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Member of Parliament Yvonne Jones to Announce Funding for Illusuak Cultural Centre and Enhanced Broadband Services

Posted  June 17, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament (Labrador) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs…

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Improving local roads and bridges in Saskatchewan’s rural municipalities

Posted  January 5, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Investing in infrastructure is vital to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy. Modern and efficient community infrastructure like roads and bridges contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, supporting loc…

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Free streaming at NFB.ca starting June 20, World Refugee Day. Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad take audiences inside Calgary’s Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre in new NFB documentary 19 Days.

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Starting June 20, World Refugee Day, a new National Film Board of Canada documentary, 19 Days, will offer an inside look at Canada’s refugee resettlement process, and stream free of charge at NFB.ca.

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Keeping Off The Rain with A Cardboard Roof – 2016/06/04 – Pt. 1

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

An additive can make cardboard suitable for roofing in poorer nations like India.

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Government of Canada supports the marketing efforts of the Quebec and Canadian maple syrup industry

Posted  November 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Pierre Breton, Member of Parliament for Shefford and member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, on behalf of Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced an investment totalling more than $1.2 million to help the maple syrup industry promote the properties and benefits of maple products on the domestic and international markets.

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Deep Geologic Repository Project – Public Comment Invited on Additional Information

Posted  January 18, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comments on the additional information submitted by the proponent, Ontario Power Generation, for the proposed Deep Geologic Repository Project for Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Was…

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Ann Coulter: Why Doesn’t Congress Just Pass 2015 Anti-Refugee American SAFE Act Again?

Posted  February 17, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Ann Coulter: Why Doesn’t Congress Just Pass 2015 Anti-Refugee American SAFE Act Again?

Ann Coulter writes: Way, way back, 15 long months ago, congressional Republicans didn’t have a problem with a total ban on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Not for a mere three months like Trump’s order—but permanently, unless the director of the FBI, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence […]

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Trailers From Hell: “It’s Alive” (1974/77)

Posted  December 19, 2016  by  Kathy Shaidle
Trailers From Hell: “It’s Alive” (1974/77)

As I’ve written before, this movie is one of the reasons I don’t have children. Not the movie, actually, just the trailer. (And not this trailer, either, but the legendary mini ’77 TV spot — which is mis-dated, below) I have the movie on my PVR but haven’t watched it yet…

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Lotus Petals in the Snow – Now Available for Purchase!

Posted  December 9, 2015  by  Tanya McGinnity

This is not a drill! The book that I’ve been working on is officially out! It’s been a complete labor of love, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that being a first time editor of roughly 30 pieces was easy – especially when working with the words of so many people who I […]

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Donnacona Institution

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Two seizures of contraband and unauthorized items were made in the last days at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal penitentiary. These seizures are the result of the efforts of security intelligence officers and correctional officers.

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The Government of Canada Celebrates the National Historical Significance of Maple Leaf Gardens

Posted  November 10, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Adam Vaughan, Member of Parliament for Spadina–Fort York and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, will participate in a plaque unveiling ceremony to highlight the national historic significance of Maple Leaf Gardens.

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Canada provides additional humanitarian assistance to Haiti

Posted  October 14, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

On behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Emmanuel Dubourg, Member of Parliament for Bourassa and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue, today announced an addition…

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DND awards a major contract for the demolition of “B” Jetty

Posted  February 2, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to providing the sailors of the Royal Canadian Navy with the modern, functional facilities they need to complete important operational missions on behalf of Canadians.

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Change to the Employment Insurance waiting period begins January 1, 2017

Posted  December 21, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Starting next month, the Employment Insurance (EI) waiting period will be shortened from two weeks to one week. This measure is part of the Government of Canada’s robust plan to improve the EI program and help Canada’s middle class and those working ha…

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Seventeen projects funded in Northern and Western Canada – Library and Archives Canada announces $1.5 million in funding to help local communities preserve Canada’s documentary heritage

Posted  June 14, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) program will provide $1.5 million in funding to 40 projects led by archives, libraries and heritage institutions across Canada.

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MP Tassi and MP Sorbara to announce support for commercialization partnerships in Woodbridge

Posted  October 6, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Filomena Tassi, Member of Parliament for Hamilton West–Ancaster–Dundas, and Francesco Sorbara, Member of Parliament for Vaughan–Woodbridge, will make an announcement to support innovation in Canada’s energy sector at the Kortright Centre for Conservation.

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UN passes Canadian-led resolution advancing nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament

Posted  October 28, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today welcomed the overwhelming support a Canadian-led resolution advancing a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) received at the UN General Assembly’s First Committee.

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‘What if Climate Change Causes more CO2?’

Posted  January 3, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

Scott Adams writes: Now suppose the Earth’s temperature was already in the good range for humans, but it was getting even better according to a natural cycle. That better temperature would – I assume – increase human activity in ways that (wait for it) contribute to CO2. If the economy is good, we build more […]

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Mike pleasure

Posted  November 25, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca
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Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Rouge National Urban Park

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Government of Canada to make an announcement regarding Rouge National Urban Park

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Health Canada and Canadian Cancer Society launch renewed Break It Off campaign

Posted  January 31, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Tobacco use and smoking rates in Canada are some of the lowest they have ever been; however, studies show that youth and young adults continue to smoke.

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International Trade Minister promotes Canadian trade and investment at APEC

Posted  November 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Trade means more growth, and more growth means more jobs for middle-class Canadians. The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today concluded her visit to Cuba, Argentina and Peru, where she advanced Canada’s trade and investm…

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NFB and UQAM launch Jeunes Pousses, a new interactive apprenticeship program

Posted  November 30, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) are now seeking applicants for a new interactive apprenticeship program called Jeunes Pousses. Running nine weeks (April 24 to June 23, 2017), the program gives eight UQAM students the opportunity to work with the NFB’s Interactive Studio to create an audio project for the web that will be streamed online when the apprenticeship is over. Those selected will receive a $1,000 grant to take part.

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Minister of National Defence has first meeting with new U.S. Secretary of Defense

Posted  February 4, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan and the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, will travel to Washington, D.C., for meetings with their counterparts.

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Statement from the Minister of Health – Health Canada Authorizes Three New Supervised Consumption Sites in Montreal

Posted  February 6, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to doing its part to address the public health crisis related to opioid overdoses and deaths across the country. Our approach must be comprehensive, collaborative, compassionate and evidence-based.

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Minister Hehr Marks Korean War Veterans Day

Posted  July 27, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today issued the following statement on Korean War Veterans Day

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Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT: A Demonstration of Strong, Proud, and Ready

Posted  September 16, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016, which takes place at 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa from September 20 to 23, will provide an enhanced understanding of the Canadian Army and its capabilities to stakeholders and civilian leaders.

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The CBSA launches investigation into gypsum board from the United States of America

Posted  June 8, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that it has launched an investigation into whether or not certain gypsum board from the United States of America is being sold at unfair prices into the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Sa…

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Government of Canada Celebrates World’s Tallest Wood Building at UBC

Posted  September 15, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Our government sees forestry as a high-value, high-tech industry, leading the way in innovation and playing a central role in the fight against climate change.

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Canada and Manitoba Metis Federation Celebrate Key Milestone on Road to Reconciliation

Posted  November 15, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and David Chartrand, President of the Manitoba Metis Federation signed a historic Framework Agreement that marks an important step to advancing reconciliation and charti…

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Have your say on Let’s Talk Parks, Canada! in Halifax

Posted  January 27, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Have your say on Let’s Talk Parks, Canada! in Halifax

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NFB RECEIVES 18 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD NOMINATIONS

Posted  January 17, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions and craftspeople have received 18 nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, recognizing excellence in film, television and digital media.

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Illusuak Cultural Centre Will Celebrate the Culture and Heritage of Labrador Inuit

Posted  June 17, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada has provided more than $8 million to the Illusuak Cultural Centre

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#3 The farthest corners of your mind

Posted  April 18, 2016  by  Anonymous

It’s where the wild things are. See, we’ll never really know how far the universe flies but maybe we should be wondering how far our minds go inside. Because when you let your thoughts run free … they bounce all over the place. When your brain slips into the basement … it zooms to outer […]

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New Westminster SkyTrain Station Upgrades Complete

Posted  November 18, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Randeep Sarai, Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Minister Responsible for TransLink, Mayor Jonathan X. Coté, City of New Westminster, and Kevin Desmond, CEO of TransLink, celebrated the recent completion of the upgrades to New Westminster SkyTrain Station today

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CIHR President Dr. Alain Beaudet announces his retirement from the public service

Posted  December 20, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has informed the Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott and the CIHR Governing Council, of his retirement from the public service and CIHR at the end of March …

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First parliamentary session: Government of Canada accomplishments on commitments from Minister Duclos’s mandate

Posted  June 28, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

In the first parliamentary session since the swearing-in of the 29th Ministry, the Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Minister responsible for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, has made me…

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Statement by Minister Dion on election of Lebanon’s new president

Posted  October 31, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement

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Reuniting more spouses and partners

Posted  December 7, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been looking to find solutions to improve service to clients and reduce the uncertainty for Canadian citizens and permanent residents and for their spouses and partners who are being sponsored …

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From Woolly Mammoth tusks to $100k worth of jewellery – anything can happen at the border

Posted  October 31, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

This September the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) continued to seize numerous weapons and firearms at border crossings in the Southern Ontario Region. Additionally, the Agency encountered an undeclared allotment of jewellery with an estimated val…

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