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Royal Canadian Navy leads maritime readiness drills in SPARTAN WARRIOR 2016

Posted October 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

SPARTAN WARRIOR 2016 is a Canadian-led training event taking place from October 24 to November 16, 2016, off the east coast of Nova Scotia and along the eastern seaboard of North America, going as far south as the Bahamas.

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Canadian Army Co-hosts Kingston Conference on International Security

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

The Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre is pleased to host the 11th annual Kingston Conference on International Security (KCIS) along with the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s University, the Strategic Studies Institute at …

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Downloaded data skyrockets in 2015

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

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has released a report that shows how Canadians are downloading more data than ever as a result of the growing use of broadband technologies over mobile devices and within the home. …

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Address by Minister Dion to the United Nations Security Council

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

I would like to thank France, as president of the Security Council, for giving me this opportunity to address the Security Council regarding the protection of civilians in United Nations peacekeeping operations. This initiative of France is necessary, …

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Vineland Centre to Develop New Apple and Tomato Varieties

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

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, and the Member of Parliament from Niagara Centre, Vance Badawey, announced today that the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is receiving a $920,000 federal investment to develop new diseas…

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Pacific Fleet Warships depart for participation in world’s largest maritime exercise

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

Halifax-class warships Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Calgary and Vancouver, and their nearly 500 sailors departed Esquimalt Harbour today to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise….

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Government of Canada invests in infrastructure improvements at VIA Rail’s Kingston Station

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

The Government of Canada recognizes the importance for Canadian travellers to access a national rail transportation service that is safe, secure, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sustainable, and that meets their needs

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Minister of Health issues a health challenge to Canadian men for Canadian Men’s Health Week 2016 Canadian Men’s Health Week, June 13-19, 2016

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

During this year’s Canadian Men’s Health Week, I encourage men to do one small thing to improve their health. The week features challenges from prominent Canadians, including our Prime Minister (link to his challenge), athletes, Olympians, and celebrit…

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2017 Immigration Plan – Setting the Foundation for Economic Growth

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

October 31, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – The Government of Canada is committed to an immigration system that strengthens the Canadian middle class through economic growth and attracting investment, supports diversity and helps build vibrant, dynamic and inclusive communities. The story of Canadian immigration is inseparable from the story of Canada itself.

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MP Eyking to Speak at Grand Opening

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

Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Mark Eyking, Member of Parliament for Sydney-Victoria, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic…

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Canadian Pacific Fleet Warship arrives in Brisbane

Posted November 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver arrives in Brisbane today to conduct a goodwill visit as part of WESTPLOY 16.

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Print-at-home and electronic bag tags improve travellers’ experience at airports

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

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the new “e-Tag” initiative during a Facebook Live consultation with Canadians aimed at improving passengers’ experience. The initiative will make check-in more convenient and faster for trav…

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Canada’s drug price watchdog reaches agreement with drug-maker on reporting requirements for leukemia drug

Posted November 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) Hearing Panel issued an Order on October 28, 2016 requiring that Baxalta Canada Corporation (Baxalta) provide the PMPRB with the pricing and sales information required by section 80 of the Patent Act and …

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International Trade Minister to attend Canada-Ukraine Business Forum

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

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, will deliver remarks at the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum on June 20, 2016. She will be joined by Stepan Kubiv, Ukraine’s First Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development…

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Minister Mihychuk Will Make an Announcement About the 150th Anniversary of Confederation in Winnipeg

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

The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, will be in Winnipeg on Tuesday to announce funding for a community project…

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Parliamentary Secretary for Science Terry Beech to speak at Canadian Science Policy Centre breakfast

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

Event date: June 21, 2016 – Parliamentary Secretary for Science Terry Beech, on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will speak at a breakfast event hosted by the Canadian Science Policy Centre. Mr. Beech will introduce special guest Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State.

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Canadians have their say on an Accessible Canada in Moncton, New Brunswick, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

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

In the past two weeks, the Government of Canada held public sessions in Moncton, New Brunswick, and St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the consultation process to inform planned accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough,…

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National Aboriginal Day Statement from the Honourable Carolyn Bennett

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

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, issued the following statement today on the occasion of National Aboriginal Day: Boozhoo and greetings from the traditional territories of the Algonquin people!

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The Evergreen Line Project

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

The Evergreen Line Project is an 11-kilometre extension to the existing SkyTrain system in Metro Vancouver

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Government of Canada welcomes important new cultural space in Quebec City

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

The Government of Canada reiterated its continued support for cultural infrastructure today as a preview of the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion of the Musée national des beaux arts du Québec (MNBAQ) was presented. By investing $33.7 million, the federal government will contribute to providing the people of Quebec and visitors with new opportunities to learn about the region’s rich cultural heritage, and to supporting local business growth and development.

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Backgrounder: Three Northwest Territories infrastructure projects benefitting from joint government funding

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

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are announcing funding for three infrastructure improvement projects in the Territory under the Small Communities Fund. The Government of Canada will provide up to $2,655,250 for these projects, w…

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Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry—Welded Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe From China and Japan

Posted June 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping of welded large diameter carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and Japan and …

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Latest Federal Data on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use Released

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

Tobacco use and the problematic use of substances can negatively impact families and communities, and increase costs for our healthcare system.

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The 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017: Focusing on Inclusive Communities

Posted June 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Helping eliminate obstacles for persons with disabilities

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Government of Canada Announces Funding for The Manitoba Museum’s Renewal Project

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

The Honourable Jim Carr, announced $2.5 million in funding to The Manitoba Museum…

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Government of Canada Supports Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop

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

Funding will help foster and preserve Inuit art and culture

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A Great Challenge for Young Canadians!

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

Take the 2017 Canada Day Challenge for your chance to win a VIP trip to Parliament Hill to take part in celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Confederation

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Statement by Minister Dion on normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel

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

Canada welcomes the normalization of ties between Turkey and Israel and congratulates both countries on their efforts to move forward and restore full diplomatic relations.

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Annual Tribute to Veterans and CAF personnel at CFL Semi-Final Playoff Game

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

Veterans Remembrance Tributes take place in Hamilton

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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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Minister Bibeau to make important funding announcement for refugees in Middle East

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

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will make an important funding announcement regarding refugees in the Middle East, particularly women and children.

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Happy Canada Day! Let’s Give Everyone Something to Be Grateful For

Posted July 1, 2016 by Marijke Vroomen-Durning

In this time when bad news is hitting us from all sides, I want to take a moment to wish my fellow Canadians a happy Canada Day. I hope that you are able to spend the day as you wish, whether it be with family and friends, or taking some time to yourse…

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Setting the stage for a globally competitive aerospace and space industry in Canada

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

The Canadian aerospace and space sectors enjoy an international reputation for innovation and world-class products and services. But to maintain their reputation and remain globally competitive, Canadian aerospace and space firms must continue to adopt…

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Government of Canada Announces 13 New National Historic Designations

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

In celebration of Canada History Week (July 1-7), the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, announced the designation of 13 new nationally significant persons, places and events that he…

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CRTC signs agreement with U.S. regulator to combat robocalls and spoofing

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

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) today signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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Announcement of opportunity cost study for the La Vérendrye Boulevard expansion and extension project

Posted July 5, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Steven MacKinnon, Member of Parliament for Gatineau, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and Marc Carrière, Parliamentary Assistant to Quebec’s Minister of Education…

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How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in cold water?

Posted January 26, 2018 by Anonymous

Quirks Question of the week. Feathers keep a duck’s body warm, but what happens to it’s bare and unprotected feet?

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This Author Tried to Learn to Sniff Like a Dog – 2016/11/19

Posted November 18, 2016 by podcasting@cbc.ca

In her new book, “Being a Dog,” Dr. Alexandra Horowitz explores what make dogs such great smellers, then ties it herself.

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M.P. Nick Whalen to make a funding announcement on behalf of Minister of Justice

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

Nick Whalen, M.P. for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, P.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, accompanied by the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General …

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The Earth burped lava after being smashed by a dinosaur-killing asteroid

Posted February 16, 2018 by Anonymous

A giant asteroid impact made the Earth leak lava

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