Friday, May 24, 2013

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Friday May 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Montreal's boil water advisory lifted after 36 hours, but questions remain unanswered

More than a million Montrealers, in Canada's second largest city, waited for 36 hours to find out if their tap water was safe to drink.

An advisory from the city Wednesday morning (May 23) advised people not to drink the city's water, or use it to clean food, until it had been boiled for one minute.

At a ...

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Decriminalize street drugs urges coalition

Canadians should be able to use small amounts of marijuana and hard drugs too without fear of being arrested, says the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition.  The coalition says the federal government’s drug policies fail to support safety and health and there is an acute need for improved support for people who use drugs.

“The bulk of ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Inuit and First Nations unite to protect caribou

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

The plight of the George River caribou herd in Canada’s Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to baffle scientists, government and locals.

Once numbering as much as 800,000 animals 30 years ago, recent estimates have put the herd’s population at around 27,000.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Barrick Gold fined US$16M in Chile, Pascua-Lama project stopped

Canada's Barrick Gold Corporation has been given a maximum fine in Chile and had a project stopped until the company follows through with a promise to contain contaminated water at the Pascua-Lama project.

Barrick was fined 8 billion pesos (approximately US$16 million). The decisions were made by Chile's environmental agency Superintendencia de Medio Ambiente (SMA).

Forbes reported that shares ...

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Qatar drops bid to take ICAO headquarters from Montreal

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird used Twitter to announce that Qatar has withdrawn its bid to bring the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) headquarters to Doha from the city of Montreal.

Pleased to confirm #Qatar has withdrawn its bid to move #ICAO HQ from #Montréal @icao 1/2

— John Baird (@HonJohnBaird) May 24, ...

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Ontario students to perform with the Rolling Stones

It’s certain to be an amazing experience, and a lifetime memory for members of an Ontario high-school choir.


Keith Richards gets low at a benefit concert for SARS Relief at Toronto’s Downsview Park in 2003. © Kevin Frayer-Canadian Press

The Rolling Stones will be performing in Toronto on Saturday ...

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School creates all-hockey curriculum

All subjects are taught with a hockey theme at Cole Harbour District High School in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. Star hockey player Sidney Crosby comes from Cole Harbour and you could say there is a special love of the game there.


Students at a Nova Scotia high ...

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Canadian privacy laws inadequate for digital age, says watchdog

The law which protects Canadians’ privacy “is not up to the task of meeting the challenges of today-and certainly not those of tomorrow,” said Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart Thursday.

The Federal Court should have the power to impose stiff penalties when organisations run afoul of privacy laws, she said and not just deliver a slap on the wrist as ...

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Canadian laws stiffening on tobacco sales

At the end of this month, a new aspect of provincial anti-tobacco law goes into effect in the prairie province of Manitoba.  The changes are being made to the provinces “Non-smokers Health Protection Act.

As of May 31, tobacco and related products will not be allowed for sale in health-care facilities or where a pharmacy is located.  This means ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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