Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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Wednesday January 1 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal challenges Quebec's proposed Charter of Values

The Charter of Quebec Values, proposed in 2013, is described as "affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men".  But in Quebec society it is has become the ideal wedge issue dividing families and co-workers once again.

The only officially French-speaking province in Canada, Quebec has been waging a battle ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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Paycheques taking another hit

Not even a day into 2014 and guess what? There's a touch of political controversy.

Not a lot, mind you. But just enough to get more than a few Canadians grumbling.

Why?

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is disputing a claim by Stephen Harper's Conservative Party government that it's freezing Employment Insurance premiums.

Not so, says the ...

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The ill-effects of Old Man Winter just keep hanging around

The noted baseball philosopher Yogi Berra is reputed to have noted that something "ain't over until it's over."

Welcome to Eastern Canada and that icy blast of winter that hit 11 days ago, throwing tens of thousands of people out of electricity just in time for the Christmas season.

The storm is done. The ill-effects? Not so much. ...

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Jeanne Beker, Sarah Polley, Blue Rodeo and Douglas Coupland, Officers of the Order of Canada

Jeanne Beker, Sarah PolleyBlue Rodeo and Douglas Coupland were among the 90 new appointments to one of Canada's highest honours, the Order of Canada.

The Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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We Are Winter: Canadian Olympic Committee's mantra for Sochi

We Are Winter is the campaign and the hashtag launched today by the Canadian Olympic Committee.

In the final countdown to the Sochi Winter Olympics, Canada's athletes are ready to compete and you can see some of what they'll be bringing to the 22nd Winter Olympics in these ads and video profiles and social media ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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