Friday, June 14, 2013

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Friday June 14 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Early exposure to alcohol ads harmful to young girls, researcher warns

A Canadian researcher warns that underage girls are increasingly exposed to alcohol ads, with damaging consequences to their health.

In an editorial published on Monday on the Canadian Medical Association Journal website, senior associate editor Dr. Ken Flegel cites studies showing that regular exposure to alcohol advertising can be associated with increased consumption in girls as young as 13. ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Greenland fishery plans cause alarm in Canada

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions.

Every winter, salmon from all over the north Atlantic, including Canada, converge on Greenland to feed in the territory’s waters.

For the last decade, Greenland has forgone commercial fishing of these salmon, in the interest of conservation.

But a recent announcement by ...

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Training to prevent genocide

A two-day professional training program on how to prevent genocide and mass atrocity was held at Concordia University in Montreal this week. Among the speakers was Canadian Lt.-Gen Roméo Dallaire  who headed the UN peacekeeping mission in Rwanda in 1994 and was thwarted in his desperate attempts to stop the genocide that cost ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Toronto’s Fragile Condominium Market

The Bank of Canada is again warning Canadians about high levels of household debt and problems in the housing market.

In its latest report on Canada’s financial system, the central bank said that Eurozone instability poses the biggest challenge internationally, and in Canada, a slowing housing market with too many condo units available could eventually destabilize our ...

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Help wanted: Canadian Lululemon posts job ad for new CEO

"CEO WANTED, CLICK HERE TO APPLY”. This ad was printed in block lettering all over Lululemon’s website on Friday.

The Vancouver-based yoga chain is looking for a new 'head boss person', less than a week after its CEO Christine Day announced her departure, after five years on the job.

According to the quirky posting, the successful candidate should ...

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Bullied for being Canadian?

A teenager who was recently pulled out of school in the U.S. says he was teased by two of his teachers for being Canadian.

Noah Kilpatrick, 15, was born in Ottawa, but moved to Watertown, N.Y. with his family nine years ago. He says the bullying started last fall and went on for months.

“They’d say things like ‘Canada’s ...

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Griffin Poetry Prize 2013 Winners

The Griffin Poetry Prizes were awarded last night and in the international category, ‘Like a Straw Bird it follows Me, and Other Poems’ written by Ghassan Zaqtan and translated into English by Fady Joudah, was the winner.  The Canadian book, ‘What’s the Score’ by David W. McFadden, was chosen.  They writers each received C$65,000 which, will be split between the ...

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Wolf chases motorcyclist

A man on a motorcycle took photos of a wolf as it chased him along a highway in Kootenay National Park in the western Canadian Rocky Mountains. This is a highly unusual occurrence, according to park rangers.

Tim Bartlett was testing out a new bike on a highway when he almost hit a wolf. He ...

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Suspect in superhospital corruption case returns

Police accompanied Arthur Porter’s wife, Pamela from Panama to Montreal early Friday where she will face charges that include laundering the proceeds of crime.

The couple is suspected of being involved if fraud connected to the awarding of a contract to build a $1.3 billion hospital complex.

Her husband is still in detention in Panama where he is ...

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