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7 August 2008

24 July was the 24th day of the first month of the 3rd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

24 July 2008

The Globe and Mail - In case you haven't noticed, there's a new unity in the land (24 July 2008) Commentary by columnist Lawrence Martin:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared recently, 'We are more united than at any point, than we have been, in four decades.' . . . Hyperbole, it wasn't. He was on the mark. At long last, the wrenching family feuds, the unity headaches, the regional grudges have subsided. Since they roared on, with all their debilitating consequences, for almost half a century, their diminution is of no small importance. It need not be just noted, but celebrated. A new unity, a more mature stage of nationhood has arguably been reached, setting the stage for more ennobling possibilities. . . . a consolidation has taken place. It took a while, but the big, sprawling, multicultured family is getting its act together. The new harmony gives the country an opportunity to behold new frontiers . . . .

The Canadian Economic Press - Canadian investors remain optimistic despite recent volatility, poll suggests (23 July 2008) Daily news headlines about stock market volatility and rising food and energy prices haven't been able to shake the confidence of Canadian investors, according to a national poll by Manulife Financial. The Manulife Investor Sentiment Index, compiled from a poll of 1,000 Canadians, gained two points to reach a reading of 24 in late June, after losing five points in the previous quarterly poll in March.

CBC News - Feds, Ont. commit $6.2B to boost province's infrastructure (24 July 2008) The federal and Ontario governments signed a deal that commits C$6.2 billion for roads, bridges, broadband internet, and other infrastructure improvements in the province. The federal government will provide C$3.09 billion of that money (under a national plan, Building Canada, that will spend C$33 billion over seven years across the country), and Ontario will match the funding. 'A modern infrastructure is key to provide essential services to Canadians such as clean drinking water, clean air and green energy, modern roads, bridges and overpasses, strong borders, and congestion solutions,' said Lawrence Cannon, federal minister of transport, infrastructure, and communities.

From a Reuters Canada report on this: Highways in northwestern Ontario, expanding rural broadband coverage in southern and eastern Ontario, clean drinking water, and expanded public transit were all named as priorities.

The Globe and Mail - Canadian utilities join GM to plot electric car future (23 July 2008) Several Canadian utilities have joined a collaborative effort that includes General Motors Corp. and more than two dozen utilities in the US in trying to figure out the best way to use the power grid to recharge electric cars. The group, put together by the California-based Electric Power Research Institute, includes BC Hydro, Hydro-Quebec, and Manitoba Hydro.

From a Financial Post report on this: 'Customers could drive from Montreal to San Antonio and then move to San Francisco and they could be connected and charged,' said Serge Roy, director of energy systems for electric vehicles at IndusTech, a Hydro-Quebec unit that is participating in the collaboration. 'We are working together to make sure this can happen.'

The Financial Post - Wind farms drive push for power (23 July 2008) Plans to harness wind as a source of electricity are surging across Canada as policymakers, power utilities, and developers rush to support the growth of green alternatives to carbon-based fossil fuels. In May, Hydro-Quebec awarded C$5.5 billion worth of wind farm projects to be built over the next seven years, the largest single tender issued so far for wind power production in the world. If all goes according to plan, the addition of 2004 megawatts (MW) of wind-generated electrical power to 1,000 MW of wind farm power tenders awarded in 2005 will account for about 10% of general electricity output by 2015. British Columbia also jumped into the push for renewable energy in June, issuing a 'clean power call' for registration of proposals by 12 August for the provision of 5,000 gigawatts—or enough to supply about 500,000 homes—from renewable energy sources including (but not exclusively) wind, so the province can become electricity self-sufficient by 2016. In May, Ontario launched the third phase of a renewable energy programme and is seeking to add 4,600 MW of wind energy to its system by 2020. One megawatt generates enough electricity for 1,000 families.

Canwest News Service - B.C. 'Darkwoods' saved in Canada's biggest private land buy (24 July 2008) The largest private land acquisition for conservation in Canadian history will preserve 55,000 hectares of Interior British Columbia rainforest in the Selkirk Mountains dubbed 'Darkwoods'. Federal Environment Minister John Baird joined Nature Conservancy of Canada president John Lounds Thursday to jointly announce the deal. The area includes 17 watersheds, 50 lakes, and a stand of western red cedar more than 500 years old. It is home to 29 species at risk The forest will double the conservation area in the backcountry and provide a sanctuary for wide-ranging grizzly bears, cougars, wolves, elk, and a herd of rare woodland caribou.

From a Toronto Star report on this: Darkwoods wetlands host more than 100,000 migratory birds and 265 bird species. 'This is a giant step forward for our environment and for land conservation in BC and a real treasure for Canadians and everyone around the world,' said federal Environment Minister John Baird.

From Vancouver Sun reports on this: The property features old-growth forests, subalpine meadows, placid valley bottoms, creeks, and shoreline along Kootenay Lake. John Lounds said the biodiversity on the property is spectacular. 'Darkwoods is a living laboratory the size of some small countries,' Lounds said. The property connects a network of protected lands and wilderness management areas to create a tract covering more than 100,000 hectares. The C$125 million deal includes the purchase price and an endowment to ensure Darkwoods will be cared for in generations to come. The federal government is contributing C$25 million, with the balance coming from the conservancy.

From a Globe and Mail report on this: Although Darkwoods has been logged, forest crews have operated under strict instructions to 'take care of the land' first. As a result, Darkwoods has remained in remarkably good shape ecologically, with 50 per cent of the area still wilderness, virgin forests with trees more than 500 years old, and a diversity of wildlife, some of which are remarkably unafraid of humans because there has been no hunting allowed for 40 years. John Lounds described the purchase of Darkwoods as 'an initiative of global significance'.

Canwest News Service - First Nations call for independent health care system (24 July 2008) Chiefs representing Treaty Six First Nations took the first steps towards creating their own, separate health system. Their vision includes Indian-run hospitals where patients can receive either contemporary or traditional healing methods, the latter relying on holistic and natural medicine from plants and roots. Eldon Okanee, a spokesman for Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatoon, served as moderator of a two-day event on this, which brought together First Nations peoples and dignitaries from Treaty Six territory, which spans Alberta, Saskatchewan, and a bit of Manitoba. A task force was assembled to build the vision for the Indian-run health-care system, and a declaration was signed by Thunderchild Chief Dale Awasis, Chief Ernest Sundown of Big Island Lake Cree Nation, and Chief Wallace Fox of Onion Lake Cree Nation, along with two other chiefs representing the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations of Alberta. 'It's time Indians took control of Indian health, much like we did when we took control of Indian education,' said Okanee, who believes the system could be created by simply redirecting current funding from Ottawa. When the Indian Act was created in 1876, First Nations people were prohibited from practising traditional medicine. Their traditional education, culture, and languages were also banned. 'We're starting to get those things back . . . ,' Okanee said.

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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