Friday, August 2, 2013

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Friday August 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic: Greenland inspires Arctic Bay, Nunavut tourism strategy

Arctic Bay, Nunavut has everything going for it when it comes to attracting tourists.

This predominantly Inuit community of around 800 people is located in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut. It has stunning scenery, provides a window into Inuit culture, and has wildlife ranging from whales to polar bears.

But developing and growing the tourism industry in ...

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Boat safety urged on big holiday weekend

Many Canadians will go boating this long, holiday weekend and experts are urging people to take steps to keep themselves safe.  Canada has many lakes and rivers and an estimated 10.5 million Canadians ride boats on them.

An average 125 people die each year in Canada in boating accidents. More than 79 per cent of those deaths could ...

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Equine Therapy

Anyone who has ever had one will tell you there's way more to a horse than meets the eye. Among many other wonderful things, a horse is empathetic, authentic, generous of spirit, non-judgemental, dignified and gentle--all the things we wish we--and other human beings--could be.

Once upon a time, horses played a way bigger role in our lives. Knights ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Kamloopa: The largest Pow Wow in western Canada

Kamloops, British Columbia is site of the Kamloopa Pow Wow.  Just minutes from the city centre, along the South Thompson River, nearly 20,000 people will gather this weekend.

It is one of the largest celebrations of First Nations' culture and heritage in western Canada. The Pow Wow is a festive expression of the Secwepemc people's heritage and a vibrant display of ...

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Ontario city’s odd hum is real, says researcher

A noise that has plagued some residents of Windsor, Ontario is real according to a professor who has recorded it. Colin Novak set up a sophisticated $250,000 recording station in February. It sends him an e-mail when sound rises above a certain level.

"Some of the evenings, we may get 30 or 40 emails in a given night, mostly ...

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Canada criticizes Russian asylum for Snowden

Canada’s foreign affairs minister is calling Russia an outlier in the G8 for granting asylum to U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

“This is not something that Canada would have considered to do," Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told The Canadian Press.

"It is an example where it does show Russia is a bit of an outlier ...

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Woman charges RCMP over sexual harassment

A civilian employee of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has filed a lawsuit against the force in British Columbia Supreme Court.

Atoya Montague alleges she was sexually harassed by a number of officers whose ranks go as high as superintendent and says the culture of sexual harassment within the force was so pervasive it couldn't be stopped.

Ms. ...

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Canada wants Russia to repeal anti-gay law

Canada's foreign affairs minister, John Baird, plans to press Russia to change a controversial anti-gay law that imposes fines for spreading information about gay choices to minors and bans gay pride rallies.

Mr. Baird says he is "deeply concerned" that Russia's sports minister has indicated the law will be enforced during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Mr. ...

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Sea King Helicopter honoured at 50

Sea King helicopters, the first two of eight ordered from Sikorsky Aircraft, were warmly welcomed into the Canadian defence forces on this day in 1963.

At the time, the Sea Kings were valued for their ability to search for Soviet submarines.  In the ensuing years, they've been re-outfiited for missions ranging from the first Gulf ...

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