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Copyright

Techdirt: MEP Cavada doesn’t want you to share your photos for free

Posted July 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The so called freedom of panorama was included in MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report, but a troubling amendment voted it out. Speak out now to push back against thos…

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Copyright

OpenMedia.ca: Techdirt: MEP Cavada doesn’t want you to share your photos for free

Posted July 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The so called freedom of panorama was included in MEP Julia Reda’s copyright report, but a troubling amendment voted it out. Speak out now to push back against those powerful interests who want to restrict and censor our right to link online: SaveTheLink.org

Article by Glynn Moody for Techdirt

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General

Tribunal Finds Threat of Injury—Photovoltaic Modules and Laminates from China

Posted July 3, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today found that the dumping and subsidizing of photovoltaic modules and laminates, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, have not caused but are threatening to cause in…

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General

A guide to cottage insurance

Posted July 3, 2015 by Special to MoneySense

No year-round road access? You’ll pay extra for that

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Business

Michigan lawmaker wants to call burning tires “renewable energy”

Posted July 2, 2015 by Margaret Badore


Proposed bill would make burning tires and other industrial solid waste count towards the state’s mandate of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewables.

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Business

Once again, the annual whine about fireworks.

Posted July 2, 2015 by Lloyd Alter

They are dangerous, they are polluting, and we should grow up already.

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Business

China’s war on pollution: Retired officials can still be punished for pollution that occurred when they were in charge

Posted July 2, 2015 by Michael Graham Richard

Incentives are powerful. This could change the behavior of many people in power in the country.

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Canada

Canada is going backwards on telecom prices

Posted July 2, 2015 by David Christopher

This article was originally published at Rabble.ca
If you’re a Canadian and you own a cell phone, you probably don’t need an official report to tell you that you’re paying way over the odds…

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Books

Smart Summer Reads: The Books To Pack For Your Summer Vacation

Posted July 2, 2015 by Loukia

Summer is here, and I’m excited about going back to Greece with my family. Despite the Greek economic instability, the sea, the mountains, the way of life, and the beauty of Greece is calling my name. And I desperately need a vacation. 

While relaxing on the beach,  I’m looking forward to catching up on all the books I want to read. What are my picks for the best books to read this summer? There are so many great books you should read! I shared my picks with The Ottawa Citizen, and on CTV Ottawa Morning Live, too.
Here are my picks for the best books to read this summer: 
The Girl On The Train, Paula Hawkins: This is a great summer read, and a book you won’t be able to put down. It’s a page-turner for sure; a murder-mystery that will leave you wondering. The main character, Rachel, is searching for meaning in her life while trying to piece together clues that will help her solve a murder. If you start this book on the plane, you’ll be finished by the time you land. And there you go—the perfect book to read if you’re scared of flying, because you’ll be lost in the story and won’t even feel the turbulence!
The Vacationers, Emma Straub: Of course a book called The Vacationers made my list. The story is about a family and friends who are on a two-week vacation to Mallorca, and the struggles they face with one another. Dark secrets, marriage problems, childhood rivalries, and the dynamic of the parent-child relationship are dealt with in a beautiful way. It’s a great book to bring to the beach with you. 
Hausfrau, Jill Alexander Essbaum: This is one of my favourite books of the year. It’s sort of like a modern Anna Karenina and Madame Bovary, and it’s a haunting page-turner about a wife and mother living in Zurich. It’s a story that will stay with you a long time after you finish reading it. 
In The Unlikely Event, Judy Blume: A new novel for adults from my favourite childhood author, Judy Blume absolutely tops my list of books you should read this summer, and I seriously devoured this book in a couple of days. I wanted it to go on forever, though; and when I was finished, I was sad. It’s perfectly Judy Blume, and tells the story of three generations of family and friends whose lives are connected and forever changed by a series of plane crashes that take place in the 1950’s. The book goes back and forth between characters you will fall in love with, and the story is touching, lovely, and real. 
Let Me Die In His Footsteps, Lori Roy: This books is my second favourite book I’ve read this year. It was a book I couldn’t put down from the second I started reading it. It’s a coming-of-age story, a book about love, family feuds, evil, and mystery, and takes place in Kentucky, in the 1930’s and 1950’s. It’s a very suspenseful book, a book that will tug at your heart, and a book you’ll fall in love with. 
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee: Re-reading a classic is always a good idea, and I recommend To Kill A Mockingbird, in preparation for the new book that’s being released on July 14th by author Harper Lee called Go Set A Watchman. Go Set A Watchman was actually the first book Harper Lee submitted to publishers in the 1950’s, and it’s only now being published. Go Set A Watchman follows an adult Scout Finch, who returns to her hometown of Macomb, Alabama, to visit her father. The book is out July 14th.  
Other books you should pick up to read this summer, if you haven’t read them yet: 
Me Before You
All The Light We Cannot See
Everything I Never Told You
Station Eleven
The Husband’s Secret
Happy reading, everyone. I’m sure you’ll find a few books here that you’ll instantly fall in love with, too. 
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General

Fresno Dreaming

Posted July 2, 2015 by James Bow

Nope. That doesn’t scan. Not at all… I’m calling the picture above “Bay Window”. That’s because it’s the San Francisco bay outside the train’s window. Ha! On our last day in San Francisco, our tugboat hosts took us to see…

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Educational Training

Canada Border Services Agency celebrates the success of its new officer trainees

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today congratulates recruits who have completed the Officer Induction Training Program (OITP) at the CBSA College in Rigaud, Quebec. The following individuals were recognized for their academic excellence, leade…

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General

Man fined for misrepresentation

Posted July 2, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that on June 29, 2015, in Woodstock Provincial Court, Momar Diba, 35, a resident of Senegal, was found guilty of misrepresentation under subsection 127 (a) of the Immigration and Refugee Protecti…

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Business

Quorn gets Carbon Trust certification, working to slash emissions

Posted July 2, 2015 by Sami Grover

Love it or hate it, this mycoprotein meat substitute is getting greener all the time.

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General

Vacationing in Saanichton, British Columbia

Posted July 1, 2015 by Anonymous

Our visit to Saanichton on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. – – – – – – – I wanted to share with you one of the loveliest holidays we’ve ever had.  Last summer my little family packed up the trailer and went on a road trip to the west coast of Canada, destination Ucluelet.  I wrote about our […]

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Business

Recycling is broken, and now it’s costing us all serious coin.

Posted July 1, 2015 by Lloyd Alter

Cities are losing money on every recycling bin they pick up, and green bin compost costs more than food. Who ever thought this was a good idea?

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General

Travel tips from the CBSA for the summer travel season

Posted June 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

As we celebrate Canada Day and kick off the busy summer travel season the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) wishes to remind travellers of some important travel tips. The CBSA makes every effort to effectively manage the increased volumes of passeng…

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Business

Supreme Court disagrees with EPA’s process in mercury regulations

Posted June 30, 2015 by Christine Lepisto

A cost-benefit analysis seems appropriate for any major regulation — but at what point in the process?

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General

Publication of Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015

Posted June 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has published the Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations, 2015 in the Canada Gazette, Part II, and they are now in force.

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Nearly $100,000 in suspected proceeds of crime seized at North Portal

Posted June 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

crime from a traveller at the North Portal border crossing in southern Saskatchewan on June 19, 2015. Officers referred a U.S. man for further examination, and during a vehicle search, found Can$98,800 in U.S. currency spread throughout the vehicle.

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General

Contract awarded for Toronto Immigration Holding Centre

Posted June 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A vendor has been awarded the contract to provide an Immigration Holding Centre (IHC) for the Greater Toronto Region. The contract was awarded to Corbel Management Corp (Corbel) by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) through a competiti…

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General

Summer Family Travel Destinations for Hikers in the USA

Posted June 30, 2015 by Elizabeth

Facebook    You don’t have to travel far from home in order to go hiking. If you live in the United States, there are plenty of fun hiking trails that the entire family can enjoy.  I already explored some of the many family hiking destinations in Canada, so now let’s take a look a little […]

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General

San Francisco Dreaming

Posted June 29, 2015 by James Bow

Soon after we arrived in San Francisco, we discovered that we had arrived in the city in time for Pride. Indeed, we learned that the Pride Parade was going to be steps away from the hotel. Erin resolved immediately…

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General

Southern Ontario Region anticipates a busy summer season

Posted June 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Day and Independence Day holidays kick-off the summer season at the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). This summer we also welcome the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games to Toronto and surrounding areas.

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A Chilliwack resident sentenced for her scheme of counselling foreign au pairs

Posted June 29, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On June 16, 2015, Elizabeth “Lisa” Large, doing business as International Au Pair Canada, International Au Pair and International Homestays, was sentenced for counselling foreign nationals to misrepresent or withhold material facts as to their coming t…

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General

California Dreaming

Posted June 27, 2015 by James Bow

Erin headed out to the west coast on a week-long tour to promote The Scorpion Rules. She visited booksellers in Seattle and Los Angeles before coming to the American Librarian’s Association in San Francisco. The kids had their last…

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Message from Ministers – International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a day for nations around the globe to reflect on the devastating impact drug abuse has on our communities.

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General

Tax Court of Canada

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

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General

Nunavut Court of Justice Appointment

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

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Alberta Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

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British Columbia Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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Manitoba Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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General

Federal Court Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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Ontario Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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Federal Court of Appeal Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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Québec Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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General

7 European Destinations On A Budget

Posted June 26, 2015 by Stephanie

Image by Les Haines used under the Creative Commons license. Since the Euro began weakening considerably against the Dollar, you’ll probably find yourself contemplating a trip to Europe this summer.  However, because Europe is such a popular destination, depending on which country you go to, it can be very expensive, but there’s hope for all […]

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Alberta

Glacier Skywalk

Posted June 25, 2015 by Anonymous

It has taken me a year to write this post…I have no idea why but it has haha!  But recently I was going through pictures of last years summer holidays and thought I really needed to blog about the places we visited.  I want my blog to also be a journal for me…a place where I can look back […]

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Nova Scotia Judicial Appointment Announced

Posted June 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

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Saskatchewan Judicial Appointments Announced

Posted June 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

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General

Government of Canada commemorates 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Air India disaster

Posted June 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today joined local community members and families of victims of the Air India disaster at a ceremony in Ahakista, Ireland, to mark the 30th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

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