Friday, November 8, 2013

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Friday November 8 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Festival explores what is Indigenous media art? What is media art?

For the third year in a row, the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival is showcasing Indigenous filmmakers, artists, authors and others. At the same time underlining the new media reality that high tech digital media possibilities are accessible to most people.

The festival started on Wednesday (November 6) and continues until November 11 by focusing on dialogue among ...

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Fewer Canadians trust international charities

While 79 per cent of Canadians say they have a lot or some trust in charities, trust in international development agencies, churches and environmental charities has dropped in recent years.. The private Muttart Foundation commissioned a fifth public opinion survey of more than 3,800 Canadians to find out about their attitudes toward charities.

“There ...

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Canada in Top 20 nations on Financial Secrecy Index

On the Financial Secrecy Index, Canada is the 17th most secretive country in the world according to the London-based coalition of researchers and activists the Tax Justice Network.

The index was released Thursday (November 7) and shows a number of wealthy nations in the top 20 including the United States, Germany and Japan.

The citizens group Canadians ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Alberta Ballet's 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy' features music of Sarah McLachlan

Alberta Ballet's "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" is on a western Canadian tour. The ballet features the music of singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan and is the third pop music inspired ballet by Canada's second largest ballet company, which is based in the province of Alberta.

The ballet has been presented since this past spring, and was created by Alberta Ballet's artistic director Jean ...

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The nurse who may have saved Canada’s most famous war poem

The First World War poem, “ In Flanders Fields” became one of the most popular poems of the war, and is an iconic Canadian poem to this day.


LtCol John McCrae wrote the iconic poem following the death of a ...

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U.S. moves to ban trans fats, but will Canada?

Canadians used to be among the highest consumers of trans fats, but for now the government will not say whether it will follow the United States’ lead and ban them.

On Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed banning artificial trans fats in processed food, saying the elimination could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 heart-related ...

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NASA award for new Canadian wind turbine design

Interest in renewable wind-generated electricity has been growing exponentially around the world, By far the most common design now is a 3-blade horizontal axis design on a tall mast.

However another design option is the vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT). There are a wide variety of such designs.

Engineer Glen Lux of Saskatoon, has been working on his ...

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Measles worries health officials in western Canada

Cases of measles have public health officials in western Canada on alert, especially since coming events will soon bring large numbers of people together and the disease is highly contagious.

Many older Canadians have had measles and so have lifetime immunity. Younger Canadians usually are vaccinated against the disease when they are very young.

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Key Aboriginal land claim case starts before Supreme Court of Canada

Members of an Indigenous First Nation in Canada's Pacific coast province of British Columbia (B.C.) were at the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa Thursday (November 7), to hear a case that is expected to have far-reaching effects on aboriginal title across Canada.

The Supreme Court has been asked to determine if the Tsilhqot'in First Nation holds title to ...

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