Friday, August 16, 2013

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Friday August 16 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

China-Canada FIPA prompts Brenda Sayers' eastern tour

Brenda Sayers has never been to eastern Canada before, but her fight on behalf of her First Nation, the Hupacasath of Vancouver Island, against the China-Canada trade agreement, paved the way.

The Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) is the trade agreement Prime Minister Stephen Harper signed last September in Russia, with then Chinese ...

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Boys face porn charges in fatal bullying case

Two boys appeared in court Thursday on pornography charges in connection with the suicide of 17 year-old Rehteah Parsons last April. Her parents say she was sexually assaulted at a house party when she was 15 and a digital photograph of the alleged assault was circulated on-line and at school.

Relentless harassment and humiliation followed for months until ...

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Arab Spring and now the Egyptian fall

Egypt is in turmoil today. The international community joins many in the Egyptian diaspora in mourning the opportunity for a peaceful revolution as the violence yesterday took the lives of more than 500 people.

The military moved into two squares in Cairo that were filled with supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. The supporters ignored repeated warnings to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Spelunkers in B.C. looking for deepest cave in Canada

The Northern British Columbia Caving Club is on a mission.  They are going deep into the earth in northwestern B.C. in search of the deepest cave in Canada.

Bob Rutherford is president of the group, based in Prince George, British Columbia.  He is leading eight club members in the exploration of a large limestone formation on the ...

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Canadian National Exhibiton Opening Day

The Canadian National Exhibition opened today for the 134th year.

"The Ex" was at one time like Christmas in August for the children of Southern Ontario.  A day on the mid-way, dining on candy floss and ice cream waffles, and perhaps going home with a souvenir of your victory in one of the many games, was a day ...

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RCMP starring in US reality show raises ire

A former member of the federal government was disturbed at an incident she witnessed in Whitehorse, Yukon.


Former federal NDP leader, Audrey McLaughlin
witnessed arrest and questioned ethics of
RCMP participating in a US "entertainment" show

© CBC

Audrey McLaughlin saw RCMP officers arresting an intoxicated and upset woman which was ...

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Stars raise $1.5 million for Alberta flood relief

More than 30,000 people rocked out at a star-studded concert in the western city of Calgary Thursday raising $1.5 million dollars for flood relief. Southern parts of the province of Alberta were ravaged by high water in mid-June.

Nickelback, Tom Cochrane, Randy Bachman, Colin James and Jann Arden were just some of the performers. Calgary’s popular mayor, Naheed Nenshi ...

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Canadian trail named one of world’s most dangerous

Canadians are dismissing Outside Magazine’s claim that the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the world’s ten most dangerous hiking trails.

The fact that there have been three deaths on the trail since 1999 and lots of rescues, some necessitating 12 rescuers, were cited as reasons the magazine finds the Grouse ...

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Anniversary of the Klondike Gold Rush

It was on August 16,1896 that Yukon prospectors George Cormack his wife Kate, acting on a tip from Canadian prospector Robert Henderson, discovered placer gold in Rabbit Creek, a tributary of Klondike River.

The next day, they, along with Henderson and his Indian helpers Tagish Charlie and Skookum Jim, stake their claims, changing the name of Rabbit Creek to ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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