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Government of Canada invests over $2.73 million in improvements to Calgary’s Community Infrastructure

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

Thirteen recreational and cultural facilities in Calgary will be upgraded with the Government of Canada’s CIP 150 investment of $2,738,214. The improvements made with the funding will help upgrade the facilities and support Calgary’s community spirit.

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Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative promotes Canada’s private refugee sponsorship model

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

The Global Refugee Sponsorship Initiative met in Ottawa this week for a three-day launch event that brought together 90 participants, including sponsorship groups, international delegates, partners and government officials interested in Canada’s privat…

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FedDev Ontario Supports Auto Parts Manufacturer Expansion

Posted  December 13, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

A federal investment of up to $2.4 million will help a Windsor-area manufacturer add over 24,000 square feet of production space at its Oldcastle, Ontario facility.

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Minister of Finance in Halifax to Consult With Canadians on Budget 2017

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

Canada’s ambitious economic agenda is recognized around the world as a model of generosity and shared prosperity.

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Minister Bennett Welcomes Fall 2016 Auditor General’s Report on Specific Claims

Posted  November 29, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

I welcome the release today of the Auditor General’s Fall 2016 Report on First Nation Specific Claims.

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Mark Steyn: ‘The “lone wolf” turns out to be a known wolf’

Posted  December 22, 2016  by  Kathy Shaidle
Mark Steyn: ‘The “lone wolf” turns out to be a known wolf’

Mark Steyn writes: As I noted yesterday, my sometime warm-up act Jonathan Kay deplores all this “Mark Steyn-esque hysteria” about Islam. So it’s important to emphasize that not every “refugee” wants to kill all the infidels. For example, this fellow just wants to make the Nativity play a wee bit more diverse and vibrant: The […]

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Meet Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser

Posted  September 29, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Dr. Mona Nemer is Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser.

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Lake Louise Weekend Shuttle in Banff National Park

Posted  June 29, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Lake Louise Weekend Shuttle in Banff National Park

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Minister Sohi to announce infrastructure funding at Concordia University of Edmonton

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

Event date: December 22, 2016-The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, will be at Concordia University of Edmonton to …

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Sound Rage is Caused by Brain Overdrive

Posted  February 17, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Flying into a rage on hearing chewing, slurping or even pen-clicking is the result of brain connection activity.

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Minister Wilson-Raybould to Hold Media Availability

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

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by Randy Boissonnault, M.P for Edmonton Centre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, will make an announcement

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Operation REASSURANCE Land Task Force Media Opportunity

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

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commanding Officer of the Land Task Force currently deployed in Poland on Op REASSURANCE, Canada’s support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Eu…

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Government of Canada Partners with First Nations Communities to Create the First Nation Adapt Program

Posted  January 19, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Climate change is one of the greatest collective challenges Canada faces as a nation. The Government of Canada is committed to work in partnership with First Nations communities to tackle climate change, grow the economy, and to ensure a more sustainab…

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FedDev Ontario Invests in Manufacturing Innovation in the Golden Horseshoe

Posted  December 19, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Many Canadian small- and medium-sized manufacturers delay adopting new technology, because of the risk of making large, upfront investments without first testing their innovations. By investing in a new advanced manufacturing network in the Golden Hors…

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New infrastructure projects in Edmonton combat heavy rains and flooding

Posted  November 9, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

All Canadians deserve to live in communities that are protected from natural hazards and environmental risks. Increasingly heavy rains and flooding cause widespread economic and social damage, and that is why the governments of Canada and Alberta are i…

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Minister Bennett Joins Back to Batoche Celebrations

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

Ottawa – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be participating in the opening ceremonies of the Back to Batoche Celebrations.

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CHARTERED FLIGHTS: 2016 Royal Tour to Canada of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Posted  September 12, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will tour Canada from September 24 to October 1…

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Government of Canada Congratulates O’Chiese First Nation on New School

Posted  September 19, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Canada is working with First Nation communities to create quality learning environments that are safe and healthy, thereby promoting better educational outcomes for First Nation students living on reserves.

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In fairness, I expect the ‘music from Afrofest’ WAS ‘annoying’ — How could it be otherwise? But that said… ? Hilarious.

Posted  July 28, 2016  by  Kathy Shaidle

Essentially anything that suggests that people might want to, you know, live in a city will be shouted down by some concerned group. To them, the ideal city is apparently a yoga retreat with free parking, where people do nothing but sit at home quietly, and sort their recycling. Maybe, if things really get crazy, […]

Kathy Shaidle’s NEW book, Confessions of a Failed Slut, is available HERE.
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Government of Canada Publishes Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan for Consultation

Posted  June 29, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada recognizes that a strong and modern IT infrastructure is the backbone of better service delivery to Canadians.

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Using X-rays to find a handgun and persistence to stop the smuggling of an aircraft

Posted  December 1, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

In October the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) remained vigilant with continued efforts resulting in the seizure of weapons at the borders in the Southern Ontario Region.

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The First Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

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

The First Saoyú-Ɂehdacho National Historic Site Management Plan Tabled in Parliament

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Minister Goodale to hold a media availability

Posted  November 25, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an announcement on helping communities at risk protect themselves from hate crimes.

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A dinosaur goes Hollywood

Posted  May 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled anklyosaur, nicknamed zuul from Ghostbusters.

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Government of Canada explores international science collaboration at G20 meeting

Posted  November 4, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

November 4, 2016 – Beijing, China – Innovovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of science and innovation to economic growth in the 21st century. It is why the Government launched the Inclusive Innovation Agenda

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New crop year reminders for western producers and industry

Posted  July 26, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2016 in western Canada

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Second cruise ship berth at the Port of Sydney will increase tourism in Cape Breton

Posted  January 23, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are making strategic infrastructure investments to support job creation, strengthen the middle class, and generate new economic opportunities across the province.

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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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Minister Hehr to announce recipients of Canada’s pre-eminent awards for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers

Posted  October 13, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

Event date: October 14, 2016 – The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will announce recipients of the 2016 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and the 2016 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships at an official ceremony at the University of Calgary.

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Media Advisory – Edmonton, Alberta

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

Members of the media are invited to mark a construction milestone of the Royal Alberta Museum with the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Randy Boissonnault, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritag…

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Automotive Innovation Fund Investment Announcement—Honda of Canada Manufacturing

Posted  January 9, 2017  by  Canada News Centre - National News

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The Government of Canada is committed to creating jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and to keeping Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector globally competitive and innovative.

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Harvey reminds cities their wetlands are worth money too

Posted  September 1, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

In protecting against hurricanes like Harvey, wetlands tend to be gravely undervalued

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Government of Canada ministers recognize girls as agents of change

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

Government of Canada joins Plan International’s global campaign to mark International Day of the Girl

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The Honourable Patty Hajdu will make an announcement regarding the 2016 Canada Summer Jobs program

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

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, on behalf of the Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will make an announcement regarding the 2016 Canada Summer Jobs program.

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The Procurement Process Defined: Replacing Canada’s CF-18 Fleet

Posted  November 22, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

The Government is taking the necessary steps to prepare for an open and transparent competition for the permanent replacement of Canada’s CF-18 fighter aircraft, including acquiring new aircraft and the associated in-service support. Canada will also e…

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Minister Dion to hold media teleconference about trip to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras

Posted  October 13, 2016  by  Canada News Centre - National News

October 13, 2016 – The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will hold a media teleconference regarding his trip to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. He will be joined by Pascal Paradis, Executive Director of Lawyers Without Borders Canada, who is taking part in the Minister’s trip to Guatemala and Honduras.

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ESDC Minister consulted with stakeholders on maternity, parental and caregiving benefits

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

Today, the Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, met with various stakeholders, including worker and employer groups, family advocates and academics to seek their views on providing more flexible Employment…

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Plants avoid sunburn by shivering away extra heat

Posted  July 21, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

MIT chemists now understand how plants, mosses and algae can photosynthesize without getting burnt by the sun.

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Government of Canada Moves to Address Yukon First Nations’ Concerns about Environmental Assessment Rules: Introduces a bill to amend the <cite>Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act</cite> (YESAA)

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

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, introduced a bill in the House of Commons today that would amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act (YESAA).

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