Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Tuesday May 14 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Bee colony collapse across Canada continues

Beekeepers across Canada are reporting continuing losses as warmer spring weather arrives and hives become more active.

Normally, winter losses would represent about 5-10% of a colony, with a bad year up to 15%, but since 2007 the annual losses have been greater.


Mr Vautour ...

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Protests by Canadian diplomats spread to Africa

Canadian diplomats are increasing their pressure tactics on their employer the Canadian government with a limited strike in Africa as Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Governor General David Johnston began an official visit on Monday (May 13).

The striking diplomats are members of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers.

The association started with work-to-rule tactics, ...

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Canadian banks face somewhat less risk of cyberheist

Canadian banks may be less likely to be hit by the kind of recent, massive cyberattack on ATMs that netted criminals around the world 45 million dollars. Seven men have been arrested so far in the United States, but the coordinated thefts were carried out by many more in 27 countries.

The attacks focused on two banks, one ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Bill could give Canadian snowbirds extra two months a year in U.S.

Canadian media is reporting a proposed bill may give Canadian "snowbirds" (long-term vacationers) in the United States the right to stay two months more than the present limit of six months.

Under the present laws, Canadians who stay longer than six months are treated as residents for tax purposes.

The proposal is not yet law, but it does ...

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Love and lure of old trains as tourist season begins

Children used to dream of a toy train set.  As they grew up, some kept their passion and joined the hobby of sophisticated model train layouts.    But, others…

Southern Prairie currently runs a 1940-56 vintage GE 44 ton switching engine © Southern Priarie Railway

But others grew up and ...

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Several Canadians winners at Native American Music Awards

A number of Canadians were among the winners at the 2013 Native American Music Awards (NAMA) held last Friday (May 10) in Niagara Falls, New York at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.

Fawn Wood won in the Best Female Artist award, Ali Fontaine Best Country Recording, and Francois Couture the Best Producer award.

Singer Nelly Furtado was presented ...

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Beheader likely to get more privileges

A medical team recommends a man who beheaded a fellow passenger on a Greyhound bus in 2008 be allowed more supervised visits outside his mental health institution. Vince Li bowed his head for most of his annual review before the Criminal Code Review Board on Monday. The board will make its decision within a week.

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1 in 12 adults in Canadian hospitals have superbug, study finds

Eight per cent of adults in Canadian hospitals are either infected or colonized with an antibiotic-resistant organism, according to a national survey. The infections can  can be fatal.

In Canada most of the affected patients have no symptoms but can pass on the superbugs to others. Canada has a lower prevalence of cases than the U.S. but more than ...

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Ontario to spend $25 million on new mammogram technology

Canada’s largest and most populous province is going to change some of the technology used in detecting breast cancer.

A major study published this week in the journal Radiology compared two types of digital mammography, DR-direct radiography, and CR-computer radiography against the traditional screen films.

DR technology allows the radiologist to examine images immediately while with the computed ...

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