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Tuesday December 17 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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 the caribou of Canada, especially northern Canada .

Marco Musiani is an ...

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Ottawa's reluctance stalls finance ministers' talks on pension reform

Despite most of Canada's provinces wanting to move ahead to protect Canada's government pension plan, Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said this was not the right time to do anything, or plan anything.

Finance ministers from Canada's 10 provinces met with Minister Flaherty Monday (December 16) and came out with opposing views about how to ensure Canada's pension ...

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China joins ‘elite space club’ with lunar mission

China says its mission to the moon has been successful and is paving the way for a future mission that will bring back lunar soil and rock samples. This is the first time vehicles have landed on the moon in almost four decades.

“China now is really entering a very elite club of space-faring nations which only ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Revolutionary dinosaur discovery in Alberta

There have been many duck billed dinosaur fossils, but now an international team has made a previously unheard of discovery.

Working with paleontologists and scientists at the University of Alberta, this fossil is what is known as a “natural cast” of a the dinosaur, almost mummified, with skin impressions and for the first time, clear indication of a fleshy ...

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Fewer Canadians giving less to charity

Fewer Canadians are donating money to registered charities and they are giving smaller amounts, according to a study by The Fraser Institute, and independent think-tank. When Canadians make charitable donations they may declare them on their income tax filings and get a tax break. The Fraser used information from tax returns to chart giving habits.

In 2011 ...

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Canada pledges aid for Central African Republic

Canada will contribute $5 million to the international mission in the Central African Republic. 600 people have died in fighting between Christians and Muslims and more than a quarter of the population in the capital Bangui have fled their homes in fear.

Canadian funding will support a United Nations-mandated mission led by the African Union to protect civilians, stabilize ...

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A prescient request from the past in the high Arctic

It was a voice from the past, in one of the most remote areas on earth.


Red ballon indicates Ward Hunt Island, closest Canadian land to the north pole ©  RCI-google

 In 1959, a young geologist from Ohio ...

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Live video from Canada's Senate now being considered

Canada's upper chamber the Senate has set up a working group to look at live video streaming from the Senate, Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella told journalists in a press conference Friday (December 13). Four senators will be part of the working group.

"It is the common view of all senators that we do have to tell our story because the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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