Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Tuesday August 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Suspensions won't affect Blue Jays

Suffering through a luckless and desultory baseball season, the Toronto Blue Jays finally caught a bit of a break Monday when Major League Baseball suspended 13 players, including New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriquez, for using performance-enhancing drugs.

Melky Cabrera, who was suspended for 50 games last year while a member of the San Francisco Giants, was not on ...

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Doctor urges companies to reduce employee stress

47per cent of Canadians report work to be the number one source of stress in their lives, suggests a recent poll, and Dr. David Posen says companies should take action to change that.  The Toronto doctor specialising in stress and lifestyle issues has written a book called “Is Work Killing You?-a Doctor’s Prescription for Treating ...

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Hiroshima Peace Ceremony at Montreal's Botanical Garden

At precisely 7:15 this evening, the Peace Bell in the Japanese Garden, will toll for one minute, simultaneously with five other Peace Bells around the world, and the original in Hiroshima.  These observances commemorate the moment the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city, killing almost 50,000 people that day.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Michelle Sweeney on a short break from Kazakhstan

Singer Michelle Sweeney is back in Montreal for just two nights at the city's venerable House of Jazz. Then, it's back to Kazakhstan.

Michelle Sweeney has spent the past five years touring Eurasia with a 23-piece jazz orchestra gaining a global following with her gospel-trained voice and charisma.

In an interview with the Montreal Gazette newspaper, Sweeney ...

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William Shatner honoured by Stratford Festival

William Shatner is being honoured with this year's 'Legacy Award' from Ontario's Stratford Festival.

Before becoming Captain James T. Kirk, Shatner was a member of the Shakespearean theatre company for three years, from 1954 until 1957.

According to Stratford lore, Shatner understudied for Christopher Plummer in 'Henry V' in 1956 and became an "overnight sensation".
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Man ordered to pay damages to panhandler

The human rights commission in the province of Quebec has ordered a man to pay $8,000 to a panhandler after he wrote an e-mail to a liquor store complaining about her presence outside. The commission found the man had violated the panhandler’s rights and ordered him to pay moral and punitive damages.

Suffering from a degenerative bone disease, the ...

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Big snake reportedly kills two children

A 4.3 metre long African rock python appears to have escaped from a pet store in eastern Canada and killed two little boys sleeping in an apartment above. The owner of the exotic pet store, Jean-Claude Savoie, told a TV station he can’t believe the snake got out of the enclosure, travelled through the ventilation and suffocated the ...

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Case of 'lost Canadian' takes another turn

A court case in Vancouver could lead to an overhaul of Canadian citizenship laws
if a so-called "lost Canadian" wins her legal fight.

Jackie Scott was born out of wedlock in Britain in 1945 to a British woman and a Canadian soldier and later migrated to Canada.

Her parents married in 1948 and Ms. Scott grew up, was ...

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Railway drops oil shipments

Rail traffic may return to the devastated eastern Quebec town Lac Megantic again this week. But he railway company that owned the train that derailed and burst into flames in July will not be hauling oil through the devastated community.

Forty-seven people died when the tanker cars belonging to the Montreal, Main and Atlantic railway exploded, levelling much of ...

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