Friday, January 24, 2014

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Friday January 24 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Seniors' residence fire - Are seniors put at risk because of sprinkler costs?

The Queen has sent condolences and many politicians are expressing their sympathies after a fire that killed numerous people in a seniors' residence, but seniors' advocacy activist Susan Eng says governments continue to allow owners of residences to save money, rather than impose basic safety measures such a water sprinkler system.

"How many more people have to die?" ...

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Canada attends Norway conference on Arctic development

Each week Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

Today on the Eye on the Arctic column, we check in on a major international conference that took place this week in the Norwegian Arctic.

Arctic Frontiers was held in the city of Tromso and its stated goal was ...

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Young Canadians’ internet use mostly unsupervised

99 per cent of young Canadians access the internet outside of school, most of them on mobile technologies, making it difficult for parents to supervise them, according to a study.

“One of the things that surprised us was the degree to which desktop computers have been replaced among young people by other, mostly mobile technologies,” says ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada-France territorial dispute heats up- again

For decades a territorial dispute had simmered between Canada and France because of the tiny French islands of St Pierre and Miquelon which lie just south of Newfoundland

An international committee in 1992 largely rejected France's claims to additional ocean territory, but granted a 10.5 km ...

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Canada no longer world’s coldest country

Canadians pride themselves on battling cold winter weather, and cold snaps across the country this year have proven particularly challenging. So they may have been disappointed when the Globe and Mail reported today that Canada is no longer the coldest country in the world.

Apparently that was discovered about a dozen years ago by climatologists who realized that the ...

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Legal challenge to GM salmon

Environmental groups have launched a lawsuit against the Canadian government approval for the commercial production of genetically modified salmon eggs.

The American company, Aqua Bounty Technologies, has an experimental production facility in Canada’s maritime province of Prince Edward Island. They have modified Atlantic salmon eggs with genes from chinook salmon and the eel-like ocean pout to create ...

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Protesters shout aboriginal speaker off stage

Angry protesters disrupted a speech by First Nations leader Phil Fontaine at the western University of Winnipeg on Wednesday, forcing it to cancel and reschedule the event.

Fontaine, who was a former leader of the Assembly of First Nations, accepted a job with TransCanada Pipeline, a natural gas and oil pipeline developer in ...

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Briefing notes, what the minister will say when disaster strikes

Newly released documents outline what Canada's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney is supposed to say when a disaster strikes. Talking points cover terrorist attacks and natural disasters in Canada and in the United States, and an assault on electronic networks, according to a Canadian press article by journalist Jim Bronskill.

For instance, in the event of a terrorist incident ...

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Yukon announces its plans for development of Peel watershed

In a highly contentious decision the government of the Yukon Territory has released its plan for development in the Peel River Watershed.


The Peel watershed comprises almost as much area as Scotland. The Yukon government has announced only 29% of the area ...

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