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Should genetic testing for cancer be available to all Canadians?
The revelation that Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against cancer stoked heated discussion this week, but one prominent cancer researcher says it demonstrates the need to make genetic testing available to all Canadians.
Sat May 18, 2013
Magnitude 5.2 quake rattles E. Ontario, Quebec
The capital felt a magnitude 5.2 earthquake Friday morning much less than a 5.0 earthquake in 2010, even though both were about the same distance away.
Public raising funds to buy alleged Rob Ford crack video
Allegations that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been caught in a video smoking crack cocaine has prompted several online crowdsourcing campaigns aimed at raising $200,000 to buy the footage.
Revelstoke Times Review
Revelstoke city planning director John Guenther resigns
John Guenther looks over a city map in his office. He stepped down as the City of Revelstoke's Director of Planning this week.
Peace Arch News
Metro may order public meetings on coal port dust risks
Planned route of coal barges from Fraser Surrey Docks' proposed direct transfer coal export terminal to a transhipment point on Texada Island, where coal would be loaded onto ocean-going ships.
The Toronto Star
Earthquake: 5.2 quake felt in Toronto, began in Ottawa Valley; more tremors expected
Shawville, Que., Mayor Albert Armstrong thought a large truck had slammed into the three-storey brick walls of City Hall.
Globe and Mail
No more boring politics! Canada's moved on to cynical contempt
I was always quite proud of the Canadian political system during the time I lived in Britain, especially when their Parliament was mired in some scandal involving Rupert Murdoch or the cleaning of ancestral moats.
Fri May 17, 2013
The Rumford Falls Times
Irving sawmill thanks log suppliers
Under brightening skies Thursday, the Irving Forest Products sawmill held its Log Suppliers Open House, the 15th annual event to show their appreciation to those who supply the mill with logs.
Advocates want funding for new French immersion programs
A recent study in Ontario shows it costs a district at least an extra $75,000 a year to create a new French immersion class.
'No:' Elijah Harper, who scuttled Meech Lake, dies at age 64
Elijah Harper, who became a symbol of power for Canadian aboriginals when he helped scuttle the Meech Lake constitutional accord, has died.
Globe and Mail
'All the facts' support Keystone pipeline, Harper tells U.S. audience
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, May 16, 2013.
Chris Hadfield, global sensation, got there with lots of Canadian...
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, speaks on cell phone shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz TMA-07 space capsule about 150 kilometres southeast of the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan, Tuesday, local time.
Thu May 16, 2013
Even in cynical Ottawa, the Mike Duffy Senate-spending scandal is shameful and sad
Sen. Mike Duffy leaves Parliament Hill following a meeting of the Senate Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration committee on Parliament Hill in early May in Ottawa.
Canada takes hard line against Iran as election looms
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his cabinet have taken a strong approach against the Iranian Regime but experts say it's more rhetoric than action.
UPEI urban fox researcher planning project's next step
The success of a project launched last fall to track the Island's urban red foxes has a University of Prince Edward Island researcher planning the next stage.
Duffy campaign invoice contradicts expense claim
Senator Mike Duffy is listed as being on Senate business during the last federal election on two days when documents show he was campaigning for the Conservatives in the Greater Toronto Area.
Agriculture Canada closing offices in 4 Saskatchewan communities
As well, research on cattle, previously done in Lethbridge, Alberta, will be consolidated with the existing research office in Swift Current.
Loss of RCMP firearm labs will hurt police, critics say
IBIS technology was developed by the Montreal-based Forensic Technology. It is used by police in Canada, the United States and in countries around the world.
The Asian Pacific Post
A window into Canada's historical shame
When you hear the words "land claims" relating to Canada's First Nations, you might only think about contentious cases that have been sensationalized in the media over the years.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Toronto Star
NDP across Canada must be mourning stunning B.C. election loss: Hebert
Ontario's Andrea Horwath and Thomas Mulcair really needed British Columbians to lead by example by handing the reins of their province to the NDP.