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Friday October 18 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

PM praises EU-Canada trade deal, critics wary of impact

“This trade agreement is an historic win for Canada,” said Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday in Brussels, after announcing that Canada had a trade agreement in principle with the European Union. “It represents thousands of new jobs for Canadians, and a half-billion new customers for Canadian businesses.”

According to a statement from the Prime Minister's office, the ...

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Salt limits change, Canadians still eat too much

Canadians eat way too much salt say blood pressure experts meeting in Montreal, but they have raised the daily limit from 1,500 milligrams to 2,000 mg (about a teaspoon) of salt per day.  Currently, Canadians consume between 3,400mg and 4,000mg, 77% of it coming from processed foods.

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INSIDE ARCTIC COLLEGE – Visit an Arctic College class in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

Ever wondered what goes on in one of Nunavut’s Arctic college learning centres?

While many people are aware that Nunavut’s Arctic College was set up to provide education and vocational opportunities for those living in Canada’s eastern Arctic, many are unaware that outside the major campuses, in places like Iqaluit, there’s Arctic College learning centres in many ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada accused of bad faith for barring man’s return

The Canadian government has acted in bad faith and has repeatedly refused to disclose information in the case of a man trying to return from the United States to his family in Toronto, reports the Toronto Star. Douglas Gary Freeman fled the US forty years ago after shooting a Chicago police officer in the arm in what he ...

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Study finds surprisingly high number of serious childhood cavities

A decade ago, some children’s dentists in Canad were told they someday might be out of a job  as dental health improved.  That’s certainly not the case.

Dr Elliot Schwarz' "book of bad smiles" He says he's busier than ever. He ...

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Solidarity protests spread, after police clash with anti-fracking Indigenous protesters

Images of burning police cars, riot police, and police snipers have fuelled solidarity protests in Canada and elsewhere after police moved on First Nation Indigenous protestors in Canada's Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick on Thursday (October 17).

Differing versions of what happened come from the police and Indigenous protestors.

The protest over shale gas fracking exploration closed a ...

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Charter of Values would violate rights: commission

The proposed Quebec Charter of Values would violate that province’s human rights law and would not survive a court challenge, says the chairman of Quebec’s Human Rights Commission. Among other things, the current government of Quebec wants to prevent public servants from wearing religious symbols such as head scarves, Jewish skullcaps, turbans and large crosses.

The ...

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Bulky pilots’ manuals to go digital

Air Canada is going to replace the big manuals that pilots have to carry on board company planes with tablets. The electronic manuals will be available early next year. They will save weight and the huge amount of time pilots now take to insert new pages when updates are issued.

The current manuals weigh 16 kilograms each, so two ...

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Young Canadian campaigns for GMO-free Girl Guide cookies

She’s a dedicated Girl Guide, but she’s on a campaign to make a change in the international Guiding movement.


Nine-year-old Girl Guide, May Fischer of Victoria BC, wants GMO's out of the Guides cookies © CBC

Nine-year-old Maya ...

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