Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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Wednesday November 27 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada announces diplomatic 'assets' to be used to support commercial success

"This new focus represents a sea change in the way Canada's diplomatic assets are deployed around the world," Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast told a mostly business audience on Wednesday morning (November 27).

Speaking at the Economic Club in Ottawa, Minister Fast presented a new "Global Markets Action Plan"  and said "all assets of the Government of Canada ...

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Report: Canada could be doing better with its foreign aid

A new report just released by the C.D. Howe Institute, says Canada’s development foreign aid (as opposed to emergency aid) would be more effective if it dealt with the issues of weak governments in recipient ,or host, countries.

The C.D. Howe Institute, a public policy think tank on a variety of economic and social policy issues

John Richards ...

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Canada’s prison population growing, more diverse

Canada’s prison population has grown by almost nine per cent over the last five years, mostly driven by increases in the numbers of ethnically and culturally diverse offenders, reports Correctional Investigator, Howard Sapers. The investigator is an ombudsman mandated to examine ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Media Co-Op reporter Miles Howe arrested three times at anti-fracking protests

Halifax Media Co-op journalist Miles Howe was released by police Wednesday (November 27) after his third arrest at a Indigenous First Nation anti-fracking protest in the Atlantic coast province of New Brunswick.

The Elsipogtog First Nation has been protesting SWN Resouces Canada’s exploration in preparation for a fracking operation. Fracking is a way of extracting oil from shale deposits via hydraulic fracturing ...

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First major snowstorm hits provinces of Ontario and Quebec

Canada's most populous provinces of Ontario and Quebec were hit by the first snowstorm of the winter season overnight. The storm is now (November 27) affecting the Atlantic coast provinces.

Across the southern and eastern parts of Canada's most populous province of Ontario, the weather system dumped the season's first load of heavy, wet snow, with more expected through western Quebec. A number ...

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Using satellite photos to discover massive under-reported fishing

A University of British Columbia PhD student has found that there is massive under-reporting of fish catches in the Persian Gulf.

Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak,is a Ph.D. student with the University of British Columbia Fisheries Centre “Sea Around Us Project”.

She is currently working on ocean governance with the U.N. in New York.   She says the estimates she and the ...

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Canadian farm incomes up again last year

Canadian farmers earned 31.7 per cent more in 2012 than they did the previous year, according to government statistics. That continued a trend that saw a gain of 56.3 per cent in 2011 and 16.9 per cent in 2010.

Canada is the fifth largest agricultural exporter in the world and is the largest producer and exporter of flax seed, ...

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Northern marathon a chilly challenge

Twelve runners braved sub-Arctic cold and the threat of hungry polar bears to complete a 42.2 km marathon in Churchill, Manitoba last Friday, November 22.

Churchill is located on the 58th parallel but is much colder than other places at the same latitude. This is because northerly winds blow down from the North Pole across the huge expanse of ...

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Rare find of intact baby dinosaur in Alberta

An extremely well-preserved and baby dinosaur skeleton has been discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta.

This fossil is extremely rare and exciting as it's the smallest intact skeleton ever found from a group of horned, plant-eating dinosaurs known as ceratopsids, a group that includes the iconic Triceratops.

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IN DEPTH

 



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