Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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Tuesday July 9 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Improvements coming to Canadian cell phone contracts

On December 2, 2013 some very welcome changes are coming to Canadian cell phone contracts.  After consulting Canadians, the government regulator, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) released a new Code of Conduct for Cell phone companies operating in Canada.

Canadians pay some of the highest cell, or mobile phone fees in the world, and just three ...

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New plant at Toronto Zoo will use animal poop and garbage to generate electricity

Rhinos, pandas and many other animals from the Toronto Zoo will soon be contributing in their own special way to Ontario’s power supply. A new biogas plant to be built on zoo grounds in 2014 will combine 3,000 tonnes of manure and 14,000 tonnes of grocery waste to produce electricity, heat and fertilizer.

The waste mixture will be placed ...

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Grave Beliefs- a look at an eerie aspect to WWI

As we approach the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War there will be many stories written.  Noted author and historian Tim Cook has just published a scholarly article on an eerie aspect of the war.

Going into the war, very very few on either side knew what they were getting in to.  Fresh faced young ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Half of Canadian parents underestimate CT scan risks

Only half of parents of children with head injuries are aware of the potential cancer risks associated with CT scans, a Canadian study suggests.

Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto surveyed 742 parents at an emergency department. 357 were aware of the potential cancer risk associated with computerized tomography.

After parents were informed of the ...

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Festival 500 Sharing the Voices in Newfoundland

Festival 500 Sharing the Voices, is the biennial gathering that brings choirs and singers from far and wide to Newfoundland.

It was originally conceived in 1992 as a venture to stimulate cultural and economic development in the wake of the closure of the cod fishery.  On the festival website it explains the link; "Singing in Newfoundland and Labrador ...

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Canadian Army will replace Maple Leaf ranks with British-style designations

Canadian officers will soon replace the Maple Leaf badges on their shoulder boards with original British Army and Commonwealth designations. The announcement made on Monday by Defence Minister Peter MacKay is part of an ongoing image makeover of the military.

"This takes nothing away from the Maple Leaf," MacKay said. "There are other places which the Maple Leaf is ...

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Canadian on WHO's emergency panel on Corona Virus

Dr. Theresa Tam has been named to a special panel to advise the World Health Organization on the new MERS Corona virus.  The virus has infected 88 people in the last year and claimed the lives of 44 people.

Dr. Theresa Tam of the Public Health Agency of Canada now ...

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Nasty battle cooking between tours for tarts

People in Ontario take their butter tarts seriously!


Wellington Township, and Kenilworth (red), had sent
Kawartha Lakes, about 3 hours drive east, a "cease
and desist" order
© google maps

Wellington County North is quiet, peaceful area, where people know just about everybody else by their first names. ...

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Sudden heavy rain paralyses Canada's largest city

The rain storm moved in suddenly right at evening rush hour in Toronto, Canada’s biggest city.

In several places around the city,boats had to be brought
in to take stranded passengers to safety

© CBC

Within a couple of hours far greater amounts of rain had fallen than would occur typically ...

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