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Monday September 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Wireless Spectrum Auction: Stage One

The wireless spectrum auction currently under way in Canada has moved to the next stage.  There are four blocks of Canadian spectrum available and the Canadian government has said it wants to improve broadband access across the country.

Many Canadians pay some of the highest fees in the developed world and are perpetually entangled in contracts that ...

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National umbilical cord-blood established in Canada

They are a rich source of stem cells and important in the treatment of an increasing number of diseases or medical conditions.  In decades past however, umbilical cords from newborns were considered merely bio- waste and disposed of.

Now however, umbilical cord-blood banks have been established to save the stem cells for use in later treatments.  Although private banks ...

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Get self-harming women out of prison: watchdog

The death of 19 year-old Ashley Smith in 2007 and other cases have sparked an investigation of women in prison who chronically harm themselves. In Canada, the Correctional Investigator acts as an ombudsman for inmates in federal penitentiaries.

Since Smith’s death, the number of self-injury incidents has more than tripled to 901, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Ubisoft Montreal Expansion

Ubisoft's Montreal campus is expanding, adding a new studio and as many as 500 new jobs in the short-term, with more to come over the next five years.

This follows the announcement this morning, by Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, of a C$9.9 million Quebec government grant.

“The imminent arrival of next-generation consoles, expansion of mobile ...

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Raonic Victory in Thailand

Milos Raonic added another victory to a good year.  The 22-year old from Toronto beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic  7-6 (4), 6-3 on Sunday.  "It feels great to win the title," said Raonic, now 37-17 this season.

It's the fifth tour victory for the Canadian tennis star, since the three in San Jose from ...

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Foreign service promises to catch up

Canada’s foreign service officers are promising they will “contribute heavily” to the effort to clear a backlog created by their labour dispute with the government. The officers ended rotating strikes after their union forged a tentative collective agreement with the government on Thursday. The deal came shortly after a labour relations board found the government had negotiated in bad faith. ...

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Toxic cocaine now making its way to north Ontario

Previously detected in major southern urban centres, medical staff in Sudbury, in northern Ontario, are seeing more cases of complications for people using  cocaine which is being laced with a toxic chemical.  Doctors, other medical officials, and social workers are sounding the alarm about the effects of cocaine cut with the drug “levamisole”.

Originally used in the 1970s for ...

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Marijuana production goes commercial in Canada

The Canadian government is outlawing the home growing of marijuana for medical use. There are now more than 37,000 people who are allowed to used weed for medical problems as prescribed by a doctor. The number of users is expected to grow to as many as 450,000 by 2024.

Now marijuana will be grown by large indoor farms certified ...

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It’s the crazy season for gourds, squash, and pumpkins

Every autumn there are competitions around North America for the biggest vegetables.

In recent years,competition pumpkins have been getting bigger and bigger. The 2012 record holder is 911 kg. ans was grown in Rhode Island USA.

Now comes word of the world’s longest gourd.

The Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers Association annual competition in Waterville, ...

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