Friday, November 22, 2013

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Friday November 22 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

John F. Kennedy Memorial

50 years ago today, flags flew at half-staff around the world as people absorbed the news that the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, had been shot in Dallas, Texas.

Canada's Minister of Finance, Jim Flaherty attended the memorial of Kennedy's asasination at Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas today. He remembers the shock as a ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Yukon program focuses on First Nations culture

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

Trapping, hiking and cooking over a fire.

These aren't the kinds of activities most Canadian students encounter as part of their high school curriculum.

But a unique program in Canada’s northwestern Yukon territory is changing that, by incorporating First Nations history ...

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Great Lakes water levels increasing

The Great Lakes between Canada and the United States are benefiting from the year's heavy rain and snowfall.  But following a year that brought some of the lowest lake-levels in recent memory, researchers are not celebrating just yet.

John Nevin, a spokesperson for the International Joint Commission, the body that manages the waterway interests of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

WTA's Newcomer of the Year, Eugenie Bouchard, reflects

Eugenie Bouchard raced 100 spots up the women's tennis rankings this year, becoming the WTA Newcomer of the Year.  She is the first Canadian to win the award since Carling Bassett in 1983.

Bouchard said it was an honour to win the award, but in a conference call yesterday, from her training base in Florida, ...

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Simple infertility test for men possibly on the horizon

ECM1 and TEX101 could save infertile men a lot of grief.

Toronto scientists studied 2,000 proteins before determining that this pair has the potential to reveal whether or not there are sperm cells in a man’s semen, and point to the nature of the problem.

The causes of male infertility vary, but to determine if there are issues ...

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Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival

The Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF), brings the best of new indigenous film and video, from across Canada and around the world.  Now in its 12th year, the festival is showcasing great talent and great stories.

"The Sapphires", the Australian film that garnered a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes in May 2012, is one of ...

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New "cyberbullying" law: more police power than implied

The Federal government is proposing new "cyberbullying" legislation. This comes following several recent incidents in which teens were bullied and taunted online using intimate images which  led to the suicides of at least two teenage girls.

At a press gathering Justice Minister Peter Mackay said the law was necessary to combat the often hurtful spread of intimate images.
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Grey Cup football weekend in Canada

It is arguably the single biggest sporting event in Canada. The annual Grey Cup football championship vies for top spot with the Stanley Cup final in hockey.


Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver Andy Fantuz slips on a extra sweater during a practice on ...

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Doorknobs are out, lever handles are in

Most of us open and close doors every day reflexively, but for many, like arthritic seniors, it may be challenging and even painful to do.  Hardware is the problem.  More specifically, doorknobs.  Pinching and twisting them requires a tight grip.  Doors with lever handles, however, unlatch easily, with even just a push of the elbow.  They are so user-friendly that ...

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