Monday, January 13, 2014

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Monday January 13 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Partners and rivals; Canadian book looks at China-US relations

For about a century, the United States has been a world superpower. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has been the world’s sole superpower. However, that position is being challenged if not militarily, certainly in economic terms by China.

A new book, "Partners and Rivals", says that as China rises to equal the US economically, they have ...

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From a gold medal to a life of pain--a Canadian‘s story

Much as most of the sports world would like the word "concussion" to just disappear, that appears very, very unlikely. Concussions are virtually guaranteed be the biggest story in sports in the coming years.

We are going to be hearing more and more about the extraordinarily bad effects of concussions, including--though nothing has been scientifically proven as yet--suicides by ...

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World Pond Hockey Championships

Hockey is listed as Canada’s official winter sport. But it’s much more than a sport, it’s part of our culture

In the province of New Brunswick, Danny Braun is the president of the town of Plaster Rock's, World Pond Hockey Championships.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'Silence of the Labs' - Canadian scientists cut, research facilities shut down

Scientists across Canada are expressing growing alarm that federal government cutbacks to research programs will deprive Canadians of crucial information, according to a documentary broadcast by Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.

The 45-minute documentary report "Silence of the Labs" was featured Friday (January 10) on the CBC TV programme "Fifth Estate".

“What’s important is the ...

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Neil Young lets fly at Harper Government over oilsands

Don't expect any backstage passes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper the next time Canadian rock icon Neil Young plays a gig. Young let loose at Mr. Harper and his government at a press conference Sunday in Toronto.

Young later played the first of four Canadian dates on a tour aimed at raising money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, ...

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Atlantic crossing wins Quebec award for solo rower

Quebec rower Mylene Paquette has been named personality of the year by Radio Canada and Quebec's most prestigious newspaper, La Presse.

When Paquette, 35, landed in France in November, she became the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic and the first North American woman to row solo across the Atlantic, from west to east. ...

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Rare find on Vancouver Island supports Sir Francis Drake secret visit.

It was apparently a 16th century secret voyage by Sir Francis Drake.

A man with a metal detector has discovered an old coin which supports the theory that Francis Drake visited the west coast of Canada some two centuries before the Spanish or the voyage of renowned British navigator  James Cook, in the 1770’s

In 1579 Drake was ...

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Obamacare website designer, CGI of Montreal, loses contract

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration will not renew its contract with the Montreal-based CGI Group as the main IT contractor for the Obamacare health insurance site.

According to the Washington Post, a new contract will be signed with Dublin-based technology and consulting company Accenture.

More information:
Washington Post - Obama administration to end contract with CGI Federal, company behind HealthCare.gov ...

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Celebrating Canada’s first Prime Minister

January 11th marks the 199th anniversary of the birth of Sir John A Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister.

He’s known as the “father of Confederation”  having convinced the various provinces to join in a federation to form the country of Canada in 1867,  He’s also known for being the driving force to build a trans-continental railway, which led to ...

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