Friday, December 20, 2013

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Friday December 20 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic - 2013 year in review

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

2013 was another big year for Arctic news, especially in Canada.

Earlier this year, Canada took over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden. This put Canada and its northern policies in the spotlight like never before.

But now that Canada ...

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Supreme Court strikes down certain limits on prostitution in Canada, but...

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has struck down three provisions of Canada's Criminal Code, the keeping or being found in a bawdy house or brothel, the living on the avails of prostitution, and communicating in public for the purpose of prostitution - saying all three violate the right to security of the person guaranteed under ...

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Canada Post CEO sticks to talking points testifying at Commons committee

Canada Post President and CEO Deepak Chopra stuck to the crown corporation's talking points Wednesday (December 18) as he testified before an emergency House of Commons committee meeting about massive mail delivery and employee cuts announced last week.

During the three hour meeting, the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities also heard from the president of the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

US children’s advocacy group criticizes NORAD tracking Santa

For decades, NORAD- North American Aerospace Defence Command- has been tracking Santa’s progress as he leaves the North Pole and flies south to deliver presents around the world.

NORAD monitors the northern airspace, much of it Canadian and the tradition began back with NORAD’s predecessor the Continental Air Defence Command (CONAD).

In 1955, a Colorado company had a ...

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Keeping food safe during the holidays

Canada may be a cold country, but homes are centrally heated and food kept too long outside the refrigerator can go bad and make people sick. During the holiday season people often lay out foods buffet-style at parties or family gatherings, and food safety experts say they need to be careful the temperature of the food doesn’t rise ...

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Replacing salt used on winter roads

Roads in Canada become treacherous when covered with snow and ice, so salt is often used to keep them clear, but it is very corrosive and cities are looking for alternatives.


Some trucks will spread a beet product instead of salt on ...

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Typical Canadian remark “eh” disappearing:linguist

A quintessential Canadian expression is no longer being used by young people and is about to be replaced, reports Postmedia News. “Eh” was often used at the end of a sentence, especially in rural Canada. It is pronounced like the letter “a.”

Hilarity ensued when “eh” was immortalized by two comedians in the late 1970s who played ...

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Train rolls through Lac Megantic for first time since 47 killed in disaster

A train rolled through the town of the Canadian town of Lac-Mégantic in the province of Quebec for the first time since July, when an unmanned train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded, killing 47 people.

For some residents hearing the whistles again triggered a lot of emotions.

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Forgotten War: Canadians arrive in Korea Dec 18, 1950

To a world still reeling from the Second World War and still very fresh in everyone’s mind, another war, a small localized one, was not something a weary public was interested in.

However when Communist North Korea invaded South Korea in June of 1950, and China joined with the North, the United Nations committed its members to what it ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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