Friday, September 6, 2013

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Friday September 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic - Cleaning up Canada's radar sites

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

The Distant Early Warning Line system, known as the DEW Line, was a radar site that operated across northern Canada from 1958 to 1992.

Since then, a major project has been underway to clean up the over 40 radar sites, getting rid ...

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Canada's PM Stephen Harper - G20, global economy, Syria

The G20 Summit in Russia may have had the goal of dealing with economic issues, but the issue of Syria dominated many discussions.

In a press conference at the end of the summit, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper focused on both issues in his statement, but most questions from journalists focused on Syria, and Canada's intentions.

RCI's ...

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Think-tank fights to speak at oil sands review

The Pembina Institute took the government of the province of Alberta to court Thursday for not letting it participate in a regulatory review of a proposed oilsands project. The proposed Southern Pacific Resource Corp project is an in situ project, that is a deep drilling plan to extract oilsands by injecting steam underground ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

TV's Canadian debut, September 1952

The new technology of television had been amazing visitors to the annual Canadian Nation Exhibition in Toronto since before the Second World War.

From 1947, residents in the populous area around Toronto Ontario, could receive TV signals from the US. Few households had TV sets ...

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Huge meth and lab bust nets five suspects

It was impressive, but only a small portion of a $40-million haul of methamphetamines made by several police forces was put on display in the province of Ontario yesterday. Police say it was one of the province’s largest ever meth seizures. Nine search warrants allowed them to search clandestine drug labs and residences in the Toronto ...

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Iconic sailboat finally re-launched

After a 16-million-dollar, three-year restoration, the Bluenose II was finally back in Atlantic waters off the coast of the province of Nova Scotia. The sailboat is a replica of one launched in 1921. The original schooner was famous for winning every race in 18 years of competition and is now featured on Canada’s ten-cent coin.

Cost overruns ...

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Biometric requirements take effect for some visitors to Canada

Announced last December, new tighter visa requirements have begun to be applied for certain nationalities as of this week.

As of Wednesday, applicants for visitor, student, work permit visas from Jamaica, Haiti, and Colombia will have to provide fingerprints and digital pictures along with an 85$C fee

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has indicated that the new measures are ...

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Vancouver Fringe Festival: Theatre for everyone

Like fringe festivals around the world, the Vancouver Fringe Festival gives people a chance to see all kinds of theatre.

This year's edition features 600 performances by 89 artists over 11 days from September 5th to 15th, 2013.

Started in 1985, the Vancouver festival's “everyone welcome” selection technique for the Mainstage shows "are literally drawn out of a hat, ...

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Bank of Canada maintains interest rate at 1%

As expected, the Bank of Canada made no change in its key policy interest rate Wednesday (September 4), leaving it at the one per cent level it has been at for the past three years.

In a statement released Wednesday the bank wrote: "The global economy continues to expand broadly as expected, but its dynamic has moderated."

And ...

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