Monday, November 11, 2013

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Monday November 11 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Royal Legion concerned by treatment of Canada's war veterans

"The government needs to step to the plate" and deal with the problems facing veterans, says Gordon Moore, the Dominion President of the Royal Canadian Legion, in a pragmatic voice hoping for a change.

In general, the Legion is concerned about the impact of government cutbacks on the support given to Canada's war veterans.

Specifically, the Legion ...

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November 11, Remembrance Day in Canada

November 11th is the day when Canadians pause and reflect on the sacrifices of its men and women who gave their lives in wars and peacekeeping to defend the ideas of freedom against oppressors.


Services of 2006 at the National War ...

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Arts- Veterans Week: author David O'Keefe on Dieppe

Marc Montgomery speaking to author and historian David O'Keefe

This week on our arts, culture, and lifestyle show, we stay with our theme of Veterans Week, the officially designated week leading up to Canada's Remembrance Day of November 11, when we remember our ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

How will Newfoundland rejuvenate its population?

 Right now, the government of Canada’s easternmost province is hard at work trying to answer that question.

Problems associated with an aging population are causing headaches for policymakers around the world, including in this country.  Nowhere are the demographic challenges here greater though than in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Earlier this year, its Premier, Kathy Dunderdale, went so far as ...

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Canada's PM Harper says EU-style deal not possible with China

A Canadian trade deal with China, similar to the tentative agreement it has with the European Union, is not possible according to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

"I think the fact of the matter is no one country in the world would have or would expect to have as comprehensive a deal as we have with the EU with ...

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Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) features 135 films from 40 countries

Founded in 1998, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) is back with its 16th annual edition from November 13 to 24. This year the festival presents 135 films from more than 40 countries.

"At a time when a large part of the world’s documentary output is constrained by the demands of television, shaping ...

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Expectant mothers, exercise is good for baby’s brain

Mothers-to-be who engage in moderate-intensity physical activity during pregnancy help their baby’s brain develop faster in the womb, according to a Université de Montréal study.  And researchers in the university’s kinesiology department believe this early edge may have positive, lifelong effects.

It doesn’t take much

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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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