Canadians delude themselves about the risk factors for heart disease, Egyptians rally in protest, 100 B.C. sled dogs are killed, a special retirement webcast, Liberals call for the CRTC to reverse its usage-based internet billing decision, and a special happy 74th birthday to Don Everly.
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'Cardiovascular disease is one of the country's leading killers. But a new survey suggests many Canadians are deluding themselves about their risk factors for heart disease'. (Montreal Gazette)
More than 20,000 Egyptians rallied in protest at Cairo's Tahrir Square, demanding President Hosni Mubarak and his new government to go today: '"Mubarak go away to Saudi or Bahrain" and "We don't want you, we don't want you," chanted men, women and children in a sea of people that began gathering from the early hours'. (Reuters)
The SPCA & the RCMP are investigating the killing of 100 British Columbia sled dogs when bookings for Outdoor Adventures at Whistler dwindled at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The investigation began when reports surfaces that a man who worked at the company developed post-traumatic stress disorder after being involved with the "execution-style" killing. (National Post)
Have a burning retirement question? Thought leaders — including our own Zoomers.ca member Moses Znaimer! — will be participating in a live Scotiabank Facebook webcast that you can be involved in today at 12 PM EST. (Zoomers On Facebook)
Consumer backlash continues for the CRTC's unpopular decision to force small internet service providers to restrict their internet service plans. The federal Liberals are now calling for a reversal on the decision: 'we consider this decision to be anti-competitive, because it does penalize the small internet service providers,' says Liberal technology critic Marc Garneau. (CBC)
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