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Aboriginal recruits face culture shock: study

Posted August 30, 2014 by Steve Rennie

OTTAWA – The move from small and isolated communities to larger urban centres can be quite jarring for aboriginals who join the Canadian Armed Forces, says a newly released document. Being so far away from their families brought some aboriginal … Continue Reading

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General

ReForest London wants city’s tree targets to get even higher

Posted August 30, 2014 by Mike Donachie

Aim even higher when you’re talking about tree targets, city council is being told. First, the city’s tree canopy was declining, so staff drew up a plan to change that. Then, that plan wasn’t ambitious enough, so it was withdrawn. … Continue Reading

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Police on hunt for two men after fatal stabbing in Dartmouth parking lot

Posted August 30, 2014 by Philip Croucher

Two men are wanted by police are someone was stabbed to death in a Dartmouth parking lot on Friday night. Halifax Regional Police were called to a disturbance in the parking lot of Farrell Hall at 276 Windmill Rd. around … Continue Reading

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Canada

$50-million Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed

Posted August 30, 2014 by mecloader

TORONTO – No one has the winning ticket for the $50-million jackpot in Friday night’s Lotto Max draw. Two MaxMillions prizes of $1-million each were available, and one was won by a ticketholder in Ontario. The jackpot for the next … Continue Reading

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Canada

Paul Wells in conversation: The premiers

Posted August 29, 2014 by macleans.ca

Maclean’s talks to Christy Clark, Greg Selinger, Brad Wall and Kathleen Wynne

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Canada

Teacher fired for giving zeros wins appeal

Posted August 29, 2014 by Staff

EDMONTON – An Alberta appeal board says the Edmonton Public School Board was unfair in suspending and firing teacher who gave out zeros to his students. Lynden Dorval was suspended in May 2012 and fired four months later for awarding … Continue Reading

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General

Mulcair’s not-so-secret weapon

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

Paul Wells on an inconvenient complicating detail in the Great Harper-Trudeau Showdown of 2015

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Canada

Paul Wells in conversation with Christy Clark

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

The B.C. premier talks energy exports and all that’s at stake

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Canada

Paul Wells in conversation with Greg Selinger

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

The Manitoba Premier explains why he’s obsessed by trade

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CFL

Alouettes beat Redblacks 20-10, end 6-game losing run

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — S.J. Green caught a touchdown pass and Jonathan Crompton was a winner in his first career start at quarterback as the Montreal Alouettes downed the Ottawa Redblacks 20-10 to end a six-game losing streak on Friday night. James […]

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General

Backlog of bus maintanence results in suspended routes in Saskatoon

Posted August 29, 2014 by Morgan Modjeski

The City of Saskatoon is suspending a number of specialty routes due to a backlog of bus maintenance and says its inability to establish a new collective barraging agreement with the local transit union is a factor. A recent release … Continue Reading

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Canada

Man convicted in Mayerthorpe deaths arrested

Posted August 29, 2014 by Staff

WHITECOURT, Alta. – One of two men convicted in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties in 2005 has been arrested and charged with a crime. Dennis Cheeseman was released from prison last November after serving two-thirds of his sentence … Continue Reading

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Alberta

Privacy office finds Alberta clinic failed to protect patient data

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

A stolen laptop contained key information from about 621,000 patients and was not reported missing until months after the theft

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Paul Wells in conversation with Brad Wall

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

The Saskatchewan premier talks free trade and personal responsibility

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Canada

Quebec agrees to proceed with energy strategy at premiers’ meeting

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Quebec premier Philippe Couillard agreed to proceed with the Canadian Energy Strategy, stressing it has to focus on the impact of climate change

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Paul Wells in conversation with Kathleen Wynne

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

The Ontario premier talks infrastructure, health and finances

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Canada

Montreal police charge 44 people over raucous city hall protest

Posted August 29, 2014 by Lindsey Wiebe

Aug. 18 protest saw roughly 250 unionized workers barge into city hall, where they tossed paper, threw glasses of water and smashed windows

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Canada

Federal legislation will end fees for getting bills on paper

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Industry Minister James Moore says legislation ending pay-to-pay fees coming in the fall

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General

Lost Winnipeg man survives 72 hours on all-dressed chips and rain water

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man who was lost in the wild for three days says he survived on rain water and all-dressed chips. Christopher Cloutier was camping with friends in Nopiming Provincial Park in southeastern Manitoba when they got separated. […]

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General

Leaked New Brunswick PC internal poll: All the details here …

Posted August 29, 2014 by David Akin

Earlier this year, during the Quebec provincial election, two internal party polls were released to the media. They were widely reported on as much for their contents as they were for the selective nature of the data released and the motives for releasing the poll. Both internal polls were released by parties that were trailing […]

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B.C.

RCMP say they have footage of B.C. tour bus crash

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Speed likely not a factor, say RCMP

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Australia

Federal Liberals ponder mandatory voting, testing grassroots reaction

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — With voter turnout plunging to new lows, Liberal MPs are pondering the idea of legally requiring Canadians to cast ballots in federal elections. They’re road testing the idea of mandatory voting in a survey emailed to party members, which […]

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Canada

Royal Canadian Mint unveils new Superman coin collection

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The Royal Canadian Mint on Friday unveiled four limited-edition Superman coins, reproducing colourful iconic images from DC Comics’ book covers. Three of the new coins have been minted in silver, with face values of $10, $15 and $20 and […]

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Alberta

Did Nova Scotia just give up on its young people?

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Not at all. A new labour-mobility agreement between Nova Scotia and Alberta will force the region to become more competitive, says one expert.

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General

Federal Liberals ponder mandatory voting

Posted August 29, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Party testing grassroots reaction

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Canada

Russia Responds To Canada’s Sarcastic Geography Lesson

Posted August 29, 2014 by George Dvorsky

Russia has fired back at Canada’s NATO delegation in response to a snarky Ukraine tweet that went viral earlier this week. Read more…

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General

Vancouver Photos of the Week

Posted August 29, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. In a little while, my weekly photo collections will be filled with grey clouds, boots in puddles, umbrellas at crosswalks, and leaves that have tumbled to the ground as they give up on the season. Until that time, which won’t be anytime soon, please enjoy these glimpses of summer […]

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Election

Eh Types: Progressively Worse

Posted August 29, 2014 by Anonymous

Toronto seemed gripped in a mix of terror and disbelief yesterday. Rumours Wednesday night were a new poll would show Ford in the lead. Yesterday the poll while having Tory in front, had a significant bump for Ford. Panic ensued as though a raccoon army had arrived carrying signs that read “First Your Green Bins, […]

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General

Premiers in PEI: Let the eastern bastards shine in the sun

Posted August 29, 2014 by Paul Wells

Wells in Charlottetown, where all eyes are on Wynne and Couillard

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Allan's Perspective

It’s not paranoia when they really are out to get you!

Posted August 29, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Your ever inquisitive reporter just read a survey of world wide Muslims and it showed that a good majority of these “religion of peace” practitioners were in favour of Sharia law, not only for themselves, BUT EVERYBODY ………………..! Oh, and they would not be opposed to the death penalty for anyone who left […]

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Canada

RBC Wallet app now compatible with 12 Android devices, coming to BlackBerry ‘mid-September’

Posted August 29, 2014 by Ian Hardy

Bell, Virgin and RBC launched their mobile payment service, RBC Wallet, back in January, which allows cardholders to make small-ticket payments (debit…

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Entertainment

TIFF 2014: Top Film Picks

Posted August 29, 2014 by Sonya

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is making its way to the city and we’re getting ready! From September 4 to 14, 2014, be ready to embrace the experience as we take you along with us during this 39th year […]

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Canada

Bus rollover injures dozens on mountain highway in B.C.

Posted August 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

RCMP say all 56 passengers suffered some sort of injury in crash

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Canada

Mediator in B.C. teachers’ strike says sides will reconvene

Posted August 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Bargaining committees will reconvene Friday, says mediator Vince Ready

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Events

Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Summer isn’t over yet and with events lined up for Labour Day Weekend — even in the rain — you’ll have plenty of activities to enjoy with the family around town. Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr Things to do in Vancouver Labour Day Weekend Events that run for […]

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General

Fan Expo returns

Posted August 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Cosplay and celebrities bring out fans by the thousands in #Toronto from August 28 to 31, 2014. The cavernous halls of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre become tightly packed with visitors making the days feel like a continuous rush hour on the city’…

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General

@Cirque #Kurios in #Toronto

Posted August 28, 2014 by James Hamilton

Exterminate, exterminate! Sorry, wrong robot. A full sized Kurios robot is locked in a crate at the Eaton Centre. The quirky robot, assembled from scraps, is one of many that help put on the Cirque Du Soleil show in the Portlands from August 28 to October 26, 2014.

A cabinet of curiosities

“What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”

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Contests

Win Free Tuition for CircusWest

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Combine fitness, performance art skills, and good old fashion play with CircusWest this fall as they launch their new program for the season for kids and adults alike. Photos courtesy of CircusWest CircusWest is Vancouver’s circus performing arts society – a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages. Located […]

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Canada

B.C. Education minister urges union to consult members

Posted August 28, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Peter Fassbender wants union to suspend teachers’ strike as classes are set to begin

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General

5 Vancouver Hyperlapse Videos

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Two days ago Instagram introduced Hyperlapse, a new app that allows users to create speedy timelapse videos with their phones: “Traditionally, time lapse videos depend on holding your phone or camera still while you film. Hyperlapse from Instagram features built-in stabilization technology that lets you create moving, handheld time […]

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