Friday, December 27, 2013

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Friday December 27 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Should old sporting acquaintances be forgot? Maybe

Has there ever been a less compelling year in Canadian sports? When the biggest story of the year in a new broadcast deal between the National Hockey League and the cable giant Rogers, the old-fashioned fan interested in what actually happens on the field might sense that he's in a bit of trouble.

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Eye on the Arctic - Inuk carver Toonoo Sharky

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

Carving is usually the first thing that comes to mind when people think about northern art.

But just like other art forms in the Arctic, carving is evolving and changing.

Toonoo Sharky is a longtime carver and has developed an instantly ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Iceburgs decorated for Christmas no more

An iceburg 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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Military budget cuts could leave some cadets shivering

Cuts in the military's budget are having a chilling effect on some of Canada's cadets.

A $2-million outfitting budget cut means some of the 53,000 cadets will have to recycle and trade used uniforms. They are also being told to forgo military-issue gym gear.

The cutbacks come as a post-holiday surge of recruits is expected in January.
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Greenpeace activists coming home

One of two Canadian Greenpeace activists detained in Russia since September was expected back in Canada on Friday.

The mother of Alexandre Paul says Alexandre Paul has been cleared to leave Russia and is scheduled to fly into Trudeau airport in Montreal Trudeau airport Friday afternoon.

The other activist, Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, Ontario, is expected home ...

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Greenpeace activists expected home soon

Two Canadians among a group of Greenpeace activists held in Russia should be back in the country in the next day or two.

Alexandre Paul of Montreal and Paul Ruzycki of Port Colborne, Ontario have been granted amnesty.

They were among 30 people arrested in September following a protest
outside a Russian oil rig in the Arctic and ...

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Record bounty for Holiday Train

It's a beautiful sight if you can catch it.  And it also serves a good cause.

For the past 15 years, the Canadian Pacific Railway has been stringing lights along two freight trains for the holidays. And the trains run through 150 Canadian and American cities to collect non-perishable items and money donations for foodbanks. ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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