Thursday, May 30, 2013

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Thursday May 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian First Nation Cree leader Ashley Iserfhoff in conversation

Just back as a keynote speaker at the first meeting of the World Indigenous Network in Darwin Australia, Ashley Iserhoff talked to RCI about his presentation and the challenges facing indigenous peoples both in Canada and around the world.

Ashley Iserhoff is the Deputy Grand Chief of the Grand Council of Eeyou Istchee (People's Land) of a vast territory ...

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Plant life buried and frozen for 400 years, and.... still alive.

It was an amazing discovery and debunked a previously held theory.

Dr La Farge at the margin of the Tear Drop Galcier, Sverdrup Pass, C Ellesmere Island, Nunavut. The sky is just visible at the top of the glacier surface to the left © courtesy C La ...

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Prepare for more extreme weather warns insurance industry

“Protect Yourself from the Effects of Climate Change,” warns the Insurance Bureau of Canada on one of its web pages. “Are you disaster-ready?” 

The frequency, severity and cost of extreme weather in Canada are increasing said Don Forgeron, president and CEO of the bureau. “Storms that used to happen once every 40 or 50 ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Valuable historic treasures at risk, say collectors.

In June, the western province of British Columbia will begin a month-long amnesty programme for people to turn in unwanted and unauthorized firearms.

The provincial government, which announced the amnesty in February, says this will help remove guns from communities, and reduce risk of them falling into the hands of criminals.

However, police know the gun amnesty program ...

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A coalition of women's groups seeks “third way” regarding Canada’s prostitution laws

Should prostitution be legalized, remain illegal, or is there a "third way"?  Starting June 13th, The Supreme Court of Canada will examine this country’s prostitution laws.

The Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution is preparing for its intervention in the case which stemmed from an Ontario Court of Appeal decision.   That ruling struck down a Criminal Code provision ...

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Canadian bankers get paid millions

Canadian banking executives were among the highest-paid in North America last year, with three in the top 10 according to a new survey.

The Royal Bank’s Gordon Nixon is in fourth spot with a total pay package of $13.1 million says the Bloomberg Markets magazine survey.

Next are Bank of Nova Scotia’s Richard Waugh in seventh ...

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Shrinking snowpack suggests future water shortages

Western Canadians depend on melting snowpack in the Rocky Mountains to provide them with water but that snowpack is rapidly diminishing. Snowpack in the U.S. Rockies has shrunk by about 20 per cent since 1980, largely because of warmer springs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

"The trends we do see in Canada are consistent with this ...

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Eritrean diplomat ordered out of Canada

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced an Eritrean diplomat has until June 5th to leave Canada.

In a statement released Wednesday (May 29) Baird said: "Canada has taken steps to expel (declare persona non grata) Mr. Semere Ghebremariam O. Micael, consul and head of the Eritrean Consulate General in Toronto, effective immediately. Mr. O. Micael must leave ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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