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Thursday August 29 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Feed hungry children at school, recommends group

Canada is the only G8 country without a nation-wide meal program for hungry children at school, reports the Conference Board of Canada. This conservative business group estimates that about two million Canadians suffer from “food insecurity” and almost half of those are children attending school.

There are lunch and breakfast programs in some schools across the ...

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CLC, Canada's largest union federation, endorses Labatt beer boycott

It may be a hot summer, and it may be popular, but Canada's largest union federation the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) wants Canadians to boycott certain brands of beer because of a labour conflict in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Forty workers at the Labatt Breweries plant in St. John's, Newfoundland have been on strike since ...

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Traffic congestion: much more expensive than previously thought.

If you’ve ever been stuck in a traffic jam, you know how frustrating it can be.

Of course you’re wasting time, and of course fuel, and those are quantifiable costs.

The area around Toronto including suburbs and nearby surrounding cities closely tied economically to the big city, is known as the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In fact, expansion ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

New fees for international musicians bad news for smaller clubs, live venues

Canada's independent music scene, particularly smaller clubs and live venues, are facing potentially devastating fees for bringing international musicians to their venues.

Changes to federal regulations surrounding foreign workers entering Canada came into effect in July, but the news made waves throughout social media yesterday (August 28) when journalist Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald newspaper raised the issue. ...

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Organize it, and they will come (to Nova Scotia)

It’s the little gathering that has roared to success. Motorcyclists have been trickling in to the small town of Digby Nova Scotia all week as things lead up to this weekend’s “Wharf Rat Rally”.

Red balloon shows Digby, Nova Scotia © Google

When it began just 9 years ago,35 motorcyclists showed ...

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Strike notice at Vancouver airport ahead of holiday weekend

Hundreds of workers at Canada's second busiest airport in Vancouver could be on strike this holiday weekend, and as early as Friday.

Local 20221 of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) informed the Vancouver Airport Authority of their right to strike as of midnight Thursday (August 29).

The union represents 310 employees, including customer service workers at international ...

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Bison die-off in northern territory

The bison population appears to be less than half of what it was one year ago in the Fort Providence area of Canada’s Northwest Territories. A survey conducted in March shows an estimated 714 bison are left compared with 1,531 last year.

The territorial government blames an anthrax outbreak last summer for the substantial decline. ...

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Sexting ok with teens unless shared without consent

While parents may be mortified, young people appear to think sending naked or semi-naked images of themselves electronically is okay. However youth think it’s not okay if someone passes on the images without their consent.

Authorities are grappling with the issue in the wake of incidents like the harassment and death of Rehteah Parsons, a teen from eastern Canada. ...

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Canada has 3 of the world's top 5 most liveable cities

The top most “liveable” cities in North America are in Canada.

According to an annual survey by the prestigious “Economist” magazine Intelligence Unit, the west coast port city of Vancouver ranks third in the world, out of 140 cities in the survey.

Toronto, Ontario, which is Canada’ biggest city, ranks 4th in the world followed by the prairie ...

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