Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Tuesday January 28 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Canadians demand and get action on Ukraine

Canadians of Ukrainian heritage are demanding the Canadian government impose sanctions and travel restrictions on Ukrainian officials and “oligarchs,” says Taras Zalusky, executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird responded by announcing Canada will bar senior Ukrainian officials from entering Canada. He said it’s a symbolic effort but sends a disapproving ...

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Canada's .ca domain authority announces funding for innovative ideas, programs

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has announced a new program in which "innovative ideas and programs that make the Internet better for all Canadians could receive up to $100,000 in funding".

CIRA will be investing up to $1 million, with funding amounts ranging between $25,000 and $100,000.

CIRA is a non-profit organization that manages Canada’s .CA ...

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Studying a boreal forest "ghost"

They’re sometimes referred to a ghost creature as their tracks are often seen, but the mysterious wolverines themselves, very seldom.

The research is taking place in nort-western Alberta near Bitscho Lake

In fact, surprisingly little is known about the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Military veterans in Ottawa to fight service cuts

"Why do we as veterans have to beg?" says Roy Lamore, a Canadian Second World War veteran. He and military veterans from more recent Canadian missions were in Ottawa Tuesday (January 28) to convince the federal government not to shut down nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada.

The federal government has already closed one office in Prince George, in ...

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Canada's Privacy Commissioner: Even with national security, checks and controls needed

“While a certain level of secrecy is necessary within intelligence activities, so is accountability within a democracy," said Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada Chantal Bernier as she released a special report to Parliament on Tuesday (January 28), International Data Privacy Day.

"Given our mission to protect and promote privacy, and our responsibility to provide advice to Parliament, we are ...

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Canadian castle for sale

People looking for a pied-a-terre in Canada may want to consider buying their own castle, replete with an on-site chapel, stained glass windows and parking in the eastern city of Moncton.

Up for sale is Castle Manor, a Gothic Revival-style edifice built between 1906 and 1908 as a care home for orphans and foundlings. It ...

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Fire deaths highlight higher risk for aboriginals

The deaths of two young boys last week were a grim reminder that people living on First Nations reserves in Canada are 10 time more likely to die in a house fire than are those in the rest of the country, according to a 2010 study.

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Anniversary of the famous "Canadian Caper" rescue

It was January 28, 1980.

Iran was in full blown Islamic revolution fervour under Ayatollah Khomeini. Anti-US sentiment was at a fever pitch, and by extension “anti-west” sentiment.

Students and militants had overrun the American Embassy in Tehran the previous year and had been holding American staff hostage for three month (eventually six months)  under harsh conditions in ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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