Friday, August 9, 2013

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Friday August 9 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Two Canadians in Rogers final four

It's a great, great week for Canadian tennis. Not only is Canada hosting the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal and Toronto, a tournament one level below a Grand Slam, a Canadian has an outside chance to win the men's tournament. Make that two Canadians--Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic.

It won't be easy in a tournament that still has Novak ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Understanding the Milne ice shelf

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

The last fully intact ice shelf on northern Ellesmere Island in Canada's Arctic may soon be slipping away.

Ice shelves found in the island’s North are formed from sea ice and glacier ice and measure some 100 metres thick.

While other ice ...

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Treat unruly kids early, reduce substance abuse

Disruptive children who receive a two-year intervention program could be less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs in adolescence, according to Montreal research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

A link between disruptive behaviour and substance abuse has been established in previous research. Researcher Natalie Castellanos-Ryan of the University of Montreal wanted to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Perseid Showers

The Perseid meteor shower will be most visible in the sky this weekend as well as Monday and Tuesday, August 12th and 13th.  According to NASA, the Perseids produce more fireballs than any other meteor shower.

NASA says the skies will be busiest on the 12th and 13th with the meteor rate highest before sunrise when the constellation Perseus, ...

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Citizens to track “dooring” threat to cyclists

Police in Toronto have stopped recording incidents where car doors open hitting cyclists, so a cyclist is taking up the slack by creating an app to collect the statistics.

Justin Bull wants to draw attention to the sometimes fatal consequences of “dooring.” More and more Canadians are riding bikes and this is one of the most serious risks they ...

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Teens arrested in bullying suicide case

Two teens face child pornography charges in connection with the death of teenager Rehtaeh Parsons last April in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. Police said there was not enough evidence to support sexual assault charges against the two.

Parsons attempted suicide after months of relentless harassment and humiliation by peers and a few days later was taken off ...

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New probe into fatal teen Toronto shooting

A third investigation into a fatal shooting a teenager by Toronto police on a deserted streetcar in July has been launched.

Ontario's Ombudsman, Andre Marin, said Thursday that he will review provincial government guidelines to police on de-escalating conflicts.

The shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on July 27 is already being investigated by Toronto's Special Investigations Unit and ...

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Animals removed from NB python store

Sixteen reptiles, including six crocodiles and four alligators were removed from an exotic pet store in Campbellton, New Brunswick on Friday.

Four days ago, four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor were killed by an African rock python in an apartment upstairs from the store, Reptile Ocean.

Police say the snake escaped a glass tank inside the ...

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Brenda Sayers visiting eastern Canada with FIPA challenge

Brenda Sayers, of the Vancouver Island Hupacaseth First Nation, is visiting eastern Canada to talk about her community's challenge to the Canada-China trade agreement known as FIPA.

Brenda Sayer led a court challenge on behalf of First Nations, under section 35 of the Canadian constitution, which outlines the obligation to consult First Nations when legislative change is ...

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