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Law Society publishes guide to legal information and services

(NC) -- Why would an organization that regulates lawyers and paralegals hand out a guide to free legal information and services? Thomas G. Conway, head of The Law Society of Upper Canada, answers this and other questions in the following Q & A: Why did the Law Society produce the guide Handling Everyday Legal Problems? “People's legal needs are changing. Thirty years ago, if you had a ....

Home ownership is now easier for newcomers

(NC) -- Buying your first home in Canada can be a challenging experience – and for newcomers, who may not understand the mortgage process, it can be even more so. Many immigrants express that they don't understand the nuances, and others have certain preconceived notions that don't always hold true, like requiring a credit history to obtain a mortgage. According to a recent poll from the R ....

Ottawa settles almost $5M in B.C. land claims

(NC) -- The federal government has settled five long-standing land claims with First Nations communities in B.C. The Kitselas First Nation, located near Terrace, accepted $566,390 in compensation over a dispute involving the size of reserve dating back to 1901. The Mount Currie Indian Band, located eight kilometres east of Pemberton, received $54,860 in compensation for grievances relating ....

Workers may be exposed to toxic metals in shop towels

(NC) -- A peer-reviewed study conducted by Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk sciences firm, shows that U.S. and Canadian manufacturing workers who use laundered shop towels may be exposed to lead and other metals. The study, published online in the October issue of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, estimated worker exposure to 28 different metals, including ....

Eye Specialists Say They're Out of Work

Did you know that a substantial number of eye surgeons are unable to find work in their chosen field, despite the many patients who need their services? The wait lists for eye surgery – along with all the problems that result from poor vision like increased incidences of hip fractures, depression, and early nursing home admissions – are a serious concern, say observers in this field, add ....

Prevent Extinction: Let's Save Pollinator Bees

(NC) -- Most of us are aware of the decline in bee populations around the world – but according to Wildlife Preservation Canada, did you know that bees pollinate more than 80 per cent of our flowering plants, fruits and vegetables? It is the bee that makes possible much of the food we eat. Bee-saving initiatives are underway however, including a major project to open the first- ever 'bee h ....

Do you know an amazing Ontario champion for women?

(NC) --  Since 1979, Governors General of Canada have recognized outstanding individuals from every region of Canada for their courage, integrity and hard work in creating lasting, positive change for Canadian women, their families and their communities. One of the 2013 recipients of the Governor General's Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case was Constance Backhouse, a Law Profess ....

Canadian satellite could set new eyes on ships at sea

(NC) - A new Canadian spacecraft could someday help ID and track ships across millions of square kilometres of open-ocean, even when those ships fall out of range of other tracking technology. For decades, sea captains have used radar and transponder-based technology to see other boats around them. It's a system limited by distance, but that could soon change. Packed with high-tech gear that ....

Diverse supply mix keeping Ontario powered

Whether it's a flick of a switch or the whirr of air conditioning units, Ontario's growing demand for energy is quietly making noise across the province, with natural gas helping chart the most affordable path forward. According to a report from Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), a strengthening US economy will translate into a boost for Ontario's energy intensive expo ....

Aboriginal land claims are correcting “past wrongs” and building trust

(NC) -- The federal government has settled hundreds of long-standing land claims and is rebuilding relationships with First Nations communities across Canada. Since Canada began settling land claims in 1973, 390 claims have been settled, 108 of them since 2007 when the federal government launched its Specific Claims Action Plan. Fifteen claims have been settled with 14 First Nations commun ....

A personal story from a thankful family

We see tragedies every day and think, “Thank God it's them and not us.” But how does it feel when it IS you? My name is John Gignac and this is my family's story. In early December 2008 my niece Laurie Hawkins, her husband Richard and their two children Jordan and Cassandra all died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in their home in Woodstock. A chimney vent attached to their ga ....

Return of plains bison honours First Nations history

Efforts to bring back the near-extinct plains bison, or buffalo, to Western Canada honours a part of Canadian history many Canadians are either unaware of, or have forgotten—that these gigantic, majestic animals once ruled the Northern Great Plains in the tens of millions and were a source of sustenance and spirituality for plains-dwelling Métis and First Nations. First Nations people hun ....

New Canadian citizenship law offends some activsts

Focusing on checking the dual citizenship the Canadian government has proposed sweeping changes to its rules on citizenship.  Under the plans underway, Canada would be able to revoke citizenship from dual nationals who have been convicted of terrorism, spying or high treason. Also, applicants would now have to pass a knowledge test and have proficiency in English or French. Immigration Mini ....

Making your retirement savings last

(NC) -- Congratulations, you've made it to retirement. After scrimping and saving through your working years, you can now enjoy the fruits of your labour — just make sure you spend it wisely and make it last. The financial experts from Desjardins Group have some tips to help you get started. Supplemental pension plan (SPP) • Also known as a corporate pension fund, it allows you to recei ....

Valuable airport security tips for March Break

(NC) -- The long awaited March Break is upon us. Whether you are escaping the freezing cold or heading for the slopes, it is best to start your trek on the right foot. Since this is one of the peak times to travel, fleeing from avoidable predicaments of airport security is crucial to get you on your way. The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has these tips to ensure security ....

UFO: Alien Planet moves toward Earth suggests Texas Professor

UFO Sightings Daily documents that according to Dr. Kyle Kaplan, a planet-sized object will be at Earth by August, 2014.  Kaplan says prior to its arrival, Earth will experience more and more adverse effects from the gravity of this planet.  TRN inquired of other astronomy and geological experts and they told us that if Kaplan's scenario is true, the problems Earth wil ....

Canada to buy land in Detroit for new bridge, report says

The Canadian government plans to start buying land in Detroit for the U.S. portion of a new bridge linking the nations, a Canadian official said in a report published Sunday, a move that bypasses opponents of the project and comes as the U.S. government hasn't yet allocated money. The $2 billion-plus project to add a second span across the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., is sim ....

U.S. Hospital charges snake bite victim $89,000 for treatment

(NaturalNews) -- The American medical industry has become a con, an economic hoax, bloating prices to unthinkable levels for simple medical services. It's obvious that the medical industry tries to rake in as much as they can from insurance companies as patients are caught in the whirlwind. It's hard to blame them, as they must compensate for government interventionist medical programs that spike ....

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