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Archive for March 2010

Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

Sarah DeMille Online Story The maple syrup used on your morning pancakes or waffles may be extra sugary and chock full of calories, but the real stuff could actually have benefits beyond just indulging your morning sweet tooth. Navindra Seeram, an assistant pharmacy professor at the University of Rhode Island specializing in medicinal plant research, has discovered that in 20 litres of Quebec maple syrup there was a cocktail made […]

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Leon Washington not with the Jets just yet

Leon Washington not with the Jets just yet By: Ryan Jhagroo New York Jets restricted FA Leon Washington did not attend the team’s voluntary workouts on Monday and his future is in doubt with the team. Washington has yet to sign his $1.759 million tenders with the Jets. With the emergence of sophomore running back Shonn Greene and the signing of former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, Washington would likely be […]

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Barack Obama and Health Reform

Online Story #7 Patrycja Klucznik March 23, 2010 Barack Obama’s presidency has been marked by yet another historical venture, as of March 22. The new healthcare reform bill, which is seen as a milestone for American administration, was passed on Sunday and includes lowering the cost of healthcare for small business and families that were previously unable to afford coverage. It proposes to provide health care for over 30 million […]

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Earth Hour

Megan Harris Online Piece 7 Canada gears up for third annual Earth Hour The lights will be going off all over Canada this weekend. Not in a power outage-reminiscent of the August 2003 blackout, but for Earth Hour. Though this will be the third year Canada is taking part in the program, it is an initiative that began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. It has since grown into a global […]

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Suicide Risk in Mothers

Online Piece #7 SUICIDE RISK Kimberlee Nancekivell Kids may drive their mothers crazy sometimes, but it’s possible they actually reduce the risk of suicide. A Taiwanese study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Monday showed a connection between the number of children a woman had and how high her risk of suicide was. The higher the number of children, the lower the risk of suicide. First proposed by sociologist […]

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Landlord Problems in Scarborough

By Josh Ungar Five years later, residents at 217 Morningside Ave. are still waiting for city inspectors to return and enforce their complaints. This is not an isolated situation; throughout Scarborough, the number of apartment buildings with multiple unsolved standard-of-living complaints is alarmingly high. “My expectation is that residents shouldn’t have to put up with this nonsense,” said Coun. Ron Moeser. “People should be able to live in comfort and […]

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Maple Leafs

Online Story Josef Jacobson Tonight the Toronto Maple Leafs face off against the Florida Panthers at the Air Canada Centre. This is an important match for both teams. While the Panthers are fighting to make it into the playoff picture, the Leafs are looking to avoid finishing in last place in the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history. The Leafs have six wins in their last seven […]

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A Wish After Midnight

  A WISH AFTER MIDNIGHT By Zetta Elliott “When we contrast the condition of blacks in the 19th century with that of blacks living in the 21st century, we’re inclined to think the difference is like night and day. But speculative fiction reframes the past, creating a kind of literary lens that enables us to look more closely at the shifting definition of freedom. Have we really crossed the finish […]

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Earth Hour

CAITLIN STOJANOVSKI EARTH HOUR ONLINE STORY Earth Hour has become an annual symbol of environmental awareness, with more than 800 landmarks going dark on March 27, 2010. Residents all over the world are urged to turn off their electricity on from 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time. It began in 2007, with Australia going dark on the last Saturday of March. Now, over 200 ambassadors representing countries around the world […]

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Shoeless Joe Fire

Online Story Bradley Featherstone A fire has shut down Shoeless Joe’s restaurant located at Morningside and Lawrence for the next three weeks. The fire started in the kitchen at 5:30 a.m. on March 19 while no one was inside the building. The fire was contained quickly with minimal damage to the restaurant. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined, the investigation is ongoing. A Taco Bell located […]

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Immune System in Men

Billy Courtice 25 March 2010 MEN-FLU Do you find yourself tending for each and every one of your man’s needs often, while he lies in bed, claiming to be sicker than a dog? He may not be lying. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have conducted a study that suggests that men’s immune systems are not as strong as women’s. The study claims that a large part of this is […]

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Sudan

Online Story 7 Amanda Kwan Sudan’s president has threatened to expel foreign election monitors after they called for a delay in the vote, scheduled for April. The suggestion came amid security concerns from election observers and opposition groups. A report from the US-based Carter Centre said hundreds of thousands of candidates’ names are missing from polling lists. On Sunday, Human Rights Watch said the government’s suppression of opponents and the […]

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India to Fight with Food

India to fight with food. The Indian army is set to use the world’s hottest chili, bhut jolokia, to make hand grenades to fight terrorism, Associated Press reports. After conducting tests, the military decided the chilies will make a non-toxic weapon that can be used to immobilize suspects since it has a pungent smell. Bhut jolokia-based aerosol sprays are also being developed for defensive use by women and crowd control […]

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Milk

Alice Hoang Online piece #7 Is milk good or bad for you? While some say milk is nutritious, others say it causes health problems. Milk is unhealthy for people the same way chocolate is deadly for dogs – it depends on the person who consumes milk, as 1 percent of adults are allergic to the dairy product. Seven million Canadians are lactose intolerant, which means they do not produce an […]

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Upcoming events for the week of Mar 22nd‏

**Centre will be closed on Wednesday, Mar 24th** Dear Friends, Join us this Sunday, March 28th for a special Krishna fest celebration at 11 AM. Hear about the ‘Spiritual supermarket’; enjoy mantra meditation and a delicious vegan feast. Check details and RSVP at http://urbanedgeyoga.com/794/krishna-fest-2/ Events for the week of March 22nd: * Tue 23rd, Forever Young, Yoga stretches and relaxing chants: Join us for an evening of yoga asana practice, […]

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Turn Off the Lights

Sarina Adamo ONLINE PIECE #6 I turn off my lights when I leave the room, I shut down my computer when I’m finished with it, I take faster than normal showers and do my laundry during off hours. It’s the little steps I do to make a difference for the environment. I am even an environmental science major but I don’t wear potato sack or preach a vegan lifestyle. The […]

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Olympic Spirit

By Sarah Moore Although the Olympics are over, many Canadian companies are continuing to sell Olympic-related paraphernalia in an attempt to stretch out the Olympic spirit, and keep one hand in the Canadian consumer’s pocket. Roots, The Bay, and television station CTV are among but three companies that have jumped on the Olympic Memorabilia bandwagon, alongside the Official Vancouver 2010 Store, gas stations, McDonald’s, and much more. While the concept […]

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Reckless TTC Driving

Sarah DeMille Online Story 6 A TTC driver who had her license suspended Friday will have the suspension lifted at 4 p.m. this afternoon pending an ongoing TTC and police investigation. The driver, whose name has not been released, was pulled over on Dawes Road near Danforth Avenue Friday afternoon after rider complaints that her driving was erratic. Toronto Transit Commission spokesman Kevin Carrington has said that the driver was […]

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A’s Sheets plays like a $10 pitcher

By: Ryan Jhagroo In his third start this spring, the Oakland Athletics’ Ben Sheets faced 10 Cincinnati Reds batters and surrendered nine earned runs on last Monday, without recording an out. According to an MLB.com interview, Athletics catcher Kurt Suzuki says that Sheets is improving, citing Sheets’ velocity as a positive sign of things to come. Suzuki says that Sheets is throwing at least six miles per hour faster. A’s […]

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Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car Patrycja Klucznik March 16, 2010 Purchasing a vehicle is stressful enough, having to consider the model of the vehicle, the mileage it has on it, and the year it was made. Furthermore, these considerations have to be made on top of considering the price tag. Once you’ve found your dream car, how do you make sure it’s not too good to be true? People looking to […]

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Bottled Fresh Air Competition

Online Story 6 Megan Harris Move over, bottled water protestors. You have a new competitor. According to a Reuters Report, a U.K. charity is giving out bottled fresh air. If there’s a problem with bottling and selling the resource of water, then what about bottling the thing we breathe every day? The charity, the National Trust, which is dedicated to saving natural and historic places in England, Wales, and Northern […]

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Senior Drivers

Online Piece #6 SENIOR DRIVERS Kimberlee Nancekivell Grandma and grandpa may have to give up their licenses if they live in Canada. Despite Ontario drivers being obligated to requalify for their license every year after they turn 65, doctors are still worried this may not be enough to ensure the safety of everyone else on the road. In an editorial published in March’s Canadian Medical Association Journal, Dr. Paul Hebert […]

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Television of the Future

Online Story #6 Josh Ungar The Masters Tournament is coming to your television – in 3D. Televisions which broadcast in 3D are a relatively new phenomenon. Although they have been around in a limited manner for some time, they are now on the verge of becoming mainstream. One of the biggest challenges in getting people to make the jump to 3D is a lack of programming in 3D. Why fork […]

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Online Story Josef Jacobson Tyler Bozak is the future of the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey club. The 23-year-old centre was drafted by the Leafs out of the University of Denver in 2009. In his rookie year in the NHL, Bozak has collected six goals and 18 points in 24 career games. This puts him on pace for over 60 points in a typical 82-game season. Bozak has been given the […]

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Making the Day Meaningful

There are certain things I love to do to make the day meaningful. Of course, it always feels good to get my work done, however when there is some down time I like finding creative ways to enjoy leisure time. Today I wrote in my journal as usual. It is a light blue journal that I bought from The World’s Biggest Bookstore. I have already written quite a bit in […]

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Thai Protests

Amanda Kwan Online Story 6 Thai protesters spilled blood in front of government headquarters in Bangkok today as part of their campaign demanding for new elections. The symbolic act was aimed at Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, who demonstrators say stole power from former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a 2006 military coup. Earlier in the morning, thousands of protesters – known as the Red Shirts¬ – lined up in a […]

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Movie Pirater Sentencing

By Alina Smirnova Canada may see its first jail sentence for breaching cinematic copyright laws. On March 16, a Montreal man known as the country’s biggest movie pirate will be sentenced for distributing illegal copies of Hollywood films, CBC reports. The 27-year-old Geremi Adam pleaded guilty to two counts of disseminating copyrighted materials online. The exact number of movies Adam recorded in theatres and sold over the Internet is not […]

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To eat organic or non-organic?

Alice Hoang Online story #6 To eat organic or non-organic? The Food Standards Agency has shown that organic foods have no more health benefits than non-organic foods. Dr Alan Dangour from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health says that the minor differences between the two types of foods don’t account for any nutritional superiority. “A small number of differences in nutrient content were found to exist between organically […]

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Debating

By GJ McRae Thinking of sports, this question is often asked, “Who is better?” The comparison is made through individual accomplishments as well as championships, but there are great players who never become “champions.” Would they be considered great players because their stats show that they played in the zone and showed off their individual talents, or would they be thought of as selfish and thoughtless of their team’s strategy […]

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Curtis Leschyshyn treats Winnipeg’s young hockey hopefuls to ice time and skills training today

WINNIPEG, March 20 /CNW/ – Former NHL star Curtis Leschyshyn spent three hours today with Winnipeg’s own St. Norbert Storm minor girls’ hockey team as part of the Scotiabank NHL Alumni Skills Contest – offering professional coaching and skills training to 10 winning teams across Canada. On-ice, Leschyshyn worked with the youth on their defensive, offensive and puck-handling skills; while off-ice he spent time addressing the importance of teamwork, dedication, […]

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Upcoming CRTC Decisions

Upcoming CRTC Decisions and regulatory policies The CRTC plans to issue the following decisions and regulatory policies in the coming week. This list may not be complete and is subject to change without notice. Week: 22 to 26 March 2010 Broadcasting decision: Application by Rogers Broadcasting Limited http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2009/2009-516.htm#2 to amend the broadcasting licence for the radio station CIOC-FM Victoria in order to operate a transmitter at Saltspring Island Regulatory policy: […]

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CRTC Decisions

CRTC releases financial results of conventional television stations OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 18, 2010 — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released statistical and financial summaries for Canada’s conventional television stations. The the report provides information on the sector’s profitability, revenues and expenditures for the period of September 1, 2008, to August 31, 2009. Profitability Private broadcasters saw their total revenues shrink by 7.9%, going from $2.14 billion in 2008 […]

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Radio Conference in New Zealand

* Enquire * Apply now * Email this page * Print * Radio Conference January 11-14, 2011, Auckland. The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, January 11-14, 2011. This conference aims to provide a forum for radio scholars, teachers and broadcasters from all parts of the world. The 2011 conference will build on the progress achieved at previous conferences at the University of Madison, Wisconsin in 2003, RMIT University, Melbourne in […]

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CRTC Decisions

March 16, 2010 Media Advisory – CRTC Media Lock-Up – Regulatory Policy framework on group-based licencing of ownership groups WHEN: March 22, 2010 Lock-up: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. WHERE: CRTC Central Office 1 Promenade du Portage, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Central Building, Gatineau, Quebec OTTAWA-GATINEAU – On March 22, 2010, a media lock-up will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications […]

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Three Natural Ways to Keep Your Arteries Fat-Free

TORONTO, March 16 /CNW/ – Cardiovascular disease is the No.1 killer in North America. And high cholesterol is one of the primary risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, almost 40% of Canadian adults are classified as having high blood cholesterol levels. High cholesterol shows no visible symptoms – it’s a silent villain slowly choking artery passageways. Most people are unaware until […]

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General Fire Safety Information

Working smoke alarms save lives. In the wake of Toronto’s terrible fire tragedy this week, homeowners are reminded to 1) install one smoke alarm per floor and outside sleeping areas 2) never remove a smoke alarm from the ceiling due to a nuisance alarm 3) install fresh batteries in all smoke and CO alarms at least annually 4) replace smoke alarms older than 10 years old, and 5) practice a […]

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Hockey

Online Story Bradley Featherstone Scarborough native Chris Stewart was named the NHL’s first star of the week after scoring five goals and four assists in four games the week of March 1-7. The Colorado Avalanche player is only 20-years-old and it has already set career numbers for himself this season. He returned to hockey several years ago after giving it up to focus on football at Scarborough West Hill Collegiate. […]

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