Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Tuesday August 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Flaws in medical research on animals; costly and wasteful.

Roughly 90% of new pharmaceutical drugs being developed never make it to market.  

A new report published in the respected journal PLOS says that much of the research effort is wasted unnecessarily by not eliminating dead-end drugs early in research. The report says that lax methodology, especially in pre-clinical trials in which new drugs are tested ...

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Vegetative patient communicates with researchers

By looking at brain imaging, Canadian researchers have found that a patient who has been unresponsive for 12 years is indeed conscious, knows who he is and where he is, and can answer questions. This revolutionizes the way we think about patients who are in a vegetative state.

The family of 38-year-old Scott Routley always believed he could understand them ...

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Mariner's Day in Nova Scotia now an annual event

The first "Mariner's Day" was observed in Nova Scotia yesterday. The second Sunday in August was designated as the occasion to honour the men and women who make their living at sea.

From the arrival of the first Europeans on the Atlantic coast of Canada. fishing has always been the backbone of the growing communities and eventually the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Remembering “resettlement” in Newfoundland and Labrador

The town of Humber Arm South, in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland is celebrating “Come Home Year”.  The town of just over 1600 souls, is located on the western side of Newfoundland not far from the city of Corner Brook.

Many events have been planned for the celebrations this month, but one has brought back some bittersweet ...

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Prince Edward Islanders wondering where the raspberries are?

At Jewell's Country Market in Prince Edward Island, people are coming in looking for raspberries, and going home disappointed.

This summer there is a shortage of raspberries as farmers realized recently the crop was limited.

"All of a sudden, I came home and I said to my wife and Velma, my ...

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Ke$ha show too lewd for some Canadians

A concert at a casino in Windsor, Ontario Friday has sparked an on line debate about what is appropriate and what kind of warning was given about the sexually explicit nature of the show by Ke$ha.

The show was a sold-out, all-ages concert that featured inflatable women's legs spread wide open, profanity and lewd requests by the singer.
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Smartphone innovator BlackBerry up for sale

The Canadian firm which pioneered the smartphones and email pagers is up for sale. BlackBerry launched a new smartphone with a new operating system in January hoping to regain consumers who had defected to the iPhone but it failed to meet expectations.

BlackBerry’s directors say they are looking at “strategic alternatives” meaning the firm could be sold or go ...

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"Underground Railroad" church in Ontario named heritage site

It was the symbol of a new life and freedom for fugitive African-American slaves.

The former British Methodist Episcopal Church in Guelph Ontario was built by escaped slaves who had managed to flee the US to freedom in what was then known as Upper Canada.

Slavery had been restricted in Upper Canada (now Ontario) from 1793, and other ...

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Food Trucks in Edmonton a growing success

Edmonton, Alberta,  is the latest Canadian city to welcome street vendors and food trucks.

The street dining is proving so successful, officials in Edmonton revised their policies recently, extending the hours and the places where these food suppliers can operate.

People can now buy food from vendors until 3 a.m. in all areas of the city except ...

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