Friday, September 13, 2013

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Friday September 13 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Board rules Canadian government bargaining in bad faith with striking diplomats

Canada's Public Service Labour Relations Board has ruled the Canadian government has been bargaining in bad faith in its negotiations with striking diplomats. It says the government “violated its duty to bargain collectively in good faith and make every reasonable effort to enter into a collective agreement,” concluded the board.

The board did not recommend any remedial action on the part ...

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Newspaper defends use of anonymous sources

Appearing before the Ontario Press Council this week, the Globe and Mail defended its use of anonymous sources in reporting Toronto city councillor Doug Ford’s alleged past links with the drug trade. Ford is brother to Mayor Rob Ford and, while he is not officially acting deputy mayor, he wields enormous power in the city ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Inuit community worried about muskox deaths

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

Several muskox were recently found dead on Banks Island in the Arctic region of Canada’s Northwest Territories.

But some are worried that a bacterial disease that killed about 100 muskox last year may be responsible.

Government scientists have gathered samples and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Gold mine in jeopardy, Canadian company threatens Romania with billions dollar lawsuit

A Canadian mining company is threatening to sue the government of Romania for billions of dollars if it doesn't approve its Rosia Montana gold mine project in what's known as the Golden Quadrilateral in the mountains of Transylvania.

Earlier this summer Gabriel Resources Ltd had expected the project would get government approval, but protests against the operation appear to have ...

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Canada's parliament prorogued, throne speech October 16

Canada's Parliament is officially prorogued and a new legislative session will start on October 16 with a throne speech.

Parliament was set to start on September 16 after the summer break, but last month Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his intention to prorogue parliament and return in October.

Prorogation ends a legislative session and is done by Canada's ...

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Fires in modern houses burn faster, hotter, more toxic

Experienced firefighters are saying that when it comes to house fires, they are a lot more difficult to deal with than the house fires of several decades ago.

Chris Williams is Assistant Deputy Fire Marshal for Canada’s most populous province, Ontario.  He says, 30 years ago, a person had up to an estimated eight minutes to exit their home ...

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Anniversary of the battle that changed the course of history

On the morning of September 13, 1759, a brief battle lasting less than an hour, and as little as 15 minutes according to some sources, changed the entire course of North American and world history.

Thousands of men, British on one side, and French, French-Canadians, and some aboriginals faced off outside the walled, heavily foritified city of ...

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Balloonist’s trans-Atlantic flight cut short

Jonathan Trappe was going to cross the Atlantic Ocean suspended from 300 helium-filled balloons, but was forced to land on a remote part of Canada’s eastern coast instead.

The adventurer left Maine, U.S. on Thursday but technical trouble during the flight forced him to land near Lark Harbour, Newfoundland.

“Hmm, this doesn't look like France," Trappe wrote in ...

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'Our Man in Tehran' the real Argo story of the Canadian Caper

A year after the Hollywood film "Argo" was shown at the Toronto International, a documentary that reveals the real story behind the Canadian Caper is making its debut at the Toronto festival Thursday night (September 12).

Last year, Argo downplayed the role of Canadian ambassador Ken Taylor who in 1979 protected six Americans in the Canadian embassy in Teheran. "Our ...

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