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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


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


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


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


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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Ontario and Asia Form Green Energy Ties to Solve City Growth Issues

Last week, business executives from the Ontario Technology Corridor attended Eco Expo Asia 2010 where they introduced environmental technology companies aimed at solving growth-oriented issues in the largest cities across the globe.  The Expo ran from November 3 until the 6th and was held in Hong Kong. The Canadian province features North America’s most forward… Keep Reading


Rapper 50 Cent Continues Supporting Youtube Nerds

Entertainment superstar 50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, has once again stepped in to give props to a popular, but much maligned, Youtube nerd – just as he did in the summer of 2009 for a Canadian webcaster who goes by the name “Pruane2Forever” The rapper got in contact with the Canadian Catholic school… Keep Reading


Oprah Winfrey Network Coming to Canada

Two months after it begins airing in the United States, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) will be arriving in Canada on March 1, 2011. However during the two months after its U.S. launch, some of the new network’s shows will air in Canada on the W Network and VIVA, the network that will be replaced… Keep Reading


Comedian Jim Carrey: What He Sees Right Now

Newmarket, Ontario born Canadian actor Jim Carrey – the Golden Globe award winning star of films that include Dumb & Dumber, The Mask, Bruce Almighty, and The Truman Show – has enthusiastically jumped on board the new Twitter trend: #WISRN. An abbreviation for “what I see right now” (#WISRN), the hashtag and associated tweets include… Keep Reading

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