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Tuesday July 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Foreign Service labour conflict affecting international students

Canada's Foreign Service officers are having problems negotiating a settlement to their labour conflict with the government of Canada.  The union representing diplomats and immigration officials have been without a contract for 20 months.

Now escalating job action measures are beginning to affect foreign students wanting to begin studies in Canada this September.

In an interview with ...

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Canada’s parks development gets mixed review from environmental group

While Canada should be praised for creating new parks, it should also be criticized for ’inappropriate' development that poses serious risk to park ecosystems, says environmental group Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) in its annual report.

“Funding cuts and development pressures are still problems, but there have been some major highlights in some regions of the country”, says ...

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Going where no man has gone before


the helicopter is huge, but weighs only 55kg
© AeroVelo

They didn’t actually have to go far, only a few metres off the ground, but that was enough to make history. The AeroVelo Inc. team built a human powered helicopter.

In doing so and successfully meeting the requirements of ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Sad choice for a rural community

A buyer for the church also gets all the trappings, oak benches, chairs, embossed walls, etc. © CBC

The Ledge United Church has been witness to many happy and sad occasions during it 135 year history.

For most of that long period, It was the centre of ...

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Graham DeLaet debuts at British Open

Graham DeLaet, the pride of Weyburn, Saskatchewan is living his dream this week, playing in a major.  He's at Muirfield in Scotland playing in the British Open, golf's most widely revered title.

The 31 year-old, ranked 65th in the world, was in Saskatoon last week playing in an event to raise money for Golf Saskatchewan, a charity to ...

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New ministers in Harper government supplied with list of ‘enemies’ to avoid

Besides being saluted by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, each new minister sworn in after Monday’s cabinet shuffle also received a ‘transition binder’ which included a list of government’s enemies to be avoided, a leaked e-mail suggests.

The email, obtained by several media outlets, shows a checklist for what should be in the transition binders.

Among expected items such ...

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Russell Peters 3rd comedian on Forbe's list

Russell Peters, the Canadian entertainer has made it into the number three spot on Forbe's list of highest-earning comedians in the world.

The Brampton, Ontario native began his career poking fun at the culture shock and racism he observed in the Canadian mosaic.

On Forbe's top 10-list for several years now, Peters moved into the third ...

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Questions about "E-cigarettes"

For smokers who need the feel and sensation of cigarettes, but want to get away from the dangers of smoking, there are “e-cigarettes". They are plastic or aluminium tubes that look like cigarettes, and the “smoke” looks the same, but they’re “electronic” cigarettes.


E-cigarettes are hot sellers, but their health ...

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Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart in major Canadian retail merger

Loblaw, Canada's largest grocery retailer, is offering to buy Shoppers Drug Mart, the country's largest pharmacy chain for C$12.4 billion.

At a press conference today, Galen Weston Jr., executive chairman of Loblaw, assured consumers, saying,  "This is not an overlapping, scaling up transaction when you really get into the detail."  He said the deal ...

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