Monday, August 19, 2013

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Monday August 19 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Why understanding Canadian copyright is important

English and cultural studies professor Laura Murray didn't set out to set up a website on Canadian copyright or then co-write a book on the subject, but that's exactly what she's done.

Along with Samuel Trosow, she's now released a second edition of Canadian Copyright - A Citizen's Guide, which updates the first edition which came out in ...

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Saskatchewan shooters re-create the (imaginary) wild west

The violent, shoot-em-up  “wild west” we have come to know about in the US actually had more to do with Hollywood than reality.   It bears even less of a connection to Canadian western history.

That however, hasn’t stopped a large number of firearms enthusiasts from re-creating some of that “history” in fun events  they call "cowboy action" shooting.
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Humanitarian work increasingly dangerous

A devastating bomb attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad killed 22 aid workers ten years ago and is remembered on this, World Humanitarian Day. Danger has increased for aid workers.

Just last week, the emergency health organization, Médicins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) pulled out of Somalia as a result of “extreme ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Seniors' health care must be addressed, say doctors

Nine out of 10 Canadians believe Canada needs a pan-Canadian strategy for seniors' health care, whether its at home, in hospitals, hospices or long-term facilities. That's the result of a survey from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

"The results of this year's CMA report card send a clear and direct message to policy-makers and public office holders that all ...

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Canada's PM Harper intends to prorogue parliament

Canada's Prime Minister said today (August 19) that he plans to prorogue parliament before the sessions starts on September 16, and present a throne speech in October.

"There will be a new throne speech in the fall, obviously the House will be prorogued in anticipation of that. We will come back - in October is our tentative timing," said ...

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Traffic collisions, deaths increase from “distracted driving”

Mobile phone use often blamed.

Police in three Canadian provinces claim that fatal accidents caused by distracted driving now surpass impaired driving deaths. They say talking or texting on mobile phones is the main cause..

Other forms of distracted driving, such as playing video games or eating can be dangerous, too, according to RCMP spokesman Sgt. ...

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Toronto police officer charged with murder

A police officer has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18 year-old Sammy Yatim last month. A video captured by a bystander shows Yatim alone on a streetcar with several police outside before nine shots ring out. Witnesses said the teenager was wielding a small knife.

The video was posted on line and was ...

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Dieppe: a bloody anniversary

It was on August 19, 1942, that a vast force of over 5,000 soldiers headed for the Nazi occupied French coast during the Second World War.


Commemoration ceremonies Dieppe 2012
© Ann MacMillan-CBC

The raid on Dieppe was to capture and hold the small coastal villages of Dieppe and ...

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Fantasy reigns at Montreal anime convention

A Montreal convention last weekend drew thousands of lovers of Japanese animation and comics, many of them dressed in the style of their favourite characters. Otakuthon, as it’s called, drew 13,500 people from Canada and the United States. That was an increase in attendance of 22.7 per cent over last ...

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