Canada Needs More Escorts For Plan To Boost Arctic Ships

November 1, 2013

And with its limited-slip differential and two-way adjustable dampers, on the surface, the Mk5 boasts the right ingredients. Arriving standard with a data system, a wheel-mounted dash with lap timer, a rear-view camera and a removable steering wheel, the track-day warrior needn't rethink their Christmas home page list. It even has storage for two helmets and a briefcase. But what about the price? Well, it's $139,000. Which is a lot.

Irish naval officer Robert McClure is credited with discovering the link and first completing the route, by ship and sled, in the 19th century. The route has a place in Canadian lore, and was been commemorated in song by folk singer Stan Rogers. British explorer Sir John Franklin and 128 members of his 1845 expedition died after their ships Kardashian became trapped in ice while trying to complete the passage. Harpers government promised to work with renewed determination and an expanded team of partners to discover the fate of Sir John Franklins lost Arctic expedition. Scientists have flagged melting Arctic sea ice in recent years. The European Space Agency documented the routes opening in the warmest months of 2007 with satellite images. Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest level in September 2012 since measurements began three decades earlier, the agency said. Resource Development In anticipation of more traffic, Canada has made safe shipping one of its priorities as it leads the eight-nation Arctic Council from 2013 to 2015.

The delegation led by Governor-General of Canada David Johnston visited West China Hospital of Sichuan University

Johnston delivered a keynote speech titled "Education, Innovation, and Prosperity."Mr. Johnston started by expressing the honor to visit Sichuan University of such a splendid history and profound foundation and the gratitude for the warm reception as well as the platforms and opportunities provided by the university for the higher education exchanges between China and Canada. He said, "Canada can make the commitment that the cooperation between us does not only date back long but will be also long lasting. There will be more exchanges and cooperation on education." He also stated that he attached great importance to this visit: "The friendship between China and Canada is very important. We have many cooperation opportunities ahead, and there will be more chances for us to meet." The speech was acclaimed by the faculty and students.

Trick or treat? Canada seizes three cocaine-filled pumpkins at airport

The ongoing battle over the competitiveness and pricing of Canadian wireless services also plays an increasingly important role in Internet use. Internet wireless use is easily the fastest growing way for Canadians to access the Internet 48.6 per cent of Canadians used Internet wireless services in 2012, nearly double the 2010 rate of 26.2 per cent. Wireless Internet use features the largest difference by age of any type of access as 84.2 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 16 to 24 have used Internet wireless services, but that drops to 8.7 percent of Canadians aged 65 and over. Household income is major factor for wireless Internet use. While 67.8 per cent of all Canadians in the top income quartile have used Internet wireless services, only 26.4 per cent of the bottom income quartile have done so.

Statscan data points to Canada’s growing digital divide: Geist

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Canadian officials seize the pumpkins from a passenger's bag Officers at the airport have made 173 drug seizures so far this year (CNN) -- Talk about a spooky Halloween find. Canadian officials seized three pumpkins from a passenger's bag at the airport. And boy were they stuffed, they say, with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine. Border agency officers at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport found the pumpkins while searching the luggage of a female traveler, according to a news release. Her identity has not been released.

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