Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Tuesday December 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Christmas memories of Montreal and Wales

Whatever one wants to say about Christmas--good or bad--it's a holiday that definitely packs staying power. Certainly in Canada.

A new Angus Reid Global pole suggests that having Christmas dinner and getting together with family and friends is something that will unite eight in ten Canadians. (The poll found similar figures in the U.S. and the U.K.)

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Mapping the bullfrog genome to help in human diagnosis

Scientists in west coast British Columbia are studying the genome of the bullfrog to get a better understanding of how chemicals in the environment may affect humans.

Caren Helbing PhD, is professor of bio-chemistry in the Department of Bio-Chemistry and Micro-biology  at the University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, on Canada’s west coast.

Surprisingly, the frog ...

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The Expos dream lives on

Dreams die hard in baseball. Maybe because, unlike so many other sports, there is no time clock. The game is over when only  when one team gets 27 outs and not before. And make no mistake, a Major League dream remains alive for many in Montreal, including former Montreal Expo Warren Cromartie and his legion of hard-core followers. Cromartie heads ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time, but for families who have lost a love one it's a painful reminder of the void left by their passing. For those who are dealing with the death by suicide of a parent, a sibling or a child, there is often the added anguish of confusion and "survivor's guilt".

Artist Eric ...

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Women's Olympic hockey team named

There are only 44 days left before the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia, and officials have started announcing the names of athletes who have made Team Canada.  This week, the 21-player female hockey team was unveiled.

Women's hockey has gained in popularity since its Olympic debut in 1998 and become one of the ...

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Canadian weather woes continue

Old Man Winter may have calmed down, but the storm that walloped Eastern Canada over the weekend continues to cause headaches.  Tens of thousands of residents in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick will likely spend Christmas in the dark.

Trees and branches felled by winds or brought down by heavy ice caused massive ...

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A disheartening study of Canadians

A new study paints a bleak picture of the health of Canadians' hearts. It found that fewer than one in ten Canadian adults--nine per cent--meet the criteria for "ideal" cardiovascular health.

The study--published in this week's edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal--is based on nearly half a million Canadians.

Young Canadians did only slightly better. Seventeen per ...

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Mafia don dies, new violence could erupt

Criminals, cops, underworld experts and a whole lot of other people are waiting to see what happens next following the death on Monday of a Montreal Mafia boss whose influence was said to be world-wide.

Vito Rizzuto died from complications from pneumonia at the age of 67, leaving what experts say is a significant power vacuum. How it will ...

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Tug of war over uses of video battles

It had to happen, right? Art--in the form of video games that imitate life (sort of)--being used to train the kinds of soldiers that the games were based on in the first place.

Video games, including commercial, first-person shooting games--are going to play a bigger role in training the Canadian military. Or then again, maybe they won't.

Of ...

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