Friday, November 1, 2013

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Friday November 1 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Spotlight on PM as ruling Conservatives prepare for his speech at convention

The future of Canada's ruling Conservative Party could be at stake as thousands of party members meet for a convention in the western city of Calgary.

The party led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been under relentless attack since last month over the so-called Senate spending scandal. Three former government senators have been accused of spending misuses, and ...

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Doctors want bicycle helmet law

It should be the law right across Canada for everyone to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, say pediatricians. Currently four provinces force all riders to wear helmets. They are British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario require children to wear protective head gear.

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Why are some of Canada's physician specialists unemployed?

With wait times for physician specialists lasting months, or years, how is it that there are numerous specialists, unemployed or under-employed? That's the focus of a new study of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

The two year study, "What's really behind Canada's unemployed specialists?", found 16 per cent of new specialist and subspecialist physicians ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Minister to decide on 'adverse effects' conclusion of panel on Taseko mine

A new environmental report concluding a mine proposal poses "significant adverse environmental effects" was declared a victory by First Nation Indigenous leaders in Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia (B.C.).

Established by Canada's federal minister of the environment, the panel was examining an open pit gold and copper mine proposed by Taseko Mines Ltd.

In its report released Thursday ...

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The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair opens in Toronto

It is a famous traditional fair dating back to 1922. Held every autum to celebrate the harvest, it starts today and runs until the 10thof November


There are dozens of judging competitions for all kinds of livestock © 

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Two northern Canada races among “world’s toughest”

An ultra-marathon athlete whose television series travels the world showing them competing in unbelievable races, has created a “top ten” of the world’s toughest events.

The Yukon Arctic Quest listed as number 6 on the top ten list., bike run, or ...

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Autumn time change is easier

Most Canadians will turn their clocks back one hour at 2am on Sunday morning for the switch from daylight savings time to local standard time. That means they will get an extra hour to sleep this weekend. But it also means they will be better able to use the decreasing number of daylight hours.

The autumn change is easier ...

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Door-to-door salespeople ‘intimidating’: poll

More than two thirds of Canadians say that door-to-door salespeople are aggressive, even when homeowners clearly state that they are not interested, according to a new survey. The public broadcaster, CBC commissioned the poll which also found that half of respondents found the salespeople intimidating. Especially vulnerable are women and seniors.

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Cohen wild salmon report, one year later, more action needed say critics

Wild salmon advocates say meaningful action needs to be taken on recommendations made a year ago by a federal commission into the decline of Fraser River sockeye.

The Cohen Commission was set up after a drastic drop in the number of wild salmon off the Pacific coast of the province of British Columbia.

A year ago, on October ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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