Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Wednesday July 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Contaminants increasing human infertility

Infertility is a serious problem made worse by certain contaminants that disrupt reproduction not only in humans, but in animals as well, says the co-chair of an international conference taking place in Montreal this week.

Infertility among couples aged 18 to 29 was five per cent in 1984 but jumped to 13.7 per cent in 2010 ...

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Canadian campaign says to change your world, be a little nicer to others

Canadians are generally perceived by both themselves and by others abroad, as nice, friendly and polite people.

To a greater or lesser extent, that’s probably true. Still, there’s always room for improvement.

..so come on out and top up someone's parking meter,
give up your seat on the bus, ...

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Government employee suspended for revealing targets on benefit cuts

A federal government investigator was suspended for leaking documents showing investigators had to meet quotas of $485,000 each year in recovering employment insurance benefits from unemployed claimants.

Sylvie Therrien was suspended without pay in May. Reports of the suspension came out in the last few days.

In an interview this week with Canada's national public television broadcaster ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Canada's new cabinet ministers record video clip introductions

As part of last week's cabinet shuffle in Canada, a number of cabinet ministers recorded video messages on YouTube.

Standing in front of a blue background with the words "New Faces, Experienced Hands" the ministers expressed their happiness to be appointed to their new role, and their continuing confidence in the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Iconic moment in WWII, to be immortalized in a British Columbia sculpture

It was one of the most iconic Canadian photos of the Second World War.  It is soon to be immortalized in a permanent sculpture to be located at the original spot where the photo was taken.

Warren Whitey Bernard in Tofino, where he is
retired after serving in local politics ...

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Armless man won’t have to pay seatbelt fine

Double amputee, Steve Simonar was ticketed by police for not wearing a seatbelt but a court threw out the case.

Simonar lost both arms in a boating accident almost 30 years ago and drives a specially adapted truck, using his feet to steer. He cannot use a seat belt without assistance.

Simonar had a note from a doctor ...

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Mauritania releases Canadian held on terror charges

24 year-old Aaron Yoon has been released after serving roughly 18 months in a Mauritanian prison on terror-related charges. Yoon was turned over to intelligence officials for questioning and is expected to return to Canada this week.

Yoon was accused of having links to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). It later emerged that he had travelled to North ...

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Smelly, and controversial ploy to chase itinerants in British Columbia


Red ballon shows location of Abbotsford, considered
part of the greater Vancouver area in BC.
© Google

The city of Abbotsford, in west coast British Columbia, has come up with an idea to keep vagrants, the homeless, and drug users from congregating and sleeping in a grassy area of the city.
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