Monday, May 6, 2013

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Monday May 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Conversation with Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson

Since he made his spring 2013 report on April 30, opposition and government Members of Parliament have traded interpretations of what Auditor General Michael Ferguson said about $3.1 billion that was not accounted for in anti-terrorism security spending by the Canadian government.

Opposition members question how the government could lose track of so much money. The government has ...

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Life in 2030, and how technology changes us

What will life be like in 2030?  How is technology changing us?. Those questions constitute the theme of a conference being organized by York University in Toronto as part of a larger series called Research Matters.

One of the invited speakers at this Thursday's event (May 09) at the Royal Ontario Muesum, is Dr Richard Lachman of ...

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Teacher helpless to stop web defamation

A Canadian teacher seems powerless to stop an ex-girlfriend from posting countless defamatory and offensive comments about him on the web. The postings are harming his search for a job, says 35 year-old Lee David Clayworth.

Clayworth was teaching in Malaysia when he dated Lee Ching Yan for several months in 2010.  After they split up he says ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Pipeline reversal opponents shut down highway near Hamilton

About 40 protesters staged a mock oil spill and cleanup on Highway 6 near the city of Hamilton to show their concerns about a planned pipeline reversal through a rural area near the city.

The demonstration stopped traffic for about an hour and half.

Last year, Canada's National Energy Board granted approval for Enbridge Pipelines Inc. to change ...

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Robot trials testing in Toronto, Ontario

It was a hectic but exciting scene on the Mars landscape as several robots in various shapes, sizes, and styles of locomotion, including flying, made their way around and over obstacles.

 

Developed by researchers at York University in Toronto, and Mcgill Univeristy in Montreal, Aqua bats ...

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From space and across Canada, Music Monday celebration

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sang and played on his guitar on the International Space Station, while across Canada students sang along in a live video link to celebrate Music Monday, May 6.

Music Monday is an annual event coordinated by the Coalition for Music Education "To raise the awareness and understanding of the role that music education plays in Canadian ...

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Arctic waters "particularly vulnerable" to acidification from human generated CO2

A new report from the  Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme  says that changes in the pH levels of Arctic waters are already taking place, and will have a major effect upon the marine ecosystems in the far north, and implications for the people living there.

"The primary driver of ocean acidification is uptake of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by ...

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Some Canadian doctors prescribe exercise

As Canadians become more sedentary risking health problems, doctors are increasingly prescribing exercise.

“Prescriptions to Get Active” are being handed out by several family physicians in the western city of Leduc, Alberta. They include check boxes for the intensity, duration and type of physical activity.

Family physician ...

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Pay attention to home inventors, says MIT prof

Almost 13 per cent of Canadians are “private innovators” according to a new survey. They have either improved on consumer goods or they have created entirely new products.

Innovations in software, gaming, sporting equipment and automotive areas are popular. The inventors either shared their innovations with other consumers or producers or they used them to start their own businesses. ...

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