Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Thursday July 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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New program will encourage nurses to work in rural Manitoba

The government of Manitoba will offer a tuition grant of up to $ 10,000 for nurse practitioners who decide to work for one year in a rural community after graduation.

"Nurse practitioners play a vital role in caring for Manitoba families," said Health Minister Theresa Oswald in a statement.

The initiative is one of many made by the ...

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What happens after the diamond mines close?

When you look at aerial photographs of the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines in the Northwest Territories, the first thing you notice are these enormous circular craters. They look as if they were bored into the tundra by a giant corkscrew. These are open pit mines.

Giant earth moving machines dig up and move the diamond bearing ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Yoga pants still see-through because worn too tight, Lululemon says

After making "big changes" to its yoga pants, Lululemon now says they could still be see-through because customers wear them in sizes that are too small.

Last March, the Vancouver-based company recalled its black “Luon” yoga pants because their material was too sheer. The pants, which accounted for about 17 per cent of all women’s pants in its stores, ...

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Facebook opens office in Montreal

After launching offices in Toronto and Vancouver, Facebook will now help Quebec businesses expand their presence on its social network.

The company’s latest Canadian branch is now open in Montreal.

"With our new presence in the province, Facebook Canada will largely be able to provide value to businesses in Quebec by helping them find and engage with ...

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Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving renewed in Yukon

Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving is a skill and an artform that was almost abandoned in northwestern Canada.  Now it is undergoing a renaissance.

It began with Clarissa Rizal, from Juneau, Alaska.  25 years ago she accepted the invitation to apprentice with the last of the traditional weavers, a woman named Jennie who was 96 at the time.  Jennie had ...

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Icebergs a growing tourist attraction

Tourists from all over the world are making the trip to the northern point of Newfoundland to go out on the water to see the icebergs up close.

"Right from Florida to Germany, Switzerland, from all over the world," Paul Alcock of Northland Discovery Boat Tours told CBC News.

About a dozen icebergs surround the community of St. ...

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From hockey enforcer to Green Party candidate in Quebec: Georges Laraque

After years playing hockey for the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, George Laraque will try his hand at politics. The ex-NHL player is the Green Party's candidate in Montreal's Bourassa riding in an upcoming byelection.

"Today is an important day for me. It is the result of many years of community involvement. I would be so proud ...

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Major Canadian retailers sign Bangladesh factory safety agreement

Some of Canada’s biggest retailers have signed a 5-year North American pact to offer money for training and upgrading of factories in Bangladesh.

The agreement signed by Canadian Tire Corp., Wal-Mart, The Gap, Hudson’s Bay Co. and other Canadian and American companies was created in response to consumer pressure that has mounted since a building collapse in Bangladesh this ...

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