Friday, December 6, 2013

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Friday December 6 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada, apartheid, and Nelson Mandela

The death of South Africa's Nelson Mandela has sparked a wave of condolences and memories around the world. In Canada, people are not only remembering his actions but also his connection to Canada.

Canada's relationship with the apartheid regime in South Africa was sometimes contradictory. Announcing sanctions, but continuing to do business until 1977.

In the 1980s, Canada's ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Shipping challenges in Canada's North-West


Each week Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from across the North

Canada’s western Arctic is rich in resources and communities keen to participate in responsible development.

But tapping into the economic potential of the region, which includes the Yukon and Northwest Territories, remains a challenge. Particularly when it comes to transportation and ...

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Protests, concern with Canada's proposed First Nation Education Act

A proposed new law dealing with First Nation Indigenous education in Canada is meeting with resistance across Canada from Indigenous communities.

In Canada's largest city of Toronto, the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a protest rally against the First Nation Education Act on Wednesday (December 4)

The proposed act was made public by the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Remembering the Battle of Hong Kong Dec 08-25 1941

Between the wars Britain began to realize that Japan was a growing threat and that its colony on Hong Kong was in danger. This threat grew even larger as Japan attacked and occupied much of China starting in 1937

Initially, British planners said the island could not be successfully defended and reduced the garrison to symbolic size.
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Dec.6, 1917, Halifax blown to bits.

December 6 will forever be known as one of the worst domestic tragedies in Canada. It remains the biggest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history.

It was 1917, the height of the First World War and the east coast port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia was a major staging point for the war effort. The main ...

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Photo illustrates Quebec in 1939

National Geographic has re-published a photograph of seven siblings in the scenic Saguenay-Lac St-Jean region of Quebec as part of the magazine’s 125 anniversary celebrations. The colour photo of the five girls and two boys sitting on a wooden fence was taken at l’Anse-St-Jean and was published in a 1939 issue.

The photo now appears on a special National ...

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Mandela praised by Canada’s prime minister

The world has lost one of its great moral leaders and statesmen, said Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Nelson Mandela. Addressing the House of Commons, Harper called Mandela the most powerful symbol in the world for the struggle and success against racial discrimination.

"Despite his long years of captivity, Mr. Mandela left prison with a heart closed to calls ...

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Open letter to Canada's Foreign Minister, MPs about gold mine in Romania

Several high profile environmental and citizen groups have joined activists in Canada and Romania in an open letter to Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Members of Parliament to withdraw government support for a gold mine in Romania.

The letter also calls on Canadian parliamentarians to enact legislation making Canadian corporations more accountable for their operations abroad.
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Dwindling salmon:"Get tough with the Americans" says Yukon aboriginal chief

They are called “King” salmon, the wild Chinook salmon in Alaska and the Yukon are among the most desirable catch of all salmon. They live in the Pacific Ocean but return to spawn in the fresh water rivers and streams where they were born.

To get to the Yukon they must swim up the Yukon River about 3,000 km ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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