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1 hr ago | The Western Producer

Push to private plant breeding shameful

The closing of cereal research centres and funding for spring wheat breeding is creating a seed oligopoly, says the author.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Agriculture, Science, Stephen Harper,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Cycling News

Tour of Alberta funded through 2016

Organizers of the Tour of Alberta have secured funding for three more years, allowing the race to run through 2016.

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Related Topix: Canada, Cycling

The Globe and Mail

Minister mulls barring foreign worker program for some fast-food jobs

Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says it may be time to bar the use of the temporary foreign worker program in filling some fast-food job needs because there should be enough Canadians to handle the work.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Fort Macleod Gazette

University of Lethbridge faculty creates John Davis scholarship

John Davis was honoured Thursday by the University of Lethbridge's Faculty of Management.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Vision Monday

Doctor of Optometry - Subleasing Optometrist, Full-time Lethbridge, AB

Pearle Vision, a division of Luxottica Retail, is seeking Doctors of Optometry who share our passion, imaginative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit and patient-centric approach to eye care.

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Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Canada,

CBC News

McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny

Several temporary foreign workers were brought in to work at this McDonald's franchise in Parksville, B.C. three years ago.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Southwest Booster

Closure of Cereal Research Centre part of Federal UPOV '91 agenda

The Cereal Research Centre is being closed this month, marking the end of nearly a century of public plant breeding in Winnipeg.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, CPU, Canada, North America, World News, Agriculture, Science, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Western Producer

There is an as yet unexplored human cost to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. | File photo

Dr. Egan Brockhoff, an Alberta veterinarian who has seen PED do its deadly work in Asian and American hog barns, has also seen the emotional toll it takes on hog producers who have it in their barns.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Canada,

Canada.com

Tom Flanagan's book says he was victim of 'mob' mentality over porn remarks

Tom Flanagan says he was the target of a "virtual mobbing" last year when he questioned the wisdom of mandatory jail sentences for people who possess child pornography.

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Related Topix: Stephen Harper, Canada,

Canada NewsWire

Alberta Rotarians Trigger $2.1 Million donation for Worldwide Polio Eradication by 2018

Rotary, an international humanitarian service organization, is celebrating 100 years in Rotary has been dedicated to eradicating polio since 1985, and is a founding partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, launched in 1988.

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Related Topix: Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thu Apr 10, 2014

WebProNews

Whooping Cough Outbreak In Lethbridge, Alberta

Health officials are urging residents to get immunized from the infectious illness if they haven't already.

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Related Topix: Canada,

CNews

10 busted in Alberta child porn sharing ring

Six Calgarians were arrested and charged in Operation Ice, a sweep that seized images and videos of very young victims, Const.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Cycling News

New direction for Tour of Alberta?

News about the 2014 Tour of Alberta has been hard to come by, but word of a switch that would reverse the route's direction this year - starting in the south near Calgary and heading north to a finish in Edmonton - has started to filter out of the vast Canadian province that lies between British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Cycling

Red Deer Advocate

Residential building stays ahead of pace

Residential construction activity in Red Deer remains ahead of last year's pace, with housing starts in the first quarter of 2014 up 20.8 per cent over the same period a year ago.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance,

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Brandon Sun

Another whooping cough outbreak in southern Alberta; officials say get immunized

Alberta Health Services says there's been 34 confirmed cases of whooping cough so far this year in the southern part of the province and more may be unreported.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Prince George Citizen

Stealing the spotlight

Chris Hadfield may have been the star of the show Saturday night but he wasn't the brightest star to take the stage.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Opinion

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Edmonton Journal

AUPE wanted arbitration when province wouldn't budge on wages, Alberta labour board told

AUPE members in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge join together with allies from across the labour movement to protest Bill 45 and 46 on December 2, 2013, in front of the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Craft distillery in Slocan Valley brings 100-mile vodka to Nelson stores

The love of a good drink has taken one Slocan Valley couple into business with the area's first craft distillery.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Home Gardening, Home, Wine, Drink, Canada,

CBC News

40 Alberta crime victims programs to get $9M

Over the next three years, Premier Dave Hancock says Alberta will spend $9.1 million on 41 different community and police-based programs.

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Related Topix: Canada, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Canada.com

Flooding closes Medicine Hat hospital's NICU

Women identified for high-risk deliveries will be transferred to Calgary or Lethbridge to deliver their babies and as Alberta Health Services works to reopen the NICU, infants will be relocated as needed.

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Related Topix: Canada,

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