Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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Wednesday October 9 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

New book on how Canada's politicians choose us and we choose them

Political journalist Susan Delacourt says she hopes after people read her book, they'll ask themselves the question: "Shouldn't there be a difference between being a consumer and being a citizen?"

In her just released book "Shopping for Votes - How Politicians Choose Us and We Choose Them" she looks at the evolution and rising expertise of political parties ...

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Early exposure optimal for bilingualism: scientist

The government of the province of Quebec wants to restrict French-speaking pupils exposure to English until they have “mastered” French and cognitive neuroscientist Laura-Ann Petitto says her research indicates that is a mistake.

The Quebec government is intensely protective of the French language which it feels is threatened because the province exists in a ...

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Canadian Military to tighten its belt, reassign jobs, monies

The Canadian military is having to make some very difficult changes. Facing a $2.1 billion budget cut by 2015, has forced the Canadian Forces to take a hard look at how it’s spending money.

One major plan underway is to cut bureaucracy and redirect some of the savings towards actual operational needs    It’s part of a plan to give ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

More Grizzlies and wolves moving north to high Arctic

Grizzly bear sightings have been made in the high Arctic on occasion for several decades.  But what has been a very rare occurrence in the past, is now becoming much more frequent.

Polar bears have long posed threats to far northern communities but now that concern is greater because of increasing numbers of grizzlies as well.
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Liberals defeat social democratic NDP in Nova Scotia provincial election

The social democratic NDP government of the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia failed to be re-elected in yesterday's (October 8) provincial election, and fell to third place behind the victorious Liberal party and the Conservatives.

Four years ago the New Democratic Party (NDP), led by leader Darrell Dexter, made history by electing the first NDP government in Atlantic Canada, winning ...

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Canadian spies secretly met energy firms: Guardian

Canadian spies who allegedly hacked into Brazil’s mining and energy ministry took part in secret meetings in Ottawa and briefed energy corporations, says the British newspaper the Guardian. Brazil is infuriated by news that Canada was spying on it and is threatening to freeze Canadian ventures there.

There are more than 40 Canadian mining companies ...

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Boy thanks strangers who lifted SUV off of him

A nine-year-old boy who was hit and pinned by an SUV wants to thank a group of bystanders who lifted the vehicle to free him. Afterwards Russell said it felt like a miracle when the tire lifted off his ankle.


After being ...

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Calgary debates whether its art or eyesore

Since the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Quebec's biggest city is home to a stadium known as the big “O” for its shape and connection to the Olympics.  But it also immediately became known un-affectionately as “The Big Owe” for the enormous cost overruns and ongoing expenditure of public money to maintain it.

Now, Calgary Alberta has its own Big O-and Big ...

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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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