Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Tuesday December 3 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian research to understand solar wind

Its called CHAIN- the Canadian High Arctic Ionosphere Network.

It’s a series of monitors that is helping to map the solar wind,  the variations in radiation from the sun that affect communications and navigation. The data is being collected and analyzed at the University of New Brunswick in eastern Canada.

P.T. Jayachandran is with the Department of Physics ...

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Industry has too much say on food policy: report

The Canadian government has stacked its food advisory panels with people who either work for, or get funding from food corporations, says a group of scientists and researchers. The group studied the makeup of the panels and published its findings in the journal Open Medicine.

The panels make recommendations to the government on such things as how ...

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Canadian government MP tables bill to reform powers of party leaders, caucuses

Michael Chong, a Canadian Member of Parliament wth the ruling Conservative Party, tabled a private member's bill Tuesday morning (December 3) in the House of Commons that could affect the powers of MPs and their leaders.

The so-called "Reform Act" hopes to restore local control over party nominations in local electoral ridings, to strengthen caucus as a decision-making ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Woman who lost lottery ticket, about to get $50 million

Kathryn Jones tried to prepare herself for the worst, but now it looks as if she will get the $50 million jackpot in the Ontario provincial lottery, even though she lost her lottery ticket.

“The case of this outstanding $50 million LOTTO MAX jackpot is one of the most unique in OLG’s history,” said Rod Phillips, President and CEO ...

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OECD education report. Asia tops, Canada 13th

More than half a million 15 year-olds  from 65 countries took part in the latest Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) education survey. The survey, taken every three years is called PISA- the Programme for International Student Assessment

Tests are done every three years and this year the focus was on mathematics although reading and science knowledge and ...

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Canadian couple still in love after 78 years of marriage

On Monday (December 2) Bertie and Bill Nickerson celebrated another wedding anniversary - their 78th, and the two are quite clearly still in love.

Bill is 99 and Bertie 96, and despite health problems, they still live in the house Bill built in 1950 in the community of Liverpool, in Canada's Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia.

Bill ...

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DNA shows ancient European link to North American Aboriginals

Scientists testing the DNA of a 24,000 year old human skeleton have made a surprising discovery.


A rendering of the Beringian plain showing extent at about 13,000 years ago. Beringia formed a land-bridge which existed from about 22,000 to 8,000 years ...

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Potash Corp. cuts hundreds of jobs

Canada’s giant producer of potash is slashing it workforce by about 18 per cent because of a weak demand for potash and phosphates, used to make fertilizer.

440 jobs will disappear in the corporation’s home province of Saskatchewan in western Canada. Another 130 jobs will be lost in the eastern province of New Brunswick. The cuts will also affect ...

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Lesbians get apology from bar owner

The owner of a bar in a Montreal suburb has apologized to a lesbian couple after they were kicked out of one of his establishments last Friday. Jess Goldberg and Carolyn Shaughnessy, both in their early 20s shared a kiss and a manager at Le Manoir in Pointe-Claire came over and told them to stop.

When they kissed again ...

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