Monday, November 4, 2013

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Monday November 4 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian province announces moratorium on fracking near UNESCO heritage site

Canada's Atlantic coast province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday (November 4) announced a moratorium on fracking near the Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The possibility of a fracking project near the park has raised concerns about the impact on this important tourism destination. UNESCO's chief for North American sites, Guy Debonnet has said "Very ...

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Remembrance Week in Canada: Vimy Education Centre

At the start of a chilly, wet April in 1917, during the First World War, Canadian troops did what other Allies had tried and failed to do on several occasions.

The Canadians, fighting as a unified all-Canadian force for the first time, they pushed the Germans off the strategic high point known as Vimy Ridge.

Now the non-profit ...

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Police chiefs warn abuse of fentanyl can be fatal

“This is a very, very dangerous drug and it ought not to be used for recreational purposes,” warns Chief Mark Mander, chair of the Canadian Association of Police Chiefs’ drug abuse committee. “It’s specifically designed to control…severe pain and it’s not a drug that you want to play with.”

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada's Governor General launches 'My Giving Moment' campaign

Canada's Governor General David Johnston, launched "My Giving Moment", a national multimedia campaign to encourage Canadians to discover and seize their “giving moments” and then act on them.

The Governor General made the announcement on Monday (November 4).

“We are a country that cares and, as Canadians, it’s in our DNA to give,” said Johnston. “We have built communities ...

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Canadian beginnings for UN Peacekeeping idea

It was on November 04 1956 that the UN General Assembly voted to accept the idea proposed by a Canadian diplomat for a United Nations force to keep the peace between Egypt and a coalition of British, French, and Isreali forces in what is known as the Suez Crisis.

The crisis began in July of that year when Egyptian ...

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McGill University installs French-speaking leader

McGill University will formally install its first ever francophone principal on Tuesday. Pundits suggest the university made the move to boost its standing with the government of the province of Quebec, which provides much of its funding.


Suzanne Fortier is McGill's first, ...

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Montreal's new mayor Denis Coderre calls for unity, faces challenges

Former federal cabinet minister and Liberal Member of Parliament Denis Coderre was elected mayor of Canada's second largest city of Montreal Sunday (November 3).

Coderre was seen as the candidate to beat and had been leading in the public opinion polls. But the long-time politician failed to win an outright majority of the city's council seats for his Team ...

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Fracking protest targets premier’s home

Anti-fracking activists set up a fake rig on the lawn of the premier of the province of British Columbia Sunday to protest her support for hydraulic fracturing for liquefied natural gas. Fracking involves forcing a mix of water and chemicals under high pressure to break rock and release natural gas. The concern is that it pollutes enormous quantities of fresh ...

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Calgary school cuts awards/recognition for excellence

Honour roll hurts the pride of those who don’t make it

An Alberta elementary and junior-high school will no longer issue awards or hold ceremonies to high achievers in academics or sports.

The Catholic school sent a letter to parents saying, “Awards eventually lose their lustre to students who get them, while often hurting the self-esteem and pride ...

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