Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Tuesday November 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

More unpaid internships exploit youth: lawyer

Young people in Canada may take unpaid internships in the transition from school to the labour market but many internships are illegal and exploit young people, says Andrew Langille, a Toronto lawyer specializing in youth and workplace law.

Internships in Canada may occur in the context of colleges or university programs, or they may be offered after a student ...

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Romanian parliamentary commission rejects Canadian gold mine project, but ...

A special parliamentary commission in Romania overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow the Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources to set up Europe's biggest open pit gold mine.

The company has been waiting 14 years for approval for the project, but weekly protests in the capital Bucharest and some other cities prompted the Romanian government to set up ...

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Typhoon Haiyan: Canadian help is on the way

Even before one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded tore across the Philippines Friday, killing an estimated 10,000 people in Leyte province alone and flattening cities and villages across its central islands, Canadian relief workers were preparing for the storm and its aftermath.

The Toronto-based non-governmental organization Global Medic already had a team on the ground Saturday with units ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Frozen drilling waste in far north, thawing and leaching into lakes

They are called “sumps”. They are basically huge pits dug into the permafrost near the sites of exploratory oil and mineral drilling sites. They were then filled with wastes such as drilling mud, rock cuttings and drilling fluids, which commonly contain detergents and highly concentrated salt solutions, The dumped material-each sump contains thousands of cubid metres of material,  was then ...

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Canadian doctors deliver knees for Nicaraguans

40 Nicaraguans have new knees thanks to a corps of Canadian medical professionals who offered three days of free surgeries. Originating in western Canada, Operation Walk Winnipeg raised $100,000 to send equipment and a team of 50 doctors, nurses and other health specialists to Nicaragua.

In a span of three days they performed 54 knee surgeries and trained Nicaraguan ...

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Montrealer Mylène Paquette finishes solo row across Atlantic

Canadian Mylène Paquette has become the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic. The city of Montreal native left the Atlantic coast port city of Halifax just over four months ago in a specially designed boat powered by her rowing, and the currents.

As she was pulled to shore by a tugboat, Paquette told CBC radio ...

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Supreme Court of Canada to evaluate if, and how, Senate can be reformed or abolished

Canada's top court, the Supreme Court of Canada, began hearing arguments Tuesday (November12) in a historic case that will determine if, and how, Parliament's appointed upper chamber, the Senate, can be reformed or abolished by the federal government.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to advise whether it can proceed unilaterally to impose term ...

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Farmers can’t get grain to market

Farmers are having trouble getting their bumper crop of grain from land locked farms in western Canada to ports, and some are blaming the railways. Government statistics indicate the harvest for crops such as wheat, barley, oats and canola is 50 per cent larger than usual.

There is a cap on what railways are allowed to charge for transporting ...

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Canadian polar photographer: Arctic change is a "wake-up" call

Paul Nicklen says ice in his blood. He grew up on Baffin Island in Canada’s far north, and became a scuba diver and underwater photographer while studying biology at the University of Victoria and Canada’s west coast.

As a photographer for National Geographic magazine he is a specialist in underwater photography in polar waters.

Now based ...

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