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Book of Odds

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The Book of Odds is an online statistical encyclopedia which will launch October 14, 2009.  Although not specifically  about government publications the topics do include statistics about politics as well as health, accidents, and relationships.  Here are some examples: The average American is more likely to live without ever visiting a dentist than to live […]

New site from the Energy Information Assn (EIA)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

The EIA has just launched a new consumer information site called “Energy Explained, Your Guide to Understanding Energy.”  The site provides a wealth of information on energy: consumption and production statistics, energy units and conversion calculators, energy and the environment, and renewable/non-renewable energy sources.  Also provides some information/statistics on international oil production, consumption and reserves.  […]

The U.S. Federal Register(2000-09) now available in XML.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

From the US GOVDOC Listserv: The White House, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) achieved a breakthrough in making Government information available and usable by the public. GPO converted the text of the Federal Register (2000-2009) into XML and placed it online in numerous Federal Government […]

Report: Hospital beds could run out in 15 states if 35% of Americans get H1N1

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Read the news story from Docuticker and the full report is from Trust for American’s Health.

Provinces not unanimous about H1N1 – BC H1N1 website.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Read the story from the Globe and Mail. On Sept. 29, 2009,  the BC Government issued an Information Bulletin on the H1N1 virus and the BC Ministry of Health also has a H1N1 website.

“BC Arts Cuts ‘Devastating’ Says Tory Minister”

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Read the Tyee story about the slashed cuts in Arts funding. Actress Kim Cattrall also spoke out about cuts to arts funding –  read the story from the Vancouver Sun.

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