Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Tuesday October 15 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadians do "ok" in international adult skills survey

In the international survey of adult skills, Canada scored above average, but not by much..

The Organisation for Economic Co-operatino and Development (OECD) released its international study on adult skills this month.

The survey of adults aged 16-65 was conducted in 24 developed countries including Canada and graded their ability in literacy,  numeracy, and problem-solving all ...

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'Chew on This!' - Stop hunger and poverty in Canada, say organizers of campaign

Despite being a wealthy economic nation, Canada does not have a good record in dealing with hunger and poverty according to anti-poverty activists. On Thursday (October 17) the International Day for Eradication of Poverty they will be calling for the Canadian government to deal with the issue in a special campaign called "Dignity for All".

According to the ...

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Dene Hand Games: more than just a slight of hand

Forty teams from the Northwest Territories, the Yukon and northern Alberta converged on Behchoko, NWT, on March 16, 17 and 18, 2012 to take part in the annual Canadian Aboriginal Men’s Hand Game tournament. Behchoko is a Dene community located about 100 km northwest of territorial capital Yellowknife.

The teams compete by trying to guess in which ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's 'topless reporter' makes pitch to talk show host Ellen DeGeneres

The video starts with the Canadian flag, and then "Hi Ellen, I'm Lori Welbourne, also known around the world as the 'topless reporter' from Canada."

It's a video pitch to U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres from columnist, radio host and "struggling artist" Lori Welbourne from the city of Kelowna, in the Pacific coast province of British Columbia.
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Rogers cell bill ruins credit rating of Canadian man with no Rogers account

For three years Dave Johnson was caught in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Collection agencies working for Canada's largest cell phone company Rogers claimed he owed more than $5,400 on his Rogers account, but he'd never had one.

When he tried to explain to Rogers its mistake, employees asked him for an account number. When he said he didn't have one, they said ...

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Stun guns: a lack of data on health risks

A new Canadian study says there are big gaps in scientific information about the health risk of stun guns, widely used by police.

Stun guns are more properly known as “conducted energy weapons” (CEW) although the biggest manufacturer’s product, Taser, has almost become a popular generic term.

The idea is to give police a non-lethal alternative when attempting ...

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Canada to help fund Vietnam-era bomb clearance in Laos


A mother-pod which failed to open lies in a Laos field showing the hundreds of bomblets, each of which is roughly equivalent to a hand grenade © Project Pineapple

The legacy of the Vietnam war continues to haunt neighbouring Laos, ...

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Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture

The exhibition "Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture" will open Thursday (October 17) at Montreal's Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery the exhibition is based on an initiative of grunt gallery in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver.

The exhibition features painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video.

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Canada's largest railway, CN, facing lockout or strike

Labour negotiations between Canada's largest railway, Canadian National (CN), and the Teamsters union have broken down. Union leaders warned a strike or lockout could occur starting Oct. 28

In a press release Monday (October 14) Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) said it had offered to continue conciliation, which had ended on October 7. "Unfortunately, CN's management rejected the union's proposal ...

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