Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Tuesday November 5 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Veterans Week: Canada's crucial role in D-Day

Many hundreds if not thousands of books and films have been created about the D-Day landings of the Second World War. However, British and American works tend to focus exclusively on their role, and American films especially tend to sensationalize the US role.

Canada however played a critical and vital role in all aspects of the war, including D-Day ...

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Over 833,000 Canadians need food handouts monthly

The number of Canadians using food banks is down a bit from last year, but is still at record high levels almost four years after the end of an economic recession. “It is shockingly 25 per cent higher today than it was in 2008, before the recession hit. So it’s record numbers of people coming for help,” says Katharine ...

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Canadian prison inmates upset over cut in wages

Sudden cuts to already small wages of Canadian prison inmates has caused work stoppages, petitions, and calls for corrections authorities to reconsider the impact of the cuts.

Inmate wages were set in 1981. Since then they were raised 10 cents. For a day's work earnings are as little as a third of an hourly minimum wage. Now that's ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Who knew? Beer facts in Canada

According to a just released report, beer plays a major role in the Canadian economy.

The Conference Board of Canada, a not-for-profit research organization, says one out of every 100 jobs in Canada is supported by beer sales.


Beer sales generate ...

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Canada's Asia Challenge: Creating competence in next generation

Canada has little information on how it's doing in preparing its next generation for an Asia-centred world, and it's behind other countries such Australia, New Zealand, the US and Germany in promoting Asia competence, according to a study released Monday (November 4) by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Munk School of Global Affairs.

“Canadian ambitions for deeper and stronger economic ...

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Mayor of Toronto admits he smoked crack cocaine

Rob Ford, mayor of Canada’s largest city, Toronto just admitted he smoked crack cocaine. The mayor has been embroiled in controversy over a mysterious video purported to show him smoking crack. He once said the video did not exist. Now the police chief says it does.

Ford says he is not an addict and tried smoking crack cocaine about ...

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Man fleeing police jumps into freezing river

This is something you should not do in Canada in November: a young man being chased by police north of Montreal early this morning jumped into the Rivière Des Prairies. "We lost his trace and we were afraid for his life of course ... it was very dark," said police Constable Nathalie Lorrain.

Not only is the river fast ...

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Attractive project leaves hospital short of nurses

Four nurses are leaving their hospital in Happy Valley-Goose Bay in the eastern region of Labrador to take high-paying jobs in the Muskrat Falls hydro project some 25 kilometers away.

Labrador-Grenfell Health hospital is struggling to recruit nurses lost to the ...

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Environment Commissioner: Wide gap between government commitments and results

Canada's interim Environment Commissioner Neil Maxwell says there's a "wide gap between the government’s commitments and the results achieved" and "despite significant efforts over the years and progress in some areas, there is still much to be done to meet key legislative responsibilities, deadlines, and commitments."

In a nine chapter report released Tuesday (November 5) Maxwell outlined a "pattern ...

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