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2 May 2008
12 April was the 12th day of the tenth month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
12 April 2008
Canwest News Service - New housing prices in Canada rise 6.2 per cent from a year ago (11 April 2008) The price of new housing edged up 0.3 per cent in February from January, Statistics Canada said. Prices increased 6.2 per cent in February 2007 from a year earlier, down slightly after two months of accelerated growth. Across the country, prices in Saskatoon again rose at the fastest rate. Annual prices in the city increased 58.3 per cent—the fastest rise on record in the city. Prices in Saskatoon rose 4.3 per cent month-on-month in February. Regina recorded a year-on-year price hike of 28.6 per cent—up from 25.9 per cent year-over-year growth in January. The city led the month-on-month increase, posting a rise of seven per cent in February. In the East, Statistics Canada reported record price increases in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. Prices in St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, rose 12.2 per cent year-on-year and in Halifax the rise was 11.4 per cent.
From a Canadian Press report on this: Year over year price gains in other cities included: Winnipeg at 14.5 per cent, Vancouver at 6.6 per cent, Montreal at 4.7 per cent, Toronto at 4.4 per cent and Niagara at 5.3 per cent.
The Globe and Mail on Canadian residential real estate one of the safest (10 April 2008) Economists say Canada has become one of the safer places in the developed world to own residential real estate. In the aftermath of the global credit crunch Canada is less vulnerable to a large drop in house prices than any other major advanced economy except Austria, according to the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook. Canada is in better shape than many other countries, and home prices there aren't expected to drop this year, said Benjamin Tal, senior economist at CIBC World Markets. Fewer speculators and more conservative lending practices have helped protect Canada, said Sherry Cooper, chief economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns.
The Edmonton Journal - Solar neighbourhood a first for Canada (11 April 2008) Rising energy costs and environmental concerns are leading many people to seek out renewable energy sources. Denise Francis has made the switch to solar energy with the purchase of her two-storey home in the Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks, just south of Calgary. Constructed by Sterling Homes, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, EnerWorks Inc., and developer United Communities, it is Canada's first solar community. 'Energy bills are substantially less than if we had stayed with our existing home,' Frances says. Using thermal power and seasonal storage allows for consistent energy provision throughout the year. 'There is an abundance of solar energy in the summer, when you really don't need it for heating homes . . . ,' says Keith Paget, manager of special projects for Sterling Homes.
Eight hundred solar collectors are mounted on the roofs of detached garages to collect energy. Some of this energy goes into short-term thermal storage for home heating. Excess energy goes to long-term borehole thermal-energy storage, by using the summer solar energy to warm the ground for storage until the winter season, when it can be pumped back to homes. Using just the heat of the sun, this technology is estimated to meet 90 per cent of residential space-heating needs. Each home also features a solar water-heating appliance that produces 70 per cent of domestic hot water needs. The technology is highly subsidized by the government and energy sector, allowing the units to be priced as conventional homes. Doug McClenahan, solar thermal R&D programme manager for Natural Resources Canada, expects to see more of these projects. 'The main concept is to demonstrate how seasonal storage of solar energy can be used in Canada to push the envelope to meet 100 per cent of the heating requirement.'
The Globe and Mail - Manitoba's Kyoto bill will be a first in Canada (12 April 2008) Manitoba will be the first province to legislate its commitment to reaching Kyoto targets for greenhouse-gas emissions by 2012, Premier Gary Doer announced. Manitoba will reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 6 per cent below 1990 levels, as called for in Canada's original commitment to the Kyoto Protocol. Mr Doer said all the reductions will be achieved within the province, not through credits granted for the sale of clean energy sources such as hydroelectricity. '. . . [O]ur kids and our grandchildren will hopefully have a regime in North America that says to people, 'we want to protect the lakes, rivers and forests that Canada is blessed with.' That's what I believe is really important,' Mr Doer said.
Environmental groups applauded Manitoba's proposed climate-change act. Clare Demerse, a policy analyst at the Pembina Institute in Ottawa, said although many details need to be clarified, enshrining Kyoto targets in law is a positive step that encourages transparency and accountability. '. . . [P]rovinces are stepping up and taking action. That's what we've seen in B.C., Ontario, Quebec and now in Manitoba.' Mr Doer said his government's focus on the environment is paying economic dividends. The Conference Board of Canada recently predicted Manitoba would lead the country in growth this year, in part because its manufacturing sector has concentrated on green technologies. 'The old [economic] theory was either you're growing or you're dying,' Mr Doer said. 'I think in this century it's either you're greening or you're dying.'
The Canadian Press - Manitoba government tables bill aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions (12 April 2008) A bill tabled Friday commits the province to cut about three megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2012 to bring emissions back to pre-1990 levels. It's the equivalent of pulling roughly half a million cars off the road. If passed, Manitoba will become the second province, after British Columbia, to allow low-speed electric cars such as the Canadian-made ZENN on the road. The bill would also forbid people from importing for resale cars and trucks manufactured before 1995, which tend to be more polluting. The bill would also require Manitoba Hydro to burn coal only in emergency situations, even though the Crown corporation is already phasing out its last coal-fired plant in Brandon. Some details have yet to be worked out. There will be new energy-efficiency requirements for government-funded buildings and for new home furnaces. The province also hopes to develop vehicle emission standards for all cars and trucks.
The Canadian Press - Province, Lil'wat sign 800,000-hectare land-use deal(12 April 2008) The British Columbia government and Lil'wat First Nation have signed a land-use agreement covering almost 800,000 hectares stretching from Squamish to Pemberton. The agreement includes creation of six new conservancy areas covering about 39,000 hectares, a doubling of Duffey Lake Provincial Park to 4,048 hectares, and establishment of 204,000 hectares of wildland zones and 47,000 hectares of cultural-management areas. The land-use agreement also protects 59 Lil'wat Spirited Ground areas covering about 8,850 hectares, encompassing village sites, archeological sites, spiritual places, gathering areas, campsites, and traditional training areas important to the Lil'wat Nation. The deal also sets up new environmentally sensitive areas and old-growth management areas to address the Lil'wat's concerns about logging in old-growth ecosystems. 'Through the land-use agreements that make up the Sea-to-Sky region, the province has clearly demonstrated that it is a world leader in land-use planning,' Lil'wat Nation Chief Leonard Andrew said.
CBC News - Gwich'in ready to unveil $4M wellness camp (11 April 2008) An aboriginal wellness camp is set to open next week near Inuvik, in the Mackenzie Delta, in the Northwest Territoties. The wellness camp will initially be a venue for healing workshops and community events, but the council hopes to eventually start an alcohol and drug addiction treatment programme. The C$4 million complex was funded entirely by the Gwich'in Tribal Council. 'I think it's important for us to start taking some responsibility and to help our own people and find our own answers, rather than always looking to outside sources,' said Denise Kurszewski, the Council's regional wellness manager. 'There was a lot of focus on economic development, on self-government, aboriginal rights,' Kurszewski said. 'People began realizing that without healthy people, you can't really have a healthy economy, or a healthy land, or healthy communities, or healthy politics, or healthy anything.'
These are a few of the news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility from the growing Yogic Flying groups across Canada and the Invincible America Assembly at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, USA.
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