Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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Wednesday November 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Despite years of deficits, Canadian government predicts $3.7B surplus for election year

According to Canada's finance minister, the federal government is not only on track to balance the budget by 2014-15, it will also end seven years of deficits and emerge with a surplus by the time Canadians head to the polls in 2015.

"We promised we would bring the budget back into balance, and that we would do it without raising ...

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The sun reversing its magnetic poles

Scientists are expecting the sun to reverse its magnetic field, something it does on average every 11 years. Last week, the sun unleashed its biggest solar flare of the year and scientists are concerned the increased activity may be affect satellites, power grids, navigation equipment as well as other electronics and communications systems.

Sun having a “temper ...

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The high Arctic story of finding the HMS Investigator 160 years later.

Over 160 years ago, a large 3-masted sailing ship was in the high Arctic searching for the lost Franklin expedition.


Red spot shows Mercy Bay on Banks Island, over 800km north of the Arctic Circle © google

Sir ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada welcomes decision of PMs of India and Mauritius not to attend Commonwealth meeting

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Deepak Obhrai, the Minister's Parliamentary Secretary welcomed the decision by India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Mauritius’s Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam not to attend this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka.

In a joint statement released Wednesday (November 13), the Ministers said: "The absence of the prime ministers, ...

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Picturesque Lunenburg Nova Scotia plans for climate change

With an entire coastline facing the Atlantic Ocean, the province of Nova Scotia has ordered its municipalities to prepare for the effects of climate change.

The picturesque town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO world heritage site, and home port of the famous Bluenose schooner, is one of the towns very concerned about the future.

Towns are being given monies ...

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Winter sport in Canada: barefoot jogging in the snow

t’s been a trend in the past few years for some runners to practice their sport without the benefit of expensive running shoes/trainers.  Instead they go barefoot.

Some have decided that they shouldn’t stop when winter comes. To be honest, it’s certainly not just a Canadian thing, but we do have the winters for it.

The ...

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School official resigns for inappropriate tweeting

After initially refusing to resign, a school board trustee in the western province of Alberta is finally stepping down because he tweeted racist and homophobic comments earlier this year. Jim Andre made comments and jokes denigrating blacks, aboriginals, Jews and others on Twitter.

Although the tweets date back to May, the Battle River School Division in Camrose only discovered ...

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Canadian government 'infrastructure' funding for improvements of golf clubhouse

A golf club in the riding of a federal government minister will get "infrastructure" funding to make improvements to its golf clubhouse. The funding is part of the Canadian government's "Community Infrastructure Development Fund".

"Our government is pleased to support infrastructure projects across the country, like these enhancements to the Fraser Edmundston Golf Club," said Bernard Valcourt, Minister of ...

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Court rules minimum gun sentence unconstitutional

A three-year mandatory minimum sentence for possessing a loaded prohibited gun is unconstitutional, ruled the highest court in the province of Ontario on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The ruling is a blow to the current Canadian government which has passed several measures to get tough on crime.

The Canadian constitution protects citizens from cruel and unusual punishment and ...

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