Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Thursday October 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Why are some of Canada's physician specialists unemployed?

With wait times for physician specialists lasting months, or years, how is it that there are numerous specialists, unemployed or under-employed? That's the focus of a new study of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The two year study, "What's really behind Canada's unemployed specialists?", found 16 per cent of new specialist and subspecialist physicians ...

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Alberta study shows global warming may give slight benefit to Grizzly bears

Grizzly bears once roamed over about half of the North American continent. In the past 200 years that range has retracted to an area in Alberta and along the northern US coast to Alaska, the Yukon and a small presence in the Northwest Territories.

Biologist Scott Neilsen has conducted a 10 year study of Grizzly bears and found that ...

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Suburban sprawl costs Canadians, says think tank

Canada needs to challenge the myth that suburban sprawl is cheaper than denser development near urban cores, says a report by a national think tank.  In Canada, an average family home in the city can cost between $500,000 and $600,000 dollars. In the suburbs the same house is more likely to cost $250,000.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cohen wild salmon report, one year later, more action needed say critics

Wild salmon advocates say meaningful action needs to be taken on recommendations made a year ago by a federal commission into the decline of Fraser River sockeye.

The Cohen Commission was set up after a drastic drop in the number of wild salmon off the Pacific coast of the province of British Columbia.

A year ago, on October ...

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Grassy Narrows First Nation anti-logging battle continues

A First Nation Indigenous community is determined to challenge permits for logging near their territory in the southwestern region of the Canadian province of Ontario.

The Grassy Narrows First Nation is concerned logging will affect their forests and worsen mercury poisoning issues residents have had to deal with for decades.

The Toronto Star newspaper reports the First Nation ...

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A "virtual" world's first for Canada

Canada leads the world with first “bitcoin” machine

 The world’s first “bitcoin” automated banking machine (ABM or ATM) has been installed in a coffee shop in Canada’s west coast port city of Vancouver

The machine converts the virtual currency “bitcoin” into actual Canadian banknotes, or vice versa. The bitcoins are traded in cyberspace and stored in a user’s ...

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Study counts calories burned during jogging, sex

Jogging burns more calories than sex according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Quebec, Canada.

Researchers fitted 21 heterosexual couples with fitness tracking devices and made them jog on a treadmill for half an hour. They then sent them home to have sex while wearing the devices.

What they found was that while jogging, ...

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Canada’s Olympic uniforms inspired by painter

Some of the designs on the clothing for Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes were inspired by legendary Canadian painter Emily Carr. Stylized beavers, loons and polar bears appear on some items. The uniforms were modelled by athletes at a news conference Wednesday.

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Sea-lions freed from slow death in British Columbia

It’s a first in Canada.


Dr Haulena of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre removing the thin plastic packing strap from one of the tranquilized animals, with movement and growth the straps cut deeper into the neck and would slowly choke the animal, ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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