Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Wednesday February 5 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian researcher creates flexible glass

Could it mean the end of cleaning up broken glasses and windows?

A research team at McGill University in Montreal has developed a new technique which could mean that when you knock over a glass, it might only suffer a slight dent..

Francois Barthelat is an associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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New diagnostic camera could predict eye damage

Current technology permits eye doctors to detect eye disease too late to prevent damage, but new camera technology could soon provide early signs of disease which could be treated.  “We’re always a bit behind the disease,” says Jean-Daniel Arbour, retinal surgeon and chairman of ophthalmology at the University of Montreal. “We can see the changes on our screen after ...

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Africentric Alternative School in Toronto, where every month is Black History month

The Africentric Alternative School is focusing on images of black beauty and illusive icons for Black History month this year.  But unlike most other schools in Canada, this is not much of a departure from the regular currlculum, as most of their studies take place in a black context.

The school has been open for only ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Wireless towers now only after consultation

Canada's telecommunications companies must now consult with communities before building new cellphone towers no matter the size, Industry Minister James Moore announced today.

The announcement closed the loophole where companies were not required to consult if the towers were under 15 metres high.  The companies built towers just under that limit.  There are currently about 18,000 across ...

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Not just the Arctic Ocean ice affected by warming.

While most ice studies in the Arctic have been focused on the lessening sea ice, a new study looks at lakes in the Arctic and how warming and climate change is affecting them.

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Settlements delayed for aboriginal abuse victims

The government’s approach to settling native abuse claims now seems “very mean spirited and very adversarial,” says lawyer Steven Cooper. He has represented several hundreds of Aboriginals who were forcibly taken from their parents and sent to residential schools where they suffered physical and sexual abuse.

These boarding schools were set up in the late 1870s and ...

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Weird weather taxes Yukon wildlife

Unusual weather conditions are causing hardship for wildlife in Canada’s north western Yukon territory.

Heavy snow in December was followed by record-shattering warm temperatures. That left a crust of ice on top of the snow that is cutting the legs of moose and caribou and making it harder for them to forage, says biologist Matt Clarke.

Caribou and ...

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Polar bears and the ripple effect of climate change

For years people have been concerned about the fate of polar bears in the face of climate change.

The bears need the frozen sea in order to hunt seals and survive, but as ice is forming later in the season and melting sooner, some bear populations were becoming threatened.

There are signs however that the polar bears are ...

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