Thursday, July 18, 2013

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Thursday July 18 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Erik Tremblay chronicles Canadian humanitarian work

Erik Tremblay describes himself as a traveller. A journalist and videographer, it's these skills he is employing on his 4-month journey through Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti.  He is there to chronicle the fruits of Canadian humanitarian projects up close.  He will produce 12 short films, and blog about the experiences in the meantime.  Erik Tremblay had visited some of ...

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Winnipeg teacher finalist for international Twitter award

Before actually jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, physical education teacher Blue Jay Bridge followed the conversations online among teachers for 8 months. But once he started tweeting, he couldn’t be stopped.

Now, more than 11,000 tweets later, Bridge is up for an international social media award from the ThePhysicalEducator.com, a website which encourages teachers’ professional development through online networking. ...

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Unique Canadian effort to monitor ocean activity full-time

It is a unique and groundbreaking experiment and research resource

On the ocean floor of the Pacific off the coast of Canada’s Vancouver Island, and now in the Arctic off Cambridge Bay, are large networks of scientific sensors. They’re all connected by fibre optic cables to land based computers allowing for a wide variety of ocean and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Trayvon Martin Vigil in Montreal last night

Trayvon Martin was remembered in a vigil in Montreal last night.  300 people gathered in a central square, following a severe thunderstorm that left thousands of Montrealer's without power and working around downed trees.

Martin was the unarmed black teenager killed in February 2012 in Florida, by George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watch volunteer.

Zimmerman was charged with second-degree ...

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Passing of hugely respected Canadian jazzman, Peter Appleyard

Just a day after the announcement of the passing of painter Alex Colville, comes news that Canada has lost another world-class artist.

Peter Appleyard passed away on Wednesday at age 84, of natural causes at his farm in Eden Mills, Ontario

He was a hugely respected vibraphonist who toured with the Benny Goodman band for almost 10 years.  ...

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Sick days taken in public service: Veterans Affairs comes first, Foreign Affairs, last

Canadians can now easily find out the average of sick days taken in public departments. The statistics were quoted by worker’s unions, after the federal government announced it would overhaul the rules around sick days and disability leave in the public service.

Among about 86 per cent of the public service, workers averaged more than 17 sick days, according ...

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Hungry aboriginal people used in Canadian nutritional experiments after WW2

Hundreds of malnourished aboriginal children and adults were used in experiments by Canadian federal bureaucrats in the 1940s, says a food historian.

"It started with research trips in northern Manitoba where they found, you know, widespread hunger, if not starvation, among certain members of the community. And one of their immediate responses was to design a controlled experiment on ...

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Rare pursuit by wolves in BC,and Yukon

It’s an extremely rare occurrence, but just in the past two months there have been two occasions of people being chased by wolves.

Bartlett managed several photos of the wolf chasing him
about a kilometre down the highway, here only metres away

© Tim Bartlett

In June, in Kootenay National Park ...

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Cory Monteith’s drug dealer should be questioned, Toronto lawyer

Vancouver police should indentify and question Glee star Cory Monteith’s drug dealer, says Toronto defence lawyer Robb MacDonald.

Monteith, 31, was found dead by staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, in Vancouver, on Saturday afternoon. On Tuesday, the B.C. Coroners service confirmed he died from a mix of heroin and alcohol. Because he died while alone in his hotel room, police said there ...

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