Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Thursday October 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Denials and accusations in House of Commons, as Senate continues sober second thought

Canada's upper chamber of sober second thought, the appointed, Senate continues to be at the centre of political attention in Ottawa, and across Canada.

In the House of Commons the heart of the issue is what Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper knew about a $90-thousand cheque made out by his Chief of Staff to Conservative Senator Mike Duffy ...

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More fracking, more protest in Canada

Native protests against shale gas exploration got violent last week in the eastern  province of New Brunswick, while fracking operations are in full swing in western Canada.

Forcing water and chemicals under high pressure to release gas has gone on in Canada’s west for between 50 and 60 years. But new techniques have made the process more efficient ...

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Canadian author on disappearing professions

Technology and globalization is changing Canadian society.  Many types of jobs are disappearing, even while newly created fields open up.

While not completely gone, it’s very difficult to still find a door to door milkman, as most people get their milk from the big supermarkets or corner stores now.

Once a common sight, drive-in movies are ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Loblaw to provide long-term compensation to Bangladeshi garment workers

On the six-month anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh the Canadian supermarket chain Loblaw has announced it will provide long-term compensation to victims and their families who were producing its apparel at the New Wave Style factory in the Plaza.

In its October 24 press release the company also announced it would provide short-term ...

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“Don’t be a rapist” posters appear at university

After three sexual assaults in as many weeks, unofficial posters have appeared on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus offering advice to the perpetrator or would-be perpetrators. Canada’s national police force, the RCMP, is investigating the incidents in which an unidentified man has attacked three female students.

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Canada to remove export controls on hundreds of military goods

The Canadian government is "quietly working to remove restrictions on the transfer of hundreds of Canadian-made, military-related goods as part of a plan to make Canada a global arms exporter," according to a Postmedia article published Wednesday night (October 23).

Ottawa journalist Lee Berthiaume writes Canadian defence companies say the initiative is long overdue, but "arms-control groups worry ...

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Funeral for honeymooner killed in Mexico

On the first day of her honeymoon in Mexico, Canadian Shannon Amy Guy died after the glass panel on a balcony collapsed on October 16. The 24 year-old mother of two was posing for a photo with another Canadian couple while her new husband, Paul Guy was taking the picture.

Mexican police said a similar incident killed a woman ...

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Celiac Association asks dentists to look for warning signs

The Canadian Celiac Association has sent a reminder to dentists to watch out for one of the warning signs of Celiac disease.

Tooth abnormalities are one way to catch this often missed problem early.  Signs are discoloration, pits and grooves in enamel and, in the worst cases, deformed teeth.

Celiac disease is a medical condition in which the ...

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Arctic Council wraps up summit in Yukon, four main projects added to agenda

The Arctic Council of eight circumpolar nations, plus various indigenous groups has wrapped up its summit in Whitehorse Yukon this week.

During Canada’s two-year term as chair, the council has agreed to study four main subjects,  marine oil-spill preparedness, adaptation to climate change, mental health of northern peoples,and  gender equality.

In terms of potential oil-spills a task-force has ...

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