Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Wednesday September 18 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Public space activists want to stop spread of digital billboards in Toronto

Canada's largest city Toronto is considering allowing more digital billboards in the city, and some citizens are organizing to stop it.

At the moment there are about 30 digital signs - basically giant TV screens - that show images, rather than videos. Advertising companies want to expand that number, and the city is holding a series of public consultations ...

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Alzheimer drugs don’t work for the mildly impaired


Research indicates drugs for Alzheimer's don't help those with mild cognitive impairment. © St. Michael's Hospital

Drugs for Alzheimer’s patients do not improve the mental abilities of people who have only mild cognitive impairment, and they do ...

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Canadian scientists examine the most mysterious of sharks

Sharks are mysterious creatures to most of us, but one of the most mysterious not only to us, but to scientists as well, is the Greenland Shark.

Recently a large specimen was caught in the Atlantic Ocean by fishermen near Sable Island, off the Nova Scotia coast. It was brought to the Bedford Institute of Oceanography In Dartmouth to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Finance minister highlights tax break for Canadian manufacturers

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty promoted the federal government's aid to Canadian manufacturers in a public appearance in the city of Brampton, in the province of Ontario, Wednesday (September 18).

He highlighted the $1.4 billion in tax relief for Canadian manufacturers as promised in this year's federal budget.

“Our Government is committed to helping Canadian manufacturers create jobs ...

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Toronto’s elephants finally heading to California sanctuary

After a long-drawn out controversy over several years, the Toronto Zoo’s three remaining elephants will be heading to the PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society) elephant sanctuary in California.


Thika was born at the Toronto Zoo in 1980 © 

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Government claims 'bad faith' ruling of labour board is 'unreasonable' - diplomats' strike

A labour relations board "erred in law" and "rendered an unreasonable decision" when it ruled the Canadian government failed to bargain in "good faith" with striking diplomats according to a request for a review of the ruling which was sent to the Federal Court of Canada by the government.

The request was made Friday, September 13, the same day ...

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Playground injuries increase

More than 28,000 children are injured every year on playgrounds across Canada, and the rate of hospitalization has gone up by eight per cent between 2007 and 2012, according to the public broadcaster CBC.

Play structure across Canada must meet the requirements of the Canadian Safety Association Standards but only those norms for the year they were built. No ...

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Shocking songbird death toll in New Brunswick


The Canaport plant with flare tower © CBC

Workers at the Canaport Liquid Natural Gas plant in Saint John, New Brunswick, were horrified recently to discover a carpet of dead migratory songbirds around the plant.

Several thousand colourful ...

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Record fine imposed for mining deaths

A court has fined mining giant Vale Canada Limited more than one-million dollars in the deaths of two miners buried in a torrent of mud in 2011. Jason Chenier and Jordan Fram were killed when wet mud and ore flooded the tunnel where they were working at Vale’s Stobie Mine in Sudbury, Ontario.

Chenier had written an ...

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