Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Thursday January 2 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Within year's first four hours top CEOs made a Canadian's annual salary

Just after lunchtime on January 2, the first day of work for many Canadians, Canada's top 100 CEOs made what the average Canadian earns in an entire year, according to a paper released by the progressive think tank, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

In "All in a Day's Work? CEO Pay in Canada" research associate Hugh ...

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Looking ahead to the year in sports

As sports fans turn the corner into 2014, pondering the upcoming Olympics and assorted other events, including the World Cup and the Stanley Cup playoffs, they might want to keep in mind the words of the great screenwriter William Goldman. "Nobody knows anything," Goldman wrote in "Adventures in the Screen Trade," referring to so-called experts in Hollywood trying to handicap ...

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Canada - A look back at 2013

A political cover-up, a fatal train disaster, a crack smoking mayor, and a Canadian astronaut's adventure in space, were part of the highs and lows in Canada over the past year.

On the last day of 2013, RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda looks back at some of the year's top news stories.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Polar swimmers: how are they today?

Polar swims, dips and plunges went ahead in many places across Canada yesterday, despite the extreme cold warnings.

It's a New Year's tradition that has grown over the years.  It all began in 1920, with 10 swimmers on the west-coast.  94 years later almost 2,000 swimmers took to the waters of English Bay for Vancouver's Polar Bear ...

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Operation Red Nose concludes

Operation Red Nose volunteers have hung up their trademark red vests until next year.

Operation Red Nose is a service that drives impaired party-goers and their passengers home during the holidays.  It was available this year between November 29 and December 31.  In some cities, operations were suspended on a few nights due to snow and the cold.

A ...

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Baby, it's (very, very) cold outside

Canadians are forced to bundle up on this New Year's day.  Extreme wind chill warnings are still in effect for northern Manitoba, parts of Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador and much of Quebec.

Hundreds rang in the New Year at ...

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Violent fatal attack in Surrey highlights city's problems

A mother of three who was savagely beaten Sunday night in Surrey, British Columbia, has died.

Julie Paskall, 53, was Surrey's 25th homicide victim of 2013.

Julie Paskall, 53, was waiting for her teenage son in the parking lot of a hockey ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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