Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Thursday November 21 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Increasing concern about antibiotic-resistant bacteria

For Dr Mark Joffe, and many others dealing with infectious diseases, the problem is serious, and growing: "We are looking...at more and more antibiotic-resistant bacteria that will be difficult to treat with antibiotics."

In addition, according to Dr Joffe, there's the huge impact of antibiotics used in non-human situations, like livestock, for food.

As the President of ...

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Governments and militaries plan for “Climate Wars”

When his book “Climate Wars” first came out in 2008, it caused quite a bit of debate.

Gwynne Dyer was born in Newfoundland but has travelled the world as a renowned military and geopolitical analyst, author, documentary filmmaker, and lecturer.


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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Shark choking on moose-hide rescued in Newfoundland

A Greenland shark, choking on a piece of moose hide was saved by two men on Newfoundland's north east shore on Saturday.

Derrick Chaulk said he was driving by the harbour in Norris Arm North when he saw what he thought was a beached whale.  When he got close he realized it was a shark, which he estimated was ...

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Cheaper American tires another cross-border draw

Winter tires, that can cost half as much in the United States, are one more attraction for Canadian cross-border shoppers.

Bob Bignell is chair of the tire price disparity committee of the Tire Dealers Association of Canada.  He says November and December are the most popular months for Canadians to cross the border for cheap tires, with the average price ...

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Canadian health picture: Good but not great

An annual international assessment of developed countries' health situation, puts Canada near the top in most categories, but points out danger areas ahead.  Most of the information in this new 2013 report is gathered from 2011 data.

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released their Health at a Glance 2013 report based on the latest ...

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Canadian unions to fight government changes to labour laws

Faced with sweeping changes to a number of labour laws, including the Canada Labour Code and Public Service Labour Relations Act, unions are planning to be very vocal in defending their rights.

According to a report by CBC News, this week 100 representatives from unions across the country met with the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), which is an umbrella organization for ...

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Canadian wrestling legend 'Mad Dog Vachon' dead at 84

Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon was once described as the "rule-breaking bad guy whose ferocity frightened everyone within reach". But throughout his 40 year career he was a favourite of wrestling fans across North America, and in particular in his hometown of Montreal. He died Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 84.

One of thirteen ...

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Seniors still being duped by the "grandson" scam

Police in west coast British Columbia are again this month warning seniors to be wary of the "grandson" scam, also known as the "grandparent scam".

Police know them as "emergency" scams, as the caller is not always claiming to be a grandson, but might be a so-called family friend or neighbour, but the caller is always in some kind ...

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