Sunday, February 16, 2014

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Sunday February 16 2014 edition  

COLUMNS

Hockey player suffers stroke, raises awareness

Hockey player Kris Letang felt dizzy and nauseous in late January and doctors found he had had a stroke. This sudden loss of brain function can be caused by an interruption of the flow of blood to the brain or a rupture of blood vessels in the brain that cause neurons to die.

In Letang’s case, ...

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Experiment reduces allergic reactions to peanuts

Using an experimental therapy, scientists have succeeded in feeding small amounts of peanut flour to allergic children and reducing their reactions over time. More children in industrialized countries are becoming allergic to peanuts and other foods, and sometime the reaction is deadly.

Ninety-nine children with severe allergies were involved in the experiment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in ...

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Politics Today - February 2, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda reviews the first week parliamentarians returned to Ottawa after a six week holiday, as well as protests over the closing of nine Veterans Affairs offices across Canada.

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YOUR CHOICES

Canadian aviation safety an issue, as inspector oversight role decreased

Transport Canada inspectors are being increasingly pulled away from their regulatory oversight role and there are less of them, and that's a worrying development for Canadians' aviation safety, says the union representing the inspectors who work for the Transport Ministry.

According to the Canadian Federal Pilots Association, which represents some 400 pilot inspectors, their numbers have dropped by ...

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Canadian coach helps Russian skier finish Olympic sprint

His own team had been eliminated earlier, but when Canadian cross country ski coach Justin Wadsworth saw struggling Russian skier Anton Gafarov with what little remained of his left ski, Wadsworth rushed over and attached a new one, so Gafarov could finish his race.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (February 11). According to CBC News Gafarov was clearly out of the ...

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Canada's finance minister tables 2014 federal budget

Canada's Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled his 10th federal budget Tuesday (February 11) afternoon, an interim budget before a more wide-ranging one leading into the federal election of 2015.

In a pre-budget event on Friday, Minister Flaherty suggested that his new budget would make sure the government does not “waver from the path” of fiscal responsibility.

Even so there ...

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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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