Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Thursday October 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Why are some of Canada's physician specialists unemployed?

With wait times for physician specialists lasting months, or years, how is it that there are numerous specialists, unemployed or under-employed? That's the focus of a new study of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The two year study, "What's really behind Canada's unemployed specialists?", found 16 per cent of new specialist and subspecialist physicians ...

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Alberta study shows global warming may give slight benefit to Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears once roamed over about half of the North American continent. In the past 200 years that range has retracted to an area in Alberta and along the northern US coast to Alaska, the Yukon and a small presence in the Northwest Territories.

Biologist Scott Neilsen has conducted a 10 year study of Grizzly bears and found that ...

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Suburban sprawl costs Canadians, says think tank

Canada needs to challenge the myth that suburban sprawl is cheaper than denser development near urban cores, says a report by a national think tank.  In Canada, an average family home in the city can cost between $500,000 and $600,000 dollars. In the suburbs the same house is more likely to cost $250,000.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cohen wild salmon report, one year later, more action needed say critics

Wild salmon advocates say meaningful action needs to be taken on recommendations made a year ago by a federal commission into the decline of Fraser River sockeye.

The Cohen Commission was set up after a drastic drop in the number of wild salmon off the Pacific coast of the province of British Columbia.

A year ago, on October ...

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Grassy Narrows First Nation anti-logging battle continues

A First Nation Indigenous community is determined to challenge permits for logging near their territory in the southwestern region of the Canadian province of Ontario.

The Grassy Narrows First Nation is concerned logging will affect their forests and worsen mercury poisoning issues residents have had to deal with for decades.

The Toronto Star newspaper reports the First Nation ...

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A "virtual" world's first for Canada

Canada leads the world with first “bitcoin” machine

 The world’s first “bitcoin” automated banking machine (ABM or ATM) has been installed in a coffee shop in Canada’s west coast port city of Vancouver

The machine converts the virtual currency “bitcoin” into actual Canadian banknotes, or vice versa. The bitcoins are traded in cyberspace and stored in a user’s ...

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Study counts calories burned during jogging, sex

Jogging burns more calories than sex according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Quebec, Canada.

Researchers fitted 21 heterosexual couples with fitness tracking devices and made them jog on a treadmill for half an hour. They then sent them home to have sex while wearing the devices.

What they found was that while jogging, ...

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Canada’s Olympic uniforms inspired by painter

Some of the designs on the clothing for Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes were inspired by legendary Canadian painter Emily Carr. Stylized beavers, loons and polar bears appear on some items. The uniforms were modelled by athletes at a news conference Wednesday.

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Sea-lions freed from slow death in British Columbia

It’s a first in Canada.


Dr Haulena of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre removing the thin plastic packing strap from one of the tranquilized animals, with movement and growth the straps cut deeper into the neck and would slowly choke the animal, ...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Wednesday October 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Bill 52-Euthanasia moves forward in Quebec

The mostly French speaking province of Quebec is pushing ahead with plans to create a policy allowing medical aid in dying.  While they are calling the bill “an act respecting end of life care” others say that it is making euthanasia legal, and leaves room for mistakes and abuses. Those opposed also claim such mistakes and ease of access to ...

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Union says safety is being compromised in Canada's railway networks

As a former freight train conductor, Rex Beatty knows Canada's railways. As president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union he represents thousands of railway employees and he's determined to publicize the need for railway safety.

He points to how Canadian railway companies have cut down on personnel on freight trains, and how they sometimes ignore requests by ...

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Canadian wines become world-class

Dramatic changes to Canada’s wine industry have taken Canadian wines from not-very- good status to world class in little more than two decades.

“There’s been an extraordinary sea change in the last 20 years,” says wine author and columnistTony Aspler. “Canadian wines now can stand on the tables of the world without a blush.”

Canadian ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Northern Canadian town leads country in reported pipeline incidents

A remote town in Canada's northern territories ranks as the community with the most reported incidents on federally-regulated pipelines in the country, a fact that's surprised key community members.

According to information obtained by Canada's national public broadcaster CBC from Canada's pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), the town of Norman Wells, in the Northwest Territories, has experienced more than 70 incidents ...

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Canada's ruling Conservatives facing drastic drop of public support

Canada's ruling Conservative government is at a 20 year low in public opinion for a federal government, according to a new poll released by Ekos Research.

The poll suggests Canadians highly disapprove of the performance of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with only 24 per cent of respondents feeling he was doing a good job, and 69 per cent disapproving ...

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Synthetic marijuana CEO busted in Toronto

We first reported on this story back in January when so-called “synthetic weed” was being sold over the counter at various corner stores and other small outlets.

This week the head of the company creating the product was arrested by Toronto police who executed six search warrants and found over a million dollars worth of various drugs including ...

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Cirque du Soleil faces fine in acrobat’s death

Las Vegas authorities plan to issue a safety citation and fine against the Canadian company Cirque du Soleil after one of its acrobats fell to her death during a live show on June 29th. 31-year-old Sarah Guillot-Guyard was being hoisted up the side of a stage when it appeared to a visitor that she detached from her safety ...

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An Ontario school board cancels Halloween costumes


Jordan and Jackson Bourgeois of P.E.I. in Halloween costume as a cowboy, and as Mickey Mouse © submitted Rachel Bourgeois

Some schools in the Niagara district of southern Ontario have said students should not dress up in typical Hallowe’en costumes. ...

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More foreign caregivers will get residency

Foreign caregivers and nannies living with Canadian families will have more chances of getting permanent residency in 2014.  Such people are allowed to apply for permanent residency after two years’ work, but there is a backlog of 45,000 applications which takes about five years to work through.

New measures to address the backlog will almost double the number of ...

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