Monday, February 23, 2015

Cybermagazine - 2015-02-23

2015-02-23
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HIGHLIGHTS
Throughout February, Homerun will bring you feature interviews with some of the 2015 Montreal Black History Month laureates — members of the black community who have had a major impact on Quebec society through their achievements. Read more Read more...
A crowd-funding campaign has so far raised over $173,000 for the family of a Toronto three-year old who wandered away from his grandmother's apartment and was found frozen on February 19th. The mother of Elijah Marsh thanked everyone who had…»  Read more...
T.S. Eliot be damned. April is most decidedly NOT the cruellest month. For Canadians, that distinction belongs–now and forever–to February, a month that apparently lasts forever. Meanwhile, back in Canada, shovels–not shorts–are the norm. © CP Photo/Andrew Vaughan It must have…»  Read more...
CANADIAN HEADLINES
The mayor of the city of Montreal will ask his council to pass a motion condemning the flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi and asking that he be sent to the Canadian province of Quebec. Badawi's wife and three children…»  Read more...
A beluga whale owned by a Canadian aquarium has died at Orlando Sea World in the U.S. and reignited debate over whether whales should be bred in captivity. Nanuq was estimated to be 31 or 32 and had been moved…»  Read more...
Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy has suffered another setback in a Cairo courtroom. His retrial on what most international observers say are trumped up terror-related charges has been postponed to March 8. The decision came Monday after a brief hearing for…»  Read more...
Prince Edward Island has a new leader. Wade MacLauchlan was set to be sworn in Monday as the province's 32nd premier. Mr. MacLauchlan, a lawyer and academic, succeeded Robert Ghiz as the provincial Liberal Party leader at a convention on…»  Read more...
Although it has faded somewhat from the headlines, the fight to contain and halt the spread of deadly Ebola infections continues. The second contingent of Canadian military personnel has arrived today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone, south of the capital…»  Read more...
Two inmates have filed a lawsuit against Canada's Correctional Service alleging it failed to provide them with rehabilitation programs.  By law, the service is required to provide such programs. The government's own website proclaims "Rehabilitation starts on day one." Canada…»  Read more...
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