Friday, October 4, 2013

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Friday October 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Royal Proclamation 250th anniversary and a Day of Action

The Royal Proclamation was issued on October 7, 1763 by King George III of England.  It was a major turning point in Canada's history, acknowledging Indian rights to the land.  For Canada's First Nations, it is the basis for many of their current land claims.

This year marks the 250th anniversary, and a day of action is ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Would a Canada-U.S. merger be good for the North?

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

Canada and the United States have a reputation for being among the world’s friendliest neighbours.

They share a common language, a common culture and what’s regularly touted as the longest undefended border in the world.

The Free Trade Agreement between the two nations ...

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Canada’s leader seeks Asian business, investment

Prime Minister Stephen Harper left for Asia this week to attend an APEC meeting and to try to drum up business and investment in Canada.

“We’re not as active in Asia as really our economic size and the needs of our economy would normally demand,” says Charles Burton, associate professor of political science at ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Botanical Garden Autumn Celebration

Montreal's Botanical Garden is celebrating the changing colours and welcoming families to get into the spirit of one of the high holidays of childhood; Hallowe'en!

In the middle of the city one can get a glimpse of the harvest.  There's pumpkin decorating, a Little Montsers Play area complete with bales of hay to be climbed and jumped ...

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Nuit Blanche: Up all night in Toronto

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche will fill down town Toronto this Saturday night.  From sunset to sunrise many of the streets will be closed to traffic allowing hundreds of thousands of people to stroll from site to site, taking in the art, the installations and the lectures.  This 8th edition of the event features 112 exhibits and the work of 500 artists ...

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Canadian wine wins world’s best !

A Canadian wine has one an enormous distinction at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, England


In London, Steven Spurrier (L) presents the coveted International award to Rick Bonatali, President of Winery & Vineyard Estates at Mission Hill Family Estate ...

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Where are the right whales?

Scientists are puzzled about a dearth of sightings of an endangered species of whale in the Bay of Fundy off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Atlantic right whales are usually spotted in the bay in the summer months.

"In the Bay of Fundy, for example, you may see as many as 100 over a summer, but this year the survey efforts ...

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Vets over-vaccinate pets, undercover dog finds

Despite guidelines that recommend vaccinating dogs every three years, many Canadian veterinarians push annual vaccinations, according to an investigation by the public broadcaster, CBC.

There are an estimated 14.5 million dogs and cats in Canada. Half the cats and 78 per cent of the dogs saw a veterinarian in the past year.

Annual shots are not ...

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New "unauthorized" welcome signs for Edmonton

All the entrance signs originally said "City of Champions" © CBC

The big signs along highways leading to Edmonton, in the western province of Alberta normally have smaller accompanying signs reading “City of Champions”

As a reference to ...

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