Friday, December 13, 2013

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Friday December 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Exercise may help pregnant smokers quit

Just 15 to 20 minutes of walking may be enough to stave off tobacco cravings in pregnant women, according to a study from Western University in London, Ontario.

Statistics suggest 19 per cent of Canadian women between 20 and 24 years smoked during their last pregnancy.  Scientific evidence suggests that puts their offspring at increased risk for lower birth ...

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Committee chair, forced to shut down debate, denounces 'black shroud of secrecy'

As one opposition Member of Parliament heckled "Here we go..cover it all up", a House of Commons committee was forced to go into an off record session at the insistence of government MPs who did not want to continue discussions publicly.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning (December 10) after Official Opposition NDP MP Charlie Angus proposed a study ...

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Eye on the Arctic - An Inuk hunter on the importance of dog teams

Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn interviews Joelie Sanguya, an Inuit hunter and musher, as he prepares to go out on the land.

He discusses how he communicates with the dogs on his sled team, training methods, the language he uses to train the dogs, and how the dogs on his team interact with each other.

Sanguya and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Live video from Canada's Senate now being considered

Canada's upper chamber the Senate has set up a working group to look at live video streaming from the Senate, Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella told journalists in a press conference Friday (December 13). Four senators will be part of the working group.

"It is the common view of all senators that we do have to tell our story because the ...

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Canadian personal debt ratio hits record high

The amount Canadians owe compared to their disposable income rose to an all-time record last quarter, the government agency Statistics Canada reported Friday (December 13). The level of household credit market debt to disposable income increased to 163.7 per cent in the third quarter from 163.1 per cent in the second quarter.

That means Canadians owe nearly $1.64 for ...

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Incandescent lightbulbs to be phased out in Canada

Almost seven years after an announcement made with much fanfare, incandescent bulbs will be phased out in Canada starting January 1.2014.

Starting in the new year 75 and 100 watt bulbs will be eliminated from store shelves, with 40 and 60 watt incandescents to follow at the end of the year.

The idea was that allegedly “inefficient” incandescents ...

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Canada funds Bangladesh worker safety plan

The Canadian government will contribute $8-million over four years to the international effort to improve worker safety in Bangladesh. The money will help the International Labour Organization give technical support to the Bangladesh government’s effort to improve conditions in factories.

The collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory earlier this year killed 1,129 people and drew attention to disastrous ...

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Quebecer of Haitian origin wins French prize

Author Dany Laferrière has become the first Haitian and resident of Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec to be elected to the prestigious Academie  française in France.

Laferrière joins the ranks of literary greats Victor Hugo and Eugene Ionesco in receiving what is considered to be the highest honour in the French language.

The Academie’s goal is ...

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Ho Ho Ho is back in the Vancouver bus service

A public transit bus driver in the Vancouver area, on Canada’s west coast, is happy again, as are his passengers.

Kirk Rockwell began dressing up as Santa Claus in December some 16 years ago. He says his passengers love it and he gets requests to have photos taken with him, dozens of times a day.

Passengers have also ...

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