In the western province of Alberta, conservation groups says hundreds of wolves are being killed in the western foothills because of private bounties. The bounties are being funded by hunting and trapping groups, some of which are based in the US, and by some northern municipalities. Bounties range from $15 to $300. [...]
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Ungava Canadian Premium Gin was honoured with “Best in Show” at the recent World Spirits Competition held in Austria. Last summer it took home two “Excellent” scores from New York City at the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge.
The stand-out yellow liquid, in the bottle with the Inuktitut writing on it, is growing in popularity and developing a new generation of gin drinkers around the world.
The idea began in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, with the proprietors of Domaine Pinnacle. The ice-cider producers had moved into beverages using local maple syrup, and then they began thinking about gin.
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A recent report on the practice of dentistry suggests that “the average dentist may be closer to the edge of a [cliff] than the average Canadian.”
According to the “doom and gloom” study done by consultants R.K. House and Associates for the Ontario Dental Association (ODA), a surplus of dentists combined with declining demand will make it harder for professionals to open and maintain their practices.
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After years of decline, the rate of teen pregnancy is going up in parts of Canada. Experts think it might have to do with a decline in socio-economic conditions. Canada still has very low rates of teen pregnancy compared with Great Britain and the United States. But any slippage causes concern.
The rate of pregnancy in these young women has not changed much across the nation. It went from 27.9 per 1,000 to 28.2 between 2006 and 2010. However in four provinces it jumped dramatically: almost 40% in New Brunswick, almost 36% in Newfoundland, more than 17 per cent in Nova Scotia and 15 per cent in Manitoba according to a study by the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN).
The rates say a lot about what’s happening to young Canadian women, according to Alex McKay, the study’s research coordinator.
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After years of negotiation, some 140 nations, including Canada, have just signed a treaty to deal with toxic mercury.
The United Nations Enviromental Programme (UNEP) sponsored treaty is called the “Minimata Treaty” after the city in Japan where residents health was seriously damaged by mercury poisoning from industrial operations.
The treaty calls for eventual bans on industrial emissions of mercury into the environment, along with the use of mercury in several products. It also suggests an eventual phase out in other products such in dental amalgam, in which mercury is a major component.
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The corridors of Canadian political power welcomed a new visitor on Tuesday (April 9), a Google Maps Trolley documenting Canada's Parliament in Otttawa. [...]
A new public opinion poll suggests that Stephen Harper's Conservative Party government is taking a pounding on the issues of secrecy and ethics. Two-thirds of those polled by Ipsos Reid said Mr. [...]
Less than 24 hours after Montreal police arrested 279 student protesters upset with tuition hikes, demonstrators gathered in a downtown park on Saturday for a different--and less angry--manifestation. [...]