Monday, October 14, 2013

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Monday October 14 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

When government promotion of “green employment” may be the wrong path to a better environment.

A new study of so-called “green” jobs, or environmentally friendly jobs, has found that such a classification is little more than fantasy.

The study and report comes from the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in the western province of Alberta.

Michal Moore, is a professor of energy economics at the university and co-author of ...

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Borders, walls, the other, and the illusion of security

Canadian writer Marcello Di Cintio began wondering about walls and their impact after a visit to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. And those questions led him to visit walls around the world, and writing the book "Walls - Travels Along the Barricades"

This week Di Cintio will be giving the closing remarks at the “Borders, Walls and Security" conference in ...

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Gene therapy may stop genetic eye disease

A rare genetic eye disease may eventually be treated by inserting a normal gene into the eye and Canadian researchers have received $5 million to test the treatment. Choroideremia affects mostly men, predominantly those of Irish descent and causes a gradual loss of vision that eventually leads to blindness. The condition affects one in 50,000 ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

The exhibition "Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture" will open Thursday (October 17) at Montreal's Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery the exhibition is based on an initiative of grunt gallery in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver.

The exhibition features painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video.

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Canada's largest railway, CN, facing lockout or strike

Labour negotiations between Canada's largest railway, Canadian National (CN), and the Teamsters union have broken down. Union leaders warned a strike or lockout could occur starting Oct. 28

In a press release Monday (October 14) Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) said it had offered to continue conciliation, which had ended on October 7. "Unfortunately, CN's management rejected the union's proposal ...

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Paddle your pumpkin- Nova Scotia gourd regatta

In a harvest celebration of an unusual sort, people near Windsor, Nova Scotia certainly know how to have fun.

Basic natural pumpkin orange is actually rare as the giant gourds are highly decorated. Some 60 paddlers took part this year © 

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Several Canadian cities join world anti-GMO marches

Marches were held in cities around the world this weekend to protest genetically modified organisms, with most of their concern aimed at the chemical and bio-technology giant, Monsanto.

At a march in Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ontario,former Health Canada scientist Shiv ...

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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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