News in Review: September 2009
Iran's Summer of Discontent
In early August, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in as President of Iran after weeks of bloody unrest. Ahmadinejad was elected in June, but his opponents said the vote had been rigged and took to the streets in protest. At least 30 people are killed and hundreds are arrested.
Two Canadians Meet in Space
In July, Canadian astronaut Julie Payette rocketed into space and made history. When she met her colleague, Robert Thirsk, on board the International Space Station, it was the first time two Canadians had been in space at once.
Canada and the Swine Flu
As the swine flu continues to spread around the world, Canada's healthcare system is stepping up its pandemic preparations. The H1N1 virus first arrives in Canada in the spring and health authorities expect many more cases this winter.
Asbestos. Canada's Ugly Secret
Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about ten percent of the world's supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in Canada is limited. Instead, most of it is shipped to developing countries. Asbestos sales are helping a ...