Thursday, October 3, 2013

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Thursday October 3 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Blue Future: Maude Barlow completes water trilogy

Maude Barlow completed her water trilogy with the recent publication of "Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever".  The book follows "Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water", and the first book in the series, "Blue Gold: The Fight to Stop the Corporate Threat of the World’s Water" which was ...

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IPCC report: climate change and affect on northern lattitudes

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released the first part of its fifth major report on global climate.  It indicates that global warming and the resultant changing climate around the world are largely the result of human activity.

It also notes that regions further from the equator will see greater warming than the average. This will also ...

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Invasive carp threaten Canadian waters: film

Asian carp have overtaken some major US rivers, are moving into the Great Lakes at the heart of North America and may soon threaten Canadian waterways, says a documentary to be aired October 3rd.

“The Asian carp has come to be hated in North America because it has the ability to out-feed, out-breed, out-live and completely ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Babies with flat heads increasing in Canada

Carriers that go from the car to the stroller were a brilliant development in baby-care, but they may be having a very undesired effect.

Flat or misshapen heads are becoming alarmingly common in Canadian babies.  In the east-coast provinces, medical experts attribute the increase to babies spending too much time on their backs.

In an interview with CBC, ...

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Royal Proclamation 250th anniversary takes Aboriginal party to London, England

Chief Perry Bellegarde is leading a party of First Nations war veterans and others to London, England this weekend to honour the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation on Monday October 7th.

Sometimes referred to as the "Indian Magna Carta", the Royal Proclamation, was issued by King George III in 1763 to officially claim the ...

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Canada hosts World Cup of Darts

  It’s an activity enjoyed by tens of thousands of players around the world. Much of it for fun, but for some it’s a finely-honed and highly competitive skill.

The best dart players in the world have come to Canada this week, to the city St John’s Newfoundland, for The World Cup of Darts

Teams and individuals from England,  ...

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Canada unprepared for oil spill: provincial leader

If a tanker were to spill oil off Canada’s Pacific coast today, the Canadian government would not have the resources to handle a large-scale disaster, warns the leader of the province of British Columbia.

“We are woefully under-resourced,” said Premier Christy Clark in an interview with the public broadcaster, CBC.

Pipelines will cross the western-most province if the ...

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Vancouver police, Border Services, deport Chinese scam artists

Vancouver police this week called a press conference to display stolen valuables and cash recovered from a group of Chinese scam artists.

The five Chinese nationals were arrested at Vancouver airport by police and Canada Border Services agents as they attempted to fly back to China with about $120-thousand worth of gold and jade, and $138-thousand in cash.
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Huge dinosaur fossil unearthed by pipeline crew

A 30-metre-long dinosaur fossil was dug up by a backhoe operator working near Spirit River in the western province of Alberta. Fossil finds abound in that province.

Thinking he had simply chipped off a section of rock, the backhoe operator laid a piece of the fossil to the side and returned to his work excavating for a pipeline for ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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