Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Wednesday September 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian General optimistic about progress, impact of training project in Afghanistan

Major-General Dean Milner sounded optimistic and pragmatic about the approaching deadline for Canada's training mission in Afghanistan in a teleconference with journalists from Kabul on Wednesday (September 4)

General Milner, who is the commander of Operation ATTENTION, praised the 800 soldiers who are part of the mission for their work. And he outlined the planned calendar for the ...

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Saskatchewan company recovers lost memories, world-wide

Indian Head Saskatchewan is a tiny town about 70 kilometres east of the capital Regina.  Located in the town of about 1800 souls, is a unique business with connections around the world, called Film Rescue International.

If you find a roll of old undeveloped movie or still camera film, there’s almost nowhere now where you can get it developed. ...

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Study supports Ontario’s full-day kindergarten

Children who attend an enhanced full-day kindergarten program have a better start and are better prepared for success in first grade, says the government of the Canadian province of Ontario. The government says a study by researchers at Queen’s and McMaster universities supports its decision to introduce full-day kindergarten by next September.

In the past children ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to open with Assange/WikiLeaks biopic

The Fifth Estate, a film about Julian Assange and Wikileaks, opens the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) on Thursday, September 5.

The festival began in 1976 as the "Festival of Festivals," collecting the best films from other film festivals around the world The first year, 35,000 watched 127 films from 30 countries.

This year the ...

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Canada's trade deficit doubles from June to July

The government data agency Statistics Canada reports that Canada's trade deficit with the world more than doubled from $460 million in June to $931 million in July.

The agency's latest figures show Imports of basic and industrial, chemical, plastic and rubber products increased 12.8% to a record high $3.6 billion in July, while exports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts fell 22.8% ...

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Rare “white” black bear saved.

It’s a black bear, but due to a rare recessive gene this bear is white.


Conservation officers shoot dozens of black bears every year in B.C.'s Elk Valley region but spared these two white-furred cubs, seen here in a 2011 photo, and ...

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Territory wants fracking chemicals disclosure

The public has a right to know what chemicals are being put into the ground by petroleum companies, says the government of Canada’s Northwest Territories. Conoco Phillips is using a process called hydraulic fracturing or fracking to extract natural gas there.

Thousands of litres of chemical and millions of litres of water are injected underground at very ...

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Surprising fossil find in British Columbia

It had long been thought that British Columbia was relatively devoid of fossils. Now palaeontologists have recovered the most complete hadrosaur skeleton- or duck-billed dinosaur-in the west coast province.

Red spot shows Tumbler Ridge BC © google

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Aboriginal man calls team name offensive

The Nepean Redskins Football Club should change its name because it is marginalizing and dehumanizing, says Ian Campeau, a member of the Ojibway First Nation. The logo for this minor league team is a drawing of a native man.

The Human Rights Tribunal in the province of Ontario should order a name change, he thinks, and he ...

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