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2008-08-21 12:01:21

NORWAY, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2008) - The Government of Canada is investing in renewable energy projects across Prince Edward Island, thanks to investments in projects through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power Program. Mike Allen, Member of Parliament for Tobique-Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the first project at the Norway Wind Park, on the northwestern tip of Prince Edward Island. The Norway Wind...

2008-08-01 09:00:53

ORLANDO, Fla. _ This is not your grandpa's PE class. Actually, it isn't your PE class, either. Gone are the days when physical education meant focusing only on sports, like kickball or dodgeball. Now, physical education means teaching kids about fitness, how to create wellness plans and how to exercise properly, all so they can learn how to be healthy and active for a lifetime. The shift began 10 years ago, when data started showing obesity levels rising in children. Many states had...

2008-07-18 03:00:48

By Bourne, N K Millett, J C F It is increasingly important to understand the dynamic response of polymers and polymer composites as their engineering application increases. This work aims to investigate the effects of additions to thermoplastic carbon chains on the response of the resulting polymer at the continuum scale. Polyethylene, polyvinyldichloride, and polymethylmethacrylate are shocked, and their equation of state and strength properties is presented. An explanation is sought for...

2008-07-01 15:00:45

By LORI ARATANI Advocates push to keep kids moving Classes are out for children across the country, but the fight to boost fitness and curb fat among America's youth doesn't end with the school year, researchers and health advocates say. That's why they're encouraging parents to turn off the television and video games and find ways to get kids moving. Groups ranging from the American Heart Association to the National Association for Sport & Physical Education succeeded in efforts...

2008-06-27 15:02:33

NORTH RUSTICO, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND--(Marketwire - June 27, 2008) - The Government of Canada continues to invest in harbour infrastructure, moving forward today with projects that will benefit fish harvesters and other harbour users across Prince Edward Island. The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. "The commercial fishery is key to the economic...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

By Michael Tutton, THE CANADIAN PRESS KILDARE CAPE, P.E.I. - Noralee Harper is thinking about moving from her home nestled in Prince Edward Island's picturesque countryside because she can't find a family doctor for her twin seven-year-old sons, who have had serious illnesses. She says health care will be the key deciding factor in whether she and her husband, Michael, and their four boys decide to stay in Kildare Cape. Harper, 32, is deeply attached to her home amid picture-postcard...

2007-12-29 03:00:22

By Morgan, Philip Hansen, Vibeke ABSTRACT The quality of physical education (PE) programs in primary schools has been questioned in the literature because of the difficulties that classroom teachers experience when teaching PE. The authors used a mixed-mode method to investigate teachers' insights into ways in which the quality of primary school PE can be improved. Questionnaire data were collected from 189 teachers in 38 randomly selected schools in New South Wales, Australia. Thirty-one...

2006-06-20 17:40:17

By David Ljunggren and Marcy Nicholson OTTAWA/WINNIPEG (Reuters) - A backyard flock of geese, ducks and chickens in Eastern Canada was not infected with the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu strain, officials said on Tuesday, dismissing fears that the strain might have arrived in North America for the first time. The fears had been aroused after a gosling in the small flock in Prince Edward Island died, and a lab in Eastern Canada examined it and found evidence of H5 avian flu. But...

2006-06-16 17:55:00

By Louise Egan and Marcy Nicholson OTTAWA/WINNIPEG -- Canada has detected a case of H5 avian flu in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island and plans further testing over the weekend to determine whether it is the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain, government officials announced on Friday. A gosling in a small backyard poultry flock in the western end of the tiny province contracted the disease but there is a low risk of human illness from the outbreak, officials said. The last Canadian...

2006-02-03 12:40:00

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA -- Around 1,500 seal pups were swept out to sea and drowned by a tidal surge off Canada's east coast this week after a lack of ice cover meant their mothers were forced to give birth on a small island, environment officials said on Friday. A resident on the island described how the mother seals had frantically tried to push their tiny pups back on to land as they floundered in the storm-tossed water. Grey seals in the Northumberland Strait -- which lies between the...