Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Tuesday January 14 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian Library Association concerned by wave of government library closures

In the last few weeks there has been concern over the shutting down of seven of 11 libraries, with decades of aquatic research, which are part of the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans.

Numerous government-funded libraries have been closed or services cut back.

Last year in Ottawa, Libraries and Archives Canada, Canada’s national library and public archives, ...

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You're being watched!

Recently a group of professors and others concerned with privacy issues staged a symbolic event in front of a publicly placed closed-circuit TV camera in order to highlight privacy issues.

They are concerned that people are being filmed in public without informed consent as required by Canadian law

Andrew Clement, lead the event. He is a professor at ...

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World Pond Hockey Championships

Hockey is listed as Canada’s official winter sport. But it’s much more than a sport, it’s part of our culture

In the province of New Brunswick, Danny Braun is the president of the town of Plaster Rock's, World Pond Hockey Championships.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

North American foreign ministers meeting Friday

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will be meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade in Washington on Friday (January 17) for the North American Foreign Ministers Meeting (NAFMM).

“The North American Foreign Ministers Meeting is a valuable opportunity for Canada, the United States and Mexico to work together to ...

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Freeze and thaw wreaking havoc in Quebec

Winter temperatures fluctuating from minus 27 C to 9 C are making driving a challenge.  Thousands of pot holes have opened up in roads in the Montreal region and drivers are navigating obstacle courses.  Even the concrete on the bridges is succumbing to the strains of the extreme freeze and thaw cycles.

"What we suspect ... is that it's ...

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Neil Young lets fly at Harper Government over oilsands

Don't expect any backstage passes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper the next time Canadian rock icon Neil Young plays a gig. Young let loose at Mr. Harper and his government at a press conference Sunday in Toronto.

Young later played the first of four Canadian dates on a tour aimed at raising money for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, ...

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Atlantic crossing wins Quebec award for solo rower

Quebec rower Mylene Paquette has been named personality of the year by Radio Canada and Quebec's most prestigious newspaper, La Presse.

When Paquette, 35, landed in France in November, she became the first North American woman to row solo across the North Atlantic and the first North American woman to row solo across the Atlantic, from west to east. ...

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Rare find on Vancouver Island supports Sir Francis Drake secret visit.

It was apparently a 16th century secret voyage by Sir Francis Drake.

A man with a metal detector has discovered an old coin which supports the theory that Francis Drake visited the west coast of Canada some two centuries before the Spanish or the voyage of renowned British navigator  James Cook, in the 1770’s

In 1579 Drake was ...

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Obamacare website designer, CGI of Montreal, loses contract

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration will not renew its contract with the Montreal-based CGI Group as the main IT contractor for the Obamacare health insurance site.

According to the Washington Post, a new contract will be signed with Dublin-based technology and consulting company Accenture.

More information:
Washington Post - Obama administration to end contract with CGI Federal, company behind HealthCare.gov ...

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