Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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Wednesday December 25 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

The homeless not forgotten at Christmas

The holidays are a time to celebrate, but not everyone has the means to do so.

Charitable organizations across the country try every year to give a Christmas to the less fortunate.

That includes the Old Brewery Mission, in Montreal, one of the first soup kitchens to have been founded in Canada, in 1889.  It feeds the hungry ...

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Christmas in Canada: family, friends and snow

It's Christmas Day in Canada and that means family, friends and snow. And this year, it also means thousands of people in Eastern Canada without electricity, (Please see sidebar.)

As we told you yesterday, a new Angus Reid Global poll suggests that having Christmas dinner and getting together with family and friends will unite over eight in 10 Canadians. ...

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Christmas memories of Montreal and Wales

Whatever one wants to say about Christmas--good or bad--it's a holiday that definitely packs staying power. Certainly in Canada.

A new Angus Reid Global pole suggests that having Christmas dinner and getting together with family and friends is something that will unite eight in ten Canadians. (The poll found similar figures in the U.S. and the U.K.)

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

A Christmas guide to discussing contentious issue

One issue was particularly contentious in the province of Quebec, in 2013: a ban on overt religious symbols.

The ruling Parti Québécois (PQ) doesn't want public and parapublic sector employees to wear the hijab, the kippah, the turban or large crosses at work.

Its proposed secular charter, tabled as Bill-60, ignited a fiery ...

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Animation great passes away at 89

Two-time Oscar-winning illustrator, animator and filmmaker Frédéric Back has died.

The German-born artist grew up in Strasbourg, France, and studied lithographic illustration in Paris.  He also studied fine arts in Rennes before moving to the Canadian province of Quebec, in 1948.

Back worked for Radio-Canada in the 1950s, as a graphic artist and illustrator.  But ...

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Relief from savage storm moving slowly

Tens of thousands in communities in Eastern Canada were facing Christmas Day without electricity Wednesday as officials issued urgent warnings for residents to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning as they attempted to keep warm.

The warnings came as temperatures dropped along the path of a weekend ice storm that felled power lines, left trees and roads covered in ice ...

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Alberta premier draws fire for expenses

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has published its "naughty and nice" list, and it is not good news for Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

The federation placed Redford at the top of its provincial government "naughty" list for staying at a hotel in Washington, D.C. that charged $876 a night.

The federation also says the premier's posted expense claims show ...

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Suicide - help during the holidays and year-round

Christmas is supposed to be a joyful time, but for families who have lost a love one it's a painful reminder of the void left by their passing. For those who are dealing with the death by suicide of a parent, a sibling or a child, there is often the added anguish of confusion and "survivor's guilt".

Artist Eric ...

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Women's Olympic hockey team named

There are only 44 days left before the Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi, Russia, and officials have started announcing the names of athletes who have made Team Canada.  This week, the 21-player female hockey team was unveiled.

Women's hockey has gained in popularity since its Olympic debut in 1998 and become one of the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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