Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Thursday December 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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 associate 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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Canada Post CEO sticks to talking points testifying at Commons committee

Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra stuck to the crown corporation's talking points Wednesday (December 18) as he testified before an emergency House of Commons committee meeting about massive mail delivery and employee cuts announced last week.

During the three hour meeting, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities also heard from the president of the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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One-day crowdsourcing experiment to track longest night in Edmonton

When the sun sets Friday (December 20) in the western Canadian city of Edmonton, it will be the start of the longest night of the year. A group of professors and students hope to "shed some light " on what it means to live that experience, so they're asking people to share tweets, narratives, pictures, videos and posts on line.

The ...

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Designing the better Christmas tree

For those who like the look and wonderful pine frangrance of real tree to place in their house to celebrate Christmas, there are nevertheless some drawbacks.

While selecting a nicely shaped tree can take time, perhaps the major concern is that within a short period of time, the tree begins to lose its needles, which can be quite a ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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