Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Wednesday October 2 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate Canadian centennial

Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada is marking an amazing milestone this year, with the centennial celebrations of the organization that has been helping children for generations now.

The idea is simple; pair a young girl or boy who is challenged in school or at home, with a caring adult who has some time to share each week. ...

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Blacklist to reduce mobile phone thefts

Almost since they began to appear on the market, mobile phones became the target of thieves, and even more so with the development of expensive smartphones,

To help reduce thefts the CWTA and wireless members announced the creation of a blacklist of stolen phones which should make it harder to use or re-sell stolen devices.

Mr Bernard Lord ...

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No uranium mines expansion, demands Sierra Club

Sierra Club Canada wants to know why the Cameco mining company is allowed to exceed the limits for the release of radioactive uranium and heavy metals into the air and water. Cameco says the conservation group’s claims are false and that it meets all regulatory requirements.

At issue is one of the world’s largest ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Yellowknife man, once homeless, shares his good fortune

Yellowknife residents have been moved by the generosity of Charles Delorme.  The 64 year-old man known as Charlie, lived on the streets of the Northwest Territories' capital for nearly 40 years.  Now, after receiving a financial settlement from Canada's federal government for the time he spent in residential school as a child, he is eager to share his good ...

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Record Canadian fine for smuggling Narwhal tusks

A man from the east coast province of New Brunswick has been handed a record fine of $385,000 related to smuggling 250 Narwhal tusks out of Canada.

Gregory Logan was convicted of seven counts for offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act.

 

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Stratford's surprise hit: Mary Stuart

The Stratford Festival's 61st season is ending on a high note with a surprise hit that's been filling the seats.

"Mary Stuart" a play about the ill-fated Scottish Queen, imprisoned by her cousin, Elizabeth the Queen of England, was written at the end of the 18th century by German Friedrich Schiller.  Updated by playwright Peter Oswald it was ...

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Think-tank wins right to speak at oilsands review

A judge has quashed a government decision to not allow the Pembina Institute to participate in a review of a proposed oilsands project near Fort McMurray in the province of Alberta. The environmental think-tank sought to gain standing in a review of a deep drilling project of the Southern Pacific Resource Corporation.

The project would require up to 1.7 ...

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Change the lyrics of Canada's National Anthem?

A group of prominent Canadian women wants to change some of the lyrics to the Canadian anthem , O Canada.

They say the lyrics exclude about 50% of the population, that is, women.

The group, which includes novelist Margaret Atwood and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell, would make the anthem gender-neutral as it was originally.
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Head judge favours gender parity in highest court

Canada’s chief justice says she personally favours gender parity on the country’s top court, the Supreme Court of Canada. Beverley McLachlin’s comments came one day after the prime minister nominated Justice Marc Nadon to fill a seat on the bench. That would bring the number of women to three, down from four.

McLachlin was asked whether she had ...

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