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Woman buried in snow for 3 days survives

Source: Current.com, Wed December 24, 2008
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - A Canadian woman managed to survive for three days buried deep in a snowbank, most likely because the snow helped to insulate her, police said on Tuesday.

Local boy, Ont. teen, link up to create safe water chains around world

Source: Financial Post, Tue December 02, 2008
Edmondton, Alberta, Canada - It was a crucial meeting to discuss helping the 1.1 billion people on Earth who don't have clean drinking water.

Ontario to shorten general surgery waits this article opens in a new window

Source: CBC, Fri October 17, 2008
Ontario will spend $11.64 million this year to shorten wait times for general surgery, Health Minister David Caplan announced Friday.

Hoteliers go green to save the planet

Source: Calgary Herald, Sun September 28, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Hotels around the globe are competing for customers in a changing world that is demanding green.

Canadian researchers discover ovulation gene this article opens in a new window

Source: CBC, Fri July 18, 2008
Canadian and European researchers have discovered the gene that regulates ovulation.

Canada to create giant new northern national park this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue April 08, 2008
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will create a giant new national park covering some 1.9 million acres along one of the country's most spectacular northern rivers, Environment Minister John Baird said on Monday. The Naats'ihch'oh National Park Reserve will cover the watershed of the South Nahanni river in the Northwest Territories.

Electronic handwashing tool could curb superbug spread this article opens in a new window

Source: CBC, Mon March 03, 2008
Toronto researchers have devised an electronic system they believe could dramatically slash hospital-acquired infections by improving hand hygiene.

Court strikes down regulation limiting growers of medical marijuana

Source: CBC, Fri January 11, 2008
Canadians who are prescribed marijuana to treat their illnesses will no longer be forced to rely on the federal government as a supplier following a Federal Court ruling that struck down a key restriction in Ottawa's controversial medical marijuana program.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

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