Monday, September 2, 2013

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Monday September 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

A conversation with Jerry Dias - president of Canada's newest union UNIFOR

"It's not just a question of being a big union," says Jerry Dias, "It's big ideas...It's about engaging people. It's about engaging our members...but it's also about outreach to the community."

On Saturday (August 31) Dias was elected president of Canada's newest and largest private sector union, UNIFOR. In a wide ranging conversation with RCI, he outlined the ...

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No stretch run for Jays this year

For baseball lovers, Labour Day has always held a special place in the game's calendar. Teams play the first five months of the season to be close at the start of September.

Managers will tell you if they can keep their team within three or four games of a lead at Labour Day, anything can happen. Get hot, they ...

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Arts - Ryan Van Horne, playwright, "The Department of Common Sense"

Welcome to our spotlight on arts, culture, and lifestyle in Canada

Playwright Ryan Van Horne

On this edition, we go to the theatre..or rather the Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax which is currently celebrating its 25th year and getting bigger ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Experimental Lakes Area to stay open with provincial funding

An internationally renowned site for the study of water pollution and lake ecosystems will not be forced to shutdown because of Canadian federal budget cutbacks.

On Monday (September 2), the provinces of Ontario and Manitoba announced, Ontario will commit $2 million a year to keep the Experimental Lakes Area open, and Manitoba will contribute another $900,000 over six years through its ...

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Fire destroys popular St. Jacobs Farmers' market

The main building of a popular farmer's market in the Mennonite area of the Canadian province of Ontario was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday (September 2).

The St. Jacobs Farmers Market is a popular attraction for locals and tourists and is located in Woolwich Township west of the city of Toronto.

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It's back to school for BC children

Children are returning to class on schedule this week in British Columbia. There had been fears that schools would be closed because of a teachers' strike, but that is on hold, at least for the moment.

The president of the BC Teacher's Federation has sent an email to members that the provincial government and the union are postponing bargaining ...

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Never a dull moment for Justin Bieber

Ah, the life of a rock 'n' roll superstar. Justin Bieber, the Ontario-born singer who was in Toronto this weekend doing some clubbing, may--or may not--have lost a $40,000 gold chain early Saturday morning at a downtown nightclub.

The alleged incident allegedly began when fellow nightclub patron rushed Mr. Beiber and, in an ensuing melee, caused him to lose ...

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Canadian plastic banknotes more costly than planned

It seems Canada’s transition to polymer banknotes is contributing to a 23% increase in operating costs at the Bank of Canada.

The Bank’s second-quarter report is showing that costs are up  by $114 million dollars ( to $606 million) compared to last year.

And half that cost, about $50 million, is because making the plastic bills is more ...

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Commission on 2012 student protests faces some scepticism

A provincial commission to look into the student protests in the Canadian province of Quebec last year faced sceptical questioning as it updated journalists Friday (August 30) on the progress of its inquiry.

Serge Menard, a lawyer and former Quebec cabinet minister, was appointed this past spring to chair the commission along with lawyer Bernard Grenier, and former union ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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