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‘Jellification’ Affecting Biology of Canadian Lakes, Study Shows

A single Holopedium.  (Michael Arts, Ryerson University)
A single Holopedium. (Michael Arts, Ryerson University)

Prolonged periods of acid rain and timber harvesting is altering the balance of aquatic organisms in many Canadian lakes, leading to the growth of nutrient-poor...




  • Supt. Shirley Cuillierrier speaks with Sen. Vern White prior to her testimony at the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Security and Defence on Nov. 17, 2014. (Matthew Little/Epoch Times)

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  • Former Conservative party staffer Michael Sona leaves court in Guelph on Oct. 17, 2014. Sona was sentenced on Nov. 19, 2014, to nine months in jail for his role in the successful plot to misdirect voters in the 2011 Robocalls scandal. (The Canadian Press/Hannah Yoon)

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  • A protester with a flower clenched in his teeth is seized by riot police during protests at the G8 and G20 Summits in Toronto on June 27, 2010. A disciplinary hearing has begun for Supt. Mark Fenton, the most senior police officer charged in relation to the mass arrests during the summit. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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  • NDP MP Charlie Angus asks a question in the House of Commons on Nov. 3, 2014. The New Democrats are calling on the Conservatives to give information commissioner Suzanne Legault the money she needs to do her job as the first step in fixing the 32-year-old access Access to Information system. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld)

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  • Cups of coffee sit on a counter in a Tim Hortons in Oakville, Ontario. The price of coffee will go up Nov. 26 by 10 cents on average. (The Canadian Press/Chris Young)

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  • A new study shows that 45 percent of Canadians feel they have been bullied in the workplace, with bosses being the most frequent culprit. (KatarinaGondova/iStock/Thinkstock)

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  • South Sudanese women attend an English language class at an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Khartoum, June 16, 2014. A new report shows that worldwide, English proficiency among adults is rising, with Denmark having the highest proficiency, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland, and Austria. (REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah)

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  • Two kids playing hockey fall to the ice in a novice-level game. Children playing hockey need to have greater respect for their fellow players as a preventative measure against concussions. (The Canadian Press/Doug Ives)

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  • Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Senate Energy Committee, with Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va.,  a member of the committee, speak to reporters about the new urgency to get congressional approval for the Canada-to-Texas Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Three-term Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing an uphill fight to hold her seat in a Dec. 6 runoff, called for a vote on approving the pipeline. President Barack Obama has delayed a decision on the project that is opposed by environmental groups. Republicans insist that it will create jobs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House Votes in Favor of Keystone Oil Pipeline

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  • Screenshot of Davids and Goliath, documentary movie about organ harvesting from live prisoners of conscience. The film won best documentary at the Hamilton Film Festival in Canada on Nov. 9, 2014. (Epoch Times)

    Film on Organ Harvesting Wins Best Documentary

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  • As Canadians continue to get hooked on their smartphones, tablets, and streaming video they're almost doubling the amount of time they spend online, according to a new survey. (AP photo/Rahmat Gul)

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  • George Clooney and his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, after their marriage ceremony in Venice, Italy, on Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

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