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Alberta

Increase in throat and anal cancers tied to human papillomavirus ‘disturbing,’ researchers find

Posted July 22, 2014 by Sharon Kirkey

Rates of throat and anal cancer linked to one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in Canada are increasing in younger men and women at a disturbing rate, according to new Alberta research spanning 35 years. The study shows […]

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Canada

Four years after India, Canada can focus solely on sport in Glasgow Games

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

GLASGOW — Around this time four years ago, Canadian team general manager Scott Stevenson was scrubbing floors at the Commonwealth Games athletes village in India. Canada’s team had delayed its travel to New Delhi — for as long as a […]

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Basketball

Nash, Triano say Canadians have plenty of toughness on the basketball court

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Steve Nash had a good chuckle at ESPN personality Jason Whitlock’s suggestion that Canadians in the NBA are not as motivated to succeed as their American counterparts. “Andrew Wiggins is from Canada,” Whitlock said on Keith Olbermann’s ESPN […]

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Canada

Matthew de Grood sent for more psychiatric tests

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

De Grood’s preliminary hearing set for next March

The post Matthew de Grood sent for more psychiatric tests appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Canada deports 20 members of Hungarian human trafficking syndicate

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Alleged victim from Hungary complained to an immigration officer

The post Canada deports 20 members of Hungarian human trafficking syndicate appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Canada’s flag bearer Susan Nattrass will soak up every moment of Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

GLASGOW — When Susan Nattrass walks into a competition venue these days, she pauses to take a good look around, and composes a mental picture. “And I take a lot of photos. Because I want to have that memory,” Nattrass […]

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Canada

Researchers unlock genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia

Posted July 22, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Researchers pinpoint genetic variations in people with schizophrenia

The post Researchers unlock genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

How To Throw A Great Canadian Summer Party For Kids

Posted July 22, 2014 by Sonya

I don’t have my kids in camps the entire summer. They aren’t big on overnight camps so we rely on a couple weeks of day camps in the city and finding things to do in and around home. The kids […]

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Canada

Luka Magnotta case back before the courts in Montreal

Posted July 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Magnotta charged with first-degree murder and other charges in the death of student Jun Lin in May 2012

The post Luka Magnotta case back before the courts in Montreal appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Mike Duffy accused of expensing for personal travel, personal trainer

Posted July 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Newly released court documents shed more light on charges against Mike Duffy

The post Mike Duffy accused of expensing for personal travel, personal trainer appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

The RCMP, the C8 and Moncton: The Commissioner responds

Posted July 21, 2014 by Charlie Gillis

Top Mountie Bob Paulson sends email to members about Maclean’s article on arming RCMP

The post The RCMP, the C8 and Moncton: The Commissioner responds appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Condeming the violence in Gaza by acknowledging Canada’s own violent history

Posted July 21, 2014 by Nora Loreto

I find watching the siege of Gaza through Facebook frustrating, dreadful and tragic.
The images of dead children, dying grandparents and people who were once full of life are disturbing. The only positive is that these images help concretize the…

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Canada

High cost of travel discouraging Canadians: survey

Posted July 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Only seven per cent are travelling overseas this summer

The post High cost of travel discouraging Canadians: survey appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Canada

Alleged Loretta Saunders killers face hearing

Posted July 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Blake Leggette and Victoria Henneberry charged with murder

The post Alleged Loretta Saunders killers face hearing appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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They missed their Target, folks!

Posted July 21, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

There is a rumour that Target Stores, after just 18 months here in Canada, (And over 1 BILLION dollars in loses) is going to pull the plug, pull up stakes, and pull out, as in “coitus interruptus!” Yup, they just might pull a fast one …………….., and split! ——————————————- How’s THIS for bullshit supreme?During all […]

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Saturday Morning Confusion #17

Posted July 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, a lot of confusion about stuff like climate change, evolution, and a whole bunch of other scientific issues lately! This article discusses how equal time is not really appropriate for a clearly false or uninformed position! The metaphor that a coin has two sides is a powerful one, and the temptation to look at […]

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Lets get things back into Perspective here! #1

Posted July 18, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, let’s get things back into perspective here! Your humble and overworked reporter has to set things right on certain occasions, so we here at the Perspective Research Department, along with the staff at Naked News, are going to provide a regular feature here on BlogsCanada.ca called…………………………, LET’S GET THINGS BACK INTO PERSPECTIVE HERE! We […]

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Canada

Entrepreneur Barbie Unveiled With New Business Initiative For Kids

Posted July 18, 2014 by Sonya

When we were invited to the unveiling of the 2014 Entrepreneur Barbie this week, attendees were sharing their personal Barbie stories. There were several who mentioned that Barbie is where aspiring hair stylists had experimented with their dolls and others […]

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Calgary

Putting Away My Boots: Calgary Stampede 2014 Highlights

Posted July 17, 2014 by Jes

This cowgirl has finally put away her cowboys boots. I know, the Calgary Stampede has been over for 4 days, but it took me a while to get my life together after the 10 day festivities wrapped.From the deep-fried-everything, to the Grandstand Show all t…

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Shark!

Posted July 17, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

A video of a what appeared to be a bull shark swimming off of Wolfe Island in Lake Ontario has been revealed to be a marketing ploy for Discovery’s Channel’s Shark Week and its sponsor Nissan Rogue. The whole thing sounded a bit “fishy” to begin with folks, since sharks are salt water fish and […]

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Canada

50% of Canadians live in the red areas

Posted July 16, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

50% of Canadians live in the red areas 

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Canada

MAGIC! joins Snow in the “Canadian Reggae artists with a Billboard #1 hit” club

Posted July 16, 2014 by Jes

The Toronto band MAGIC! has made their way to the top this week…of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  The pop-reggae band’s song Rude has dethroned Iggy Azalea’s Fancy as the number one song in America. *Applause*It has been over 20 years since a Can…

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Canada

Sensitive Skin on HBO Canada

Posted July 15, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. HBO Canada is premiering a new half-hour series, Sensitive Skin, on Sunday, July 20, 2014 starring Kim Cattrall (Golden Globe® Award winner and Emmy® Award nominee) as Davina, and Don McKellar (Tony Award® winner) as her husband Al. The pair play a couple that has been married for 30 […]

The post Sensitive Skin on HBO Canada appeared first on Vancouver Blog Miss604.

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Canada

Polaris Prize short list announced by Jay Baruchel for 2014

Posted July 15, 2014 by Jes

The Polaris Prize short list was announced this morning. The Prize, given to the best Canadian full length album as decided by a large group of music journalists, went from a long list of 41 to a short list of 10.

Making the announcement was one of my favorites, Jay Baruchel. The Canadian actor was sporting a Montreal Canadians hat while he read through the list…extremely fast. So fast that they made him read it again. Oh Jay, I still love you. The short list was comprised of a bunch of repeats and some new comers, including Jessy Lanza – LOVE! Go Jessy Lanza Go!

The artists on the 2014 Polaris Prize Short list are:

Arcade Fire — Reflektor
Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow
Mac DeMarco — Salad Days
Drake — Nothing Was The Same
Jessy Lanza — Pull My Hair Back
Owen Pallett — In Conflict
Shad — Flying Colours
Tanya Tagaq — Animism
Timber Timbre — Hot Dreams
YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN — UZU

The Polaris Prize gala will be broadcast on September 22.

XOXO
Jes…

Side Note: OMG Jay Baruchel is so cute. Remember when he was engaged to Allison Pill and I was devastated?! That was a dark time.

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Chicken Chasers Win the Day at Stampede!

Posted July 14, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well folks, the PETA People are at it again! You know who they are, the do-gooders who want you to stop wearing fur, become a vegetarian, feed the birds and adopt a pet, people! This time the object of their wrath is once again the Calgary Stampede! First of all, they want to ban the […]

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Box Office Goes Bananas for Planet of the Apes!

Posted July 13, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Well I said I was going to see the movie ……………………….. and I did! It turned out to be exactly what I figured it would be, no more and no less, and that’s O.K. with me! —————————————- Quebec Report! Why Quebec is closed for business: La Belle Province comes close to dead last in almost […]

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Islamy a Muslim, or not?

Posted July 11, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

From the Perspective Naked News Department comes a story out of the United States that shows Americans really are a clueless bunch. You’ve already heard that a good percentage of these geniuses don’t believe in evolution, and that the Universe is only 6000 years old, BUT …….., on top of not being born in the […]

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Calgary

Concert Review: Shania Twain and the best backup singers EVER

Posted July 11, 2014 by Jes

Shaina Twain took the stage at the Saddledome last night for her second of two Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert series concerts at the Calgary Stampede……and Canada’s Country Queen did not disappoint!After almost a decade of not touring and two years …

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Give them a finger!

Posted July 10, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: My dad used to say “give them a little finger, and they will take your whole arm!” This cute little quote can be used in a lot of situations, but two in particular come to mind this morning! The Gays and the French! First of all we mentioned that the LGTB community just […]

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Canada

Christie Blatchford: The horrific tragedy of Jeffrey Baldwin’s death should be remembered as more than a Superman costume

Posted July 9, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

If I’d designed the thing, I’d have put food beside Jeffrey, and toys, and blankets — all the necessities of life, as they’re called, that he was denied

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407 – ‘Common Sense Revolution’ in action!

Posted July 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers, we got this in the mail today:: A lot of talk lately about what the provincial Liberals are going to do to Ontario now that they have a majority, but it can’t be any worse than what Mike Harris did to us back in may of 1999! The Common Sense Revolution in action: […]

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The spam is in the mail!

Posted July 9, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: As promised, the new anti-spam laws are drastically cutting down on the number of spam messages we get in the mail every day! The only problem is that this law only applies to stuff from within Canada, so all the other shit just keeps right on coming! That’s right folks, all the mail […]

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A hooker by any other name!

Posted July 8, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, I don’t know who I am more P.O.’d with, feminists, politicians, the P.C. crowd, or just the left wing in general! Although I couldn’t catch her name in time, some woman testifying at the hearings into the new Conservative anti-prostitution law, described being a hooker as about the same thing as being “tortured!” She […]

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Canada

Dirt Biking Excitement in the Ganaraska Forest

Posted July 8, 2014 by Anonymous

Isn’t dirt biking something that only 17 year old boys do? That’s what came to my mind while driving to Peterborough, Ontario for a two-day dirt biking adventure with Trail Tours. In less than a month we’ll be circumnavigating Lake Superior by motorcycle. Since we’re new riders that have only been out on motorcycles a total of 6 times this summer, we need all the help we can get. We’ve been told that by taking a dirt biking course, we’ll improve [...]

Read the original post Dirt Biking Excitement in the Ganaraska Forest on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Canada

Dirt Biking Excitement in the Ganaraska Forest

Posted July 8, 2014 by Anonymous

Isn’t dirt biking something that only 17 year old boys do? That’s what came to my mind while driving to Peterborough, Ontario for a two-day dirt biking adventure with Trail Tours. In less than a month we’ll be circumnavigating Lake Superior by motorcycle. Since we’re new riders that have only been out on motorcycles a total of 6 times this summer, we need all the help we can get. We’ve been told that by taking a dirt biking course, we’ll improve [...]

Read the original post Dirt Biking Excitement in the Ganaraska Forest on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.

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Activism

The Occupy Movement Has Changed the Narrative, But We’re Not Done

Posted July 8, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Recently, with the WEF spending the last few years acknowledging global income inequality is a problem, I’ve declared a kind of victory for the Occupy Movement: getting the lexicon on the 1% and inequality on the tongues of the sly gazillionaires who rule the world, and into mass consumption. Now we see that the CEO […]

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Canada

Andrew Coyne: If we really want to soak the rich, we should abolish the corporate income tax

Posted July 7, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

The evidence suggests that shareholders do not bear the bulk of the tax, but instead it’s the workers who face three-quarters of the burden

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Canada

Shirley Temples have Orange Juice

Posted July 7, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

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The Shirley Temple is the classic virgin cocktail, most commonly enjoyed at Bar Mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, and by children at wedding receptions. It is a simple drink, made with ginger ale, grenadine and a maraschino cherry. Except in Canada… where they use orange juice. What? Indeed, a Shirley Temple in Canada is 7-Up, Orange Juice, grenadine syrup, then garnished with a citrus wedge and a maraschino cherry. Other possible ingredients for this unnatural monstrosity include soda water and lemon juice. Apparently you can order these at Swiss Chalet, which also has the other best grenadine-containing drink ever, the Darth Vader. 

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World Cup Soccer invaded by giant crickets!

Posted July 6, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

It’s time for Fifa World Cup Soccer news, kids! Host Brazil is moving on to the semifinals of the World Cup after beating fellow heavyweight Colombia 2-1 in a game that had its share of suspect calls. As Matthew Cowley noted there were a total of 51 fouls in this match, which made the whole […]

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