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26 April 2007
17 April was the 17th day of the tenth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
17 April 2007
The Toronto Star - Factory data show economy resilient, say analysts (17 April 2007) A modest decline in February factory shipments in the face of a national railway strike and an oil refinery fire in Ontario is more evidence the Canadian economy is picking up steam, economists say. Canadian factory shipments edged down 0.2 per cent in February to C$48.5 billion. But new orders for manufacturers rose 1.9 per cent to C$50.7 billion, the second-highest level in 16 months. And unfilled factory orders, an indicator of future shipments, increased 4.9 per cent to C$46.8 billion, the highest level since November 2001. New orders are up 4.6 per cent from a year ago. The Royal Bank's Dawn Desjardins said the numbers suggest a rebound in manufacturing and trade activity that will likely be reflected in March's numbers. 'The add-up for first quarter gross domestic product still points to a solid pick-up in growth....'
The National Post - Canadian housing sales surge to record (17 April 2007) Housing sales in the first quarter of this year set a record in the country's largest 25 markets, according to new data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The CREA is now saying it will update its forecast for the year in May. 'We are likely going to revise upward,' said Gregory Klump, chief economist with CREA.
From a Globe and Mail report on this: Sales volumes increased 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, surpassing 90,000 units for the first time in a three-month period. Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Edmonton saw the greatest jump in existing home sales, with all four cities setting sales records for the quarter. Though the pace of sales across the country slowed in March, it was still the third highest month ever for sales volumes.
From a CBC News report on this: The average price of a resale home in Canada's major markets hit another all-time high in March, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Nationally, the average resale price in 25 major markets was up 9.5 per cent in March from a year earlier. Monthly price records were set in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, London, Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City.
The Globe and Mail - Investors pile into mutual funds, cap best first quarter in 9 years (17 April 2007) Investors injected $5.2 billion into mutual funds last month to close out the best first-quarter net sales in nine years, the Investment Funds Institute of Canada said yesterday. 'This is seven months in a row where the inflows have been stronger than the 10-year average, after having been under it for some time,' said strategist George Vasic of UBS Securities Canada. 'It's looking strong for this year,' Peter Loach, fund analyst at BMO Nesbitt Burns, said.
The Globe and Mail - Carmanah turns focus on Ontario solar sector (17 April 2007) Victoria-based Carmanah Technologies Corp., is turning towards grid-tied solar power installations in Ontario. 'The [provincial] incentives that went live in November of 2006 were intended to really stimulate the demand for solar in Ontario,' says Ron Mantay, Carmanah's business development manager for commercial grid-tie solar power. 'And we're starting to see that happen.' Ontario's programme makes small energy producers eligible for 20-year, fixed-price contracts. Approved solar projects will be paid a fixed price of 42 cents a kilowatt-hour, roughly seven times the average cost of energy in Ontario. The higher rate for solar reflects the fact that it is less commercially advanced than other green technologies, says Paul Shervill, a vice-president with the Ontario Power Authority. Carmanah believes grid-tied solar systems are poised for exponential growth.
The Toronto Star - City ponders trans fats ban (17 April 2007) Toronto's board of health yesterday asked the city's medical officer of health, Dr David McKeown, to report back by September on approaches the city could take to phase out trans fats in all restaurants and food establishments. If Ottawa doesn't act quickly enough to bring in federal limits on trans fats, Toronto could start moving on its own local restrictions by next January, health board member and City Councillor Gord Perks said. For now, McKeown is calling on local restaurants and food services outlets to voluntarily reduce their use of trans fats. The board also adopted related measures, including one calling for trans fats to be eliminated from menus in city-owned child-care centres.
The Globe and Mail - Huge study to show impact of contaminants on Albertans (17 April 2007) The Alberta government has undertaken the largest study of its kind in Canada by testing the blood of more than 30,000 children and pregnant women to track which chemicals and metals lurk in people's bodies. The C$1-million study is searching for contaminants and toxins, including those found in everything from hairspray to pesticides.
From a CBC News report on this: The move is in part a reaction to growing public concern that the rapid pace of industrial development is harming people's health, but the study will also look for chemicals found in household products. 'It's important that we get out there and find out what is in our environment and if it has an impact on the health of our citizens,' said Shannon Haggarty, a spokesperson for the Alberta Department of Health and Wellness.
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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