Friday, July 5, 2013

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Friday July 5 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Arctic photos exhibition has travelled around the world

An exhibition of photos of the Canadian Arctic that was first shown in London in 2009, has now travelled around the world and been seen by tens of thousands of people.

The "Accessible Arctic" exhibition features photos from Canadian Geographic Magazine and was curated by the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa.

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Canadian Space Agency to play essential role

Although popular astronaut Chris Hadfield will not become the new leader of  the Canadian Space Agency, it will carry on doing vital work on future missions, says science journalist and National Geographic contributor Andrew Fazekas. Hadfield may have disappointed some people, but Fazekas was not surprised he decided to retire after a long ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Film explores ties between Inuit in Canada and Greenland

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions

Much has been written about the rapid social and environmental change faced by Inuit living in the circumpolar world.

But Vanishing Point a recent Canadian documentary by directors and producers Julia Szucs and Stephen Smith, explores these issues from a unique perspective.

In ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

What has changed for young people in Canada?

Canadian young people are more educated and live with their parents longer,  unemployment is always higher among young people, and there's been a decline in full time employment among young people. These are some of the facts that have come from a study by Canada's data gathering agency, Statistics Canada.

Using the latest data from 2011, and comparing it ...

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GPS hasn't yet managed to kill off the paper road map!

Like many things technological, new devices are an additional resource for people to use, but don’t necessarily supplant more traditional resources.

For example, vinyl record sales which were supposed to disappear with the arrival of CDs and later digital downloads, are still popular with increased sales every year. In spite of all the electronics available, look around and see ...

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Plan to provide soldiers a taste of home scrapped

Canada’s Department of National Defence has abandoned its plan to create three mobile outlets to provide troops serving overseas coffee and doughnuts from the popular Tim Hortons brand.

Such a unit was wildly popular at the Kandahar Airfield during the Canadian mission in Afghanistan. It was also highly profitable raking in $7.1 million in gross profit.

Most of ...

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Two survive grizzly bear attack

One day after being mauled by an angry grizzly bear in western Canada, two men say they will go back to the wooded area around Mount Proctor where they nearly died.

Brian Braconnier and Kevin Farkas were scouting for a hunting trip in the Rocky Mountains south of the famous Banff National Park. ...

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Forest fires raging in several areas of Canada

Following heavy rain storms across much of southern Canada, northern areas have remained hot and dry. With that heat comes summer thunderstorms and lighting strikes which have ignited dozens of huge fires.

Smoke from fires this week in the Dehcho and Wrigley
areas of the Northwest Territories

© NWT Dept ...

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Jay Z's 'Magna Carta' includes beat of 16 yr old Canadian, WondaGurl

Sixteen year old music producer Ebony Oshunrinde, a.k.a. WondaGurl, was perhaps more eager than some to hear the new Jay Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail, because one of her beats is featured in the track Crown.

Rap star Jay Z's new album was released Thursday (July 4) via Samsung Mobile - three days before the official release July 7. At the ...

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