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High cost of travel discouraging Canadians: survey

Posted July 21, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Only seven per cent are travelling overseas this summer

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Arctic

Little Cornwallis Island, NWT 1994

Posted July 21, 2014 by Tim Rast

Not long after arriving in the field a few weeks ago, I received a surprise e-mail with a motion blurred photo of me attempting to juggle (right).  The picture was taken in 1994 on Little Cornwallis Island in what is now Nunavut, although it was s…

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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

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Allan's Perspective

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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Canada

Hooked on Fly Fishing in Northern Ontario

Posted July 21, 2014 by Anonymous

We met on an early morning of a very rainy day in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. It was a guest appearance on the TV show  the New Fly Fisher that brought us here. Dave and I have been on a few news programs and talk shows, but this is our first appearance in full length episodic TV. Needless to say, we were very excited. Bill Spicer is the host of the popular fishing show The New Fly Fisher. We knew [...]

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Canada

La femme du français

Posted July 21, 2014 by Claude Dupras

Elle est née en Haïti. En 1968, sous la dictature de François « papa doc » Duvalier, sa famille fuit son pays pour s’établir à Thetford Mines, la ville de l’amiante québécoise au Canada, où il n’y a aucune famille noire. Elle a onze ans.

Ses études la mènent à l’université de Montréal où elle obtient un baccalauréat langues et littérature espagnoles et italiennes. Durant et après ses études, elle démontre une sensibilité particulière pour les femmes victimes de violence conjugale. Puis, les dirigeants du réseau français de Radio-Canada la remarque dans un documentaire de l’Office National du Film canadien et lui offre un emploi. Elle n’a que vingt ans. Elle devient reporter et animatrice et sept ans plus tard lectrice de l’émission de nouvelles « Le Téléjournal ». Elle est de plus, interviewer de personnalités canadiennes et d’autres pays.
Son nom est Michaëlle Jean et les Canadiens n’ont pas fini d’en entendre parler.
Elle épouse un français, cinéaste et philosophe, Jean Daniel Lafond. Ils adoptent une jeune fille haïtienne.
Bilingue parfaite, la chaine anglophone de Radio-Canada, quatre ans plus tard, l’invite à se joindre aussi à elle. Puis, elle devient animatrice du Téléjournal, et en 2004 anime sa propre émission « Michaëlle » diffusée en français.
En 2005, une surprise attend tous les Canadiens. Le 4 août, le premier ministre Paul Martin annonce que Michaëlle Jean devient Gouverneur Général du Canada, le 27ième. Les canadiens-haïtiens sont fous de joie, les autres étonnés. Elle est la première personne noire à remplir ce poste. Elle a 37 ans. Mais comme elle est aussi de nationalité française, acquise lors de son mariage, elle doit renoncer à celle-ci étant donné qu’elle sera la commandante-en-chef des Forces Armées Canadiennes. Ainsi est faite la constitution.  Elle rencontre, avec sa famille, la reine Élizabeth à sa maison d’été de Balmoral pour respecter la tradition et devient la vice-royale canadienne.
Son discours inaugural met l’accent sur ce qu’elle identifie comme les « deux solitudes » canadiennes. Elle veut instaurer un pacte de solidarité entre les peuples fondateurs du pays. Mais son discours va plus loin, et touche les relations entre les différentes communautés ethniques, linguistiques, culturelles et de genre.
La nouvelle Gouverneur générale est très active et représente la Canada partout : JO d’hiver en Italie, festival d’Iqaluit au Nunavut, en Algérie, au Mali, au Ghana, en Afrique du sud, au Maroc, en Argentine, en Haïti. Partout elle encourage les droits des femmes, particulièrement dans les pays musulmans. En Afghanistan, elle prend position pour la mission de paix affirmant que « le Canada est fier de faire partie des 37 pays qui ont entrepris de restaurer la stabilité et la reconstruction du pays ». Elle est à Vimy pour la commémoration du 90ième anniversaire de la bataille. Et encore… 
Elle rencontre les chefs d’état de multiples pays, dont la présidente du Chili, l’héritier et nouveau roi d’Espagne, le président hongrois et des dizaines d’autres.
En 2008, elle doit gérer une crise politique inédite au Canada. Le gouvernement minoritaire Harper est en difficulté après que l’opposition ait rejeté son énoncé économique. Les partis d’opposition lui proposent de se substituer au gouvernement en créant un gouvernement de coalition. Une première en politique canadienne. Elle refuse et décide de proroger la session parlementaire de deux mois jusqu’au dépôt du budget. Harper est sauvé.
À la fin du mandat de Michaëlle Jean, Harper crée une surprise en ne le renouvelant pas. Elle le voulait, il ne l’a pas voulu. Pourtant ses  prédécesseurs l’avaient fait pour les gouverneurs généraux du passé. Et cela, malgré que 57% des Canadiens approuvent son travail et considèrent qu’elle les a toujours représentés dignement et avec compétence. Harper est du genre conservateur-républicain-américain et veut avoir le contrôle total sur les affaires de l’état et comme elle montrait un peu d’indépendance…
L’ONU qui a remarqué les talents de Michaëlle Jean, la nomme « envoyée spéciale pour l’éducation, la science et la culture en Haïti » dans le but d’obtenir des fonds pour la reconstruction et l’éducation dans ce pays. Puis, le sénégalais Abdou Diouf, secrétaire général de la Francophonie, la nomme comme « grand témoin » pour les JO d’été de Londres afin de promouvoir la langue française. Entre temps, elle préside le conseil d’administration de l’Institut québécois des hautes études internationales à l’université de Laval et devient la chancelière de l’Université d’Ottawa.
Abdou Diouf démissionne de son poste en 2014 et Michaëlle Jean exprime son intention de le remplacer. C’est un poste très important. Mais elle n’est pas seule à viser cette nomination. Il y a aussi Pierre Buyoya, l’ancien président du Burundi, et le socialiste Bertrand Delanoë, l’ex-maire de Paris. Buyoya mise sur les suffrages de l’Afrique Centrale ce qui lui donne des créances démocratiques, tandis que Delanoë compte sur le fait qu’il est socialiste et qu’il a appuyé le président socialiste François Hollande lors des primaires de son parti pour le choix du candidat.
Michaëlle Jean ne désespère pas car elle a beaucoup d’atouts. N’est–elle pas un symbole de la francophonie plurielle ? N’a-t-elle pas l’esprit de résistance de son peuple comme elle l’a si bien démontré au Canada ? Ne s’est-elle pas investie dans le combat social canadien en travaillant auprès de femmes en difficultés ?  Malgré son travail intellectuel, n’a-t-elle pas toujours montré son sens pratique pour aider les femmes violentées ? Lors du terrible tremblement de terre  en Haïti, n’a-t-elle pas transformé son bureau en centrale téléphonique pour les initiatives de secours sur la base des informations reçues ?
Comme les Haïtiens dont la vie est difficile et qui souffrent, elle a démontré qu’elle sait composer avec le chaos et qu’elle a une capacité de résistance et d’organisation dans toutes situations. Tous les liens qu’elle a tissés avec les pays africains, dans sa carrière de journaliste et de chef d’État, ont créé une sympathie envers elle et naturellement Haïti, où étaient « menés des millions d’Africains lors de la traite négrière ». Elle propose aujourd’hui, une « francophonie de la diversité culturelle et du pluralisme », dont elle est l’exemple, « assise sur la francophonie politique, les valeurs démocratiques et l’état de droit » réalisés par les présidents passés de l’organisme.
Elle met surtout l’accent sur le développement économique qui est, pour elle, le vrai espoir des jeunes. « A quoi sert de produire des milliers de diplômés si c’est pour en faire des chômeurs ou des demandeurs d’asile ? », demande-elle ?
Elle réclame aussi le respect des droits de l’Homme qui pour elle « préservent les valeurs du peuple et son rayonnement plus grand que ses ressources », citant le Sénégal comme exemple.
Malgré que le Canada appuie sa candidature, c’est aussi un aspect négatif pour elle à cause du comportement offensif de sociétés minières canadiennes en Afrique. « J’entends mettre l’accent sur la responsabilité sociale des entreprises… », assure-t-elle pour obvier à ces craintes.
Michaëlle Jean a toutes les qualités pour bien remplir l’importante tâche de secrétaire générale de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie. Elle incarne la francophonie du futur, celle du bon sens économique. Elle est la candidate idéale pour être dans le monde, la femme du français.
Mais à ce jour, la France la boude. Elle se montre sceptique aux propositions de Michaëlle Jean, pour une francophonie plurielle et diverse qui s’ouvre sur le monde. Le malheur pour la candidate canadienne est que la France assure plus de 70% du budget de l’organisation, ce qui fait que sa voix est prépondérante. Je ne serais pas surpris que le gouvernement français opte pour un ses siens qui se cherche un emploi, le socialiste Bertrand Delanoë, ex-maire de Paris. Ce n’est pas le meilleur candidat, mais il est “du bon bord”. 
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Stuff I didn’t know before…

Posted July 20, 2014 by trashee

Like… New Brunswick is a province that is stuck in the Dark Ages when it comes to access to abortions. An abortion must be be deemed “medically neccesary” before it can be performed. And… that Beelzebub is alive and active in Fredericton. As for the first new piece of knowledge… I learned this upon hearing […]

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Someone got a hair cut

Posted July 20, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Sometimes a good haircut can really change things around, don’t you think? My own hair appointment isn’t until August. I needed a new place to go so I took it to Facebook (crowdsourcing for the win!) where I received many suggestions but Mint Hair Studio won out. Woot! Other exciting things: The girls and I […]

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Ukrainian government forces relentlessly bombarding civilians in east Ukraine and blaming it on Russian aviation

Posted July 19, 2014 by MariaS

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I keep wondering if the Canadian government will do the same to the citizens of Quebec when they finally decide to make Quebec into a country.  


I am also wondering if Malaysian Airlines  would  have still continued flying over the conflict region if the MSM had not thrown a blanket on the civil war happening in Ukraine.  Many of the world’s countries pick up news from the main news outlets of the West and if the media in the West was doing its duty to give the news as is their mandate,  more people around the world, including Malaysia Airlines  would have known to give that particular airspace a wide berth.  IMO, the MSM is partly to blame for the deaths of almost 300 passengers of the Malaysia MH17 flight.

From AP via Yahoo:
Airstrike in eastern Ukraine kills 11 civilians. 
An airstrike in eastern Ukraine sent an apartment building crumpling to the ground Tuesday, killing at least 11 people and adding to the steadily mounting civilian death toll from the fighting between government forces and pro-Russian insurgents.


Rebels pinned the attack on the Ukrainian air force. The government swiftly denied blame but was not immediately able to offer an alternative explanation.





The bombing in the rebel-held town of Snizhne demonstrated how airstrikes and heavy rocket fire are becoming increasingly common as the conflict drags into its fourth month. The attack comes one day after a Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down in disputed circumstances.


The devastation in Snizhne bore signs of a strike by several missiles and left only a mountain of smoking debris. The four-story apartment block appeared to have been hit in two separate spots, causing the collapse of several tiers. A nearby house was also destroyed.





Resident Igor Chernetsov lost his wife in the attack. “I heard an explosion, and suddenly I was thrown out of the apartment, out of the fourth floor,” said Chernetsov, his head swathed in a bandage. “I woke up covered in dust and had no idea what had happened.”


Health officials in the Donetsk region, which includes Snizhne, provided the number of dead. Rescue workers pulled a small child with broken legs alive from the rubble as grieving residents sifted for belongings. An Associated Press reporter counted six large impact craters.





Dmitry Tymchuk, a military analyst who coordinates closely with Ukraine’s Defense Ministry, said that since rebels are unlikely to have any planes capable of conducting the bombing, there could only be one explanation.


“Only Russian aviation could have performed the airstrike on Snizhne,” he wrote on his Facebook account.


The Defense Ministry stopped short of that claim but insisted the bombing could not have been carried out by the air force as none of its planes were on sorties at the time of the strike.





Security Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko called the incident a “cynical and bloody provocation” aimed at discrediting the armed forces.


Sergei, a rebel commander at the scene who declined to give his surname, said locals bore witness to Ukrainian involvement.



“Many local citizens saw the plane that dropped the bomb — it had Ukrainian markings,” he said. “Why Ukraine would bomb its own territory is harder for me to say.”


No reliable official recent death toll has been produced, but hundreds of civilians are believed to have been killed so far in the conflict. Authorities said Tuesday that 258 servicemen have been killed in fighting and 922 injured.


Representatives for the separatist Luhansk People’s Republic said that 12 more civilians were killed Monday evening in the eastern city of Luhansk following rocket attacks and airstrikes. It was not immediately possible to verify those claims…………….

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Allan's Perspective

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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Bill Roach: Canadian Cape Breton Folk Art Wood Carver

Posted July 18, 2014 by Valerie Lugonja

His naive whimsical style and sense of humor attracts acclaim Born and raised in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, Bill is a self-taught folk artist. He has painted and made woodcarvings since childhood and has been able to make a full time living at this work for the last 5 years, he told me, when we stopped […]

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High Ends Announces Debut, Shares Free MP3s

Posted July 18, 2014 by Andrew_Horan

High Ends, the side project of Yukon Blonde frontman Jeffrey Innes has announced that he will release his solo debut Super Class on October 7 via Dine Alone Records. To celebrate, he’d shared a free streams of ‘Intoxicated’, ‘The Weight’ and ‘Downtown’ from the album; The side project came about as a result of the
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Events

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Posted July 18, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. With a bit of a break from the scorching sunshine we’ve seen recently, you will still be able to participate in plenty of activities around Metro Vancouver this weekend. In Surrey it’s time for Fusion Festival (my favourite free, family-friendly summer festival filled with delicious food options) and in […]

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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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Surrey Women’s Centre Bid to Benefit

Posted July 17, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. The Surrey Women’s Centre is launching Bid to Benefit, a new and creative campaign to help raise funds for their SMART (Surrey Mobile Assault Response Team). Bid to Benefit is an online auction that will run from July 18th to July 28th, featuring over 150 brand new designer dresses […]

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King Reign’s Debut Album ‘Sincere’ Out Now

Posted July 17, 2014 by Anonymous

The day has com; King Reign’s debut solo album has been released. The drop of Sincere has been greatly anticipated by both fans and King Reign. Leading up to the album drop, King Reign gave fans a little taste of 12 songs off of the new album with 12 Days of Reign. Every day for the last
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Alberta

The Alberta Liberals’ Biggest Gamble Yet

Posted July 17, 2014 by vsp

In life, and in politics, risk normally matches reward. And the Alberta Liberals are throwing a die so far, so long, that it overshadows any risk the party has ever taken on before. And the reward may in fact be massive if all goes well. Today Kent Hehr announced his run for Member of Parliament by […]

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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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General

How To Use A Revolving Door? The Suburbs Edition.

Posted July 17, 2014 by Stephanie

Sometimes when you are on an adventure in Toronto to celebrate your Mama’s 70th Birthday, the best moments are made in the most unexpected of places.     This is how girls from the suburbs rock the revolving doors. Memories made. Can’t wait for our next adventure.

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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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Family

Ottawa giveaway alert: win tickets to a farm fresh dinner at Saunders Farm

Posted July 15, 2014 by andrea tomkins

To help celebrate their amazing community of farmers and a brand spanking new kitchen, longtime Fishbowl patron Saunders Farm has announced a couple of really cool dinner-related events. All of the food will be local and fresh! fresh! fresh! and will also feature local craft beers and craft VQA wines from Ontario. Chef Whitney Toogood recently […]

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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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Canada

Last Ride before we hit the Road – Touring the Kawarthas

Posted July 15, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s our final Ontario motorcycle ride before the big Lake Superior trip at the end of the month. I cannot believe how far we’ve come in such a short time. It’s hard to fathom that just a few short months ago we wrote our M1 test and then took our M2 exit course in Toronto with MotorSoul Driving School. There’ve been so many ups and downs during our summer motorcycle riding adventure. From wondering if we could indeed learn to [...]

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Canadian Politics

Andrew Coyne: Federal transfer system not to blame for Ontario’s fiscal shortfall

Posted July 14, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

Not only have federal transfers to the province grown rapidly in recent years but they have grown as a share of all federal transfers

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Calgary

Christie Blatchford: A curious secrecy over arrest in Nathan O’Brien case

Posted July 14, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

There isn’t a case in the country which to my memory has been jeopardized by what police say — whatever they say — at a press conference to announce an arrest

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Allan's Perspective

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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General

The cottage life

Posted July 14, 2014 by andrea tomkins

We don’t have a cottage of our own, but we have family who does. This is how we spent most of Saturday. (Let’s not even mention what happened on Sunday morning when we attempting to sleep in/recover from a day of sunshine and utter indulgence.) Sigh.

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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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Canada

Huge Whitewater Rafting on the Ottawa River

Posted July 13, 2014 by Anonymous

“The water is huge right now” our whitewater rafting guide KT said with a giddy smile. “I love hitting it big, so we’re going to try to catch every big rapid we can.” The Ottawa River is world renowned for it’s big white water. Guides from all four corners of the earth come to play in its rapids. It seems that wherever we’ve been in the world, one guide or another has been on the Ottawa River. For the next [...]

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#Toronto Slutwalk 2014

Posted July 12, 2014 by James Hamilton

Protesters march in the @SlutWalkTO because victim blaming and sexual violence still continues. Bringing their collective voices to the streets has made the home grown movement grow into a global protest. Originating in response to a Toronto Polic…

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CIBC Soccer Nation

Posted July 12, 2014 by James Hamilton

Brazilian dancers brought the host country of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to life in #Toronto at the July 12-13, 2014 street festival at the headquarters of CBC. Celebrating the world wide excitement of championship football with an outdoor viewing party f…

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Crime

Christie Blatchford: Media and courts treat women like delicate little flowers instead of full human beings

Posted July 11, 2014 by Christie Blatchford

Always, rarely acknowledged but nonetheless roaring like a river through these judgments and practices, is the same theme: Women are special and different

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General

Good Samaritan returns $13,000 found on the side of the road

Posted July 11, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s a question many of us have asked ourselves: What would we do if we found $13,000 in cash on the side of the road? For one Good Samaritan in Halifax, the answer was obvious. While driving along Herring Cove … Continue Reading

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Ward hopping: Political strategy, or just personal preference for London council candidates?

Posted July 11, 2014 by Mark Spowart

This map shows the council candidates registered in each of London’s 14 wards. The candidates have provided the city with a qualifying address and those addresses are marked on the map. Candidates’ with qualifying addresses within the ward where their … Continue Reading

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Ottawa to retire route 76 in honour of those killed in bus-train crash

Posted July 11, 2014 by Anonymous

Ottawa will retire bus route #76 to commemorate six people who died in a tragic Via Rail-bus collision in Barrhaven last September. In a memo, Mayor Jim Watson says a plaque will also be installed to honour those killed in … Continue Reading

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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

Runaway wheel churns up concern after ripping into Calgary neighbourhood

Posted July 11, 2014 by Staff

CALGARY — Residents of three Calgary homes were left shaken after a big tire believed to have come off a semi crashed through their yards and destroyed some of their property. The families say a loud crashing sound could be heard Thursday when … Continue Reading

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