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Canadian Arctic Vulnerable to Oil Spill

A U.S. environmental group, led by Pew Charitable Trust’s U.S. Arctic program director Marilyn Heiman, is calling for a halt of oil and gas leasing, exploration and development activities in the Arctic Ocean – citing that an accidental oil spill would be almost impossible to clean up. Their study found that current oil spill response… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Jim Carrey Dines with ‘Cable Guy’ Cohorts Stiller and Apatow

Canadian-born Jim Carrey’s 1996 comedic romp, ‘The Cable Guy’, is on track for a new Blu-Ray re-release with Carrey, Ben Stiller and producer Judd Apatow posting online that they’ve just completed audio commentary for the project. Apatow tweeted that it was exciting and “a great time”, while Stiller posted on his Twitter account that the… Keep Reading

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Justin Bieber Meets Up with 1950s Canadian Idol

It was revealed that last month, current singing sensation Justin Bieber had a brief meeting with Canadian singing idol Paul Anka, and some are speculating that a collaboration may be in the works. The meeting happened at Bieber’s private room at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a few hours before he performed a concert… Keep Reading

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Canada Gets its Version of Jersey Shore: Lake Shore

A Canadian version of MTV’s reality show hit “Jersey Shore” has recently been announced. And like Canada – it’s multicultural. Dubbed “Lake Shore”, the show follows the lives eight wild young adults from the Greater Toronto Area as they go clubbing, hang out and hook up. But unlike the American original, which raised the hackles… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Petition Seeks to Ban Fracking in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia provincial legislature has introduced a petition to ban the controversial method of oil and gas extraction called fracking. The group who tabled the ban met Tuesday in the provincial capital with Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks to oppose a proposed project in the Lake Ainslie area of Cape Breton. The petition has approximately… Keep Reading

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Yemen Bomb Would Have Exploded Over Quebec

British police have reported that a bomb discovered on a cargo plane enroute to the United States last month would have probably exploded over Canadian territory if it hadn’t been stopped. According to the statement, the bomb was configured to go off at 5:30 a.m. EST on Oct. 29 and initially it was believed that… Keep Reading

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Canadian Jonathan Duhamel wins World Series of Poker

Monday night,  23 year old Montrealer Johnathon Duhamel – a one time factory worker and college dropout – won the World Series of Poker main event title in Las Vegas with its prize of $8.94-million (U.S.). As confetti fell from the theatre ceiling in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Duhamel described the win as… Keep Reading

Gadgets

Veterans Affairs Canada Releases Remembrance Day iPhone App

Capitalizing on last year’s entry into social media, Veterans Affairs Canada has released a Remembrance Day iPhone application called “We Remember”. The department launched a Facebook page last fall called Canada Remembers, and a YouTube channel showing videos with a remembrance theme, after receiving $2.5 million in funding from the Privy Council Office. Now their… Keep Reading

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Radiation from Cordless Phone Base Station Can Affect the Heart

A new study by Dr. Magda Havas – Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario – and her colleagues reveals that radiation from a digital cordless phone base station has an affect on the heart. Their double-blind provocation research was published recently in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Oncology… Keep Reading

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Canadian Mortgage Debt Breaks Record at $1 Trillion

The Canadian residential mortgage market reached the $1-trillion mark for the first time this year. Higher home prices, coupled with lower interest rates, caused many new owners to borrow heavily for financing and encouraged current owners to refinance their existing homes. In its annual report, the Canadian Association of Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) said in its… Keep Reading

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