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Wednesday July 2 2014 edition 


Two tennis triumphs for Canada today

Both Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic have advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon, the best showing for Canada in the open era.

Eugenie Bouchard, just 20, beat Angelique Kerber of Germany, in straight sets today

An amazingly single-minded young woman

Tom Tebbutt, a writer with Tennis Canada describes ...


Trying to prevent 525 drownings every year

On average, over five hundred people drown every year in Canada and 80 per cent of those deaths could be prevented, says a report by the Canadian Red Cross. The not-for-profit agency compiled information on water-related deaths between 1991 and 2010 to help its efforts to prevent drowning.


An ancient killing reveals genetic anomaly

The jaw of a Siberian man who was killed about 4,000 years ago, has revealed some interesting facts. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan using the Biomedical Imaging and Therapy (BMIT) beamline at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron were able to study the jaw of the man to find out the details.

Angela Lieverse (PhD) was the lead researcher. She ...



Toronto Stock Exchange setting records

A healthy report on Canadian manufacturing kept the Toronto Stock Exchange in record territory today.

The S&P/TSX composite index was up 63.78 points to close the day at 15,209.79 but went even higher earlier in the day. This surpasses the previous closing high of 15,109, set last week.

It is six years to the day after it set ...


Black bear baby-boom behind increased collisions

Black bears are living well in Canada.  Food is in abundance and there is little stress.  As a result birth rates have risen, including twins and triplets.

But the downside is the increased contact with people, some of it deadly.

In June, two colleagues from a Nova Scotia car dealership struck black bears in two separate incidents.


Airline ordered to compensate bumped passenger

Porter Airlines has been ordered to compensate passengers bumped from domestic flights. Airlines often book too many passengers onto flights and then ask if any of them would agree to be bumped off the flight. If there are no takers, some people will be bumped regardless and the airlines usually offer some kind of compensation.

Porter’s current policy contains ...


Fewer women now named to federal boards

The opposition parties say the current government talks the talk about putting more women into leadership roles, but doesn’t walk the walk.

Numbers compiled by Liberals and New Democrats indicate there are fewer women running government agencies and Crown corporation, sitting on boards and working in management under the Conservative government now in power, than there were under the ...


"Dumpcano" costs mounting. Landfill fires in Arctic towns

They’re calling it the “dumpcano” a combination of dump (landfill) and volcano.

In Canada’s far north the town of Iqaluit, Nunavut, a fire has been burning in the town dump since May 20, which townspeople have nicknamed the "dumpcano"

Letting it burn is no longer an option, and putting it out could cost millions.


Seismic testing approved over Inuit opposition

Canada’s National Energy Board has approved a five-year plan for seismic detection of oil and gas reserves under the sea in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait.




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