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CANADA SENDING MORE SUPPLIES, MATCHING DONATIONS TO NEPAL FUND

Canada’s doing more for the survivors and victims of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that’s killed over 4,000 and injured 7,100. The Harper government’s sending items like blankets, jerry cans and hygiene kits from emergency stockpiles in Mississauga and Dubai … read more

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UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG YOUNG ADULTS LINKED TO HIGHER DEPRESSION: U.S. STUDY

It could be important news for zoomer parents of young adults. Scientists at Emory University in Atlanta found adults between the ages of 18 and 25 who are out of a job are THREE times more likely to suffer from … read more

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OECD LOWERS GROWTH OUTLOOK FOR CANADA

The Paris based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has reduced its 2015 and 2016 economic growth forecasts for Canada, citing the drag caused by lower prices for oil and other commodities.  The organization is now estimating Canada’s economy will … read more

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TORONTO’S INCOME GAP WIDENS AT DOUBLE THE NATIONAL RATE: UNITED WAY

Toronto is now the income inequality capital of Canada. A published report says a new United Way study shows the gap between rich and poor households in the city is widening at double the national pace. The study, to be … read more

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BOC CHIEF KEEPING AN EYE ON ECONOMY’S HEALTH

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says the impact of lower oil prices and how much they will hurt Canada’s economy remains unclear. Poloz says he’s keeping a very close eye on a number of factors to determine the overall … read more

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TORONTO MEASLES OUTBREAK SAID TO BE VERSION NOT LISTED WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

The mysterious measles outbreak in Toronto is a version that has never before been reported to the World Health Organization database.  A published report today quotes Matthew Gilmour, the new scientific director general who oversees Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in … read more

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CANADA COMES IN LAST FOR TIMELY HEALTHCARE: COMMONWEALTH FUND SURVEY

New evidence Canada ranks last in timely healthcare. According to a new survey of wealthy nations, more than half of Canadians 55 and over have to wait at least two days to see their doctors when they are sick.  And 30 … read more

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POST-MASSACRE CHARLIE HEBDO EDITION HOT ON EBAY

Even with production increased to an unprecedented five million copies worldwide, you may still not get your hands on the post-massacre issue of ”Charlie Hebdo.” The edition’s sold out in France. Apparently, bids on e-Bay were running as much as … read more

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MORE TERROR ARRESTS EXPECTED IN CANADA

The arrests of three Ottawa men on terror related charges may be just the tip of the iceberg. Authorities have a list of some 93 names of radicalized individuals they say are high risk travelers, but so far there have … read more

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US ECONOMY CREATES JOBS; CANADA LOSES

For the second month in a row, the Canadian economy posted disappointing employment numbers. Statistics Canada says the country lost 4,300 net jobs last month. That follows a loss of 10,000 in November. Economists had predicted 15,000 jobs would be … read more

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