Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Wednesday July 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Montreal Festival of Fashion and Design 2013

The 13th edition of Montreal's Festival of Fashion and Design got under way today, on a short avenue between McGill University and the iconic Place Ville Marie.  For the next 3 days and nights, it will be the scene of fashion shows, musical spectacles, make-up make-overs and design competitions that include even the city's benches.

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Postpartum depression common in women, immigrants

Recent cases of women suspected of murdering their children have raised public awareness about depression and psychosis after childbirth. 13 per cent of women in Canada will experience postpartum depression within the first 12 weeks after giving birth. Eight per cent will have symptoms that continue past one year.

Symptoms can range from feeling ...

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The climate change battle is (re) joined

In Boston on Tuesday, Gina McCarthy delivered her first speech as the new director of the US Environmental Protection Agency. It didn't make a lot of headlines in Canada, but it will likely have a bearing on a the lives of a lot of Canadians.

Speaking to an audience at Harvard Law School, Ms. McCarthy doubled down on ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Ryan Cochrane takes bronze at the FINA Swimming World Chamionships

Ryan Cochrane, of Victoria, British Columbia, won the bronze medal in the men's 800 metre freestyle event at the FINA world swimming championships in Barcelona, Spain today.  He later tweeted: "That 8 was an interesting one and I'm happy to have been able to get that bronze for Canada!"

He beat American swimmer, Connor Jaeger ...

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Operation Husky remembered

A group of Canadians retraced the route Canadian soldiers took 70 years ago in Sicily.  It's called Operation Husky 2013, and it's made up of men and women of all ages, some in uniform, most in civilian clothing.  Some were walking to retrace the footsteps of fathers and grandfathers, others to honour the role of the 1st Canadian Infantry ...

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Potash plunge will hurt Canadian province

Shares of Canadian potash producers fell sharply Tuesday after a word that Russian company  will pull out of a large cartel and will likely drop the price of the commodity used for fertilizer.

OAO Uralkali said it was withdrawing from a joint venture with another company from Belarus that sets the price for about a third of the world’s ...

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Canada’s economy expands despite oil slowdown

For the fifth consecutive month Canada’s economy expanded, as gross domestic product was 1.6 per cent higher in May than at the same time last year, according to government statistics.

On a monthly basis, the GDP expanded by 0.2 per cent, just shy of expectations for 0.3 per cent. Most sectors of the economy expanded but the ...

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Science and tech spending decreasing

Federal spending on science and technology--decreasing steadily in Canada since 2009-2010--will decrease again this year.

Statistics Canada says Ottawa will spend 3.3 per cent less than last year, to $10.5 billion.

The federal recording agency says research and development will account for two-thirds of anticipated science and technology spending.

The finding is contained in Statistics Canada's annual ...

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Burnley (Rocky) Jones dies in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Burnley Allan Jones picked up the nickname Rocky, in his fight for civil rights.  He became known as Canada's Stokely Carmichael.  He was a 5th generation Canadian and his grandfather, Jeremiah Jones was a hero in the Battle of Vimy Ridge during the First World War.

Jones became a voice for black people in Nova Scotia, the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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