Monday, August 5, 2013

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Monday August 5 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Top tennis on tap in Canada

The main draws of two biggest professional tennis tournaments held in Canada got underway on Monday in Montreal and Toronto.

Six Canadian men are in the draw in Montreal. They include Milos Raonic, currently ranked a career-high number-13 in the world. Four Canadian women are in the draw in Toronto. They include former Wimbledon junior champion Eugenie Bouchard, who ...

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Lawyers fight proposed ‘anti-gay’ law school

A ban on “sexual intimacy” among homosexuals is part of covenant students and staff must adhere to at a Christian university in western Canada that wants to create its own law school. Lawyers, including civil rights advocate Clayton Ruby, oppose accreditation of the law school at Trinity Western University saying it would create ...

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Call for stepped-up action on world’s top killer

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer around the world according new rankings from the World Health Organization and two Canadian doctors are calling for more action to prevent it and resulting complications like heart attack and stroke.

Anti-smoking campaigns, control of high blood pressure and cholesterol and various improvements in heart surgery have all made important progress ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Pipeline safety will be focus on new group

More moves are taking place to make Canada's pipelines safer and more efficient.

The federal government, the provincial governments of Alberta and British Columbia as well as the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the pipeline association are forming the Canadian Pipeline Technology Collaborative.

Pipeline industry spokeswoman Brenda Kenny says the organization is expected to up and running ...

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Via Rail ponders beefing up security

Taking a train in Canada could soon become very similar to boarding an airplane.

Via Rail, the country's largest railway, is considering imposing greater scrutiny of checked baggage, more inspections by sniffer dogs and security checks on passengers.

Currently, Via Rail does random searches and X-rays of baggage, uses sniffer dogs at stations and keeps a lookout for ...

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Prince Edward Island Swimmers

It's called The Big Swim, and bracing the cold waters of the Northumberland Strait, between the provinces of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is not for the faint of heart.

Early Sunday morning the first two, of 34 swimmers, entered the water on a New Brunswick beach, determined to swim the 14 kilometres in the shadow of the ...

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Invasive weed causes burns

The invasive giant hogwood plant is spreading in four Canadian provinces and officials are warning people to stay away from it. Originally from south west Asia, the plant has a clear sap which can cause severe burns when affected skin is exposed to sunlight. It is also reported to cause temporary blindness in cases where the sap gets ...

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Ben Heppner hosting 'Saturday Afternoon at the Opera'

Ben Heppner is going from the opera stage to the studio as the new host of  CBC Radio 2's, 'Saturday Afternoon at the Opera'.

"Radio has been part of my life ever since I was a kid... I would listen to distant broadcasts late into the night.  That radio opened entire new worlds to me, beyond ...

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Vancouver and Olympic athletes support gays

Canada’s western city of Vancouver painted some crosswalks in rainbow colours and two Olympic athletes marched in Sunday’s pride parade in support of the LGBT community. Last week was Pride Week in Vancouver and news of Russia’s ongoing crackdown on gays spurred more people to take part in pride events.


Two ...

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