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February 14, 2011
For those who remain uncoupled this Valentine’s Day, take heart, according to a recent study by the Centre for the Study of Living Standards (CSLS) marital status isn’t the ...
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January 31, 2011
Since an outbreak of cholera was first detected in the Artibonite region of Haiti on October 21, 2010, more than 3,000 people have died and the outbreak is far from over. The current Ha...
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January 20, 2011
On the heels of the Year of Biodiversity in 2010, the United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests.  It is meant to be both a celebration of our relationship ...
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January 17, 2011
As the winter sets in and memories of fresh Canadian produce fade, Canadians turn to fruits and veggies that either come from afar or are frozen and canned. We all know that fruits and ...
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December 20, 2010
Those that thrive in the daylight can take heart; December 21st is the winter solstice and it’s the shortest day of the year. On this particular solstice, if you happen to stay aw...
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December 6, 2010
Many Canadians take pride in their ability to tolerate the cold. As we head into winter we bundle up, turn on the heat and some of us head outdoors for winter activities to keep warm. &...
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November 29, 2010
A cornea is a thin transparent membrane that covers the surface of the eye. Diseases of the cornea can cause the cornea to become clouded, thinned or scarred, blocking or distorting the...
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November 8, 2010
November 11th. The date marks the armistice to end the First World War, which came into effect at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918. In recognition of Remembrance Day, the Council h...
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October 25, 2010
As the International Year of Biodiversity winds down, the world’s Biodiversity experts are meeting at the 2010 International Biodiversity Summit in Nagoya, Japan, from the 18th to...
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September 13, 2010
The ozone layer is the Earth’s vital protective shield against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Made up of molecules of three parts oxygen (O3), the ozone layer...
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