Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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Tuesday June 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Annie Leibovitz exhibit at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Annie Leibovitz has a permanent home in The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  It is the new residence of a huge collection of her photos, thanks to the generous gift from Toronto's Mintz Family.

As a way to honour their parents, Al and the late Faye Mintz, Harley Mintz said, "my parents have always loved Annie ...

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U.S. data mining worries Canadian privacy advocates

Canada’s privacy watchdog is expressing “significant concerns” about a U.S. program to gather data from internet and global telephone use. Jennifer Stoddart, Privacy Commissioner of Canada plans to find out how the personal information of Canadians may be affected.

Prism reveals a wealth of information on individuals

The massive data collection program called Prism was ...

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Canada NFB’s iPad app highlights work of animation pioneer Norman McLaren

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has just released a free iPad app based on the work of Scottish-born Canadian animator and film director Norman McLaren.

The app McLaren's Workshop features 51 films by McLaren, 11 short documentaries and an illustrated biography of one of Canada’s greatest artists.

“Norman McLaren was the founding father of animation in the National Film Board. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Joni Mitchell Speaks

In an exclusive interview broadcast today, with Jian Gomeshi of the CBC Radio program Q, the very private Canadian singer-songwriter and painter reflected on turning 70 this year, and some of the rights of passage she has experienced in an amazing life so far.

Joni Mitchell is one of the featured guests at the Luminato Festival ...

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Chris Hadfield retiring and coming home to Canada

Chris Hadfield's life in space is over and he's moving back home to Canada.   He made the announcements on a quick visit back to Canada yesterday.   Hadfield met Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his residence in Ottawa, and later, at the Canadian Space Agency just outside Montreal, announced his retirement.

The first Canadian Commander of ...

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The up-and-comer – Ningeokuluk Teevee

There’s little consensus on what the future of Inuit art will or should look like. But there’s one thing almost everyone can agree on — Ningeokuluk Teevee will certainly be part of it.

Her work has broad appeal; collectors of traditional Inuit art snap up her work depicting ancient legends while those looking for edgier northern art gravitate to ...

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Birth control pill suspected in 23 deaths

At least 23 Canadian women who were taking Yaz and Yasmin oral contraceptives have died, all of them under 39 years old, reports the public broadcaster, CBC. It obtained documents from Health Canada indicating doctors and pharmacists are concerned about 600 adverse reactions they suspect were caused by the popular birth control pills.

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Provincial soccer federation suspended over turban ban

A rule banning children from wearing turbans on the playing field has garnered a suspension of the soccer federation in the province of Quebec. The Canadian Soccer Association announced its Quebec counterpart will be suspended until the ban is overturned.

Sikh children and youth wearing head gear required by their religion have not been allowed on the ...

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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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IN DEPTH

 



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