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2014-10-20 16:24:51

New campaign encourages parents to talk with their teens about the real dangers of drug abuse TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, launched the Government of Canada's new marketing campaign, which equips parents with the information and tools needed to talk with their teenagers about the harmful effects of prescription drug abuse and marijuana use, on behalf of Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health. Abuse of prescription drugs is...

2014-10-18 08:21:21

OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada will ship 800 vials of its experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, beginning with its first shipment on Monday, October 20, 2014. The vaccine vials are being sent in three separate shipments, as a precautionary measure, due to the challenges in moving a vaccine that must kept at a very low temperature at all times. The Public Health Agency of Canada is supplying the vaccine to the WHO in its role as...

2014-10-14 20:20:53

BC Hydro must fulfil over 80 legally binding conditions throughout the life of the project. OTTAWA, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today issued the following statement outlining the Governor in Council's determination that the environmental effects of the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project are justified in the circumstances. "The Site C...

2014-10-14 16:21:11

Ocean Networks Canada's Smart Ocean initiative is helping to achieve a World-Class Tanker Safety System VANCOUVER, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced today that the Government of Canada will provide up to $20-million over three years to Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) for its Smart Ocean initiative, which supports the World-Class Tanker Safety System. The funding will allow ONC to transform the oceanographic data it collects into navigational safety...

2014-10-04 12:21:19

OTTAWA, Oct. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa. Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday. One mobile lab team will continue to provide rapid...

2014-09-29 20:23:11

Proposed measure delivers on the Prime Minister's commitment to further restrict flavoured cigars OTTAWA, Sept. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced new proposed regulatory amendments that would further restrict flavoured tobacco products that appeal to youth. Canada was the first country in the world to take action on ''little cigars" in 2010 when The Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth came into force, banning the use of...

2014-09-26 16:23:29

Coordinated action to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, committed to continued efforts to strengthen global health security at the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) meeting in Washington, DC. The meeting brought Ministers and representatives from over 50 countries together at the White House to discuss future actions to ensure long-term global health security, and global...

2014-09-26 08:23:24

WINNIPEG, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - This year marks the 75(th) anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, which claimed the lives of more than 45,000 Canadians. One of Canada's most prominent military historians, Mark Zuehlke, is leading Canadians on a reflective journey by following the footsteps into battle by Canada's Army through the pages of his critically acclaimed Canadian Battle Series. From gripping stories of our Army's disastrous raid on Dieppe (Tragedy at Dieppe:...

2014-09-25 12:27:39

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post launched a 5-point plan in December 2013 which has already resulted in: -- increased rates, -- closing down more public post offices, -- reducing services in rural and urban post offices, making them less convenient while promoting franchises, -- starting the shut down of home delivery, -- and is on track to eliminate over 8,000 good rural and urban jobs The Canadian Postmasters and Assistants Association's new...

2014-09-24 12:26:08

Government of Canada partners with BOKS, Reebok Canada Fitness Foundation, and the Canadian Football League to get kids more physically active TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Minister Ambrose, joined by Mark Cohon, CFL Commissioner, Michael Rossi, President, adidas Group Canada and Katherine Tulle, Founder and Executive Director, Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) announced that BOKS, a before-school physical activity program will be made available for the first time in Canada. BOKS is...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.