Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Thursday January 23 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Clergy, faith workers, turn to union to deal with shared concerns

It's hard to think of a church, as a workplace. Yet for clergy and others who work in churches, there is both the higher religious mission, and the down-to-earth employer-employee relationship, with the added complication that sometimes people can feel more isolated and vulnerable in trying to deal with workplace issues within a church.

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Is your drinking water safe? New rapid test may soon be available.

Without water, we simply can’t exist, and safe drinking water is becoming an increasing concern.

A Canadian scientist and team have developed a quick and simple method of detecting a wide variety of bacteria and chemicals in water. These are simple, specially treated strips of paper that can almost instantly indicate if there is a quality problem.

John ...

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Early involvement leads girls to science careers

Taking part in science fairs and summer camps make girls almost three times more likely to consider careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), according to a study out of Mount Saint Vincent University in the eastern Canada.


Tamara Franz-Odendaal wants ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber arrested after suspicion of drag-racing

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in the American resort city of Miami Beach early Thursday (January 23) and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest without violence after police said he had been stopped while "drag racing" down a street before dawn.

The 19-year-old was released after a judge set bail at $2,500 early Thursday ...

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Three dead, many missing, in seniors' residence fire

A fire on early Thursday (January 23) has left three dead, and some 30 residents unaccounted for in a seniors' residence that was reportedly only partially equipped with sprinklers.

Fire broke out after midnight at the three storey Résidence du Havre in the town of L'Isle-Verte in the Canadian province of Quebec.

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Tribute for former PM Jean Chretien celebrates 80th birthday, 50 years of public service

To many Canadians, Jean Chretien was and is known as the "Little Guy from Shawinigan" - a tough, political scrapper from Canada's predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec who was first elected as a Member of Parliament in 1963. Monday night (January 21) politicians of all parties and others celebrated his 50 years of public service, and his 80th birthday.
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One Canadian’s key to longevity

A 94 year-old woman from West Vancouver credits staying active with her longevity and good health, and she is the subject of a new book.  Olga Kotelko took up running at the age of 77. She now partakes of a pool fitness class three times a week, bowls, gardens, lifts weights at the gym and trains for track-and-field competitions including ...

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Vancouver housing among world’s least affordable

Canadians will tell you housing prices are crazy in the west coast city of Vancouver, but now a study ranks them second only to Hong Kong as least affordable.  Demographia’s 10th annual survey ranks housing markets in nine western countries by dividing median house prices by medial gross household income.

This ranking suggests homes in Vancouver cost 10 times ...

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Public bicycle sharing concept failing

It was originally a bold plan to operate a bicycle sharing service.

It was promoted as being cool, it was a “green” way to get around Montreal or any city. It's called Bixi-for bicycle taxi.   For an small annual fee, people can unlock and ride away on one  of 3000 bixi bicycles from any of the 300 public bisi parking ...

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