada's first earth observation satellite was launched in November, 1995.

In March, the satellite experienced a "technical anomaly" after working 12 ...

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Nanoparticles could make disease diagnosis fast, cheap

Numerous infectious diseases could soon be diagnosed cheaply and rapidly with the use of nanoparticles and DNA enzymes thanks to research at the University of Toronto. Simple tests could speed up detection of disease and could eventually be carried by individuals travelling abroad.

In 2002 “We started to play around with how to apply nanotechnology to deal with biomedical ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Provincial wine and spirits agency urges Ontarians to “stock up”

For the provincially controlled retail sales outlet for wines and spirits in the province of Ontario, two major events are looming.

One is the first long-weekend holiday of the season which traditionally signals the beginning of summer, and the other is a potential strike by its employees

The Victoria day weekend named in honour of Queen Victoria, represents ...

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Canada supporting social media, broadcast of conference, aimed at Iran

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reached out directly to Iranians as the first speaker at a two-day conference (May 10-11) beaming social media, video and audio to Iran and Iranians around the world.

"I say to the Supreme Leader: rather than waste your precious resources trying to scramble this video feed or trying to shut down the people’s ...

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Former mayor handcuffed, charged with gangsterism

The former mayor of Canada’s 13th biggest city faces one of the Criminal Code’s most serious charges—directing a criminal organization. If he is found guilty, he could face a life sentence to be served consecutively with any other sentences he might face on 12 other corruption-related allegations.

Gilles Vaillancourt was called the King of Laval having served as mayor ...

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Banning bodycheck hits in minor hockey

Faced with mounting evidence of the damage caused by concussions, many hockey associations across Canada are now reconsidering policies in regards to bodychecking by very young players

In western Canada, Hockey Alberta, announced this week that it will ban bodychecking in PeeWee Hockey.  The decision was made following a bitter debate which had earlier seen the resignation of the ...

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Rights groups to scrutinize Canada’s treatment of aboriginals

Three human rights groups will come to Canada to look at living conditions in aboriginal communities. They will study access to clean water, housing and education and they will inquire as to whether enough has been done about the many cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women.

Many indigenous people live on reserves of land, some of which have ...

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Calgary delays ban on sale of shark fins

The western city of Calgary has put off a decision to immediately ban sale of shark fins.  A task force recommended the city avoid an outright ban, and instead look for ethical sources for the product


Shark fins for sale in Toronto © CBC

“Right now, the recommendation coming ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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