Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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Tuesday September 3 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

“Disappearing Palestine” ads launched in Canada

Maps of the growing Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory are on display on buses and in a transit station in Canada’s western city of Vancouver and will soon roll out in Toronto and Calgary as well. “We think it’s important that Canadians be informed about the realities of the Israeli occupation and how it’s been growing consistently over the ...

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Canada's media and Syria - reflections and caution

As Canadian media continue to discuss the pros and cons of intervention in Syria, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made it clear, an intervention without UN approval, would be illegal.

Last week Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he had become a reluctant supporter of intervention, but underlined that Canada itself was not in a position to contribute ...

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Huge potential for Canadian solar energy innovation.

 Current technology in solar panels are generally fairly heavy and bulky panels. They require sturdy frames and mounts, and are energy intensive to manufacture. Some also use fairly rare elements as well. They are also generally fairly expensive.

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an entirely new technology with promise to eliminate virtually all thise ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

New website launched for city of Montreal election, 'Je vote pour ma ville'

The Elections Office of the Canada's second largest city, Montreal, launched a new website Tuesday (September 3) as well as opening offices in all of the city's boroughs.

"Je vote pour ma ville" (I vote for my city) or as the website puts it: "My City My Vote" is the theme of the revamped website which presents all the ...

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Supreme Court deadline on provinces' submissions on Senate reform extended

The Supreme Court of Canada has extended the deadline for submissions to September 6 for its examination of what powers the federal government has to abolish or reform Parliament's upper chamber, the Senate.

The federal government turned to the court to clarify its position this past February.

Last week, almost all of Canada's provinces and territories had sent ...

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Windsor-Essex Health Unit: walk to school for better health

As the new school year gets fully underway this week across Canada, there are concerns about children's health and fitness level.

In the south-western region of the central province of Ontario, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says it wants to see more kids walking to school.

 

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Women’s ID stolen for prescription drugs

Two sisters in western Canada are outraged that their identities were used by someone to fill 260 prescriptions for the highly addictive narcotic Oxycodone over a five-year period. Illicit use of this drug by addicts has been a spiraling problem in several communities across Canada.

“I want the doctors held accountable and I want the pharmacists held accountable — ...

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Corruption inquiry resumes, targets unions

Sleaze, kick-backs, collusion, corruption make for great television and viewers in the province of Quebec are about to get their second installment as a public inquiry resumes today with testimony from union officials. The Charbonneau commission inquiry has so far featured mayors, city officials and engineering executives who have testified painting a picture of corruption involving the awarding of public ...

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World class cycling competition in Alberta

Many of the world’s top professional bicycle racers are in Alberta this week.

It’s the start of the six-day Tour of Alberta, and includes six teams which compete in the Tour de France, and  Pro-Continental teams from the Americas.

2011 ...

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