Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Wednesday August 14 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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 ...

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Cellphone fracas over increased competition

Canada's cell phone market is getting heated.  The big three Canadian telecom companies, Rogers, BCE and Telus, have enjoyed an 85% monopoly of the existing available wireless spectrum infrastructure, but that may be about to change.

Verizon on the horizon

Verizon, the US telecom giant, is rumoured to be ...

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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 ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More Anne of Green Gables in P.E.I.

"Anne of Green Gables: The Musical", at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island's Confederation Centre for the Arts, is the longest running musical production in Canada.

For almost 50 years, the show has entertained visitors to Canada's Atlantic island province, and the dedicated fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery's much-loved character.

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Art sale provides for scholarships in Montreal

The English Montreal School Board has raised nearly C$2 million dollars for scholarships and bursaries for its students.

Formerly known as the Protestant School Board of Montreal, it had received gifts and donations of paintings over the years, often from parents, school alumni or the artists themselves.

Eventually, the Protestant School Board Culture and Heritage Foundation found itself ...

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Maritime biologists concerned about lobster shell disease

Although there have no cases reported in Canada yet, maritime biologists on the east coast are on the lookout for cases of lobsters with a disease that eats away at their shells.

The shell disease doesn’t affect the meat, or pose a risk to humans, but can prevent younger lobster from molting (shedding their shell) thereby causing its death. ...

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New northern Ontario destination for scuba divers

The thrill of discovering lost shipwrecks will bring divers and increased tourism to northern Ontario.

At least that’s what two divers in the town of Nipigon are hoping. They want to bring more visitors to the area by promoting Lake Superior as a diving destination.


red balloon indicates township of Nipigon ...

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Record heat wave bakes Canada’s north

Canada’s three northern territories, which include Arctic regions, this week experienced record-breaking high temperatures about ten degrees Celsius above normal.

Even more remarkable: the community of Kugluktuk, Nunavut set temperature records for the sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, hitting 29 degrees. Typically it’s about 13 degrees there at this time of year.

“I've never felt an August this ...

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Lac-Mégantic disaster railway loses license

The railway company at the heart of the disaster at Lac-Mégantic no longer is allowed to operate in Canada and the businesses it served are worried.

47 people died on July 6 when an unmanned train operated by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway rolled down a hill, derailed and exploded in the heart of the small town in the ...

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