Monday, June 10, 2013

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Monday June 10 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Interned Italian-Canadians Remembered at Montreal City Hall

Italian-Canadians gathered at Montreal City Hall this afternoon for a ceremony commemorating the suffering of their parents and grandparents in Canada during the Second World War.

This is the 73rd anniversary of the declaration of war against Benito Mussolini’s Italy.  In the weeks and months that followed, 600 Italian men were picked up and transported to distant internment camps. ...

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Restrict power of political party leaders, say poll respondents

Leaders of political parties in Canada have more power than party leaders in any other democracy worldwide and Canadians want new laws to limit that, says the educational foundation, Your Canada, Your Constitution. Just last week a conservative member of parliament quit his party saying government backbenchers had become “trained seals” that carry out the ...

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GM fish interbreeding could pose environmental risks

If genetically-modified salmon escape containment they can breed with non-GM fish of other, close species and produce a new fish carrying the modified gene, a study has found. In a study at Memorial University in the eastern province of Newfoundland, undergraduate student Krista Oke used a salmon genetically modified for faster growth and eventual human ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Bloomsday Celebrations in Canada

25 cities are taking part in a live, global, on-line reading of Ulysses this year.  We’ll tell you which Canadian cities are participating in the festival of James Joyce, and why, later this week.  Have you read the legendary story?

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Canadian talk-show host George Stroumboulopoulos debuts on CNN

George Stroumboulopoulos, a long-time TV personality in Canada, is CNN’s newest talk-show host.

"Stroumboulopoulos", his hour-long interview show premiered on Sunday evening on the U.S. cable news channel. As of next week and for the rest of the summer, it will air on Friday nights at 11 p.m.

His first guests were rapper Wiz Khalifa and two fellow Canadians, ...

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Daniel Lanois honored for Lifetime Artistic Achievement

It was a trip down memory lane for music producer Daniel Lanois.  He and his mother, drove the four hours from his home in Toronto, to Ottawa.  It was on the other side of the river, in Gatineau Quebec, that Daniel Lanois spent his childhood until the age of 9.  The family then moved to southern Ontario, and by ...

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A thing of wonder: rare blue lobster caught off Antigonish, Nova Scotia

At first, Sheldon Trenholm of South River, Nova Scotia didn’t know what it was. Then he realized the bright blue thing thrashing in his trap with seven or eight lobsters, was indeed another lobster.

Trenholm caught the rare crustacean in waters near Antigonish on Friday. According to research based out of the University of Maine, the odds of catching ...

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Gay couple celebrates wedding anniversary

Michael Stark and Michael Leshner are celebrating 10 years since they became the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Canada. The two got married in Toronto just hours after a court in the province of Ontario pronounced the Canadian law on traditional marriage unconstitutional.

Two years later the Canadian government legalized same-sex marriage nationwide with the gender-neutral ...

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Woman celebrates her 90 years atop tallest structure

Betty Convery celebrated her 90th birthday by taking a hair-raising walk atop the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere on Sunday. The tower is 365 meters above downtown Toronto.

Convery took the so-called Edge Walk in a safety harness with three generations of her family watching and video cameras rolling.
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