Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Thursday June 27 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi - reassuring presence during city's flooding

"A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts." That's the first sentence in a CBC news report on the mayor of the City of Calgary on Wednesday (June 26).

It's an indication of how his ...

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New Ottawa University study highlights concerns of pharmaceuticals and effects on fish

A new study from the University of Ottawa has again highlighted the concerns of pharmaceutical drugs escaping into the environment.

Part of the aquatics research
facility at the university
© University of Ottawa

In recent years scientists have detected traces of a wide range of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in waterways. ...

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Donation facilitates moose sex

A former Canadian diplomat has donated a large piece of land to help moose from one province meet moose from another province and hopefully procreate. Encouraging moose love is something that delights Derek Burney, the former Canadian ambassador to the United States.

Moose in the eastern province of Nova Scotia are endangered. At less than 1,000 ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Ontario won’t say yes or no to alchohol sales in convenience stores

 In Canada’s most populous province, the Liquour Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has a virtual monopoly on the sale of wine and spirits.

In fact it’s one of the largest purchasers and retailers of alcohol in the world and last year the crown agency brought in some $1.65 billion dollars into Ontario’s government coffers.

However, there is increasing ...

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Father of dying child furious over parking tickets

A man whose child is dying of cancer has lashed out at a hospital bureaucracy which won’t stop parking attendants from leaving tickets on his car. At most Canadian hospitals visitors have to pay to park their cars for limited lengths of time. When the time runs out they often have to return to their cars to pay again.
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Appeal court sides with Ottawa on long-gun registry, against province

The Court of Appeal in the province of Quebec has sided with the federal government's argument that national long-gun registry information shouldn't be handed over to the province to create its own database, in a ruling released Thursday (June 27).

The court has however instructed the Attorney General of Canada not to destroy the data for two weeks, allowing the ...

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Man guilty of human trafficking Filipina nanny

Life in prison is the maximum penalty Franco Yiu Kwan could get after a jury found him guilty of human trafficking and illegally employing a foreign national. The case involved his Filipina nanny Leticia Sarmiento.

When Sarmiento first worked for Kwan and his wife Oi Ling Nicole Huen in Hong Kong in 2007 she was allowed to socialize with ...

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Saskatchewan confirms case of hantavirus related death

Health officials in the prairie province of Saskatchewan have confirmed a case of hantavirus related death of an adult male, and are investigating another in the same region.  They say the two cases are not related.

While hantavirus has been detected in wild rodents, such as deer mice, across most of Canada, although cases of ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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