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Thursday May 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Cree Dictionary app gives easy access to First Nation language

It started as a computer program to collect Cree words, and then through the help of two professors, community input and some computer expertise, the Cree Dictionary is now an iPhone application, and soon on Android as well.

Seven years ago, software developer Ahmad Jawad was helping the Ermineskine Cree Nation and Miyo Wahkohtowin Community Education Authority in ...

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Towards better techniques in knee surgery

The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body, and has to cope with an amazing number of severe lateral and vertical stresses, strains and compression.


Arthroscopic view of knee joint before meniscus transplant © courtesy Dr A Getgood

It’s not ...

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Keystone pipeline approval advances slowly in U.S.

Canadian Prime Minister Harper is in New York today and will try to promote approval of the Keystone pipeline to bring bitumen from Canadian oil sands to the U.S. He will take questions from a prestigious think-tank but their main preoccupation is not the pipeline.

The pipeline was a hot topic during the last U.S. election with Republican ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

New chair of Arctic Council is Canadian minister Leona Aglukkaq

A Canadian federal minister, Leona Aglukkaq has become the new chair of the Arctic Council, the world's main international forum on northern issues.

Aglukkaq, who is Canada's Minister of Health, and also of Northern Development, took over the chairmanship of the council from Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt at a ceremony in Kiruna, Sweden, on Wednesday (May 15).

She becomes the ...

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Record number of UFO sightings in Canada in 2012

Statistics indicate last year showed almost double the number of sightings than the previous record year of 2008. That year there were 1004 sightings of unidentified flying objects, last year across Canada there were 1,981.


Ufology Research director Chris Rutkowski says UFOs have been reported in a variety ...

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#DuffyPickuplines: Twitter fun as controversy swirls around Senator Mike Duffy

A Canadian senator at the centre of growing controversy over contested housing expenses, is now at the centre of tweets poking fun at the situation using the hashtag #DuffyPickuplines.

For months, Conservative Senator Mike Duffy has been the focus of questions about thousands of dollars of housing expenses he's claimed, even though he makes his home in ...

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Pandas meet the press in Toronto

Two giant pandas on loan from China meet selected visitors at the Toronto Zoo today before going on public display Saturday. Zoo members and the media will meet five-year-old Er Shun and her prospective mate, four-year-old Da Mao.

China lent the pandas to send a diplomatic message that ties between the two countries are stable and continue ...

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Canada adds Taliban, Haqqani to terror list

The Canadian government has officially declared the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Haqqani network to be official terrorist groups. That brings to 46 the number of groups on the list set up after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

Any person or group on the list can have their assets seized and there are criminal penalties for anyone ...

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70th anniversary of the daring Dambusters raid May16-17 1943

In early 1943, a ultra secret idea was hatched by the British to destroy the dams supplying water and power to the industrial heartland of the German war effort, the Ruhr Valley.The dams were of course heavily defended with anti-aircraft cannon on the hills and all strategic points in and around the dams ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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