Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Wednesday October 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Crickets one of the insects in Canada's food future

On this World Food Day, organizers of the first international conference on entomophagy in North America took the opportunity to announce the event planned for late August 2014 in Montreal.

The Insectarium, part of the city's "Space for Life" was a fitting location for the announcement, accompanied as it was by cricket canapes and ...

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Canadian researcher leaves Arctic Circle conference shocked and scared

“The message was very clear, there are resources there and we’re coming to get them, and you better be with us than against us”

As the climate changes, it’s become increasingly clear that those changes are having a significant affect on the Arctic and polar region.

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Tablets, smartphones poised to overtake PCs

Smartphone and tablet users could outnumber users of personal computers by the year 2015, according to tech experts.  More Canadians are buying PCs today, but that’s about to change.

“Tablets have been growing much faster than PCs in recent years,” says Carmi Levy, an independent technology analyst and journalist based in London, Ontario. “We have data that shows ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Parliament Hill temporarily shut down this morning

A man was arrested this morning after a suspicious package was reported inside a building that houses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office, near Parliament Hill.  The Prime Minister was not in the building at the time.

All eyes were already on Ottawa, as the much-anticipated Throne Speech by the Governor General was to take place late this afternoon.  The ...

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Margaret Atwood's, The Handmaid's Tale ballet making its debut

'The Handmaid's Tale', one of Margaret Atwood's most popular novels has been produced as a film, an opera, and tonight it will debut as a ballet.

The Winnipeg Ballet Company opens its season with the longheld vision of artistic director André Lewis, American choreographer Lila York, and the music of James MacMillan.

The dystopian story ...

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Huge algae blooms getting ‘difficult to control’

Increased phosphorus is causing massive algae blooms in Lake Erie at the heart of North America and a scientist says they are becoming “very difficult to control.” Last week toxins generated by algae forced one Ohio township to warn 2,000 residents to not drink of use the water coming from their taps.

Lake Erie is one of five lakes ...

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Malala Yousafzai, to become honourary Canadian

Canada’s parliament resumes today with the governing Conservative party laying out its agenda in what is known as the “speech from the throne”.

Among the spending plans, and various programmes to be announced, will also be something rather unique.

The government will announce its intention to bestow honourary Canadian citizenship to Malala Yousafzai.

She was the young ...

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“Phoque Bardot” seal burger draws death threats

A burger made of seal meat and pejoratively named after animal activist Brigitte Bardot has incurred a flood of angry and threatening comments for a restaurant in the province of Quebec. The restaurant is located in the scenic Kamouraska region and is owned by hunter Kim Côté.

“Phoque Bardot” is the name  of the burger and is a play ...

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Sexy seniors in Ottawa


Fundraising organizer Alice Busche said she had no trouble getting volunteers for the calendar © CBC

They may be getting well along in years, but they know sex sells.

Many of the residents of Unitarian House retirement home ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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