Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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Tuesday September 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Discovery of extinct insect sheds light on climate change

Earlier this year Canadian researcher Dr Bruce Archibald, discovered fossils of an extinct species of insect.  In further research, he and fellow scientists, Rolf Mathewes,  plus David Greenwood from Brandon University,  determined that this branch of the species fell victim to climate change 50 million years ago, and the rise of ants, a competitor for their food.

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Cold Lake First Nation wants answers about oil spills

"They're not being forthright with us the spills. They're not being honest," says Cecil Janvier as concerns about oil spills continue in an indigenous community in the western Canadian province of Alberta.

Janvier is a band councillor, and former chief, of the Cold Lake First Nation. The indigenous community has been dealing with oil spills this summer on ...

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Chest pain absent in many women’s heart attacks

Heart attacks are not necessarily accompanied by chest pain especially in women under the age of 55, according to a new study, and, in such cases, doctors may not be as quick to order tests to diagnose heart problems. That could delay treatment and increase the risk of death.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government issues emergency order to save endangered sage grouse

For the first time, Canada's environment ministry Environment Canada will issue an emergency order to protect an endangered species, a rare Prairie bird called the greater sage grouse.

On Tuesday (September 17) Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the order will be issued in the coming months.  It will impose restrictions to protect the habitat of the sage grouse on provincial ...

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Elections Canada's 'Democracy Week' promotes voting, democracy

For the third year in a row, the agency that organizes Canadian federal elections, is organizing a week of promoting democracy and getting citizens to vote.

The theme of this year's "Democracy Week" (September 16-23) is "Connect with Democracy".

On the Elections Canada website, Canada's Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand urged "all Canadians to use Canada's Democracy Week as ...

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New broadband auction and wireless surveillance rules in Canada

Wireless companies (eg-mobile phones) will be applying this week to bid on new frequencies being made available by the government.

The government auction, in January next year, is for space in the 700 megahertz band.  This is a particularly desirable spectrum as it supports the new 4G technology, and has good penetration through buildings, meaning fewer lost communications.
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Canada will share data on child sex predators

Convicted sex offenders who want to travel outside Canada will have to alert authorities and they, in turn, may warn destination countries under changes proposed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

A new law would set up a publicly accessible national database that has information on high-risk child sex offenders. It would also improve information sharing between police and border ...

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Best Canadian books listed for prestigious contest

The jury for Canada’s prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize has named its long list of Canadian fiction that will be considered for the top prize of $50,000 and five prizes of $5,000 for the semi-finalists.

Famed author and past winner Margaret Atwood is on the jury, along with Esi Edugyan, another author and past winner, and ...

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Airship transport for remote northern areas

It’s an idea that’s been floating around for years; using lighter than air vehicles to carry goods to remote, difficult to access areas.

Now a group of First Nations chiefs in the western province of Manitoba, is pushing harder for the idea. The group of northern chiefs known as Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) will co-host an international conference in ...

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