Monday, September 23, 2013

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Monday September 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian study shows sharks important for coral reef ecosystems

This includes reef damage from storms, bleaching, and the loss of sharks.

As a top level predator, the study shows that a reduction in shark numbers affects the ecosystem of reefs in unusual and detrimental ways.

Canadian post graduate marine ecologist Jonathan Ruppert is lead author of the study….

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Canadian foreign affairs experts condemn Canada's attitude towards United Nations

A group of former diplomats, cabinet ministers, and foreign affairs experts think the Canadian government and Prime Minister Stephen Harper should rethink their attitude towards the United Nations.

In a press conference Monday (September 23) a number of the experts spoke out as they unveiled a booklet of essays titled: "The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has ...

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Hepatitis C crisis looms in Canada: foundation

Testing for hepatitis C should be done on all Canadians born between 1945 and 1975 and on all immigrants, urges the Canadian Liver Foundation. This follows a similar recommendation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control last year. Hepatitis C is called the silent killer because there are no symptoms until it is too late ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Farmer finds pot plants in his oat field

A farmer in the Canadian prairie province of Manitoba called police Saturday (September 21) about some “unknown plants” growing in his oat crop.

When RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officers went to the 20-acre farm they realized the plants were marijuana nearly ready to be harvested.

The RCMP is now on the hunt for someone who planted over 100 pot plants ...

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Blackberry to be sold to Canadian consortium

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has signed a provisional agreement to be bought by a consortium led by Canada's Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited.

In a statement released Monday (September 23) BlackBerry valued the deal at $4.7 billion and indicated the consortium would acquire all outstanding shares. It already owns about 10 percent of BlackBerry.

The statement also said that the ...

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Thousands march in Vancouver for “residential school” reconciliation

For about 100 years, the federal government funded Christian-church run schools across Canada for aboriginal children, with the last one closing in 1996. Ostensibly to provide aboriginal children with an education and bring them into the “modern” world, the system however was terribly flawed.

Aboriginal children were obliged to be sent to these usually quite distant boarding schools where they ...

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June flooding costliest natural disaster in Canada

Floods ravaging the western province of Alberta caused $1.7 billion dollars in insured property damage this summer making this the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities.
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Climate change pushing lobster further north to cooler water.

Recently a couple of Mola Mola (ocean sunfish) fish species,typically found in much warmer tropical and temperate water have been spotted in east coast New Brunswick. There has been speculation that due to climate change, the Mola have been venturing further north into waters as oceans warm.

Now comes word that lobster,which like cold water, have also been ...

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Redskins team will change “offensive” name

Saying its name “is offensive to some, and thus divisive to our community” a youth football team in Ontario will drop the moniker Nepean Redskins and its logo of an aboriginal head.

Native Ojibway musician Ian Campeau had filed a human rights complaint against the team and had been trying to get the team to change its identity for ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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