Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Wednesday September 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

First Nations study to look at state of Indigenous food, nutrition, safety

To document some of the challenges facing Indigenous people in Canada, First Nations are collecting data for a Canada-wide study of Indigenous nutrition and traditional food and the impact of affordability and environmental contamination of food.

The "First Nations Food, Nutrition, and Environment Study" (FNFNES) is focussing on the western province of Alberta right now. But data and ...

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Centennial gathering talks about funerals, cemeteries

As we go about our daily lives it’s not a place we really ever think about, but it is a place we’ll all end up going to one day; the cemetery.

Hamilton Ontario has the oldest municipally owned and operated cemetery in Canada.  It will be the site next week of the 100th anniversary gathering of the Ontario Association ...

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Gluten-free “craze” costs Canadians

Some Canadians need to avoid gluten for health reasons, but others do not and still buy the more expensive gluten-free products in the misguided belief that they are more healthy.

“They think if they take the gluten out they’re going to be fit…sort of like a health food,” says Sandra Cohen Rose, a consultant dietitian and nutritionist. “They ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

“Goosinator” Chasing geese and their poop

It may be hard for some to believe that the Canada goose, an iconic symbol of Canada, was once an endangered species.

Showing the wheels, skis, propeller, remote control, and relative size of the device © CBC

A ...

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Canadian teenager wins at Google science fair with battery-free flashlight

A Canadian teenager's desire to help a friend in the Philippines read at night resulted in a one of the top prizes at the Google Science Fair in California.

“I’m in shock, I’m in shock," said Ann Makosinski, who invented a battery-free flashlight. She is a student at St. Michaels University School in the city of Victoria in the ...

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Pianist composes under northern lights

A Montreal pianist went up to Yellowknife, in Canada’s Northwest Territories after deciding two years ago he should play under the glow of the aurora borealis. It turns out it has been a good year to see the dancing lights in northern skies.

Composer Roman Zavada had never seen the northern lights before coming up with the ...

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Monarch butterfly numbers drop precipitously

Canadian observers say only a small number of monarch butterflies were counted in Canada this summer and they are worried about how many overall will manage the migration to their winter home in Mexico.

One indicator for the robustness of the population is the number of roosts they form in late August and September. Scientists and citizen of a ...

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Province orders company to drain lake at oil sands project

The Environment Department of the western prairie province of Alberta has ordered a company dealing with oil spills to drain "a bitumen-affected waterbody before it freezes, so permanent containment measures can be put in place during the winter."

Oil spills occurred this summer at a project of Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and have been criticized by environmentalists and ...

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“Huge” but little publicized problem of cargo theft

Cargo theft has been around since the moment goods were sent from one location to another, from pirates at sea, to bandits holding up coaches.

Large trucks however are now the most common method of shipping goods across the land, and are vulnerable to theft. Trucking is a 65-billion dollar industry in Canada

Recently ...

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