Friday, July 12, 2013

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Friday July 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Young Canadians showcase their trade and technology skills at international competition

Young Canadians did well competing against the best of the world at the 2013 WorldSkills Competition, in Leipzig, Germany, in July.

Albertan Michael Scheideman, 21, of Wembley, took home the Gold medal in the Heating and Refrigeration category, while15 other participants were awarded Medallions of Excellence in a variety of areas, from Web Design and Fashion Technology to Aircraft ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Developing northern economies

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

Despite increased commercial activity in the world’s northern regions, the challenge of developing local economies remain.

This is true not only in the Canadian Arctic, but around the circumpolar world.

This summer, Eye on the Arctic looks back at our coverage of ...

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Bee health the focus of new working group in Ontario

Bees are dying off in massive numbers around the world.  Here in Canada, a farmer in Elmhurst, Ontario witnessed the death of his 37 million bees.  That was two weeks ago.  Now he is in danger of losing his farm.

The decimation of the bee population will wreak havoc on the world's already taxed agricultural systems.  Bees, and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

One in six Canadians relies solely on online content for entertainment

About 16 per cent of Canadian adults no longer watch any conventional TV, preferring to stream online content, a new poll suggests.

The research, done by ComScore and commissioned by Google, found that 45 per cent of respondents said they watch both TV and online video content, 35 per cent said they only watch TV, and four per cent ...

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Would be citizens contest oath of allegiance to the Queen

Three Canadian residents who seek citizenship, are in court to argue they should not have to pledge allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II, as a condition of citizenship.  They argue it goes against their constitutional rights.

They say pledging allegiance to Canada should be enough, and add that other than members of the Canadian Forces, those ...

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Toronto beaches closed to swimmers following storm

 

Elevated E. coli counts have raised concerns at eight of Toronto's 11 lakefront beaches.  This is the result of Monday's torrential downpour when more than a month's worth of rain fell in one day.

In an interview with CBC news, Mark Matson of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper explained, "The other day we saw a huge explosion of sewage ...

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Salsa on St. Clair

Canada's largest celebration of Latin culture takes over a busy Toronto street this weekend.

For the 9th year, the streetcars will not be running on the six-block stretch of St. Clair Avenue West in the heart of Toronto, as people gather to enjoy the live music, the dancing, and the dining that are all part of the Salsa ...

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Growing trend with moving Montrealers: leaving their chickens behind

Every week in Montreal, hens and roosters are being abandoned by owners unable to take care of them, says the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Raising chickens for fresh eggs is part of the increasingly popular urban farming trend, but many people soon find out that taking care of chickens is a delicate and ...

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Montreal cyclist slapped with huge fine

Montreal bike rider Chris Lloyd ran a red traffic light on his bicycle this week. Bicycles are considered vehicles, and as such must obey traffic laws.  The police were waiting for just such an infraction by cyclists and gave him a $41 ticket.

Chris LLoyd, showing his two tickets,
A ...

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