Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Wednesday April 9 2014 edition 


Premier designate Philippe Couillard: 'We are all Quebecers'

"The time of inflicting wounds is over...reconciliation begins," said Philippe Couillard, the premier designate of Canada's predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec when he met journalists the day after his party's victory on election day, Monday (April 7).

Couillard's Liberals took 70 of the 125 seats in the Quebec provincial legislature. It defeated Premier Pauline Marois' Parti Quebecois government ...


Doctors begin to prescribe physical activity

Doctors at the United States’ Boston Medical Center are writing prescriptions that allow low-income patients to get a one-year membership to the city’s bike-sharing system for just five dollars.

“I think it’s absolutely fabulous that the medical profession is promoting exercise,” says Brian MacIntosh, a professor of kinesiology at the University of Calgary and chair of the


How we make decisions

You’re faced with a decision you have to make, perhaps one that has to be made quickly, do you trust your head or your “gut instinct”.  As for gut instinct, where does that even come from?

Valerie Thompson has thought about these questions. She is a professor of Cognitive Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan




Young Saskatoon boy heading to World Championship of Irish Dancing

Caleb Hawryliw is just 12 years-old, but he’s going to perform in the Olympics…well, the Olympics of Irish dancing.

The Saskatchewan native, from the city of Saskatoon, will soon join hundreds of other dancers at the World Irish Dancing Championships, being held from April 13-20 in London, England.


Senate study: National broadcaster fails to deliver in official languages, particularly French

Canada's national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada failed to meet its obligations to provide content in both official languages, a Senate committee study has concluded.

The study "CBC/Radio-Canada's Language Obligations - Communities Want to See Themselves and Be Heard Coast to Coast!" is a result of a decision in 2011 by the Upper Chamber's Standing Committee on Official Languages "to undertake a study ...


April 1917: Canadian bravery, blood, victory and the sense of nationhood

On this day, April 9, 1917, during the First World War, tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers lay shivering in the damp chill of trenches, dugouts, or waiting in deep underground caves.

Interview 2012 with Canadian historian Jack Granatstein


Canada Revenue Agency shuts down website over security threat

With only weeks left before tax reports must be filed, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shut down its website "To protect the security of taxpayer information, we have temporarily shutdown public access to our electronic services."

In a statement on its website the agency says "We have received information concerning an Internet security vulnerability named the Heartbleed Bug. As ...


Prison worker allegedly kisses inmate, leaves job

A prison worker at the Central Nova Scotia Facility in eastern Canada has left her job for allegedly kissing a prisoner and other breaches of a code of conduct, reports the public broadcaster, CBC.

The incidents occurred in January in the jail’s library, according to information in documents obtained through Canada’s Freedom of Information Act.

Another worker ...


Disgraced mayor teams up with disgraced athlete

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is running for re-election and yesterday introduced disgraced Olympic sprinter Ben Johnson as part of his campaign team.

Controversy has dogged Ford for the past year after he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine “in a drunken stupor.”

Johnson won a gold medal at the Olympics in 1988 but it was taken from him ...




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