Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Wednesday August 28 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Small group of Indigenous people fighting Canada-China trade agreement

A small group of Indigenous First Nation people on Canada's Pacific coast will continue to fight for consultation rights in a major Canada-China trade agreement, despite a ruling on Monday (August 26) by the Federal Court of Canada.

The Hupacasath First Nation on Vancouver Island went to the court seeking a declaration that Canada is required to consult ...

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Obese people more likely to die from flu

When deciding who should be at the top of the list for getting a flu vaccine, health officials should consider new research from Canada’s McMaster University. Up to half a million people die every year from influenza and the World Health Organization wanted to find out who is most at risk. Researchers looked ...

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Why don't we recycle more?

For years we’ve been getting the message to recycle. Yet many items that could be recycled are still ending up in the garbage stream and heading to rapidly landfills which are rapidly being filled up.

Professor Jennifer Argo,
Cormie Chair, marketing

© University of Alberta,
School of Business

A ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Baird: Syria must face consequences

On Wednesday (August 28), after meeting with the head of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC), Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the world must respond to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime or risk the weapons being used again in Syria and in future conflicts.

"In 2013, that someone could use these type of weapons ...

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Project teaming police and psychiatrists made permanent

A pilot project that teamed up an officer with a psychiatrist, who can assess the mental health of people in their own home when responding to 911 calls, has been made permanent.

Ottawa Hospital psychiatrist Dr. Peter Boyle and two medical residents worked and rode along with four officers with the Ottawa police mental health unit in Canada's capital.
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Canadian plane builder moving into Russian market

Canadian train and airplane builder Bombardier has signed a preliminary deal for the sale and assembly of up to 100 high-speed turboprop planes in Russia. The Q400 model plane is currently assembled in the Toronto area and the Canadians Auto Workers union says it will fight any transfer of work away from ...

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A hockey player, a football player, and a ballet dancer go into a Winnipeg gym….

No it’s not the start of a joke, it was actually a fitness challenge hosted by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet this week.

The idea was to show that ballet dancers are indeed elite level athletes, at the same level of fitness as professional sports stars.


L-R, Pierre-Luc Labbe, Ryan Garbutt, ...

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Digital shift drives down postal revenues

Canada’s postal service reported a loss of $104 million this quarter as people increasingly abandon the mail and turn to on-line communications. Canada Post says the “historic shift” to digital communications has eroded mail volumes at an “accelerated pace.” As a crown corporation, Canada Post is owned by the state but operates at arm’s length from government.

Canada Post ...

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Challenge to Canada-China investment deal rejected.

The Federal Court this week rejected a request to stay the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA)

In September of 2012, Canada’ Prime Minister signed the investment treaty with China.


Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the APEC Summit in Vladivostok, Russia, September 9, ...

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