Thursday, August 15, 2013

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Thursday August 15 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Researching a 300-year-old forgotten violent battle in Canada

!992 replica of D"Iberville's 44-gun
Pelican
© Wiki Commons-Harfang

For those who think Canadian history is boring, a Canadian expedition heading to Hudson Bay on Monday hopes to change that.

The group will be seeking the remains of two large warships destroyed during a deadly sea battle in the frigid northern ...

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Fossilized “weird” creature had relatives afar

A famous and bizarre marine animal from 505 million years ago called Hallucigenia sparsa turns out to have had relatives the world over, according to joint Canadian and British research. A fossil from the famous Burgess Shale site in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada indicates the creature was a spiny, worm-like animal ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

National Acadian Day

This is National Acadian Day in Canada.  It is the occasion to remember a painful chapter in Canadian history and celebrate the survival of the culture and spirit of the Acadian people.

Acadians are the descendants of the 17th century French community in Canada that was known as Acadia.  Following the British Conquest of Acadia in 1710, ...

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81-year old hiker spent night lost of the Cabot Trail

An 81-year old Quebec woman is safe  today.  But she and her family had a rough night in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Mariette Forest, from Sherbrooke, Quebec, was camping with her family at the Baddeck Cabot Trial Campground.

She set out for a hike around 8:30 Wednesday morning, and was reported missing two hours later.

On Thursday, ...

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Lynx babies debut at Montreal’s Biodome

Three lynx kittens born just ten weeks ago met the public today at a Montreal facility which recreates several ecosystems. The two males and a female were born to a seven-year-old lynx in a private enclosure at the Biodome. The animals are native to Canada's coniferous forests.

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Alberta park named largest "dark sky" preserve

A western Canadian national park, bigger than the size of Switzerland, has been declared a “dark sky” preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Wood Buffalo National Park extends from the northern boundary of the province of Alberta into the Northwest Territories below Great Slave Lake.

At 4.5 million hectares it is also ...

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Huge new totem pole in British Columbia, first in 130 years

Lifting the totem from the carving
shed in Skidegate, to the barge taking it to Gwaii Hanaas

A 500-year-old giant red cedar is set to become part of Canadian history today. Aboriginal carvers have created a “legacy” totem to mark the 20th anniversary of an agreement between the federal government and the ...

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Companies using Canadian groundwater for free

Use of groundwater should be regulated, say several groups in the western province of British Columbia concerned about extraction by large corporations.

Nestlé bottles and sells up to 265 million litres of water from the area around Hope, B.C. every year, says Sheila Muxlow of the Water Wealth Project. It is one of several multinationals ...

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