Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Tuesday January 14 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Nurses: Critical need for higher minimum staffing standard in long-term facilities

Faced with an increasingly critical health and safety situation in long-term health facilities, nurses in Canada's most populous province of Ontario are calling for minimum staffing standards.

At the moment, whether there are 60 or 300 patients, the minimum staffing requirement is one registered nurse (RN). The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) thinks this is unacceptable, particularly because the ...

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Partners and rivals; Canadian book looks at China-US relations

For about a century, the United States has been a world superpower. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it has been the world’s sole superpower. However, that position is being challenged if not militarily, certainly in economic terms by China.

A new book, "Partners and Rivals", says that as China rises to equal the US economically, they have ...

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From a gold medal to a life of pain--a Canadian‘s story

Much as most of the sports world would like the word "concussion" to just disappear, that appears very, very unlikely. Concussions are virtually guaranteed be the biggest story in sports in the coming years.

We are going to be hearing more and more about the extraordinarily bad effects of concussions, including--though nothing has been scientifically proven as yet--suicides by ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian government spends $2.5M on ads for non-existent job grant program

The Canadian government spent $2.5-million in a publicity blitz to promote a skills training program that doesn't yet exist, according to a report by Canada's national radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.

“The Canada Job Grant will result in one important thing – a new or better job,” said the reassuring voice-over in the TV ads.

However, the Job ...

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Quebec begins hearings into controversial "secular charter"

The provincial legislature in the mostly French speaking province of Quebec will begin public hearings today into the highly controversial proposed Quebec secular charter or Bill 60, previously known as the Quebec charter of values

PQ minister, Bernard Drainville said before ...

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High Arctic fossil shows evolution of fins to feet

An ancient fish fossil going back 375 million years is revealing more information about the evolution and transition of some marine mammals to land.

US scientists discovered the 3-metre fossil on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 2004.


High Arctic fossil site, a ...

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Why are the tropics so species-rich? Migrating birds provide a clue

Three Canadian researchers at the University of Ottawa, in the nation's capital have been looking into why some environments such as the wet tropics support a greater number and variety of species than more northerly regions

PhD candidate Veronique Boucher-Lalonde, and professors Jeremy Kerr and David Currie research involves a study in species richness, that is how many species can ...

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Canadian among 19 new cardinals named by Pope

Canadian Gérald Cyprien Lacroix is one of 19 men who will become a cardinal, Pope Francis announced on Sunday (January 12). The 56-year-old Lacroixh is the Archbishop of the city of Quebec in the Canadian province of Quebec. After the announcement he wrote on Twitter: “Very big responsibility. Very happy to continue to serve the Church with Francis.”

Archibishop Lacroix ...

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'Silence of the Labs' - Canadian scientists cut, research facilities shut down

Scientists across Canada are expressing growing alarm that federal government cutbacks to research programs will deprive Canadians of crucial information, according to a documentary broadcast by Canada's national public radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada.

The 45-minute documentary report "Silence of the Labs" was featured Friday (January 10) on the CBC TV programme "Fifth Estate".

“What’s important is the ...

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