Monday, December 16, 2013

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Monday December 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Public debate needed says Canada's postal union president

Canada Post is a public service for Canadians, it has made hundreds of millions in profits, some changes should be made, but that does not justify the massive service cuts to mail delivery and employees announced last week says Denis Lemelin, the president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).

Last week Canada Post announced it would ...

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Canada participates in the physics "breakthrough of the year"

An international scientific research centre in the Antarctic has just been named as Breakthrough of the Year, by the British magazine Physics World.

Canada is among the countries involved with the neutrino hunting project known as “IceCube”

Ken Clark PhD, at the University of Toronto is among the Canadians studying the data. He is an assistant professor of ...

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Put warning labels on alcohol: scientists

Public health advocates are calling for warning labels on alcohol packages similar to those that now appear on tobacco products sold in Canada. A recent editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal called for such labels to counter alcohol advertising aimed at young people.

“Part of the challenge is that a large percentage of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'My job to feed my neighbour's child? I don't think so,' says Industry Minister

Canadian Industry Minister James Moore's remarks about child poverty set off so much criticism that Monday (December 16) the minister apologized on his website and his Twitter account.

On Sunday, asked about the high level of child poverty in Canada's Pacific Coast province of British Columbia (the province he was elected in as Member of Parliament) Minister Moore said it ...

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Minister: Canadian passport not a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card

“While Canadian officials strive to provide the best possible consular assistance to Canadians in all regions of the world, the Government of Canada cannot stress enough that a Canadian passport is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card," is the message of Canada's foreign affairs ministry to Canadians vacationing outside of Canada.

In a statement released Monday (December 16) Lynne ...

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Revolutionary dinosaur discovery in Alberta

There have been many duck billed dinosaur fossils, but now an international team has made a previously unheard of discovery.

Working with paleontologists and scientists at the University of Alberta, this fossil is what is known as a “natural cast” of a the dinosaur, almost mummified, with skin impressions and for the first time, clear indication of a fleshy ...

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Fewer Canadians giving less to charity

Fewer Canadians are donating money to registered charities and they are giving smaller amounts, according to a study by The Fraser Institute, and independent think-tank. When Canadians make charitable donations they may declare them on their income tax filings and get a tax break. The Fraser used information from tax returns to chart giving habits.

In 2011 ...

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Canada pledges aid for Central African Republic

Canada will contribute $5 million to the international mission in the Central African Republic. 600 people have died in fighting between Christians and Muslims and more than a quarter of the population in the capital Bangui have fled their homes in fear.

Canadian funding will support a United Nations-mandated mission led by the African Union to protect civilians, stabilize ...

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A prescient request from the past in the high Arctic

It was a voice from the past, in one of the most remote areas on earth.


Red ballon indicates Ward Hunt Island, closest Canadian land to the north pole ©  RCI-google

 In 1959, a young geologist from Ohio ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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