Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Wednesday July 10 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Global warming means more severe forest fires and more often

In just the past few years we have seen reports of massive forest fires of unusual size and duration.  Australia experienced a disastrous fire season in 2009, Russia in 2010, Texas and other states in 2011, deadly fires in Colorado in 2012,  in several Canadian provinces every year including Quebec where a fire has burned about 350 000 hectares across ...

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One in five Canadians still think women encourage sexual assaults

About 19 per cent of Canadians believe women encourage or provoke assault when they are drunk, a recent survey suggests.

The survey commissioned by the Canadian Women’s Foundation also found that 15 per cent of Canadians believe assault can be provoked by flirting. The percentage is higher - 20 per cent - among Canadians between the ages of 18 ...

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Improvements coming to Canadian cell phone contracts

On December 2, 2013 some very welcome changes are coming to Canadian cell phone contracts.  After consulting Canadians, the government regulator, the CRTC (Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission) released a new Code of Conduct for Cell phone companies operating in Canada.

Canadians pay some of the highest cell, or mobile phone fees in the world, and just three ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving renewed in Yukon

Chilkat and Ravenstail weaving is a skill and an artform that was almost abandoned in northwestern Canada.  Now it is undergoing a renaissance.

It began with Clarissa Rizal, from Juneau, Alaska.  25 years ago she accepted the invitation to apprentice with the last of the traditional weavers, a woman named Jennie who was 96 at the time.  Jennie had ...

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Icebergs a growing tourist attraction

Tourists from all over the world are making the trip to the northern point of Newfoundland to go out on the water to see the icebergs up close.

"Right from Florida to Germany, Switzerland, from all over the world," Paul Alcock of Northland Discovery Boat Tours told CBC News.

About a dozen icebergs surround the community of St. ...

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From hockey enforcer to Green Party candidate in Quebec: Georges Laraque

After years playing hockey for the Edmonton Oilers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens, George Laraque will try his hand at politics. The ex-NHL player is the Green Party's candidate in Montreal's Bourassa riding in an upcoming byelection.

"Today is an important day for me. It is the result of many years of community involvement. I would be so proud ...

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Major Canadian retailers sign Bangladesh factory safety agreement

Some of Canada’s biggest retailers have signed a 5-year North American pact to offer money for training and upgrading of factories in Bangladesh.

The agreement signed by Canadian Tire Corp., Wal-Mart, The Gap, Hudson’s Bay Co. and other Canadian and American companies was created in response to consumer pressure that has mounted since a building collapse in Bangladesh this ...

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Canadian opera singer wins prestigious award in France

Relatively unknown to most Canadians, 41-year-old Barbara Hannigan of Waverly, Nova Scotia, is extremely well-known on the English and European operatic music scene and a celebrity in France.

She was recently named “Musical personality of the Year” in Europe for 2012-2013

The award goes to an artist who has had a profound impact on French music over the ...

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Afghanistan memorial to fallen soldiers to tour Canada

The memorial to Canada’s casualties was originally located in Kandahar at the cenotaph on the military airfield.  It has since been moved to Ottawa and re-assembled where it was unveiled in the Hall of Honour, in the Peace Tower of Canada’s national parliament buildings.


Sept 8, 2003: Members of 3 ...

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