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Morning Brew: January 9, 2008

Posted by Sisi / January 9, 2008

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Photo: "GreenSpotPoutineFork," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Azzaelea.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, January 9th, 2008:

Canada's oldest ice formation is melting at an alarming rate, scientists say. The Barnes Ice Cap, which covers 6,000 square kilometers of Baffin Island, is shrinking at almost 10 times the rate it was 25 years ago. Although glaciers and ice fields have been shrinking across the Canadian Arctic, the wasting away of the Barnes Ice Cap is particularly noteworthy because it has existed for over 20,000 years. Scientists estimate that the global sea level will rise 20 centimeters with the loss of the world's ice formations. There is a possibility that warmer temperatures will cause most of the ice to vanish this century.

The Montreal Transit Corp. is slowly but surely making good on its pledge to improve bus service in 2008, according to a spokesperson. On Monday, the MTC's drivers' union complained that, despite the transit corporation's promise, more than 200 buses were late or not dispatched for Monday morning's rush hour. The MTC said that, discounting late departures, only 120 buses out of a 1,280-vehicle fleet were not ready. However, spokesperson Odile Paradis was unable to say when the 120-vehicle shortfall would be resolved.

Second-generation immigrant children have the best scholastic performances in Quebec, according to a new report by the Ministère de l'Éducation. A second-generation student is defined as someone who is born in Canada of immigrant parents. The report, which drew upon the results of over 100,000 secondary 1 students in 1994-1995, showed that second-generation students were less likely to leave school and more likely to obtain a high school diploma. However, variations occur along different cultural backgrounds. Middle Eastern and Asian students posted a success rate of 80 percent as compared to 72 percent for other Quebecers. Second-generation students were also more likely to do better than first-generation students, who are defined as Canadians born outside the country.

News from the sidelines: Game 42 concluded last night with a 4-3 win by the Montreal Canadiens over the Chicago Blackhawks. A handful of Hall of Famers were in attendance, including Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito, and Guillaume Latendresse. Next, the Habs play visitors to the Boston Bruins tomorrow.

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The Publics / January 10, 2008 at 05:18 am
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WORD IS BORN that poutine looks delicious.
Fairfax / January 10, 2008 at 05:52 pm
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Hahaha... "A handful of Hall of Famers were in attendance, including Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito, and Guillaume Latendresse."

If that was intentional, well done. If it wasn't, that's one of the funniest malapropisms I've seen in a while!
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