Thursday, January 30, 2014

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Thursday January 30 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Building a better concrete toboggan- GNCTR 2014

It sounds like a university student prank..build a “concrete” toboggan, load a few people on board and race down a steep snow-covered hill.

The Queen's University engineering team speeds down the hill in ...

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Union federation applauds Ontario minimum wage increase, but it's still below poverty line

The announcement of a higher minimum wage in Canada's most populous province of Ontario is good news, but it's still not enough to get workers above the poverty line, says the province's labour federation.

On Thursday, the Liberal government of Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the province's minimum wage would rise from $10.25 an hour to $11 as of ...

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Climate study: Winter Olympics to face difficulties in future

With the Sochi, Russia, winter games almost upon us, a new research paper looks at the effect climate change and warming temperature of the planet will have on the future of the winter Olympics..and where they can be held.

The report is entitled " The Future of the Winter Olympics in a Warmer World"

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government updates travel advice for Canadians attending Sochi 2014 Winter Games

Canadians planning to attend the Sochi Olympics in Russia should limit their "use of public transportation that is not affiliated with the Games" according to a new travel advisory from the Canadian government issued on Thursday (January 30).

They are warned about travelling outside of the designated Olympic sites: "Be particularly cautious. There remains an ongoing insurgency in the North ...

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Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister gives up unilingual English business cards

Almost six months after being told by Canada's language commissioner he must present Canada's bilingual English-French duality, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has "disposed" of his unilingual English business cards, according to a report by Canadian Press journalist Deen Beeby.

According to the report, a spokesperson for Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser, confirmed a letter last week from ...

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The sad end of a Canadian legend. Jan 29, 1946

The year was 1921, and while steamships were plentiful, it was still the era of the graceful sailing ships, especially perhaps in the Canadian maritime provinces, and northeastern US states.

Bluenose in full sail in 1921 off Halifax in the elimination ...

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Kids should play outside, even in the cold: doctor

Unusually long periods of very cold weather across Canada this winter have prompted some schools and parents to keep young people indoors, but one doctor says they should go out anyway. Toronto Dr. Dan Flanders was on local radio saying it was a “terrible idea” to keep students indoors for recess even in double-digit minus temperatures.

“Going bonkers”
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Veterans outraged at minister, office closings

Some veterans called for the resignation of the veterans affairs minister after he cancelled, then appeared at a scheduled meeting with them on Tuesday. They eventually did discuss the closure of nine regional offices that offer services to veterans, but Minister Joe Fantino refused to reverse it.

Fantino said veterans would be able to get the help they need ...

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Donor human milk becoming more accessible to premature babies.

Medical staff has long recognized the benefits of human milk for babies, and especially so for premature babies. However, for a variety of reasons, some mother's are not able to provide milk for their babies.

Until the 1970’s there were about 20 breast-milk banks across the country. Then as fears about the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission through ...

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