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Tuesday May 21 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian opinion sought on development at D-Day beach

Canadians are being asked to comment on plans to build 75 wind turbines off Juno beach in France. The area is famous as the landing place of the Allied invasion of Europe which marked a turning point in World War II.

Canadian soldiers land on a beach ...

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Nova Scotia students off to global competition

What better way to stimulate young minds than to give them a challenge.

An international competition called Destination Imagination does just that. The mission statement of the non-profit organization says the idea is , “To develop opportunities that inspire the global community of learners to utilize diverse approaches in applying 21st Century Skills and creativity.

The community of ...

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Canadian history today - a focus on which history?

The decision by Canada's House of Commons Canadian Heritage to review Canadian history and the way it's taught immediately raised questions about the goals of the review by a committee dominated by Conservative government MPs.

The decision to examine how history was taught in different Canadian provinces was almost immediately dropped by the Committee. Education is provincial jurisdiction, not ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

U.S.Ambassador to Canada to be Vice Chair of Canada's BMO Financial Group

The United States Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson will join the Bank of Montreal (BMO) Financial Group as Vice-Chair when his term as ambassador ends this July.

"Unequivocally, the contribution that Ambassador Jacobson has made to strengthening the important economic, social and cultural ties between Canada and the United States is immense," said Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive ...

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Caribou numbers plummet on Baffin Island

It’s a shocking decline. In the past 20 years, caribou numbers have dropped by about 95% in the southern region of the island


Caribou populations in the South Baffin area, shown here circled in red, may have dropped by as much as 95 per cent over the past 20 ...

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Wild goose chase

No it’s not a joke, nor is it fun. Wild geese, specifically wild Canada geese, are causing a lot of damage at the Central Experimental Farm in the national capital, Ottawa.

Bella and Jamie: border collies scaring away the geese © CBC

A group of ...

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Hundreds waiting more than two months for cancer surgery in Montreal

Hundreds of patients in Montreal are waiting more than two months for urgent surgery to remove cancer tumours, according to statistics released by the Quebec provincial government.

Hundreds more are waiting throughout the province. This is part of a pan-Canadian phenomenon.

In a March 2013 press release the Canadian Institute for Health Information reported: "Waits for procedures vary ...

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T-shirt lampoons senator embroiled in spending scandal

Senator Mike Duffy is caricatured on a T-shirt showing him being dumped head first into a garbage can with the caption “Stuff the Duff.”

Duffy resigned from the Conservative party caucus last week after charges he improperly claimed for a housing allowance. Added to that, he accepted a cheque for $90,000 from the prime minister’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright to ...

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What kind of home $380,555 buys in Canada

The average price of a home in Canada rose 1.3 percent in April 2013 as compared to the year before. And just what do you get for $380,555? It depends on where you are looking.

A random sampling of properties was examined by the public broadcaster, CBC. You can access the website and choose two Canadian cities ...

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