Friday, June 28, 2013

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Friday June 28 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Bell's takeover of Astral furthers concentration of media in Canada, says OpenMedia

"Canada already has one of the most concentrated media markets in the industrialized world, and the most concentrated market in the G8," says Lindsey Pinto of OpenMedia, a network of people and organisations promoting an open Internet. "This is seen as very problematic."

On Thursday (June 27) Canada's broadcast and telecomunications regulator the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications ...

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Hormone may help handle social stress

Reaching out to others after distressing social interaction is an effective way for people to feel better and a new study suggests the hormone oxytocin could help people do that. Oxytocin is a hormone usually studied for its role in childbirth and breastfeeding. More recently it is being studied for its effect on social behaviour.

People ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Canadian festival welcomes artists from across the North

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

Musicians, singers and other performers from all across the North have descended on the Arctic Canadian city of Iqaluit this week for the Alianait Arts Festival.

The festival started small in 2005. But over the years, it’s grown into a major cultural event ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Doctor in Canada helps treat Syrians via online consultations

A doctor in the western Canadian city of Edmonton is helping save lives in Syria, from thousands of kilometres away.

"If they need my help, I'm available," says Dr. Maher Saqqur, a critical care neurologist with Alberta Health Services.

CBC journalist Ioanna Roumeliotis talked to Dr Saqqur about how he helps patients from afar via the internet.
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University of New Brunswick gun tests armour for planes and spacecraft

At the Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick, in eastern Canada, some big impacts are taking place.

A section of the gas-gun equipment showing materials removed from the chamber end which have been hit by tiny obstacles fired at hypersonic speed.. The guns themselves ...

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Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

Frustrated residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town.

The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage.

The RCMP has been refusing ...

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Native activists investigate missing women cases

The American Indian Movement (AIM) is conducting its own investigation into five missing-women cases in Canada’s western province of Manitoba. The activist organization established a chapter in that province earlier this year and it is not satisfied with police work on the cases.

Murdered and disappeared aboriginal women are a controversial and emotional issue in Canada. The

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Tourism down, decreased promotion

The number of foreign visitors to Canada will continue to drop if there is not more promotion, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Tourism is one of Canada’s largest generators of GDP, contributing close to $80 billion to the economy every year.

15.9 million tourists came to Canada in 2012, down from 20 million in 2002. That ...

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Beleaguered Senate blocks immediate passage of union disclosure bill

Canada's upper chamber the Senate has won both praise and condemnation for blocking the immediate passage of a government supported bill on union disclosures, this despite a government majority in the Senate.

In recent months the Senate has been the focus of controversy over contested expense claims by a number of Senators. As well, there have been calls for ...

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