Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Thursday July 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Judge rules murder rape lawsuit against Canadian mining company can proceed in Canada

"This is an unprecedented legal ruling situation," said lawyer Murray Klippenstein, commenting on a Monday (July 22) decision by Superior Court of Ontario Justice Carole Brown to allow a lawsuit to proceed in Canada that could hold a Canadian mining company responsible for murder and rapes at a mining project in Guatemala.

The mining company is Hudbay Minerals.
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Canadian team off to Russia for World Championship in Geography

Like any world championship where one faces off against the best and brightest of other countries in a particular subject, this is a tough competition.

Every two years,  National Geographic sponsors the World Geography Championship.

But it’s not merely knowing the names of geographical features or countries, or capitals around the world.  Competitors also have to know cultural, ...

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Provincial carbon tax working, says think-tank

A carbon tax passed in the Canadian province of British Columbia in 2008 has been successful in reducing fuel use and reducing greenhouse emissions,  and it has not hurt the economy, according to a report by the think-tank Sustainable Prosperity.

Initially set at $10 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent, the tax ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Lac-Megantic train investigation, police raid offices of MM&A Railway

Canadian media Thursday (July 25) were reporting that Quebec provincial police were raiding the offices of the railway company involved in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster.

According to Sun News a number of police cruisers were seen outside the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway building in Farnham in the province of Quebec.

The Globe and Mail reports the police would not disclose whether ...

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Canada’s crime rate continues decline

Canada’s crime rate dropped three per cent in 2012 compared to the previous year continuing a decline that started in 1991, according to government statistics. Police report that the severity of crimes was also down by three per cent in 2012.

There were nearly two million incidents involving criminal activity that year, roughly 36,000 fewer than the previous ...

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Canadians still can’t buy wine from other provinces

Canada may be one country but its citizens in most provinces cannot order wine from another province unless they do it through government controlled liquor boards.

The Canadian Parliament last year removed a ban on inter-provincial wine orders, but provinces other than Ontario and British Columbia still have not changed their own rules to allow the trade. ...

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Insecticide use pits Ontario grain farmers against beekeepers

Around the world beekeepers and scientists are becoming alarmed over the dramatic loss of bees.

Bees, both domestic-commercial, and wild bees, are critical for the pollination of plants and food crops.

While bee mites are also being blamed for bee deaths of domestic bees, and climate change could also be a factor,  beekeepers are saying grain ...

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Electric vehicles stress power grid, and aren’t necessarily so “green”

Electrical utilities are saying the increasing use of electric vehicles is putting stress on the present power grid.

There are still few public charging stations in cities across Canada, so most owners charge their vehicles at home.

An electric vehicle can represent 3 to 5 times the load of a typical home during charging.

The problem arises ...

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Canada's provincial premiers focus on indigenous issues on first day

Premiers of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories started a three-day First Ministers Conference with a focus on indigenous issues on Wednesday (July 24).

Premiers met with indigenous representatives to discuss their concerns.

Although two premiers were not present, the chair of the conference, Kathleen Wynne premier of Canada's most populous province of Ontario said premiers at the ...

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