Friday, January 17, 2014

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Friday January 17 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Foreign Ministers upbeat on Canada, U.S., Mexico partnership

U.S. Secretary John Kerry, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, and Mexico's Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade were upbeat on Friday (January 17) at a press conference in Washington about their three country partnership as they prepared for a leaders' summit in Mexico on February.

All three ministers emphasized the importance of the 20 year old North American ...

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Hazards of hookah as bad as smoking: researcher

An “epidemic” of Canadian young people using hookahs or waterpipes are exposing themselves to dangerous toxins and infections, says Roberta Ferrence, senior scientific advisor to the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and professor at the University of Toronto.

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Consumer product shortages- real or “created” by marketers and investors?

A couple of weeks before the hugely popular US Superbowl weekend coming up on February 2nd, Kraft Foods has announced a possible shortage of a popular spreadable snack product Some hint that there might not actually be a shortage.

They suggest that it’s a ploy to encourage consumers to stock up to avoid the professed shortage, and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Retired astronaut's new job, broadcast news and views contributor

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who last year was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station (ISS) and captivated millions around the globe with his Twitter and Facebook observations from space, will now share his views in news programs at Canada's national radio and television public broadcaster, CBC.

In a press statement Friday (January 17) CBC said ...

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Warm weather in far north has international race organisers concerned

Race organizers for two major international high profile endurance races in Canada’s Yukon territory are nervously watching the forecasts.


The Quest starts in Faribanks Alaska and mushers travel to Whitehorse Yukon. The Ultra follow much of the same route with the ...

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Lack of outdoor play bad for kids: expert

Canadian children are getting less and less unstructured outdoor play and that is bad for their development says Sharon Sheshlia, a health and physical education consultant for a school board in the province of Ontario.

"When I was growing up and when I was raising my own children it was ‘go outside and play. Here are your boundaries … ...

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Pipe bomb confiscated, man allowed onto plane

Last autumn a pipe bomb was confiscated from a passenger at the airport in the western Canadian city of Edmonton. But the passenger was allowed to board his flight. Four days later, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) alerted Canada's federal police force RCMP to the case.

Three days later the 18-year old Skylar Murphy was arrested. In December, he ...

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Google health ads violate Canada's privacy laws

Google's on-line advertising service has violated Canada's privacy laws according to an investigation by the Office of Canada's Privacy Commissioner.

In a press release on Wednesday (January 15) Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier says Google has agreed to take steps to stop the "privacy-intrusive ads".

“We are pleased Google is acting to address this problem. Most Canadians consider health ...

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Canadian Music Hall of Fame inducts Bachman-Turner Overdrive for 2014

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that the legendary Winnipeg, Manitoba-based rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive are this year’s inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

After leaving the highly successful Guess Who in 1971, Randy Bachman along with Robin Bachman and Fred Turner and eventually Tim Bachman, created a band called Brave Belt, ...

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