Friday, July 26, 2013

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Friday July 26 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic - Circumpolar art takes centre stage

 Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

A new exhibit called Sakahàn, featuring works by indigenous artists from around the world, is currently underway at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Eighty-two artists from 16 different countries are featured. Of those, 25 are indigenous artists from Arctic Canada, ...

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Association voices concerns about 'Salmon Confidential' film documentary

Following the posting of an interview by RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda with documentary filmmaker Twyla Roscovich about her film "Salmon Confidential" on the RCI website Tuesday (July 23), the executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association wrote a letter to the management of Radio Canada International expressing concerns about the interview and the documentary.
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Historic train station restored as resto/inn

A small train station that used to serve skiers travelling to the hills north of Montreal has been lovingly restored to create a restaurant and small country inn called La Gare in Labelle, Quebec. It caters to cyclists and other tourists seeking recreation in Canada’s famous Laurentians region.  A former graphic designer has redone the station in ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government and diplomats discussions on binding arbitration fall apart

Late Friday afternoon (July 26) the talks between Canada's government and its diplomats on binding arbitration fell apart.

A press release statement from the minister responsible, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, said: "We are disappointed that PAFSO was so quick to reject our willingness to enter into a binding arbitration process that the union itself requested."

PAFSO, the ...

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Cross border shopping for veterinary service

Many pet-owners in the province of Ontario are finding they can save a substantial amount of money on pet care by driving to the US.

Kate Hart of Ontario took her young cat to the US for typical kitten vaccinations and a rabies shot.

From her Ottawa home to the vet in Ogdensburg NY in the USA, it’s ...

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Olympians to be warned about Russian anti-gay law

Canadian police will brief athletes and other members of the Canadian Olympic team on a new anti-gay Russian law before they leave for the Sochi winter games.

The Kremlin passed a law in late June that makes it illegal to spread "propaganda for non-traditional sexual relations" to minors, under threat of steep fines. Many critics of the new law ...

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Party leader favours legalization of pot

The son of Canada’s former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and current leader of the Liberal Party has changed his position and is now in favour of the legalization of marijuana. Justin Trudeau is the first head of a major Canadian political party to take such a stand.

“Listen, marijuana is not a health food supplement,” Trudeau said. “It’s not ...

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Horrific anniversary and creation of a new word-firestorm.

The end of July in 1943 was hot and dry in north Germany. The Second World War was fully underway.

The bitter desert war had just seen the Germans pushed out of North Africa, and Canadian and allied troops had landed in Sicily where they were fighting across the island pushing towards Italy.

In the air, the ...

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Lac-Megantic train investigation, police raid offices of MM&A Railway

Canadian media Thursday (July 25) were reporting that Quebec provincial police were raiding the offices of the railway company involved in the Lac-Mégantic train disaster.

According to Sun News a number of police cruisers were seen outside the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway building in Farnham in the province of Quebec.

The Globe and Mail reports the police would not disclose whether ...

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