Monday, January 13, 2014

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Monday January 13 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Nurses: Critical need for higher minimum staffing standard in long-term facilities

Faced with an increasingly critical health and safety situation in long-term health facilities, nurses in Canada's most populous province of Ontario are calling for minimum staffing standards.

At the moment, whether there are 60 or 300 patients, the minimum staffing requirement is one registered nurse (RN). The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) thinks this is unacceptable, particularly because the severity ...

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New pesticide contaminates wetlands: study


Wetlands are being contaminated by pesticides used on fields surrounding them. © Jim Devries

Wetlands pepper the landscape in western Canada and a biologist says a pesticide is contaminating them and threatening the ecosystem. Christy Morrissey of the University ...

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Politics Today - January 12, 2014

On today's edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda reports on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's week of public appearances, the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to Israel, an official Canadian mission to India, and questions about rail safety.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian researchers have new theory of migration

Three researchers at the University of Ottawa have come up with a new theory behind species migration.

Student (grad?) Veronique Boucher-Lalonde, and professors Jeremy Kerr, and David Currie were looking at why some environments support a greater number and variety of species than others This is known as species richness, that is, the number of species that exist in ...

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Canadian among 19 new cardinals named by Pope

Canadian Gérald Cyprien Lacroix is one of 19 men who will become a cardinal, Pope Francis announced on Sunday (January 12). The 56-year-old Lacroixh is the Archbishop of the city of Quebec in the Canadian province of Quebec. After the announcement he wrote on Twitter: “Very big responsibility. Very happy to continue to serve the Church with Francis.”

Archibishop Lacroix ...

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"Rights vs accommodation” issue flares at Canadian university

A debate over accommodation of religious beliefs versus gender equality rights has flared up at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s most populous and ethnically diverse city.

The issue began back in September, and although it has since been resolved, has nonetheless sparked a debate which has grown and become public recently.

A man taking a correspondence course ...

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Canada to cut aid to Sudan

The Globe and Mail reports Canada is considering scaling back on its foreign aid to Sudan. The newspaper obtained an internal document by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that recommends cutting or ending aid because Sudan is not of “strategic importance” to Canada.

Aid to South Sudan should however continue, says the report, to avoid “future, ...

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Canadian lab cracks the DNA code for 1800’s cholera pandemic

At Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University, scientists have once again travelled back in time to solve a medical mystery.

Known as the Ancient DNA Centre at the university’s Department of Anthropology, it has become a leader in the emerging field of paleopathogenomics, the excavation of the genetic sequences of pathogens that infected in eras before science could ...

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Fire continues, as train derailment investigated

The fire at a train derailment in the Canadian province of New Brunswick continues, but is under control, according to railway authorities, who have not yet been able to approach the derailed cars because of the fire. The accident occurred Tuesday (January 7) near the town of Plaster Rock.

Among the cars that derailed some carried crude oil and others were ...

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