Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Tuesday July 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian police arrest man, woman for terrorism-related charges

The RCMP, Canada's federal police force, announced on Tuesday (Junly 2) they had "arrested two individuals and charged them with conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack."

According to the police the two, a man and a woman, "took steps to build explosive devices and place them" at the legislature of the province of British Columbia in the city of ...

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University of Alberta scientists may have a solution to aid in oil spill cleanups

Many people remember disastrous ocean oil spills such as the 1989 Exxon Valdez supertanker incident in Alaska, and of course the 2010 BP drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.


A worker vacuums up oil from the BP gulf spill. Once oil
sticks to surfaces, sand, rocks, plants, shells animals. ...

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Team to revisit early Arctic expedition sites

A team will travel to a remote part of Canada’s Arctic next month to learn more about the first major scientific expedition to the area which took place from 1913 to 1918.

Map of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of
1913-18.
© Canadian Museum of Civilization

The Canadian Arctic ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Concerns over Lyme disease this summer

This year however worries of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus is low, according to entomologist Ken Deacon. Because of that the Thunder Bay District Health Unit is reducing their fight against the flying pests to concentrate on a new problem. The increase in  ticks carrying Lyme disease.

 

L_R: ...

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Canada: New passport features images from Canadian history

Canada's new 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on Tuesday (July 2).

“The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians," said Minister Kenney. “The Canadian passport is not only a privilege of ...

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Governor General announces 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada is one of the highest civilian honours in Canada. Established in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, the honour "recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community and service to the nation."

On Friday (June 28) Governor General David Johnston announced 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Some are new, and some are ...

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Cities compete for largest ‘living’ flag title

About 3,500 people formed a giant “living” Canadian flag in the central city of Winnipeg yesterday by donning red or white T-shirts and gathering outside the provincial legislature.

Winnipeg has won the title for having the largest flag for the last two years and participants hope yesterday’s turnout was big enough for the city to retain the title.
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Flooding scuttles some events at Calgary Stampede

Catastrophic flooding in the western province of Alberta has forced the cancellation of some events at the iconic Calgary Stampede. The ten-day rodeo, exhibition and festival is held every July and this year starts on Friday.


Clean-up crews are hard at work getting the
Calgary Stampede grounds ready in ...

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Canada's tiny but tremendous telescope in space

It’s called MOST, which stands for “microvariability and oscillations of stars”.

When the tiny space telescope was launched 10 years ago it was Canada’s first ever space telescope.

While other space telescopes and satellites can cost many hundreds of millions, or more, MOST, the size of a large suitcase and weighing only 60 kilograms, it cost a mere ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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