Monday, October 7, 2013

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Monday October 7 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian harvest not shared equally

Canadian farmers are harvesting their crops but the bounty is not distributed equally.  Now, Food Secure Canada is asking Canadians to let Prime Minister Stephen Harper know what they want in a national food strategy.

Food Seciure Canada works to connects the efforts of many organizations to provide nutritious food to all Canadians.  It aims to tie-up ...

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Survey compares Canadian car buying/driving habits to nine other countries

You are what you drive. Survey says Canadians are “image” buyers.

A just released international survey of car buying habits shows more Canadians buy cars for their image, than buyers in other countries, and roughly the same percentage buy vehicles for their “performance”.  The survey also showed however that Canadians are less “risky” behind the wheel than elsewhere
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Moderate, regular exercise cuts breast cancer risk

Just going for a long walk every day can reduce the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women by 14 to 18 per cent, according to a new study. The news came as thousands of Canadians got ready for one of the largest national breast cancer fundraisers last weekend, called the Run for the Cure. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'Glee' memorial for Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, better-known to many as Finn Hudson, the much-loved character he played on the American comedy-drama "Glee", will be honoured in an episode of the program on October 10, called "The Quarterback".

Cory Monteith was found dead in July in Vancouver. This week the Coroners Service of British Columbia issued its final report confirming the Canadian actor died and ...

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Prince Edward Island's blueberry crop a record this year

Prince Edward Island is well known for its hearty pototoes, but this year it's blueberries that are making headlines.

More than 2,400 hectares are now devoted to blueberry production on Canada's smallest island province.  The western half of the island is celebrating a record harvest.

"We've had some of the best crops we've ever seen.  And ...

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Canadian led team finds life may have evolved eons earlier than thought

A scientific team led by a Canadian scientist from the University of British Columbia has made a discovery that should revise scientific thinking about how life evolved on earth.


Rocks that Dr Crowe and his colleagues studied came from South Africa-the ...

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Mysterious mass death of sea-stars near Vancouver

A marine science consultant who was scuba diving near Canada’s major west coast port city of Vancouver made a surprising discovery recently.

Jonathan Martin found that sea-stars (starfish) which were usually found in large numbers in the waters around Whytecliffe Park, were dead or dying, and many other limbs had dropped off and were littering the sea floor.
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Five prisoners sue for alleged abuse

Five inmates at a notorious maximum security penitentiary are suing guards, the warden and the Canadian government alleging they were subject to beatings, abuse and forced by guards to fight with each other. In one case, an inmate died after he and another man were sent to shower together even though the guards knew they were incompatible. An investigation is ...

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Aboriginal protests planned across Canada

The Idle No More movement plans over 63 protests across Canada today to raise awareness about native issues. The movement formed one year ago to oppose government legislation that people saw as eroding their treaty and indigenous rights.

It also sought to push for action to remedy emergency situations that exist in many First Nations communities. Access ...

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