Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Thursday November 28 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian government refuses to confirm U.S. surveillance of G20 summit in Canada

The day after a news report about U.S. surveillance in Canada of a G20 summit in 2010, Canadian government ministers and the head of Canada's intelligence gathering agency CSEC refused to answer whether the surveillance had actually occurred.

John Forster, chief of the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) said he couldn't answer questions because "I can't comment in detail on ...

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The Toronto Zoo and "Apps for Apes" 2.0

Sumatran Orangutans are highly intelligent.

Robert Zimmerman is with Orangutan Outreach, a conservation group based in New York. He proposed an idea called “Apps for Apes” with the idea that enabling the animals to access computers would stimulate them and keep them from boredom and perhaps enable communication with human keepers

The Toronto Zoo received an iPad early ...

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More aboriginal children died in foster care

145 children have died while in foster care in the province of Alberta since 1999 and a disproportional number were aboriginal or mixed aboriginal and Caucasian, called Métis. The news was uncovered by investigative reporters and has caused a furor in that western province.

Information about the ethnic origins of the children was only available for 94 ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Beware posting vacation plans, absences, on social media

A family in the city of Kamloops  in the interior of the weat coast province of British Columbia has learned an expensive social media lesson.

Kamloops, a city of about 85,000 is a three-and-a-half hour drive from the major port city of Vancouver.

Gina Taylor posted a note on Facebook last Friday afternoon to say the family was ...

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Quebec Craft Brewer offends with names

A micro-brewery in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec has sailed into choppy waters.

Most of the beers produced by the brewery called “Le Corsaire” (the privateer) have  nautical names, but the brewery in the city of Levis,has nonetheless drawn the fire of women’s groups for the names of some of its seasonal beer products.

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Shipyard workers walk off job over management 'bullying', suicide of co-worker

Complaining of bullying by management, between 200 and 300 workers at Halifax Shipyard Limited walked off the job Thursday morning (November 28) in Canada's Atlantic port city of Halifax.

Upset by the death of a co-worker, protesters said the worker had about 30 years of experience at the company and was recently suspended for complaining about scaffolding safety.

Our national ...

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Curious humpback dazzles whale-watchers

A young female humpback whale provided tourists off Canada’s west coast with a close encounter they will not forget. Whale-watching tours are popular in the area and a group from Washington state was cruising Canadian waters near the city of Victoria when they spotted the whale.

"A fairly young female, perhaps five years old, I don't think ...

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Snowden documents show Canada allowed U.S. surveillance of G20 summit

Canada allowed widespread surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) during the 2010 G8 and G20 summits in Canada, according to Canada's national television public broadcaster CBC TV.

CBC reporter Greg Weston broke the story Wednesday night (November 27) using top secret documents retrieved by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Briefing notes, stamped "Top Secret," show the U.S. turned its ...

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Judge orders sect children into foster care

A youth court judge in the province of Quebec has ordered that 14 children from the ultra-orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor be placed temporarily in foster care, undergo medical exams and receive psychological support.

Quebec’s government passed a Youth Protection Act in 1977 and created a body to ensure those under 18 years old get the ...

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