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Tuesday April 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Novel evokes immigration, ethnic, family and sexual tensions

The Hungry Ghosts is a new novel by Shyam Selvadurai who himself emigrated from Sri Lanka to Canada when he was 19. His novel moves between both countries.

Being a person of colour and gay add to the protagonist, Shivan’s difficulty in adapting to life in Canada. “I think one of the problems that ...

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Canadians and Americans concerned by proposed border crossing fee to U.S.

Canadians and Americans are raising questions and concerns over a proposed new fee for travellers crossing the border on their way to the United States.

There are few details about the fee, a fee that exists for air travellers since 2011. The proposal comes in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security budget for 2014.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda ...

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Saskatchewan takes a cue from an automaker in the world's biggest health care "experiment"

There are a number of superlatives and firsts associated with this new experiment

It’s being labelled as the biggest experiment in the world towards improving health-care quality.  It’s also being evaluated by Thomas Rotter who holds the University of Saskatchewan research Chair in Health Quality Improvement Science, the first of its kind in Canada.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

House of Commons Speaker ruling on MPs' freedom of speech

Canada's House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled on Tuesday (April 23) on a government Member of Parliament's complaint that the parties in the House are going too far in muzzling their MPs.

Journalist Colin Horgan summed up the ruling this way on Twitter: "What an interesting ruling. Basically Scheer just told MPs to act like MPs -- if they ...

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Canadian hockey great retires

Veteran goaltender and three-time Olympic gold medallist Kim St-Pierre has retired from the Canadian women’s hockey team.

She is the second player to recently leave the national team. Sarah Vaillancourt did so last week.

St-Pierre said, "Being part of three Olympic teams and nine world championship teams, I think I accomplished everything that I wanted to accomplish. ...

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Canadian citizenship takes longer

Permanent residents may routinely wait 23 months to get their Canadian citizenship. The wait used to be 12 to 15 months in 2008.

People applying used to number 189,886 in 2007. Now they number close to 350,000.

The government blames the growing wait list on an increase in immigration applications. It says new visa and border screening in ...

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The Russians are coming!

No its not a re-make of a 1966 comedy film, but an expedition across the Arctic sponsored by the Russian Geographic Society.

The specially designed trucks and their trailers left the Russian northern coast in February and crossed the geographic North Pole earlier this month.


Yemelya 3 ...

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The "Cinnamon Challenge", a dangerous game

Like most risky stunts, this one too is proving dangerous.  Doctors are strongly warning against trying the online dare called the "cinnamon challenge".

The video fad involves trying to swallow a large spoonful of powdered cinnamon in 60 seconds without water.  However while attempting to swallow a large amount of any dry powder is in itself dangerous, cinnamon is ...

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Canadian police dismantle major terrorist plot

Canadian police and intelligence services will soon hold a news conference to say they have thwarted a major terrorist attack, says the public broadcaster CBC.

Suspects have been arrested in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. They have apparently been under surveillance for more than a year.

The plot had nothing to do with the Boston ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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