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Despite an overall high rank in literacy on the world stage, a recent survey shows some Canadians are missing reading and writing skills essential for everyday life. For those at the bottom, the consequences can be hazardous, according to Alice Samkoe, literacy programming supervisor at Regina’s Central Library.

 

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Roseann Nasser, a research dietitian with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region, says 43 per cent of Canadians do not regularly prepare balanced meals for themselves. A new study is predicting one in five Canadians will be obese by 2019. Photo by Brady Knight.

One in five Canadians will be obese in just five year's time. That is the prediction of a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on Monday. The study also showed 18.3 per cent of Canadians were obese in 2011, more than triple the rate in the mid-eighties.

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Gord Moker From the “golden scissors award” to the “paperweight trophy,” Red Tape Awareness week, put on by the Canadian Federation of Independent business (CFIB), gave various government agencies awards and grades for how easy they are for business owners to deal with.  

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Some things like houses can comfortably last 30 years. Other things are like your 1991 Saturn and could use an update. It has been over 30 years since the Federal Privacy Act was enacted and due to the vastly different methods in which information is stored and transmitted, experts agree it could stand to be updated.

 

 On 28 Jan. interim federal privacy commissioner Chantal Bernier published the annual Privacy Commission Report, which includes recommendations on how the government could better protect the privacy of Canadians.

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