Friday, November 15, 2013

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Friday November 15 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Thousands expected for National Day of Action on climate, defending communities

Thousands of Canadians, and more than 35 environmental, Indigenous and community groups are holding a National Day of Action on November 16 with the title "Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities.

National Day of Action "Defending Our ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Flame retardants found in northern gulls

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

A recent study has discovered a range of contaminants in the glaucous gull population in Canada’s eastern Arctic.

The study was conducted near the predominantly Inuit community of Cape Dorset in Canada’s Nunavut  territory.

New contaminates such as flame retardants were found in ...

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Toronto leads international child porn bust

A Toronto company is the target of an international child porn investigation in which 348 suspects have been arrested and at least 386 minors were rescued from harm’s way, announced Toronto police on Thursday, November 14.

“Horrific images of abuse”

“It’s excruciatingly painful. It’s so overwhelming,” says Paul Gillespie, former head of the Child ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Warnings about beef-tenderizing E.coli risk, still voluntary, despite government promises

The Canadian government ministry Health Canada says it encourages the labelling of mechanically tenderized beef, and has plans to consult Canadians in the next few months, but does not expect rules before 2014, despite E.coli risks.

That was Health Canada's response to a request for reaction from the television program Marketplace, at Canada national public broadcaster CBC TV, when ...

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Canadian premiers discuss pensions, job training, foreign investment

Premiers from Canada's ten provinces and three territories wrapped up a semi-annual meeting of the Council of the Federation on Friday (November 15) after dealing with a number of common concerns.

One issue they discussed was the federal government's job grant training program which the government has said it will go ahead with, whether or not the provinces and ...

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Further delays for Bluenose II

The newly rebuilt Bluenose II, is still not quite ready for public tours.

One of the world’s, and certainly Canada’s, best known sailing ships is the graceful schooner Bluenose. The original dates back to 1921, but in her old age, the ship was sold as a freighter and was wrecked on Haitian reef with a load of bananas in ...

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Videos show prison guards beating inmates

CBC has obtained surveillance videos showing prison guards punching and slapping inmates, underscoring the need for more cameras in correctional facilities. Court applications and arbitration hearings were used by the public broadcaster to obtain the videos. The guards on these videos have all been charged or fired.

It’s probably not a coincidence that some alleged prison beatings ...

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Discovered in Canada: Oldest bird tracks in the world?

Large theropod footprint with the small bird tracks upper left

Paleontologists working in the British Columbia interior in west coast Canada, have made a fascinating discovery this week.

The researchers found a large rock slab from the mountainous area around ...

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Tourism to Canada drops 20%, as global tourism doubles

A new report concludes increasing tourism to Canada would have a "significant" economic impact and foster trade, but points out tourism to Canada has actually dropped 20 per cent since 2000.

The report "Passport to growth: How international arrivals stimulate Canadian exports" was released Thursday (November 14) by the professional services firm Deloitte.

“It’s clear that strengthening tourism ...

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