Monday, July 15, 2013

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Monday July 15 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Railway operations and rules and why they failed at Lac Megantic

With the terrible tragedy of the deadly train wreck and fire in the small Quebec town of Lad Megantic, comes many questions.


The train cars and crude oil still burning furiously through the next day © cbc

Among them, how could a train start rolling all by itself? And what about the ...

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Paleontologists need help from Albertans to discover new fossils unearthed by floods

Last month’s floods in Alberta caused a lot of damage. But if there a silver lining to the tragedy, it’s that the recently exposed rocks on riverbanks could increase the chances of finding dinosaur fossils.

“Southern Alberta is definitely one of the richest places in the world when it comes to dinosaur fossils. With the recent floods … that ...

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Arts, Culture, Lifestyle 54: Antigonish N.S, Highland Games 150th year

Welcome to our show number 54. Today we travel to east coast Canada, where celtic culture is alive and well. Antigonish Nova Scotia, is the site of one of the oldest cotinuous celebrations of Highland Games outside Scotland itself.


Red balloon shows location of Antigonish in Nova Scotia ©  ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

CN Tower to light up in pink or blue on birth of Royal baby

CN Tower officials are ready with the appropriate lighting to celebrate the announcement of the birth of Prince William and Kate’s first child.

The eight-minute light show at the beginning of each hour will mark the royal arrival in the same way the iconic tower recognizes other important causes and charitable events, such as Canada Day which is red and ...

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Lac-Mégantic couple decide Canadian wedding will go on

Lac-Mégantic was the scene of a wedding on Saturday, one that almost did not take place.  Manon Parisé and her husband Marco Nuñez were married earlier in Mexico where the couple live most of the year.  But the bride wanted to celebrate their nuptials in her hometown as well.

Manon Parisé is a language professor at Anáhuac University in Queretaro, ...

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Irish boy brings bottle tossed in the ocean 8 years ago back to Quebec

A ten-year-old boy who found a bottle on the shore near his home in Ireland is ivisiting Quebec to meet the girls who tossed it in the ocean more than eight years ago.

Oisín Millea found the bottle last October, at Passage East, a fishing village in County Waterford, Ireland.

"I thought it was just rubbish. So I picked ...

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Catastrophic drop in Yukon population of kestrels

Yukon bird Biologist Dave Mossop © CBC

A researcher in Canada’s Yukon territory says the territory’s population of American kestrels has dropped by as much as 90% in the past ten years.

Biologist Dave Mossop, says overall in North America, the population of the kestrel which is ...

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Don’t clamp baby’s umbilical cord too early, McMaster expert

Delaying umbilical cord clamping for 3-5 minutes is better for babies, a new report suggests.

The Cochrane study, a meta-analysis of 15 trials with 3,911 women, says delaying cord clamping for as long as three minutes increases blood volume, and therefore red blood cell count and iron storage capacity.

“There is a lot that happens in two to ...

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Quebec mayor enjoys killing cats

The mayor of the small town of Huntingdon Quebec, Stephane Gendron, is in hot water yet again for publicly making controversial remarks.

In addition to his functions as mayor of the town about 75 kilometers south of Montreal near the US border, Stephane Gendron moonlights as a  "shock jock" radio host ion CHOI Radio-X.  Last week he ...

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