Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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Tuesday June 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

'Farmers Feed Cities' - a campaign to support Ontario farmers

The Farmers Feed Cities campaign was started by grain and oilseed farmers in Canada's most populous province of Ontario to lobby the government, and it now continues as a consumer awareness campaign with inquiries from around the world.

Representing all kinds of farming and farmers, the campaign's distinctive yellow signs were an accident - the sign maker only ...

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Calgary coping in the aftermath of the flood

Calgary is in the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains in south-western Alberta.  And people living in the low-lying areas are most affected by the flooding that took place last week on an unprecedented scale.

While the majority of citizens were spared the worst of the inundation, the areas that were affected are in terrible shape.  Basements are flooded ...

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"What we've got here is a failure to communicate..."

That's an infamous line from the 1967 movie, "Cool Hand Luke".  Written before the advent of modern smart phones, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites, many employers now feel that this is becoming a serious issue among young generations and potential employees.

Benet Davetian, sociology professor at the University ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Louboutin Exhibit at Toronto's Design Exchange

Christian Louboutin has provided something for the tourists and residents alike this summer in Toronto. The Parisian shoe designer, who might have been a gardener had he not discovered the power of footwear, opened his exhibit at Toronto's Design Exchange recently.

The exhibit gives people the opportunity to see why the signature red-soled shoes have become a ...

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North Pacific Right Whale spotted off BC coast

A North Pacific right whale was spotted off the coast of Haida Gwaii, British Columbia on June 9th, 2013. The sighting is raising hopes the nearly extinct species is surviving.

"When we realized what we were looking at, we were in a state of disbelief” said James Pilkington, a Fisheries and Oceans Canada biologist. “I never thought I’d see ...

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Spirited gifts for teachers

The provincial agency which controls sales of wines and spirits in the central province of Ontario has stirred up, inf not a controversy, at least a few raised eyebrows and a little concern

A recent promotional campaign by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), seems like it might be an invitation to underage students to buy gift cards ...

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Montreal has another new interim mayor: Laurent Blanchard

Montreal city council has elected a new interim mayor, Laurent Blanchard. His election follows the short interim mayorship of Michael Applebaum was was elected to replace Gerard Tremblay who resigned last November.

The new mayor of Canada's second largest city was the head of the council's executive body.  He was elected with 30 out of 61 votes. The council's ...

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Family violence: 26% of all police-reported violent crime in 2011

Family violence accounts for 26% of all violent crimes reported to police in 2011, according to Canada's statistical agency Statistics Canada.

Of the nearly 95,000 victims of family violence, almost half were in a current or previous spousal relationship with the accused, including both common-law and legally married partnerships.

The most frequent type of family violence offence reported to police ...

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Preserving an ancient tradition

One of the greatest inventions for travel and transport in Canada, and one of the earliest, was the birchbark canoe.

Balloon indicates location of Kejimkujik National Park © google

Requiring only the materials easily available in nature, they are light, easy to move through the water, or carry overland. Capable also ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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