Monday, July 29, 2013

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Monday July 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Climate Change Adaptation

The summer of 2013 will be remembered by many Canadians for the extreme weather events such as the rain and the flooding that occurred in several regions.  Now the increased insurance claims resulting from extreme weather are becoming a problem that is eliciting warnings from those who study climate change.

Blair Feltmate is a professor in the Faculty ...

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Name holiday for brave Champlain, says historian

The first Monday in August is a holiday in all Canadian provinces except Quebec and it should be named after explorer Samuel de Champlain, says historian and author Charlotte Gray.

The provinces have different names for the day. “They’re all called these incredibly bland names like ‘Civic Holiday’ or ‘Provincial Holiday,’” said Gray. “I ...

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Fans don't forget baseball greatness

Sports are about special moments as much as winning or losing. One of those moments occurred 22 years ago Sunday in Los Angeles, California. Montreal Expos pitcher Dennis Martinez pitched the 13th perfect game in major league history, beating the Dodgers 2-0. Not a single Dodger reached base.

How special was it? Think about this: there are 30 Major ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Neil Young's "Harvest" Number One Canadian disc

Celebrating the amazing depth and diversity of Canadian musical talent, CBC Music has been counting down the 'Top 100 Greatest Canadian Albums Ever' during this month of July.

Today they announced the final Top 20 Canadian albums, and Neil Young's 1972 album 'Harvest', was chosen number one.

In second-place, 'The Goldberg Variations' by Glen Gould, ...

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Fox will star in new sitcom

Michael J. Fox's comic brilliance took him to the top of the television acting world back in the 1980s. Fox parlayed playing a stuffy yuppie in Family Ties into to a co-starring role in the Back to the Future cinema trilogy and seemed set for the life of a successful actor in both film and television.

But it didn't ...

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More problems for Innu in Labrador

Members of the Innu community of Sheshatshiu in Labrador will gather in August to discuss the banning of alcohol following a series of recent deaths, accidents and arrests.

A member of the community's council, Greg Pastitshi, says people are finally waking up to the fact that they have a problem because too many kids are using drugs and alcohol. ...

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Lake Ontario Swimmers halted

The 5 women who set out to do what no one had done before, were halted before completing their goal.  Swimming Lake Ontario lengthwise, in a 305-kilometer relay from east to west, was the plan. It was undertaken to raise money for the global charity,  'Because I Am a Girl', the organization that promotes girl's rights and aims ...

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Coffee-giving bug spreads in Canada

Buying hundreds of cups of coffee for strangers seems to have become something of a fad in Canada. It started last Monday when a man walked into a coffee shop in the western city of Edmonton and paid for 500 cups of coffee for no apparent reason.

No one was sure why he did this and the man remained ...

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Stained glass solar panels to power cathedral

A Toronto artist has created three stained glass installations which generate solar power, one of which is being hooked up to the power grid in the western province of Saskatchewan.

“Lux Gloria” was created by Sarah Hall at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon. It consists of solar panels embedded in brightly coloured, hand-painted glass.

Once ...

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