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Tuesday November 26 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Auditor General: Government results need to be improved

“Even when government identifies a problem, it takes too long to develop and implement solutions," said Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson as he presented his Fall 2013 Report on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

In a wide ranging report that examined Canadian government activities, the Auditor General focused on issues such as oversight of rail safety, Canada's food recall system, ...

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Unrealistic ratings for new car fuel consumption in Canada.

As fuel costs go up and up, auto-makers are doing their best to convince potential buyers of the efficiency of their particular products.

In both Canada and the US, estimated fuel consumption figures for each model is listed on stickers in the windows of every car at dealerships.

A couple in Calgary Alberta say they’ve been misled by ...

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Movies spark growing interest in archery

The popularity of archery is increasing in Canada partly because movies like The Hunger Games, Brave and The Avengers feature heroes using bows and arrows.


Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen inspires fans with her use of the bow and arrow. © 

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Divorce past age 50 alters retirement plans and finances

They are known as “grey divorcees”, those who divorce or separate from a common-law union at age 50 or older

A new survey shows these grey divorcees have had to radically alter their future plans.

A large majority say their retirement will be delayed as they’ll have to work longer than planned (80%) while another majority ...

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Canada grants limited approval for genetically modified salmon

The federal agency, Environment Canada, has quietly given approval for the commercial production of genetically modified salmon eggs.

The US company AquaBounty set up a research facility on the east coast province of Prince Edward Island years ago to carry out development of genetically modified salmon.

The biotech firm takes growth genes from a Chinook salmon and the ...

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Young hockey referees quitting over verbal abuse

Some parents of young hockey players in Canada are notorious for getting carried away and yelling insults at games, and some teenage referees are quitting as a result.

Referee numbers have dropped from 200 to 160 this year in the western city of Saskatoon and the local referee association puts that down to fans and coaches abusing young officials. ...

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Tuna quota upheld despite former Canadian request

A Canadian environmental group is pleased that an international commission has approved keeping an existing quota for western Atlantic Bluefin tuna. Last year Canada stood alone in asking that the quota be raised by 250 more tonnes, even though the species was under consideration for inclusion on Canada’s own Species at Risk Act.

There was concern the ...

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Phil Fontaine appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada

Phil Fontaine, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada last week.  The honour, "recognizes a lifetime of achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large".

Fontaine, the longest-serving Chief, is honoured for his work ...

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Canada will appeal WTO ruling on seal products ban.

The World Trade Organization has ruled today that the w010 European Union ban on Canadian seal products could stand.

The WTO said that while the ban broke a particular trade regulation by treating seals differently than other products, it ruled that the EU could ban certain products on ethical grounds in conjunction with a “public morals” clause..

Canadians ...

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