Monday, December 30, 2013

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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.

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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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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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