Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Wednesday October 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Bill 52-Euthanasia moves forward in Quebec

The mostly French speaking province of Quebec is pushing ahead with plans to create a policy allowing medical aid in dying.  While they are calling the bill “an act respecting end of life care” others say that it is making euthanasia legal, and leaves room for mistakes and abuses. Those opposed also claim such mistakes and ease of access to ...

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Union says safety is being compromised in Canada's railway networks

As a former freight train conductor, Rex Beatty knows Canada's railways. As president of the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union he represents thousands of railway employees and he's determined to publicize the need for railway safety.

He points to how Canadian railway companies have cut down on personnel on freight trains, and how they sometimes ignore requests by ...

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Canadian wines become world-class

Dramatic changes to Canada’s wine industry have taken Canadian wines from not-very- good status to world class in little more than two decades.

“There’s been an extraordinary sea change in the last 20 years,” says wine author and columnistTony Aspler. “Canadian wines now can stand on the tables of the world without a blush.”

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Northern Canadian town leads country in reported pipeline incidents

A remote town in Canada's northern territories ranks as the community with the most reported incidents on federally-regulated pipelines in the country, a fact that's surprised key community members.

According to information obtained by Canada's national public broadcaster CBC from Canada's pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), the town of Norman Wells, in the Northwest Territories, has experienced more than 70 incidents ...

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Canada's ruling Conservatives facing drastic drop of public support

Canada's ruling Conservative government is at a 20 year low in public opinion for a federal government, according to a new poll released by Ekos Research.

The poll suggests Canadians highly disapprove of the performance of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, with only 24 per cent of respondents feeling he was doing a good job, and 69 per cent disapproving ...

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Synthetic marijuana CEO busted in Toronto

We first reported on this story back in January when so-called “synthetic weed” was being sold over the counter at various corner stores and other small outlets.

This week the head of the company creating the product was arrested by Toronto police who executed six search warrants and found over a million dollars worth of various drugs including ...

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Cirque du Soleil faces fine in acrobat’s death

Las Vegas authorities plan to issue a safety citation and fine against the Canadian company Cirque du Soleil after one of its acrobats fell to her death during a live show on June 29th. 31-year-old Sarah Guillot-Guyard was being hoisted up the side of a stage when it appeared to a visitor that she detached from her safety ...

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An Ontario school board cancels Halloween costumes


Jordan and Jackson Bourgeois of P.E.I. in Halloween costume as a cowboy, and as Mickey Mouse © submitted Rachel Bourgeois

Some schools in the Niagara district of southern Ontario have said students should not dress up in typical Hallowe’en costumes. ...

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More foreign caregivers will get residency

Foreign caregivers and nannies living with Canadian families will have more chances of getting permanent residency in 2014.  Such people are allowed to apply for permanent residency after two years’ work, but there is a backlog of 45,000 applications which takes about five years to work through.

New measures to address the backlog will almost double the number of ...

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