Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Thursday February 6 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Heroin use on the increase

It's always been a dangerous drug, but heroin use is moving beyond its usual demographic. Dennis Long, Executive Director of Breakaway Addiction Services in Toronto, says it's now a problem for "an increased number of young people and an increased number of older people."  They're turning to heroin, and they come from a higher socio-economic status than ...

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Scientists alarmed, Canadians concerned, by government cutbacks of science

Nearly three quarters of Canadians believe public health, safety and the environment should be the top priority of government scientific activity and 91 per cent of federal government scientists believe cuts to government science budgets will have a detrimental impact on the government's ability to serve the public, according to a new study called "Vanishing Science" released Thursday (February ...

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Nitrogen, farming, and climate change

We may not realize it, but the soil doesn’t “sleep” in Canadian winters.

This is especially so during the several freeze-thaw cycles in fall and spring. With global warming these cycles are occurring more often and a Canadian scientist is studying the implications of the change.

David Burton is a soil scientist in the Department of Environmental Sciences ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Changes to Canadian Citizenship

Canada's Citizenhip Act is undergoing some major changes.  For the first time in 35 years, the rules will be tightened, the cost is going up, and the Immigration Minister will have increased power.

Chris Alexander, Canada's former Ambassador to Afghanistan, made the announcement in Ottawa today, that as Minister of Immigration he would be overseeing ...

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Minister's figures on public sector sick days 'inflated', says Parliamentary Budget Office

Canada's Parliamentary Budget Office released a report on government employee sick leave on Thursday (February 6) and found employee sick leave numbers were  "to some extent inflated" by the way the minister responsible for them calculated sick leave.

The budget office says public servants take an average of 11.5 paid sick days a year, compared with 18 days reported ...

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Canadian Rangers celebrate 20 years in Ontario

To mark this anniversary of service, members of the 3rd Canadian Ranger Patrol Group have embarked upon a 2,250km snowmobile trek across northern Ontario.

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Olympic music from Canada

The Sam Roberts Band, Roch Voisine and Fefe Dobson are three of the 5 artists unveiling songs they've written for the winter Olympics this month.

The songs will debut during CBC's Sochi Olympic coverage.

It's the result of a partnership between CBC, Universal Music Canada and Sony Music Entertainment Canada. Each ...

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Cleaning up Canada's Cold War radar sites

The bombers never came.

One of the "Control Stations". empty for decades and used occasionally by hunters for shelter (photo; Ontario Ministry of Natuial Resources)

Following the Second World ...

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Rail strike in Canada to be derailed

Canada's Labour Minister, Kellie Leitch, said late this afternoon, she will introduce back-to-work legislation if CN Rail workers and management can not come to an agreement before February 8th.

This followed the announcement earlier in the day by the union representing the workers, that they would be in a strike position Saturday at midnight, if an ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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