Friday, January 3, 2014

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Friday January 3 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Eye on the Arctic - Indigenous art & urban culture

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

The Canadian exhibition, Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, winds up its three-month run at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, (Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art), this weekend.

The show featured works by indigenous artists working in everything from painting ...

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The Future of Catholicism, by Michael Coren

St. Joseph's Oratory, inspired somewhat by Sacre Coeur in Paris, welcomes 2 million visitors annually.  Masses are celebrated in French, English and monthly in Spanish. It is now one of the few churches in Montreal that has a mid-night mass, a Christmas tradition that is fading into the past as fewer people include religious practices in ...

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Leggo and model train inspire great photos

Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Jeff Friesen in mid-December, 2013

Leggo and model trains were two of the toys Santa Claus was often asked to deliver at Christmas.  And while they may have been replaced these days with video games, or whatever the latest electronic gadget might be, the lo-tech toys still provide a lot ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

At least 4,000 died in Canada's aboriginal residential schools, says commission

At least 4,000 Aboriginal children died in Canada's so-called 'residential schools', and it's expected that figure will rise once researchers have access to even more documents, according to Postmedia News journalist Mark Kennedy.

"“Aboriginal kids’ lives just didn’t seem as worthy as non-aboriginal kids,” Kimberly Murray, the executive director of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, told Kennedy ...

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Mission to Mars begins in Kamloops, British Columbia

Raine Light dropped her coffee when she read the simple e-mail informing her she'd made the first cut; for a one-way trip to Mars.

Of the 200,000 people who'd applied to be part of the Mars One Project, Raine Light of Kamloops, British Columbia, is now among the 1,058 people that will undergo an interview in the next couple ...

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Countdown to Downton

Downtown Abbey is loved in Canada as it is many other parts of the world.  The British costume drama around the aristocratic Crawley Family and their home at Highclere, has had viewers hooked for the last 3 seasons.

This Sunday evening, just before the majority of Canadians get back to work after the holidays, a new season ...

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Canada Revenue Agency to cut auditors, as domestic, international tax evasion rises

Canada's government tax collection agency, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), plans to cut auditors while at the same time acknowledging it has problems in tracking and collecting billions of dollars in unreported income from domestic and international tax evasion, according to a report by Postmedia News journalist Jason Fekete.

Under access to information legislation Fekete obtained briefing books prepared for the new Revenue ...

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BlackBerry bye-bye to Alicia Keys

BlackBerry, the financially-challenged Canadian smartphone maker, is ending its association with American singer and songwriter, Alicia Keys.

Hired last January, in the campaign to launch the BlackBerry 10, the 14-time Grammy winner was contracted to help promote the device and develop it.

In a high-profile launch in New York City last year, Alicia Keys ...

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Canada re-opens door to parents, grandparents, but with stringent conditions

Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to sponsor foreign parents or grandparents under a special immigration program can do so beginning Thursday (January 2).

The Canadian government says it will accept 5000 applicants through the Parent and Grandparent Program in 2014. The government had frozen applications in 2011, to deal with a massive backlog of wait times of eight years. ...

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