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Health, Science and Technology, Society

New test could predict return of prostate cancer

Some men respond well to initial treatment for prostate cancer, but a new test could soon help predict those who will need further and more aggressive treatment. Across North America 260,000 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year. 50,000» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, Politics, Society

Canada’s wild prohibition(s) era, rum runners and border wars

Author Dan Francis latest book talks of booze, prohibition, and temperence in Canada. It’s called Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum Runners, and Border Wars © The Ubyssey (UBC) Long before the American Rosa Parks broke the colour barrier, Canada had Viola Desmond.» 

Politics

Politics Today – November 23, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda reports on the two federal by-elections, both won by the ruling Conservatives, this past Monday. As well he reports on the decision by independent MP Maria Mourani to sign an Official» 

The LINK Online Sat. Nov 22, 2014

Your hosts this week, Wojtek, Lynn, and Marc A man waves a large Romanian flag in Bucharest, Romania, November 3, 2013 during a protest against the Rosia Montana gold mining project of Canada’s Gabriel Resources. ©  Vadim Ghirda/AP Canada’s extractive» 

Military, Politics

Opposition parties call on government to restore services to military veterans

Canada`s opposition parties continued to hammer away at the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday (November 21) over the treatment of Canada`s military veterans. Both the Official Opposition NDP and the Liberal opposition questioned cutbacks in» 

Economy, Politics

Canada’s two most populous provinces, sign deals on electricity, climate change

The premiers and ministers of Canada’s two most populous provinces Ontario and Quebec sat down for a joint meeting in Toronto on Friday (November 21), the first such meeting since 2010. Ontario’s premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec premier Philippe Couillard» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Immigration & Refuge, Indigenous, International, Military, Politics, Society

Eye on the Arctic – Week in Review 11/21/14

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of the top headlines from Eye on the Arctic this week: – A Swedish military expert discusses Russia’s ‘psychological» 

Health, Society

Reduce solitary confinement, urges medical journal

Placing prisoners in drab, solitary cells for 23 hours a day can have “substantial health effects, including suicide and should be severely limited,” urges an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It calls the practice “cruel and unusual punishment.”» 

Arts and Entertainment, Education, History, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

Canada’s first distance learning effort November 21, 1927

Long before the arrival of the internet, and the concept of what is now known as MOOC’s (massive open online content), and long before television, the University of Alberta established it’s own radio station to provide distance learning courses to» 

Animals, Environment, Science and Technology

Rare white deer seen in northwest Ontario

People around the small town of Stratton Ontario had been seeing something very rare during the summer, an all-white deer. Stratton is located about 400 kilometres west of the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay. Stratton is just north of»