Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Tuesday October 1 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Toronto surgeon develops "black-box" for operating rooms

Flying an aircraft with its complex systems requires a high degree of safety.  Long ago, the industry developed flight recorders, that collected data and cockpit voices so that in the event of an accident, investigators could determine what may have gone wrong.

Now a doctor in Toronto has developed a similar “black box” system for the operating room.
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Canadian students texting in class

Canadians teens send an average of more than 3,500 texts per month, many of those while they are in class, suggests research from the University of Montreal. Cellphones are banned in many schools but students have become adept at hiding and using them anyway, says Prof.Thierry Karsenti, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Education at the university.

He ...

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U.S. spending shut down effect on Canada

The United States spending shut down put 800,000 Americans out of work today and closed the doors of the institutions and sites that usually welcome people from across the country and around the world.

There have been 17 spending shut downs since 1976, the last one in 1995.  But these days perhaps the stakes are higher as the North American ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Titanic photo for auction

An image of the tragic days following the sinking of the Titanic will be auctioned in London, England on October 19.

The photo, showing bodies wrapped and piled three and four high, is of a burial at sea, thought to have taken place on the cable ship, the Mackay-Bennett. Based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, the ...

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Winter Olympic mittens

The Sochi Olympic Games are approaching and here in Canada the countdown is on.

The Olympic flame will arrive in Moscow on October 6th. Meanwhile, Canadians have the opportunity to support our Olympic team with the purchase of the red mittens that became such a hit during Vancouver's Winter Olympic games.

The Hudson's Bay company has ...

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PAN-AM Games execs blasted for expenses

The Pan-Am games, to be held in the city of Toronto, Ontario in 2015 are still a long way off but already controversy has arisen over expenses passed off to taxpayers by the highly-paid executives

Documents obtained by the Toronto Sun newspaper showed the CEO, Ian Troop, who is paid $477,000 a year, stuck taxpayers ...

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Tax evasion scam revealed by CBC

Using hidden cameras, the public broadcaster, CBC has uncovered offshore scams to hide money from the tax man. One of the schemes discussed by a Canadian-Swiss banker was a way to hide undeclared cash in Switzerland using a method that, a panel of experts consulted by CBC News, said is virtually "untraceable."

More than half of the ...

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Cats are biggest killers of birds in Canada

270 million birds are killed in Canada every year from human-related activity, according to a report by the government department, Environment Canada. The total bird population is estimated at 10 billion.

"We've got a lot of birds, and that's probably a good thing because we're killing a lot,” said Richard Elliot, director of wildlife research ...

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Joyous rescue of entangled whale in the Bay of Fundy

Christine Callaghan is a guide for a Nova Scotia whale watching company in Tiverton, Long Island, in the Bay of Fundy,


Red Balloon shows Long Island, Digby County, Nova Scotia © google

This weekend she had the thrill ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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