Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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Wednesday January 15 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's Natural Resources Minister: Tangible progress with India on energy resources

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver was upbeat on his second last day of an official mission to India to discuss energy resources, including oil and gas exports, and forestry products.

In a telephone conference call with journalists Wednesday (January 15) he underlined that Canada was doing everything it could to facilitate exports, calm concerns about whether energy ...

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Researchers discover a natural way to reclaim toxic oilsands tailings

The oilsands development in Alberta in western Canada has received  a great deal of criticism for its impact on the environment.  One result of the extraction process has lead to hundreds of kilometres of sand tailings, which because of toxicity, resembles a desert with only a few very sparse weeds struggling to grow and survive.

A Canadian ...

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Alcohol affects vision by 30%: study

Drinking the allowable limit of alcohol permitted for driving can impair vision by 30 per cent according to a new study. Researchers at Western University in Ontario found that alcohol consumption reduces the ability to adjust vision for brightness and contrast, which can be problematic when visibility is reduced.

“Like driving through a very light fog” ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Pipe bomb confiscated, man allowed onto plane

Last autumn a pipe bomb was confiscated from a passenger at the airport in the western Canadian city of Edmonton. But the passenger was allowed to board his flight. Four days later, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) alerted Canada's federal police force RCMP to the case.

Three days later the 18-year old Skylar Murphy was arrested. In December, he ...

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Google health ads violate Canada's privacy laws

Google's on-line advertising service has violated Canada's privacy laws according to an investigation by the Office of Canada's Privacy Commissioner.

In a press release on Wednesday (January 15) Interim Privacy Commissioner Chantal Bernier says Google has agreed to take steps to stop the "privacy-intrusive ads".

“We are pleased Google is acting to address this problem. Most Canadians consider health ...

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Freeze and thaw wreaking havoc in Quebec

Winter temperatures fluctuating from minus 27 C to 9 C are making driving a challenge.  Thousands of pot holes have opened up in roads in the Montreal region and drivers are navigating obstacle courses.  Even the concrete on the bridges is succumbing to the strains of the extreme freeze and thaw cycles.

"What we suspect ... is that it's ...

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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 fossil of what would have been a 3 metre fish on Canada’s Ellesmere Island in 2004.

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