Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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Tuesday June 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

New Indigenous financial management software, bridge between two cultures

David Acco is very enthusiastic about helping Canada's indigenous communities deal with managing finances in a way that recognizes the complexities of varied accounting needs of the community and government services.

It's called the Native Economic Management System. It was created by Acco and the Kahnawake Economic Development Commission of the Kahnawake Mohawk community just south of the ...

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"Bio-Blitz": The Royal Saskatchewan Museum seeks better data on bio-diversity in the province

It is a formidable and daunting task. The Royal Saskatchewan Museum is coordinating what is being called the largest bio-blitz ever conducted in the prairie province.

Ray Poulin, the Chief Curator at Royal Saskatchewan Museum and a specialist in vertebrate zoology, is leading the wildlife survey.

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Canadians get some relief from high cellphone costs

A new code of conduct for wireless companies in Canada will provide some respite for consumers who pay some of the highest cellphone fees in the world.

“94 per cent of the cell phone market in Canada is controlled by just three companies,” said Steve Anderson, executive director of OpenMedia.ca, a consumer ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages

Canada's new passports will be valid for up to 10 years, and include an electronic chip, but they will have fewer pages, which means for frequent fliers, the passport will have to be replaced more often.

The new so-called e-Passport will have 36 pages. Right now the passport has 48.

Postmedia News journalist Matthew Fisher got stunned reaction ...

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Biennial convention of nurses federation focuses on 'Taking the Lead'

Canada's largest nurses organisation, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), is holding its biennial convention in Toronto from June 3-7.

Under the theme "Taking the Lead" more than 800 nurses will discuss the future of nursing, sustaining Canada's public health care system, and the future of the country's health care system beyond acute care.

One of the issues that ...

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Olmypic athlete retiring at age 27

One of Canada’s most successful athletes, Alexandre Despatie, announced today that he is retiring.


Despatie clenches his fists in satisfaction after completing his final dive in men's 3-metre springboard at the World Aquatics Championships in Montreal on July 19, 2005. He had reason to celebrate - he won the ...

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Poor Canadians die sooner after heart attacks

Poor Canadians are twice as likely to die as are affluent Canadians 10 years after they have a heart attack, according to a study by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

Exercise appears to be the deciding factor. Poor Canadians exercise less. It's not clear why.

1,368 residents in the province of Ontario who had heart ...

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Alberta considers restrictions on water-pipe smoking

Smoking a shisha pipe (nargile, hookah, or simply water pipe) in Canada seems to fall into a grey area in anti-smoking laws.  In some regions, local by-laws have banned the practice. Last year the national capital , Ottawa, banned the water pipe at city parks,  beaches or other municipal facilities.  Other jurisdictions have followed suit.

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Groups demand obligatory limits on Nestlé’s water draw


Nestlé Waters Canada operates a production well in farming country west of Toronto, Ontario . © Google Maps

Nestlé should be obliged to cap the amount of water it draws from a well during droughts, say two non-government organizations. The Swiss food giant draws about one million litres ...

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