Friday, December 20, 2013

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Friday December 20 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Demands for public hearings on nuclear waste move

76 convoys of nuclear waste are slated to travel by road over 1,000km between Canada and the U.S. in what Sierra Club Canada calls risky road trips.  The highly toxic, weapons-grade uranium is dissolved in nitric acid and will travel in containers, the group says, are designed for dry nuclear waste.

“Our first concern is that ...

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Surprising discovery in dentistry: potential health concerns

Dental researchers at the University of Saskatchewan in western Canada, have made a surprising discovery.

They found that dental drills, which are not bio-compatible, are leaving microscopic bits of metal in the tooth, and therefore possibly also in the oral cavity.

Dr Assem Hedayat is an assistant professor of dental materials at the College of Dentistry, University of ...

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Extra funding to increase Olympic medals

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will increase the money it spends on high performance sports over the next four years in a bid to increase Canada’s Olympic medal count. The funding will go from $25 million spent between 2009 and 2012 to $37 for the next four years. Some of the increase will come from corporate sponsors ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Historic lighthouse in Atlantic Canada given heritage status

The Point Amour lighthouse was originally built in 1857 to increase safety of trans-Atlantic shipping as it passed through the Strait of Belle Isle between the southern tip of Labrador and the western shore of Newfoundland.

It is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada, and the second tallest in the entire country.

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Elderly man left in empty house a harbinger

An 89 year-old man was discharged from hospital in Toronto and taken to his empty home instead of the retirement home where he’d come from and had been recovering from knee surgery. Patient advocates say this kind of dangerous situation will become more and more common as Canada’s aging population grows dramatically and hospitals are overwhelmed with admissions.

Nearly ...

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Controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway oil pipeline gets go-ahead

A controversial pipeline project that would take oil from the western Canadian province of Alberta to the Pacific coast province of British Colombia was given the go-ahead by the "Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project". The panel received its mandate from Canada's Minister of the Environment and the National Energy Board, an independent federal agency.

The approval ...

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Ruling Conservatives release "Seize the Moment' video of Canadian PM

Canada's ruling Conservative party has released a short video titled "Seize the Moment" featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling for five dollar contributions, and saying Canada is a country for those who follow the rules.

With stirring music in the background we see the Prime Minister working in his office, as the narrator says: "Seven years ago we set ...

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In Nova Scotia, don't complain loudly about lack of snow removal

With winter fully upon most of Canada, there are often complaints that following a snowfall that cities are too slow in removing the snow so peole can safely walk, drive, and park.

In the east coast province of Nova Scotia, complainants might do well to not complain too loudly.

It seems there is a provincial law still in ...

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Supreme Court to rule on Canada’s prostitution laws.

After years of legal wrangling in a case that made it’s way to the Supreme Court, a decision tomorrow may result in a change in prostitution laws.

The issue first arrived in the courts in 2009 when Toronto dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford, along with other sex-trade workers Amy Lebovitch and Valerie Scott. The three collectively have been street walkers, masseuses, ...

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