Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Thursday August 8 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Constricting snakes have killed 19, injured more

Two boys were apparently killed by an escaped
python in Eastern Canada.
© CBC

The deaths of two little boys in New Brunswick this week bring to 19 the number of North Americans killed by giant, constricting snakes kept as pets since 1978.

“But that doesn’t include a ...

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The Carver: Toonoo Sharky

Carving is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about northern art.

But just like other art forms in the Arctic, carving is evolving and changing.

Toonoo Sharky is a longtime carver and has developed an instantly recognizable style that’s become a favourite of collectors. In fact, it’s hard to find an Inuit art ...

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Quality palliative care running slow in Canada

Euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide are prompting more and more debate--sometimes quite contentious--across Canada.

Both are prohibited under Canada's Criminal Code and the federal government is currently appealing a British Columbia court ruling last summer that struck down the ban on assisted suicide.

Earlier this summer, the province of Quebec introduced a law that would protect doctors who offer ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada Games ban processed and fried food

The Canada Games are underway in Sherbrooke, Quebec with athletes from across the country competing, many for the first time at this national level.

The Opening Ceremonies for the Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, August 2,2013 © Jacques Boissinot

And for the first time some food products have been ...

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Lac-Mégantic disaster railway gets bankruptcy protection

A Canadian judge has reluctantly granted creditor protection to the rail company whose runaway train caused the explosion and deaths of 47 people in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec last month.

Montreal, Maine & Atlantic filed for bankruptcy in both Canada and the United States citing debts to more than 200 creditors following the disaster.

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Right-wing pushback on minister’s support for gays

A privately funded, socially conservative group charges Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has abused his position by promoting the rights of homosexuals abroad.

REAL Women lambasted the minister for awarding $200,000 to special interest groups in Uganda and Kenya to further what it calls “his own perspective on homosexuality.” It further castigates him for trying ...

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Canada tightens rules on temporary foreign workers

Employers who want to hire temporary foreign workers will now have to pay a processing fee for each application and will have to work harder to find Canadians for the jobs first.

The changes come after news reports last April that the Royal Bank of Canada was hiring foreign workers to take the jobs of ...

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Vancouver Art Gallery's Grand Hotel Exhibit

Vancouver's Art Gallery says everyone has a hotel story.  That's the provocative invitation on their website, to visit the show that's been on since April 13th.


The Waldorf Astoria in New York City © courtesy of the VAG

The exhibit is called, "Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life", and ...

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Kate McGarrigle Square unveiled in Montreal today

Kate McGarrigle, the singer-songwriter who won over audiences around the world with her sister Anna, will be honoured in a cozy little square steps from her Montreal home, in Outrement today.

Place Kate McGarrigle is small but filled with the flowers that she loved, and a chair-sculpture by artist Robert Wilson.

It's the first of a ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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