Saturday, June 29, 2013

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Saturday June 29 2013 edition


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Welcome to the first show of summer  (well at least in the northern hemisphere) !

This week, I'm back with my colleagues Wojtek and Lynn to look at some of the important stories this week.

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Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

Frustrated residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town.

The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage.

The RCMP has been refusing ...


Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi - reassuring presence during city's flooding

"A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts." That's the first sentence in a CBC news report on the mayor of the City of Calgary on Wednesday (June 26).

It's an indication of how his ...


Sharing backyards: a popular Canadian innovation in urban farming

Sharing backyards, a pioneering project that connects homeowners who have a yard with people who want to grow food, but have no land, is spreading across Canada and abroad.

“It’s something like Craigslist,” says Michael Levenston, executive director of the City Farmer Society, a nonprofit group in Vancouver, B.C.

Users have access to a website and a map ...


New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages

Canada's new passports will be valid for up to 10 years, and include an electronic chip, but they will have fewer pages, which means for frequent fliers, the passport will have to be replaced more often.

The new so-called e-Passport will have 36 pages. Right now the passport has 48.

Postmedia News journalist Matthew Fisher got stunned reaction ...




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