Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Saturday August 17 2013 edition


The LINK Online #59

This week we have contributions from Marc, Lynn, and Carmel sitting in this week for Wojtek who is on vacation.

Thomas Cantley and his flesh-coloured ball as part
of his "I am Ballsy" awareness campaign

© Samantha Hitchcock

This week on the show...I have an interesting and medically important ...



Cross-Canada cancer campaign (especially) for men

In 2009, Canadian photographer Thomas Cantley was working in New York.

Thomas Cantley, pausing in his cross-Canada awareness campaign © Samantha Hitchcock

He went to see a doctor about a lingering pain and odd shape to a testicle.  He was diagnosed with Stage 3 testicular cancer.

Now four ...


Foreign service strike may go to arbitration

On-going job action by Canada’s foreign service officers has caused long delays in processing visa and immigration applications abroad but that might end if the dispute goes to binding arbitration. About 150 officers have walked out of 15 of the busiest processing centres including Beijing, New Delhi, Mexico City and London.

An arbiter will hear arguments on August ...


Tracing the evolution of North American mountain goats.

Most of us have seen many images of mountain goats, but surprisingly it seems there's not much scientific knowledge about them. That's partly due to the fact they live in a harsh and not easily accessible environment.

A University of Alberta doctoral student, Aaron Shafer, set out to learn more about their evolution and won a national dissertation award ...


Ripley's Aquarium opening soon in Toronto

Ripley's Entertainment is putting the finishing touches, such as adding the salt to the water,as they get ready for the opening of their new Aquarium in Toronto in September.  There is no fixed date as General Manager, Peter Doyle says, the company does not go ahead until everything is perfect, and all the marine life is comfortable ...




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