Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Tuesday January 7 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Wind chill-the temperature Canadians love to hate

Most of Canada has been dealing with a bitter winter this year. Heavy snowfall, ice storms, and Arctic temperatures made worse by wind have gripped most of the country relentlessly so far this winter. Add that wind to the already frigid temperature and you get something much colder..wind chill.

Dave Philips explains exactly what wind chill is. He is ...

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Homeless project focuses on 'housing first' with support later

A five-year project to help homeless people in five Canadian cities has had very encouraging results by focusing on getting housing first for individuals and following up with support services.

The At Home / Chez Soi project has focussed on homeless people with mental problems in Canada's three most populous cities of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, as well as ...

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Canada prepped for more Olympic medals

With great fanfare on Tuesday, Team Canada revealed which hockey players will defend the country’s Olympic gold medal won at the Vancouver winter games in 2010. One month away from the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Canada has not finalized the complete list of athletes who will be competing. But it has high hopes of improving on the medal count ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Recreational skaters in Moncton must wear helmets

In the eastern maritime province of New Brunswick, a new regulation has come into force on Moncton skating rinks.

With a population of just under 70-thousand, Moncton is the province’s second largest city. As of January 1, all skaters using the city’s public rinks for recreation must wear a Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved hockey or ski helmet, regardless ...

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Intelligence agency CSEC admits Canadians' communications 'incidentally' intercepted

Canada's intelligence gathering agency, Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) has admitted on its website: "we may incidentally intercept Canadian communications or information" but adds CSEC "takes steps to protect the privacy of that information".

On its website, on the page outlining its "Foreign signals intelligence", CSEC (also sometimes known as CSE) explains that "CSE’s signals intelligence mandate and operations ...

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Flu kills 10 people in western Canada

Ten people between the ages of 18 and 64 have died from influenza in the western province of Alberta, according to health officials. Of 300 people now in hospital, 40 are in the intensive care unit.

The outbreak is not a pandemic, but H1N1 is the recurring strain of the virus that is affecting people this year, says Dr. ...

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Canadian submarine set to return to duty

Ten years and many millions of dollars later, one of Canada’s used submarines is about to return to duty.

In 1998, the federal government announced plans to buy four surplus diesel-electric submarines from Britain.

Hailed by the government as a bargain at the time at $750 million, the subs were quickly found to have problems requiring correction before ...

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Weather hammers Newfoundland again

People in Canada’s eastern province of Newfoundland are known as a hardy lot but relentless, extreme weather events caused electricity failures trying the patience of many left in the cold and the dark. Heavy snowfalls and high winds wreaked havoc on the power system causing blackouts beginning on Thursday.

Power had been restored to most of the province by ...

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Minister's briefing notes: Rare earth elements 'critical' to Canadian economy

The "rare earth elements" used in new technology are "critical to Canada’s economy" say briefing notes for Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, according to a report by Postmedia News journalist Jason Fekete.

Obtained by Postmedia News under access to information legislation, the briefing notes marked "Secret" says “Rare earth elements (REE) have been categorized by the government ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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