Thursday, September 26, 2013

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Thursday September 26 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Childhood dream of scoring soundtracks now reality for composer Anuj Rastogi

Toronto composer and music producer Anuj Rastogi always wanted to compose a movie soundtrack, and remembers as a child in sixth grade putting together music for a school play.

Since then he's released music CDs of his own, produced the music of other musicians, and now he's about to release ...

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Innovation in 3D printing and spinal bone grafts at Canada's McGill University

A team led by McGill University’s Dr Michael H Weber, and Professor Jake Barralet, are developing a new technology with a 3D printer which seeks to create replicas of bone for spinal grafts..

The concept creates a bone-like replacement material in the exact shape of bone or bone segment which is to be removed.

Professor Barralet holds the ...

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Recent accidents focus attention on train safety

The Canadian government should force rail companies to inform local authorities about hazardous goods moving through their communities, say transportation ministers for the provinces. As they met on Wednesday, 17 rail cars went off the tracks near the village of Landis in the province of Saskatchewan. No one was injured.

Other recent accidents have raised concerns, particularly the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's population now at 35 million, says Statistics Canada

On July 1, 2013, Canada's population was at 35,158,300, according to the government data agency Statistics Canada.

That was an increase of 1.2% over the estimate of 2012. And, except for the period between 1986 and 1990, the population growth rate has shown little variation in 30 years, ranging from 0.8% to 1.2%.

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She entered half-marathon, ends up winning full marathon by mistake

Last Sunday (September 22), Meredith Fitzmaurice planned to run the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes in Amherstburg in the Canadian province of Ontario. She hoped to do it as a test run, because she wanted to get a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon at a race in Detroit next month.

But she missed a turn for the ...

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E-books discussed as Ontario librarians gather in Sudbury

Some 150 librarians from across northern Ontario are meeting this week in the city of Sudbury.

The annual conference includes vendors competing to sell thousand of titles of their published books. But they’re not only competing against other book sellers, but against the rise of e-books.

Sudbury recently invested $80,000 in new digital content for the libraries in ...

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Victorian-era prison to finally close its doors

One of the world's oldest prisons continuously in use, is set to close for good in just a few days.


Some areas still retain their Victorian-era heritage © CBC

Up until recently, and over its long history, the ...

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Another bullied teen takes his life

Yet another Canadian teenage has chosen to end his life after enduring years of bullying. Todd Loik’s mother found his body two weeks before his 16th birthday at their home in North Battleford in the western province of Saskatchewan.

The attacks by playground bullies began years ago and the abuse escalated into “non-stop” cyperbullying, said Kim Loik.

Two ...

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Top court to rule on police use of sniffer dogs

Canadian police can use drug-detecting dogs when they have “reasonable suspicion” of criminal activities but the Supreme Court of Canada will clarify what that means on Friday. Two cases are before the court in which police didn’t have much to go on before deploying sniffer dogs on two men who turned out to have been transporting drugs.

The defence ...

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