Monday, February 10, 2014

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Monday February 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

CCPA's 'Alternative Budget' for Canada - it's all about choices we make

An Ottawa think tank has come out with an alternative federal budget it says would not only deal with Canadians' largest social, economic and environmental concerns, but also take 855,000 of them out of poverty. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) proposals are contained in a 168-page document titled "Alternative Federal Budget 2014: Striking a Better Balance", the ...

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Space policy to focus on sovereignty, security

Canada has outlined the direction it will take in its future efforts in space. There are currently 8,000 people employed in space-related activities and more than 200 companies. The space industry contributes $3.3 billion annually to the Canadian economy.

The policy “puts Canadian interests first, ensuring that our sovereignty, our Canadian security and Canadian prosperity are at the ...

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Future of native prairie grasslands in doubt

There’s a good deal of concern about the fate of Canada’s natural prairie grasslands.

The grasslands are present in the three western provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

However, as an example, only 18 percent of the original grassland is left in the province of Saskatchewan where Trevor Herriot is a committee member of the group, Public Pastures- ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Many Canadian couples start out married life in debt

A new survey shows almost half of newlywed couples in Canada begin married life with a debt burden.

The poll conducted by Harris/Decima for the bankruptcy and consumer proposal firm Hoyes, Michalos and Associates Inc. showed that newlyweds carry a burden on average of $21,503 on their wedding day.

The survey showed 47% of those aged 25 to ...

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Canada's ruling Conservatives plan to disrupt Liberal opposition convention, leader

Canada's ruling Conservative party plans to disrupt an upcoming Liberal opposition convention and discredit its leader Justin Trudeau, according to an article by Toronto Star newspaper journalists Bruce Campion-Smith and Susan Delacourt based on a document obtained by the newspaper. The game plan in the document is summarized in three words: “drive, disrupt, disunity.”

Trudeau, the son of former ...

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Polar bear victim gets huge medical bill

Although Canadians’ medical bills are usually paid by the public health system, a young woman has been billed $13,159 because she was treated outside of her home province for a service that wasn't covered.

These are the kinds of teeth polar ...

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Extreme cold both bad and good for Ontario wine

Southern and south-western Ontario is one of the two main wine grape growing regions in Canada, with the Niagara region being the most productive in the central province. The Okanagan valley of west coast British Columbia is the other main wine area in Canada.

However, this year much of Canada, with the exception of the west coast, has been ...

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Population to plunge in eastern provinceCourtesy Victoria Hynes Etchegary

The population will decline most in the eastern province of Newfoundland and Labrador over the next two decades, according to the research organization The Conference Board of Canada. It predicts the population of 482,000 will drop by 45,000 by 2035.

The Canadian population as a whole is growing, according to government statistics, due to about 130,000 more births per ...

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First Nations gaining control of education

First Nations in Canada are getting more control over their education system and more money to fund it. Currently, aboriginal parents wanting to provide their children with a good education, generally have to move to the larger urban centres, and away from their communities to do so.

Today Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with several Chiefs, including Sean Atleo, ...

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