Saturday, July 20, 2013

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Saturday July 20 2013 edition


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This week Gilda Salomone and Carmel Kilkenny join me, Marc Montgomery, to review some of the many stories we've covered this week, as Wojtek and Lynn enjoy a hot muggy summer vacation.

Oil filled tankers burn in Lac Megantic, The death toll currently stands at 48 confirmed © cbc

We start ...



Toronto cop posed for cameras as victim of flood

It was supposed to be a joke, but Toronto police were not amused by the behavior of an employee. During a record rainfall on July 8, as stranded passengers waited for rescue on a flooded GO Train, a police officer decided to pose as a victim and give a TV interview.

Nickolas Dorazio posed as a shivering flood victim ...


Railway operations and rules and why they failed at Lac Megantic

With the terrible tragedy of the deadly train wreck and fire in the small Quebec town of Lac Megantic, comes many questions.

The train cars and crude oil still burning furiously through the next day © cbc

Among them, how could a train start rolling all by itself? And what about ...


Toronto beaches closed to swimmers following storm


Elevated E. coli counts have raised concerns at eight of Toronto's 11 lakefront beaches.  This is the result of Monday's torrential downpour when more than a month's worth of rain fell in one day.

In an interview with CBC news, Mark Matson of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper explained, "The other day we saw a huge explosion of sewage ...


'Fear of a Black Nation', new book on Black activism and 1960s Montreal

In the 1960s, the city of Montreal became a focus for Black Power and the Caribbean left according to a just released new book by David Austin.

"Montreal had played an important, significant... historical role within the Black Diaspora in the 1960s," he says in an interview with RCI.




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