Friday, May 31, 2013

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Friday May 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Diabetes rate increasing faster among Canadians of Chinese origin

Diabetes rates are climbing precipitously in Canada, but much more so among people of Chinese origin according to a new study. The incidence of diabetes increased 15 times between 1996 and 2005 in that group, but rose only 24 per cent in people of European extraction, as found researchers from the Institute for ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Biodiversity report singles out Canada’s North

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

When people think of biodiversity hotspots, it’s often places like the Amazon or the tropics that come to mind.

But in a recent report titled “10 Cool Canadian Biodiversity Hotspots,” several regions in Canada’s North made the final cut.

The list was put ...

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As protests continue against Canada's Eldorado Gold in Greece, delegation in Canada

Maria Kadoglou admits for some Greeks the image of Canada has changed because of mining companies like Eldorado Gold.

Kadoglou, a member of Hellenic Mining Watch, is part of a delegation from Northern Greece in a four city pan-Canadian tour to protest mining projects of Eldorado Gold, including one in the densely populated area of Halkidiki, and an ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More cougar attack incidents in Canada

Cougar attacks seem to be in the news this month, earlier this month in the west coast province of British Columbia a young man managed to scare off a cougar who was attacking his dog, and narrowly missed a serious confrontation himself.

In Alberta earlier this week, near Banff, a young man walking along in the north side of ...

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Canadian province rejects Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal

The government of the Pacific coast province of British Columbia (B.C.)  has rejected a proposal for the Northern Gateway pipeline project, saying it fails to address the province's environmental concerns.

The announcement was made Friday (May 31) in a written submission to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel.

"British Columbia thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and submissions ...

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Smoking tobacco still a leading cause of death in Canada

Smoking rates have been falling for the last 25 years in Canada but smoking tobacco is still the leading cause of preventable disease and death. 19.9 per cent of Canadians smoked in 2011.

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day as declared by the World Health Organization. This year’s theme is a ban on tobacco advertising, ...

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Court refuses quest to identify sperm-donor father

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused the appeal of Olivia Pratten who wants to know the identity of her biological father. Sperm donations are solicited in Canada by heterosexual couples where the mail partner has fertility issues or by single women who want a child or by lesbian couples.

Pratten had argued that offspring like her should ...

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Developer sues government over wartime and post-war bombs

A Vancouver development company says the federal government should have told it that the property it bought might be littered with leftover unexploded bombs.


The developer's land overlooks scenic Kalamalka Lake, a popular boating destination just south of Vernon, B.C. © (LN/Wikimedia Commons)

The 546 hectare ...

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Canadian couple's backyard dig reveals meteorite may have killed mammoths

A Canadian couple's archaeological project at a lakeside cottage may have unearthed proof of comet or meteor hits that wiped out mammoths.

A new study posted by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sceinces of the United States of America lists a number of spots on earth suggesting "extraterrestrial (ET) impact" comets or meteors could explain a change of ...

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