Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Tuesday October 8 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Brazil's president furious over spying, Canada looking into matter

Allegations that Canada's Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) spied on Brazil's Mines and Energy Ministry continue to raise questions in both countries.

On Sunday (October 6) a Brazilian television reported on the spying. The Globo TV network worked on the report with American journalist Glenn Greenwald who has used leaked documents by former NSA Edward Snowden.
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Canadian helps create needed medical training centre in Rwanda

A Canadian anesthesiologist has been a leading figure in helping Rwanda rebuild its health-care system.

For example, following the Rwandan genocide, there was only one anesthesiologist left in the country to serve a population of eight million. The country left with few doctors, trained medical staff, equipment and other resources has been working to rebuild.

Dr Patricia Livingston ...

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Demand for sugar fuels “land grabs”--Oxfam

The food and drink industry is not doing enough to stop “land grabs” and conflicts in their supply chains, charges Oxfam Canada, a charitable organization that fights poverty and injustice around the world. It says that local communities that rely on the land are evicted without consent or compensation to make way for sugar plantations ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Maple syrup; the healthiest sweetener?

Eastern Canada and the North-eastern US states are the world’s largest producers and exporters of natural maple syrup products.

Now, a  new study has shown that 100% maple syrup has a number of advantages over other types of sweetener

A team from the University of Laval at Quebec conducted the live animal study   The study by Dr Andre ...

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Five authors on shortlist for Canada's $50K Giller fiction prize

Five Canadian authors are now on the shortlist for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The names were announced at a press conference Tuesday morning (October 8) in Toronto.

The award recognizes excellence in Canadian fiction – long format or short stories – and endows a cash prize annually of $25,000, the largest cash award for literature in the country. ...

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Canada's PM not only boycotting Commonwealth summit, reconsidering funding

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced that not only is he boycotting the Commonwealth summit in November over human rights issues in Sri Lanka, but he is also reconsidering Canada's funding contribution to the Commonwealth.

At a press briefing Monday (October 7) at the end of the APEC summit in Indonesia, Prime Minister Harper said he will boycott the ...

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Killing of rare white moose angers aboriginals

Mi’kmaq people in First Nations communities across the eastern province of Nova Scotia were shocked to learn that three hunters shot and killed a rare white moose. Such animals are considered to be “spirit” creatures and are sacred in their culture.

It is considered bad luck to kill a white moose and one chief has ...

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Hobbyist locates deepest Great Lakes wreck

Hobbyist shipwreck hunter Jerry Eliason of Minnesota and colleagues have located what may be the deepest Great Lakes shipwreck.

Red balloon shows tiny Trowbridge Island near Thunder Bay, Ont. Duluth Michigan, and Sault Ste Marie are just off the edge of ...

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'Glee' memorial for Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith, better-known to many as Finn Hudson, the much-loved character he played on the American comedy-drama "Glee", will be honoured in an episode of the program on October 10, called "The Quarterback".

Cory Monteith was found dead in July in Vancouver. This week the Coroners Service of British Columbia issued its final report confirming the Canadian actor died and ...

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