Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Wednesday January 15 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Telecom spectrum auction begins today

Telecom companies began bidding today on the coveted 700 MHz spectrum. This is the bandwidth that will make it possible to talk on a cell phone while on the subway in down town Toronto.  Or, more importantly perhaps, provide service for the first time to some of the most remote regions of Canada.

92% of the market and control ...

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Canadian Library Association concerned by wave of government library closures

In the last few weeks there has been concern over the shutting down of seven of 11 libraries, with decades of aquatic research, which are part of the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans.

Numerous government-funded libraries have been closed or services cut back.

Last year in Ottawa, Libraries and Archives Canada, Canada’s national library and public archives, ...

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You're being watched!

Recently a group of professors and others concerned with privacy issues staged a symbolic event in front of a publicly placed closed-circuit TV camera in order to highlight privacy issues.

They are concerned that people are being filmed in public without informed consent as required by Canadian law

Andrew Clement, lead the event. He is a professor at ...

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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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