Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Tuesday December 31 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada - A look back at 2013

A political cover-up, a fatal train disaster, a crack smoking mayor, and a Canadian astronaut's adventure in space, were part of the highs and lows in Canada over the past year.

On the last day of 2013, RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda looks back at some of the year's top news stories.

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Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal challenges Quebec's proposed Charter of Values

The Charter of Quebec Values, proposed in 2013, is described as "affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men".  But in Quebec society it is has become the ideal wedge issue dividing families and co-workers once again.

The only officially French-speaking province in Canada, Quebec has been waging a battle ...

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Environment Canada improving cold warnings

Cold is relative in Canada.  Depending on where you live, your tolerance and preparation for it can vary wildly.   In Toronto, -20 C can send people scrambling to cope, whereas in the far north, temperatures in this range are a normal part of winter, life goes on in the appropriate clothing and covering.

Most Canadians are familiar with ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Jeanne Beker, Sarah Polley, Blue Rodeo and Douglas Coupland, Officers of the Order of Canada

Jeanne Beker, Sarah PolleyBlue Rodeo and Douglas Coupland were among the 90 new appointments to one of Canada's highest honours, the Order of Canada.

The Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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We Are Winter: Canadian Olympic Committee's mantra for Sochi

We Are Winter is the campaign and the hashtag launched today by the Canadian Olympic Committee.

In the final countdown to the Sochi Winter Olympics, Canada's athletes are ready to compete and you can see some of what they'll be bringing to the 22nd Winter Olympics in these ads and video profiles and social media ...

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Canada's political parties make year-end fundraising push

Canada's three main federal political parties are in a last minute dash to raise funds on the last day of 2013. The ruling Conservative party and the opposition Liberal party are both saying they have almost reached the $2 million level in donations. The Official Opposition NDP party they've raised more than half a million dollars in their target of ...

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Michael Geist: 14 Canadian law and technology questions for 2014

Law professor and Internet expert Michael Geist has put together a list of 14 Canadian law and technology questions for the New Year, in an article featured in the Toronto Star newspaper.

According to the University of Ottawa professor, 2014 will be "a very significant one for law and technology" and suggests 14 questions (and answers) that he feels ...

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Niagara Falls on New Year's Eve

It's billed as "Canada's largest free New Year's Eve extravaganza", and this year Canadian music stars, Serena Ryder and the Sam Roberts Band, are sharing the bill with neighbour Demi Lovato, from the American side of the falls.

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Canadian government's performance rating plunges in 2013

An annual poll of Canadians' attitudes has shown a dramatic drop in confidence in the performance of the federal government, according to a poll released by Nanos Research and the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Fifty-six (56) per cent of Canadians polled said the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper did a poor job in 2013. That compares to 33 per cent ...

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Monday

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Monday December 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Environment Canada improving cold warnings

Cold is relative in Canada.  Depending on where you live, your tolerance and preparation for it can vary wildly.   In Toronto, -20 C can send people scrambling to cope, whereas in the far north, temperatures in this range are a normal part of winter, life goes on in the appropriate clothing and covering.

Most Canadians are familiar with ...

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Governor General delivers upbeat 2014 New Year's message

In his latest New Year's message Canada's Governor General David Johnston focused on being upbeat and calling on Canadians to be generous and giving.

Although he started off his message by referring to the challenges "we have faced" in 2013, he renewed his November call for Canadians to strengthen "our culture of generosity and creating your very own giving ...

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Turkish uprising gets a second look

'The Beginning', is a documentary about the uprising that began in June 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.  Thousands of people gathered to protest the plans for Gezi Park, one of the few green spaces, and a much-loved site in this area of the city.

But according to Canadian social activist, Sibel Kose, the government's plan to develop a ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Niagara Falls on New Year's Eve

It's billed as "Canada's largest free New Year's Eve extravaganza", and this year Canadian music stars, Serena Ryder and the Sam Roberts Band, are sharing the bill with neighbour Demi Lovato, from the American side of the falls.

Read more...

Canadian government's performance rating plunges in 2013

An annual poll of Canadians' attitudes has shown a dramatic drop in confidence in the performance of the federal government, according to a poll released by Nanos Research and the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

Fifty-six (56) per cent of Canadians polled said the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper did a poor job in 2013. That compares to 33 per cent ...

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Prince Edward Island Tea-room among the best in Canada

Tea was a popular Christmas gift this year.  There were several blends and brightly coloured canisters and travel cups exchanged as gifts in my extended family.  And the tea shops and chains that have grown across Canada over the last five years were doing a very brisk business on Boxing day.

But a woman who was a little ahead ...

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20th anniversary of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

January 1, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the coming into effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It had been signed and then negotiated by the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico "creating the largest free trade region in the world".

In 1992, Canada's Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, and Mexico's ...

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Icebergs decorated for Christmas no more

An iceberg, strewn with Christmas lights to bring a little colour and cheer to the darkness in Pond Inlet, was a short-lived tradition.

The Nunavut community of 1500 people on the northern tip of Baffin Island, is heeding the advice of the elders. Last Christmas, the town council stopped the practice to ensure the safety of the ...

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Poker place: the University of Waterloo

Poker is not an official course at the University of Waterloo, in southern Ontario, but several former students have gone on to big financial success in the game they started on campus.

International poker super-star Mike Watson's live winnings are about $6.8 million to date.  And Xuan Liu has won $300,000 online and ...

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