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  1. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the letter by Jean-Francois Tremblay ('In defence of seal hunts in Canada', March 14). Your correspondent is correct about only one thing, the harp seals are not endangered at this point in time. However, this issue is not about conservation- it's about cruelty. The seals are not killed humanely to feed a family. They are bludgeoned to death, often ...

  2. Canada to provide satellite images this week

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen China has been asking foreign governments to help provide satellite images of the earthquake zone but so far only Canada has agreed to schedule a flyover on Friday, ... nor infrared devices could penetrate. Our view has been completely blocked. [On Monday] we submitted requests to Canada and the European Union to use their satellites which are equipped ...

  3. Canada turning to wind power

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by John Gray

    ... John Gray in Toronto Canada is already sitting on some of the world's largest reserves of oil and natural gas, and almost unlimited potential for hydroelectric power, but its state ... promised last week to quadruple its support for wind power. At the same time, Quebec committed itself to a massive windmill power project that would double Canada's output of wind energy. ...

  4. Vancouver

    Posted Jan 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in five Canadians say the environment is their highest preoccupation. The poll was conducted over Christmas-New Year when the weather across Canada was unseasonably warm. Respondents gave ...

  5. The real Antarctic

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Joe Wang Hongrui was so excited at seeing penguins, seals and whales up close, he forgot about the seasickness he had suffered on his trip to the Antarctic. But despite the excitement, the trip was not for fun- Wang had headed south early thi ...

  6. Power subsidies send the wrong signals

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tons of explosives were set off on Tuesday to blow up a cofferdam built for the construction of the Three Gorges hydroelectric project. It marked a key milestone in the colossal undertaking to bring more power to an energy-hungry nation plagued by frequen ...

  7. The messy, wasteful promise of oil sands

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... and easy-to-extract crude oil hovers at a near-record high, the incentive to exploit vast untapped reserves of heavy oil and oil sands is unleashing a petroleum production boom centred on Canada. Chinese ... of Canada's oil to flow its way across the Pacific. But the lion's share is expected to go across the border to the US. With conventional oil prices expected to remain high, the future of the oil ...

  8. Whats On

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... September 7 'A Breakfast with the Honourable Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport, on Sustainable Transportation', organised by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, on Canada's successes in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving energy. Inquiries: 2110 8700 Speaker: Jean Lapierre, Minister of Transport of Canada September 9 'Bringing Innovation ...

  9. Canadian beef ban eased

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The ban on beef imports from Canada was partially lifted yesterday after officials found the country's enhanced control measures on mad cow disease to be satisfactory. ... slaughtering, could be imported. Each consignment of beef would need the department's prior written permission and a health certificate. Hong Kong banned beef imports from Canada in May last year ...

  10. Heritage site or dead wood? Why an ancient tree is causing a storm

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver The famed 'Hollow Tree' has stumped generations of visitors to Stanley Park. To pragmatists, the 1,000-year-old cedar is the carcass of a once-grand organism. Preservationists see the tree as a heritage site. But for ecologi ...




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