Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Thursday January 23 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Photos of Syrian torture may spur action: analyst

Smuggled images of torture and killings may eventually lead to prosecution for war crimes, but for now, may only serve to draw attention to the Syrian conflict and the need for international players to take action to end it, says Kyle Matthews, a project director at the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University in ...

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Bank of Canada Governor maintains interest rate, warns of low inflation

Canada's Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz released his Monetary Policy Report on Wednesday (January 22). After describing the economic situation in Canada, and his concerns about low inflation, he announced that the bank would maintain its overnight interest rate at 1 per cent.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.

More information:
Bank of Canada Governor - Release ...

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Sharks and rays: extinction of some species is possible

A new, global study on the situation faced by the ocean’s sharks and rays, says they may face extinction in the next few decades.

Nick Dulvy, is a Simon Fraser University (SFU) Canada Research Chair in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation in British Columbia, conducted the study. He is also co-chairman of the Shark Specialist Group ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Senior citizen loses court battle against census

Janet Chrunin, aged 79 of Toronto, was found guilty this week of violating the Census Act, but given a conditional discharge. She was concerned about use of software from a US arms suppler by Statistics Canada © CBC

A ...

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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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