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Friday January 17 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

What Arctic highway project tells us about Canada’s plans for North


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

Construction on Canada’s long planned Arctic highway project in the western Arctic got underway this month.

The project will connect the Arctic community of Inuvik, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, with the community of Tuktoyaktuk, 137-km kilometres north on the  Beaufort Sea ...

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Will U.S. court ruling on net neutrality affect Canada's Internet situation?

On Tuesday (January15) an appeals court in Washington, D.C. struck down a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule regarding net neutrality which was designed to prevent Internet providers from giving preferential treatment to data from a specific provider or platform. The challenge was launched by the U.S. company Verizon.

Supporters of a open and easily accessible Internet around the ...

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The global food system is broken, says Oxfam

Many people around the world, especially women, go to bed hungry and Oxfam is calling for “urgent reform to the way food is produced and distributed to put an end to this scandal.”  The statement was made as the international agency released its global food index which looks at whether people have enough to eat, food quality, affordability ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

“Thank an Indian” T-shirt sparks heated commentary

News reports of a teenager who work a T-shirt with a message to school have sparked animated discussions on social media about race and Aboriginal relations in Canada.

Tenelle Starr, 13, wore a hoodie proclaiming “Got Land? Thank an Indian” to her school in the western province of Saskatchewan. School officials told her to change the shirt and not ...

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The best Canadian whisky announced

The 4th annual Canadian Whisky Awards event has been held in Victoria British Columbia. and announced the winners Thursday evening at the Victoria Whisky Festival.

There’s a fascination and mystique around whisky. There are websites, forums, magazines, newspaper columns all devoted to uisge beattha-lively water, or water of life, along with mentions or featured in hundreds of movies.
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Leader orders review of sawmill explosion report

The people of Burns Lake deserve an explanation, says the premier of the western province of British Columbia. Premier Christy Clark ordered a review of the investigation into a sawmill explosion that killed two people and injured 20 other last January.

All Canadian provinces have boards which assure worker safety, investigate accidents and govern compensation. In this ...

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Former Canadian Cabinent Minister: UFO’s and aliens are among us

A former Canadian cabinet minister has appeared on Russia’s English TV news service RT, to talk about his belief that UFO’s and aliens are real.

Paul Hellyer was a longtime federal politician and Canada’s Defence Minister during the Cold War era.in the 1960's.

In his appearance on RT late last month he told of a Cold War incident ...

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Mom’s thank you note to stranger goes viral

A Canadian mother’s open letter thanking a stranger who was kind to her autistic daughter on a recent flight has gone viral. Shanell Mouland  blogs about life with her three-year-old daughter Kate.

The two were on a flight from Orlando, Florida to their home in the eastern province of New Brunswick and were seated beside a businessman. Mouland was ...

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Petition to change TV stereotypes of Arctic life on children’s TV

A former resident of Canada’s high Arctic has launched a petition against inaccurate portrayals of the far north.

Skye Greenwood and family now live in British Columbia, but her daughter was born in Kugluktuk in the Northwest Territories and has Inuit heritage from her father.

She says she wants her young daughter to know about the far north ...

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