Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Thursday September 5 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

International aid hackathon mixed two worlds, tech and aid, for one goal

Hacking and international aid are two concepts not normally associated together. But this past weekend 45 people did just that. They mixed technical capabilities with a need to easily access Canadian and international development aid information around the world.

Working with public data banks, the international aid hackathon organized by Citizen Attaché citoyen, created some prototype tools for ...

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Accept more Syrian refugees, urges analyst

While Sweden says it will grant permanent residency to Syrians fleeing the civil war, the United Nations is asking western nations to help ease the burden on nearby countries experiencing a massive influx of refugees.

More than two million Syrians have left the country. That’s 10 per cent of the population. Another 4.25 million are displaced within ...

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Why young people can't find work.

A new reports suggests there’s been a huge shift in job prospects in Canada.This is especially affecting young people who are looking for part-time work after school to help pay for current or future studies.

The investment report prepared by CIBC World Markets is called, “Why Tyler and Cloe can't get a job".

Economist Emanuella Enenajor ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Racial incidents spark human rights complaint

An effigy of a black man hung by the neck in a store window is just one of several racial incidents reported by the employee of a furniture store in the eastern Canadian city of Dartmouth. Elsworth Bottomley complained to the Human Rights Commission in the province of Nova Scotia after he quit working at the local Leon’s ...

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Teenage schoolboys overdoing "body spray" perfumes

It seems adverts for men's "body spray" perfumes are working extremely well on adolescent boys.


Scene from an advert where a man is dousing himself in a body spray product which suddenly attracts swarms of young women. Young males ...

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Frosh video sparks outrage

A short video posted on-line has gone viral showing Canadian university students chanting about underage sex with girls without consent. The video shows orientation students leading a cheer about the sexual preferences of men at Saint Mary’s University in the eastern city of Halifax.

The university is promising disciplinary action and has ordered frosh leaders and the entire student ...

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The Cold War: no clear end, but clear beginning, in Canada

Over decades, the Cold War created an arms race, occupied millions of military personnel and has cost countries around the world untold billions of dollars.

It began in Canada on September 5, 1945.

That evening a cypher clerk at the Russian embassy in Ottawa, checked into the code room and then left with 109 top secret documents detailing ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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