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Tuesday February 18 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Study links herring decline to commercial fishing

For thousands of years it was a tiny fish, herring, not just the iconic Pacific salmon, that sustained indigenous peoples all along the North American west coast.

A new study shows the archeological record presenting a much different picture of that historic herring population throughout the region, than is the case now.

Dana Lepofsky (PhD) is a co-author ...

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Toxic chemicals hurt children’s brains: scientists

Toxic chemicals may be responsible for increases in disabilities among children such as autism, ADHD, and dyslexia, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Mount Sinai school of medicine. Two of the world’s leading scientists in toxicology warn countries around the world need to start evaluating industrial chemicals’ effects on brain ...

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Lost sunken villages reappear through photo project

At first artist and aerial photographer Louis Helbig did not understand what he was seeing under the water surface as he flew over a lake that had been created as part of the lock/canal system of the St Lawrence Seaway which allows ocean-going ships access to Canada's interior Great Lakes.

As he examined his photos, and researched what ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois - 32nd edition of Quebec film festival

Created in 1982 to celebrate film production in the predominantly French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec, the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois film festival is back with its 32nd annual edition on Thursday (February 20).

"Between the first reel and the last, we will show another 318 works, including more than a hundred premieres," says festival director Dominique Dugas.

An innovation to ...

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Internationally celebrated writer Mavis Gallant dead at 91

Internationally celebrated Canadian writer Mavis Gallant died Tuesday morning (February 18) in Paris, where she made her home since 1951. She was 91.

She was "by far the most cosmopolitan of our writers" wrote author and editor Robert Fulford in the National Post newspaper. "She was literature’s tireless chronicler of dispossession. Her characters were evicted, expelled, expropriated and otherwise ...

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NAFTA leaders urged to protect monarch butterfly

The leaders of Canada, the US, and Mexico are being called upon to take action to save the disappearing Monarch butterfly.

Stephen Harper, Barack Obama, and Enrique Pena Nieto are meeting this week in Mexico to discuss issues like the environment, trade, immigration, security, education and more.

It’s a full agenda, but they are being urged ...

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Warming Arctic may be aiding the spread of disease

A Canadian team of scientists have discovered that pathogens have been spreading to new species and killing them, and it may be due to the warming of the Arctic.

Michael Grigg and Stephen Raverty from the University of British Columbia’s Marine Mammal Research Unit (MMRU)  say that the “big thaw” occurring in the Arctic is allowing never-before-seen ...

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Canadian oil company to use safer tank cars

Irving Oil is vowing to phase out old rail tankers of the kind that blew up last July, incinerating downtown Lac-Mégantic and killing 47 people. Irving is the first Canadian refinery planning to voluntarily upgrade its DOT-111 tank railcars to meet higher U.S. standards.

So far, Canadian regulators have opted to not order the immediate conversion of the entire ...

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Boy injured, parents want hockey referee charged

The parents of a 12-year old boy who was injured at a Sunday hockey tournament in the western city of Winnipeg want a referee to face a criminal charge in the incident. Hockey games involving young players are notorious for stoking emotions and sometimes violence, to the extent that some leagues are drawing up codes of conduct for spectators. ...

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