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Scientists map major diabetes genes

Source: CBC, Mon February 12, 2007
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Canadian and international researchers say they've found five different areas of DNA that may account for 70 per cent of the genetic risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Quebec extends prescription drug plan

Source: CBC, Fri February 02, 2007
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - About 300,000 more Quebecers will get free prescription medication as of July 2007, when the province will make good on a promise to expand its drug coverage.

Montreal researchers find link to potential breast cancer treatment

Source: CBC, Tue January 30, 2007
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Mice lacking a certain enzyme show resistance to the development of breast cancer tumours, a finding that could lead to new treatments for the disease, researchers in Montreal say.

Staples to Offer Environmentally-Friendly Paper this article opens in a new window

Source:, Fri November 03, 2006
Montreal, QC - Staples Business Depot/Bureau en Gros and Domtar Inc. have partnered to offer EarthChoice papers, the first environmentally-friendly papers to be FSC-certified and supported by leading environmental groups.

Blogger’s quest ends with keys to house

Source:, Tue July 11, 2006
Kipling, Saskatchewan - Taking a paper clip and turning it into a house sounds like a cheesy magic trick or a phony instance of resourcefulness on the 1980s TV show "MacGyver."

Quebec unveils carbon tax

Source: The Globe and Mail, Mon July 03, 2006
Montreal, Que - Quebec plans to adopt tough vehicle emissions standards and will become the first province to levy a "carbon tax" on oil and gas companies as part of an ambitious plan to fight global warming.

Anti-smoking lobby hails Ontario, Quebec as smokers forced to butt out

Source:, Wed May 31, 2006
Toronto - Smokers in Ontario and Quebec were bracing for a blast of fresh air Tuesday as both provinces counted down to a comprehensive ban on smoking in enclosed public places intended to protect the public from the hazards of second-hand smoke.

Power Up With Magnetic Bacteria

Source:, Fri May 12, 2006
Montreal, Canada - A 16-year-old high school student has invented a new way of producing electricity by harnessing the brawny power of bacteria.

Quest for home started with big red paper clip

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Kyle MacDonald had a big red paper clip and a dream: Could he use the community power of the Internet to barter that paper clip for something better, and trade that thing for something else -- and so on and so on until he had a house?

Red Wine Fights Periodontal Disease that Hits Most Older People

Source: Senior Journal, Sat March 11, 2006
Laval, Quebec - The latest medical miracle for red wine is its assist in preventing and treating inflammatory periodontal disease, which attacks about 65 percent of Americans over age 50, according to new research.

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