Monday, May 27, 2013

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Monday May 27 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Fine, delay of Canada's Barrick Gold mine in Chile, not enough say groups

Even though Canada's Barrick Gold Corporation was fined the highest amount that can be handed out by Chile's environmental agency Superintendencia de Medio Ambiente (SMA) it's still not enough for environmental and activist groups both in Chile and Canada.

Last week Barrick Gold, the world's biggest gold company, was fined 8 billion pesos (approximately US$16 million) and its Pascua-Lama ...

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In spite of current scandal, scholar says Senate is impressive


The premier of the province of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall says he doesn't think the Senate can be reformed, so it should be abolished. © file/CBC

A leader in the Canadian Senate, Marjorie LeBreton, says the upper house must toughen its rules or be abolished. The current ...

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Canadian research finds new pathway to attack viruses

In the western Canadian city of Edmonton, a recent research effort at the University of Alberta, may lead to new ways to combat viruses.


Dr Luis Schang, University of Alberta, has co-developed a new way to target viruses and inhibit infections © U of Alberta

In their effort to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government MP accentuates positive, as judge concludes electoral fraud in 2011

Speaking for the government during the Friday (May 24) Question Period in Canada's House of Commons, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre dismissed a citizen's group as a "hyper-partisan organization" and a ruling by a Federal Court judge as a vindication of election results in the 2011 federal election.

Poilievre was reacting to questions by the Official Opposition NDP party about ...

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Locally produced food; but how local is local in Canada?

Many environmentally-conscious people would like to buy locally grown food products.  Businesses and restaurants hope to attract such custom by advertising food as “locally grown” or "locally produced".

However, in a country as large as Canada, that definition can be quite tricky.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has long had a rule which says the “local” label can ...

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Electrosmog: a new pollution health concern?

They’re calling it a new type of modern day pollution and a new health concern.

The concern comes from the Quebec-based group, the Association Quebecoise pour la Lutte contre la Pollution Atmostpherique (AQLPA-or Quebec association to fight atmospheric pollution)

They’re calling this new form of pollution “electrosmog”.  They say we’re being inundated with electronic signals, from radio and ...

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Mint denies adding maple scent to money

Rumours persist that Canada’s new polymer $100 bills smell like maple even though the Royal Canadian Mint denies adding any scent to the bills.

Stories have popped up on blogs, Tweets and YouTube and people have written to mint asking whether there is a scratch-and-sniff feature on the new bills.

The smell of maple of course ...

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FCM conference focus: 'Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Canada'

Representing some 2000 communities across Canada, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is holding its annual conference and trade show under the theme "Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Canada".

The conference will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, May 31 to June 3, 2013. The Federation has been the voice of municipal government since 1901.

The 2013 conference ...

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Embattled Toronto mayor calls media “maggots”

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denounced members of the media for reporting allegations he was caught on a cellphone video appearing to puff on a crack cocaine pipe. Ford says the video does not exist. The video has not been viewed publicly but two reporters from the Toronto Star reported they had seen it. The Star notes however, it ...

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