Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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Wednesday May 8 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada census survey results set off opposition party attacks

Normally census data results aren't the stuff of debate, but on Wednesday (May 8), the first release of 2011 Canadian census survey data set off questions both in the House of Commons and in the media.

The results of two surveys from the government agency Statistics Canada focussed on Canada's Aboriginal population, and on immigration, ethnic origin, language ...

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Important new dinosaur discovery in Canada

It is possibly the oldest bone headed dinosaur in North America and possibly the world.


Illustration shows Acrotholus comparative size, about thigh-high on modern man, also showing the placement of fossil skull on the dinosaur © Caleb Brown ROM

Scientists say the newly named Acrotholus audeti, was about 2 metres ...

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Shipwrecks will be lost warns private operator

More than 10,000 shipwrecks litter Canada’s rugged Atlantic coast but the government is too poor to salvage them. Private operators would like to but cannot ever since the province of Nova Scotia passed a law three years ago making it illegal.

"The Steamship Pictou rescuing the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Statistics Canada: 1.4 million Aboriginal people, young, losing language

Canada's government statistics agency Statistics Canada says 1,400,685 people reported an Aboriginal identity in 2011, which represents 4.3% of the total Canadian population.The new data was released Wednesday (May 8).

Of the people reporting an Aboriginal identity in 2011, 851,560, or 60.8%, identified as First Nations (North American Indian) only. Another 451,795, or 32.3%, identified as Métis only; and 59,445, or 4.2%, ...

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PEI landmarks threatened by shore erosion

An historic lighthouse is in imminent danger of destruction.

The Cape Bear Lighthouse is located on the southeastern tip of the maritime province of Prince Edward Island.

Built in 1880, it was the second location, and the first in Canada, to receive the distress signals from the Titanic. (The Cape Race lighthouse in Newfoundland received the signals first, ...

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“Marginalized” gay political campaigner quits

Canada may be one of the most progressive countries when it comes to homosexual legal rights but political campaigner Todd Hauptman says negative public attitudes about gays have prompted him to resign, he says.

There may be more to it than that. In the current provincial election in British Columbia, Hauptman worked for liberal candidate Mary Polak.

Hauptman ...

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Food Banks Canada: Hunger lives next door

The national charitable organization Food Banks Canada is asking Canadians to join the Hunger Awareness Week movement (May 6-10) to raise awareness of the extent of hunger in Canada.

According to an Angus Reid Public Opinion survey, commissioned by Food Banks Canada, more than a quarter of Canadians have been worried about how they will afford to buy food for ...

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Canada’s foreign-born population soars

Canada has more foreign-born people than ever before, at a proportion not seen in almost a century, according to the latest census.  Figures show they are young, most often Asian and they mainly live in the suburbs. Africans too are arriving in growing numbers.

Canada was home to about 6,775,800 immigrants in 2011. They made up 20.6 ...

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Canadian Tulip festival: Colour and gratitude

It's an annual, and exceptionally beautiful, rite of spring.

The Canadian Tulip Festival had its origins in the horrors of war. The Dutch Royal Family escaped from the Nazi invasion in May 1940. A month later  Princess Juliana and her daughters travelled by ship to the safer haven of Canada. They took up residence in the national ...

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