Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Wednesday December 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada Post to end urban home delivery of mail

Stunned disbelief was the reaction of many Canadians Wednesday morning (December 11) when their postal service Canada Post announced it would phase out home mail delivery in urban areas.

Canada Post, a crown corporation, came out with a YouTube video, and a slick document explaining how the cut in services, and turning towards community mailboxes, were a reflection of ...

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Canadian helps research into ancient hominids in South Africa

A Canadian university doctoral student has helped unearth fossilized bones of human ancestors from deep within a cave in South Africa.

A physical anthropologist, Marina Elliot’s studies include subjects ranging from paleontology to forensics. She studies in the Department of Archeology (Faculty of Environment) at Simon Fraser University near the major port city of Vancouver on Canada’s west coast. ...

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Canada fails most vulnerable refugees: advocates

“We’re seeing, unfortunately, a closing of the doors in Canada to refugees,” says Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees. Controversial changes to Canada’s refugee determination system were implemented last December. A report by the council says the result is that it is failing some claimants, particularly those who have been traumatized ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

U.S. Ambassador to Canada nominee keen to strengthen trade ties

Nominated to be the next U.S. ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman pledged to deepen economic and environmental ties between Canada and the United States during his nomination hearing in Washington on Wednesday (December 11).

Heyman was asked few questions when he appeared at the Senate's foreign relations committee in Washington. Among the issues raised, Senator John McCain wanted to know ...

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Proudly Canadian apparel company sold to US equity firm.

A Canadian company, which has become almost an iconic symbol of top-quality Canadian winter wear, has been taken over by an American firm.

Canada Goose has always promoted the fact that it was an entirely Canadian company, owned, headquartered, and keeping its manufacturing in Canada in spite of higher production costs.

However in a recent sale Bain Capital, ...

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Trophy hunting detrimental to species

A just released scientific study shows that big game trophy hunters are adversely affecting the gene pool of the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, leading to smaller animals.

Biologist Marco Festa-Bianchet from the University of Sherbrooke in Quebec has been studying ungulates for more than 30 years. His report, in the latest edition of the Journal of Wildlife ...

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Gay stabbing prompts anti-homophobia campaign

Scott Jones was stabbed in the back and had his throat slashed after leaving a bar in October, and he thinks it was because he is openly homosexual.  Paralyzed and in a wheel chair, Jones is thankful for an outpouring of support he has received and a campaign that was launched encouraging people to speak up against homophobia.

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Healthy food in schools effort fails

It’s something rueful parents know but Ontario’s auditor general has documented—the initiative to have school cafeterias serve only healthy foods is less than successful. Rather than eat the vegetables, fruits and lean meat on offer at school students simply leave and go to the fast food restaurants nearby. Cafeteria sales have plunged by 25 to 45 per cent. ...

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Liberal leader elected, will return to Quebec provincial legislature

The leader of the Official Opposition Liberal Party in Canada's second most populous province of Quebec won a by-election Monday (December 9) and will now be able to sit in the Quebec National Assembly.

Philippe Couillard was a former health minister in the Liberal government of Premier Jean Charest, but left politics in 2008.

In September 2012, Jean ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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