Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Thursday May 23 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

La Liberté: 100 yr old newspaper weekly celebrates with online archive

The French language weekly La Liberté newspaper decided to celebrate its 100 years of existence in a very special way, it's put all of its editions onto an online archive.

Started on May 20, 1913, in the western prairie city of Saint-Boniface the paper has been a unique source of news in French for the community, in the largely English ...

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Horse therapy for veterans suffering from PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, can be very difficult to deal with.  For soldiers who have often seen horrors, and sometimes been subjected to them, it can be especially difficult

Co-founders Jim Marland on far left, Steve Critchley far right, pictured with participant couples © Can Praxis

A new ...

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Canada lags in science, technology, innovation

Canada has dropped from 25th to 41st among industrialized countries in terms of its performance in science and technology according to a report by the Science, Technology and Innovation Council. The council is a panel of 18 senior members of the business, research, education and government sectors which advises the Canadian government.

Business needs ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Arctic ice melt threatens Russian research station

Some 16 Russian scientists and staff housed at a floating research station in the high Arctic ice fields have requested an emergency evacuation.

The station, called North Pole 40, is close to the Canadian Economic Zone and replaced another station that had existed for only two years.


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Canadian Association of Labour Media - helping unions get the message out

The Canadian Association of Labour Media (CALM) 2013 annual meeting starts Thursday (May 23) in the western prairie city of Edmonton.

The association is "a network of union activists and editors dedicated to strengthening the labour movement by building media literacy" affiliated with Canada's largest union federation, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC).

This year's sessions deal with the challenges ...

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Teen saves dog from cougar attack

A 16-year old boy says he heard a horrible “scream” from his black Labrador and looked out a window to see her in the grip of a cougar. The attack took place in the small town of Belcarra in the western province of British Columbia, known for its beautiful wilderness.

"It was terrifying, like a ...

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Possible nation-wide ban on checking in minor hockey

The highly controversial issue of body-checking in hockey will be front and centre at a national meeting of hockey officials this week.

Hundreds of delegates from hockey associations across the country are meeting in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The primary issue involves minor league hockey and banning body checking for peewee and other minor leagues for players ...

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Canine ambassador welcomes stressed hotel guests

A dog called Smudge has been appointed ambassador to welcome guests at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the western Canadian city of Edmonton. The yellow Labrador Retriever “works” weekdays greeting guests with a wag of the tail and accompanying those who want to stroll in the nearby river valley.

“She's a very calm animal,” said ...

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Festival TransAmériques: Contemporary dance, theatre, cultural and artistic mixing

In its seventh annual edition the Festival TransAmériques continues its exploration of contemporary dance and theatre.

The festival invites artists and spectators to explore the "intriguing mutations and myriad encounters" of "an age where impurity, cultural and artistic mixing and the free flow of ideas are characteristic of the performing arts".

The Festival TransAmériques has existed since 2007, but evolved from the Festival ...

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