Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Thursday January 16 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Will U.S. court ruling on net neutrality affect Canada's Internet situation?

On Tuesday (January15) an appeals court in Washington, D.C. struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule regarding net neutrality which was designed to prevent Internet providers from giving preferential treatment to data from a specific provider or platform. The challenge was launched by the U.S. company Verizon.

Supporters of a open and easily accessible Internet around the ...

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The global food system is broken, says Oxfam

Many people around the world, especially women, go to bed hungry and Oxfam is calling for “urgent reform to the way food is produced and distributed to put an end to this scandal.”  The statement was made as the international agency released its global food index which looks at whether people have enough to eat, food quality, affordability ...

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Consumer product shortages- real or “created” by marketers and investors?

A couple of weeks before the hugely popular US Superbowl weekend coming up on February 2nd, Kraft Foods has announced a possible shortage of a popular spreadable snack product Some hint that there might not actually be a shortage.

They suggest that it’s a ploy to encourage consumers to stock up to avoid the professed shortage, and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian Music Hall of Fame inducts Bachman-Turner Overdrive for 2014

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced that the legendary Winnipeg, Manitoba-based rock group Bachman-Turner Overdrive are this year’s inductees into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

After leaving the highly successful Guess Who in 1971, Randy Bachman along with Robin Bachman and Fred Turner and eventually Tim Bachman, created a band called Brave Belt, ...

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Teen sex sold on line horrifies Canadian mom

Finding almost-naked pictures of her teenage daughter selling sex online horrified a mother in the eastern city of Halifax.

"I felt like I died. I felt like part of me died," said Karen. Her name has been changed to protect her identity and the identities of her family members.

The problem of underage prostitution is growing in Canada, ...

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Lightbulb Ban affects wild bird rescue centre

Canada’s move to ban incandescent light bulbs has had an unexpected effect upon a wild bird rescue centre in Ottawa, the nation’s capital..


A call to the public for donations of 100w bulbs before they disappear from store shelves resulted in overwhelming ...

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Canada aims to double international students

Canada will try to double the number of international students coming to its universities. The goal is to “advance Canada’s commercial interests in priority markets around the world” and is part of Canada’s new foreign policy focus on economic priorities.

To attract foreign students, the government will shift diplomatic, visa-processing and marketing resources to China, Vietnam, India, Brazil, ...

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Cirque du Soleil's new show: Kurios

Cirque du Soleil will have a new show under the tent in Montreal this spring. 'Kurios: Cabinet of Curiousities', is inspired by the evolution of society during the latter 19th century as envisioned by the creators at Cirque du Soleil.

Writer-director Michel Laprise describes the era as a golden age, and hopes audiences will be moved by this ...

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North American foreign ministers meeting Friday

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade in Washington on Friday (January 17) for the North American Foreign Ministers Meeting (NAFMM).

“The North American Foreign Ministers Meeting is a valuable opportunity for Canada, the United States and Mexico to work together to ...

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