Friday, April 12, 2013

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Friday April 12 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

The New Raw

Art in the North is changing. While traditional art is still quite popular around the world, Inuit artists are increasingly interested in creating art that reflects today’s reality; visual reflections on social change and climate change. To date, the South has largely ignored “THE NEW RAW” coming from the North. Journalist Eilís Quinn explores what this means, and whether the ...

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Canada needs a national strategy on bullying, activist says

The death of 17 year-old Rehteah Parsons this week proves that Canada needs an anti-bullying strategy, says Bill Belsey, parent, teacher and president of Bullying.org.

Rehteah told her family two years ago that she was raped at a party. A picture was taken and circulated. She was relentlessly bullied about it in person and over the ...

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First Nations Grand Elder Raymond Robinson ends hunger protest

"This hunger strike was a spiritual fast," said Grand Elder Raymond Robinson after he ended his hunger protest Monday at midnight (April 8) after five days and 15 hours of not eating, nor drinking.

"Being an elder," he told RCI, "It is my duty. It is my obligation. In fact, it is all our duty, as people of this ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Memoirs on the Vimy anniversary

In the wee hours of April 9, 1917, tens of thousands of  young Canadian soldier, lay damp and shivering in the muddy trenches in northern France

Among them was a 21 –year old medical student from Hamilton in southern  Ontario, Lt. Claude Williams.

The subaltern wrote often to parents back home.

"Dear Father, … If Old Kaiser ...

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April 12, Vimy Ridge: Anniversary of nation building.

Since the beginning of WWI, the battles had been raging back and forth with little advance by either side, and only the horrific loss of life in the hundreds of thousands to show for it.

In late 1916, a major Allied offensive was planned for the Arras region of France, and the almost impossible task of taking ...

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Send ailing polar bear to Canada, urge Argentinian protesters

29 year-old Arturo the polar bear looks like he’s going insane in Mendoza Zoo in Argentina, according to Bill McDonald, CEO of the Winnipeg Humane Society in western Canada. A YouTube video shows the bear rocking from side to side which, he says, is a potential sign of abnormal behaviour.

The hot weather is taking a ...

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Canadian geneticist studies why large dogs have shorter lifespans than small breeds

A Canadian researcher whose work involves studies into aging has been examining an issue close to milions of pet owners. Why do little dogs live longer than big dogs?

Daniel Promislow is currently working in the Department of Genetics at the University of Georgia, in the USA. He says in mammals, generally, larger animals tend to have longer ...

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Canada lags on child well-being, UNICEF reports

Canada ranks 17th out of 29 rich countries when it comes to the well-being of its children, according to a United Nations report. Health and safety are the areas where it did most poorly. Education was where it ranked highest, second only to Finland.

“As a Canadian, I’m ashamed,” said David Morley, president of UNICEF Canada. “The ...

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Workers vote in favour of strike at provincial liquor retail enterprise LCBO

Unionized employees at the province of Ontario's government liquor retail enterprise LCBO voted 95% in favour of a strike if contract negotiations fail.

The contract for 7,000 workers expired at the end of last month. LCBO is one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. 

Employees are angry over a proposed wage freeze and are ...

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