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Thursday January 16 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Natural Resources Minister: Tangible progress with India on energy resources

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver was upbeat on his second last day of an official mission to India to discuss energy resources, including oil and gas exports, and forestry products.

In a telephone conference call with journalists Wednesday (January 15) he underlined that Canada was doing everything it could to facilitate exports, calm concerns about whether energy ...

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Researchers discover a natural way to reclaim toxic oilsands tailings

The oilsands development in Alberta in western Canada has received  a great deal of criticism for its impact on the environment.  One result of the extraction process has lead to hundreds of kilometres of sand tailings, which because of toxicity, resembles a desert with only a few very sparse weeds struggling to grow and survive.

A Canadian ...

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Alcohol affects vision by 30%: study

Drinking the allowable limit of alcohol permitted for driving can impair vision by 30 per cent according to a new study. Researchers at Western University in Ontario found that alcohol consumption reduces the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast, which can be problematic when visibility is reduced.

“Like driving through a very light fog” ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Former Canadian Cabinent Minister: UFO’s and aliens are among us

A former Canadian cabinet minister has appeared on Russia’s English TV news service RT, to talk about his belief that UFO’s and aliens are real.

Paul Hellyer was a longtime federal politician and Canada’s Defence Minister during the Cold War era.in the 1960's.

In his appearance on RT late last month he told of a Cold War incident ...

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Mom’s thank you note to stranger goes viral

A Canadian mother’s open letter thanking a stranger who was kind to her autistic daughter on a recent flight has gone viral. Shanell Mouland  blogs about life with her three-year-old daughter Kate.

The two were on a flight from Orlando, Florida to their home in the eastern province of New Brunswick and were seated beside a businessman. Mouland was ...

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Petition to change TV stereotypes of Arctic life on children’s TV

A former resident of Canada’s high Arctic has launched a petition against inaccurate portrayals of the far north.

Skye Greenwood and family now live in British Columbia, but her daughter was born in Kugluktuk in the Northwest Territories and has Inuit heritage from her father.

She says she wants her young daughter to know about the far north ...

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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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