Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Thursday December 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian researchers detect new powerful greenhouse gas

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found traces of a powerful greenhouse gas in the lower atmosphere.

Angela Hong is PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. Under the guidance of Scott Mabury, she and the team made the discovery.

The research team’s report was published in Geophysical Research Letters, ...

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Canada’s human rights record slips: Amnesty Intl

There are very serious short-comings in Canada’s human rights record, both at home and abroad, says Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada. This year Canada was up for a review at the United Nations, but the rights group says the Canadian government “dismissed criticism made during the Universal Periodic Review and made no commitment to ...

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Reindeer, caribou, and climate change

If Santa Claus resides at the North Pole, and Canada hopes to claim the North Pole as part of its territory, then one wonders if Santa’s reindeer might not really be Canadian caribou.

New research shows a strong genetic connection between the reindeer of Europe and northern Asia and the caribou of Canada, especially northern Canada .

Marco ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Replacing salt used on winter roads

Roads in Canada become treacherous when covered with snow and ice, so salt is often used to keep them clear, but it is very corrosive and cities are looking for alternatives.


Some trucks will spread a beet product instead of salt on ...

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Typical Canadian remark “eh” disappearing:linguist

A quintessential Canadian expression is no longer being used by young people and is about to be replaced, reports Postmedia News. “Eh” was often used at the end of a sentence, especially in rural Canada. It is pronounced like the letter “a.”

Hilarity ensued when “eh” was immortalized by two comedians in the late 1970s who played ...

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Train rolls through Lac Megantic for first time since 47 killed in disaster

A train rolled through the town of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic in the province of Quebec for the first time since July, when an unmanned train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people.

For some residents hearing the whistles again triggered a lot of emotions.

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Forgotten War: Canadians arrive in Korea Dec 18, 1950

To a world still reeling from the Second World War and still very fresh in everyone’s mind, another war, a small localized one, was not something a weary public was interested in.

However when Communist North Korea invaded South Korea in June of 1950, and China joined with the North, the United Nations committed its members to what it ...

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Helicopter plucks crane operator from fire

A military rescue technician was lowered from a helicopter to rescue a crane operator stranded above a raging fire in Kingston in the province of Ontario on Tuesday afternoon. The operator was lucky the incident occurred less than 100km from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, home to airborne rescue teams.

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Action needed to save woodland caribou

Although it was put into place in 2010, Canada’s Northwest Territories have just added the first four species to their “Species at Risk” act.

Listed as “threatened” are the Boreal and Peary Caribou, and a rare plant called the hairy braya, while polar bears have been listed as a “species of special concern”.

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