Thursday, December 12, 2013

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Thursday December 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian government sums up achievements as holiday break begins

Two senior government ministers held a press conference Thursday (December 12) in Ottawa to list government achievements in the fall session which ended Tuesday for a six week break..

Canada's Government House Leader Peter Van Loan, and Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, emphasized government bills, bills by private member's and the government's focus on ...

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Scientist find a layer of "grease' resulted in the destructive Japanese quake/tsunami

On March 11, 2011,  the world witnessed the effects of a massive, deadly tsunami following a category 9 earthquake off the coast of Japan. An international team of scientists, including Christie Rowe, has just returned from studying the Japan trench fault. The group's preliminary findings have been published in the journal Science She is an assistant professor at ...

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Philippine aid moves from rescue to rebuilding

Shelter is becoming a key issue, according to the relief agency. Over one million homes were destroyed and only 10 per cent of emergency shelter needs have been covered. But Oxfam also wants to help Filipinos rebuild permanent homes that are stronger and better able to stand up to storms that it says will only increase in severity.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

A 1924 Royal fling with a Halifax native?

A gold and diamond Cartier cigarette case went up for auction at Sotheby’s in London today.


Sotheby's says Edward used the initials EP while he was Prince of Wales © Sotheby's

Estimated to sell somewhere between 8 ...

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Canada reviewing corporate social responsibility strategy for extractive sector

The Canadian government launched a review of its "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for the Extractive Sector" with a round-table session in Ottawa with civil society organizations on Thursday (December 12).

.According to a press release from the office of the Minister of International Trade Ed Fast: "The consultations are part of a five-year review and will help the Government ...

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Dec 12, 1901-Anniversay of first trans-Atlantic wireless signal

On a chilly windy December 12, in 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received a number of scratchy clicks on his telegraphy receiving equipment set up on Signal Hill on the coast of Newfoundland.

What is unique is that the signal had been broadcast across the Atlantic Ocean from Poldhu in Cornwall, England over 3,000 kilometres away.

The repeated sending of ...

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Canada Post's sales pitch tailored to justify cuts

When Canada's postal service Canada Post announced Wednesday (December 11) it would stop delivering mail to homes in urban areas it emphasized two-thirds of Canadians already don't get door-to-door service, and the use of "community mailboxes" in urban areas would be phased in over the next five years to help defray costs at the crown corporation.

In its

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Food banks reduce hand outs

In the past year, more than a third of the 1,300 food banks surveyed by the umbrella group, Food Banks Canada cut the amount of sustenance doled out because they lacked supplies. One out of 10 ran out of food at some point during the year.

It’s estimated that close to 850,000 Canadians use food banks each month and ...

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Montreal wants to open safe drug injection sites

An experimental program would give intravenous drug users access to safe places and equipment for their injections in the city of Montreal, but first the city needs funding and approval from higher governments.

The western Canadian city of Vancouver was the first in North America to provide a safe injection site. Called Insite, the facility neither provides the illegal ...

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