Friday, October 11, 2013

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Friday October 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Cinema Politica - Screening truth to power

It started 10 years ago in a small classroom at Montreal's Concordia University and now Cinema Politica continues screening films to hundreds of spectators Monday nights, and in more than 100 chapters around the world.

Founded by two students, Ezra Winton and Svetla Turnin, the goal of Cinema Politica is to present independent political films and videos by ...

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Unprecedented temperatures start in 2020: study

Cities and ecosystems around the world will have temperatures hotter than the last 150 years starting on average in 2047 because of climate change, according to an analysis of existing evidence. A new interactive map projects when temperatures will change dramatically in different places in the world, and it indicates the tropics will be affected first. Manokwa, ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Caribou conservation in Canada’s North

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

Caribou is central to Inuit and First Nations cultural life in northern Canada. But the decrease in the numbers of certain herds is causing concern in many aboriginal nations.

In northern Quebec and the neighbouring province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the George River herd ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian resources minister welcomes U.S. business leaders' support of Keystone

Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says the Canadian government welcomes the support from top business leaders who have written to U.S. President Barack Obama, urging him to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The pipeline would transport oil from the American state of Alaska through Canada and into the American state of Texas.

"We are pleased to see U.S. business leaders ...

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Newfoundland farm turns poop into power

A dairy farmer in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador has made his operation a lot more environmentally friendly, while saving on substantial electrical bills.

Brent Chaffey stands in front of the initial collection, transferred to the digester, the dung ...

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New concerns over herbal remedies

Researchers at Ontario’s University of Guelph have come up with some surprising, and worrisome, information on what goes into so-called “natural” herbal products and medicines.  Their research will be published today in the online journal BMC Medicine

 “Some of the contaminants we found pose serious health risks to consumers.” (BMC Medicine abstract)

They blind tested some 44 products ...

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The Moose Sex Project gets another grant

A conservation group has received a $52,753 donation to promote liasons between moose in the eastern provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has been acquiring and maintaining a narrow strip of land which the large mammals travel to find mates.

Moose in Nova Scotia have become endangered with a ...

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Two Canadians finally allowed to leave Egypt

Egyptian authorities allowed Canadians John Greyson and Tarek Loubani to leave the country on Friday morning. They are expected to arrive in Toronto in the evening.

The two had been released from prison after 50 days of incarceration. They had been swept up in a mass arrest August 16 during violent anti-government demonstrations in Cairo. They never faced any ...

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Montreal's 'Festival du nouveau cinéma' expanding horizons

Started by two film fans, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (Festival of new cinema) is now in its 42nd year. This year’s edition features 273 films from 47 countries.

The focus has always been to expand horizons, and show all kinds of films, particularly independent cinema and films lacking distribution or corporate sponsorship.

Even so, the Montreal festival ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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