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Proposed Regulations Amending the Off-Road Small Spark-Ignition Engine Emission Regulations

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

The Government of Canada is proposing to establish more stringent emission standards for air pollutants from off-road small spark-ignition engines, which are typically found in:

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Government of Canada proposes new standards to reduce air pollution from equipment and tools used by millions of Canadians

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

The Government of Canada wants to establish more stringent Canadian emissions standards to reduce smog-forming air pollutants from common household tools, such as lawn mowers, snow blowers and chainsaws, starting with 2018 model years.

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Minister Duclos honours the recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards, including the Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award

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

Volunteering is an important act. It is the backbone of civil society organizations, social and political movements and public- and private-sector programs world-wide. It is an integral part of every society.

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Minister Philpott Reveals the Names of the 2016 Canada Day Challenge Winners and Finalists

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

On behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health…

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Alexandra Bridge – lane closures

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

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of the following lane closures on the Alexandra Bridge.

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Alexandra Bridge – lane closures

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

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of lane closures on the Alexandra Bridge.

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Backgrounder: Minister Philpott Reveals the Names of the 2016 Canada Day Challenge Winners and Finalists

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

On behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health…

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Minister Hehr to make important announcement for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members

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

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will deliver a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Dominion Convention

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Royal Canadian Navy to host major international naval conference

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

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will host the 27th biennial Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax from June 12 to 17, 2016.

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Minister Garneau to make aviation safety announcement

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

Members of the media are invited to attend a news conference regarding a national aviation safety initiative.

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Calgary: A new perspective from photographer Damian Blunt

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

Damian Blunt has lived in Calgary for 34 years and knows the ins and outs. Here are his top four picks for what to do in the city, plus his philosophy when it comes to photographing his hometown.

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Instagram superstar @Jayscale showcases beautiful Toronto

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

When it rains and snows, Jamal Burger of @jayscale (a play on grayscale) runs out to capture Toronto in all its glory.

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Government announces Passenger Protect Inquiries Office

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

The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced that Canada is launching a new Passenger Protect Inquiries Office (PPIO).

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Photog Mike Peters gives Winnipeg a whole new look

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

There’s no place like Winnipeg, and photographer Mike Peters captures the city’s heart like no one else can.

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Federal Government Announces Support for Women-led Businesses in the Waterloo Region

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

Through the Investing in Business Innovation initiative, FedDev Ontario is providing Communitech Corporation with support of up to $880,000 to launch the Fierce Founders Accelerator program. This program is designed to assist women-led early-stage inno…

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FedDev Ontario Announces Support for Women-led Businesses in the Waterloo Region

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

Today, the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, along with Raj Saini, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre, announced a non-repayable contribution of up to $880,000 for Communitech Corporation to support women-led bu…

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Parks Canada Hosts Second Annual ‘Ten Days in June’ Bio-Blitz Event at Fundy National Park

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

Parks Canada Hosts Second Annual ‘Ten Days in June’ Bio-Blitz Event at Fundy National Park

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I Heart Hamilton: Blogger Kristin Archer on her beloved hometown

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

Thanks to the I Heart Hamilton blog and Instagram account, Kristin Archer has become an ambassador for her hometown of Hamilton, Ont.

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Instagrammer Herry Himanshu puts Regina on the map

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

The talented photog dishes on the beatiful city of Regina, Sask.—his beloved current home.

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Government of Canada Invests $10M in the Construction of Le Diamant, an International-Scale Performing Arts Centre in Quebec City

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

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, were in Quebec city, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, to announce a Government of Canada investment of $10 million for the construction of the Diamant, a multi-purpose theatre with 625 seats. The Quebec Minister of Culture and Communications and Minister responsible for the Protection and Promotion of the French Language, Luc Fortin, and the Vice President of the Executive Committee responsible for culture, heritage and land occupation from Quebec City, Julie Lemieux, also participated in this important announcement.

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TSB will hold a news conference to release its investigation report into the May 2013 Ornge helicopter accident in Moosonee, Ontario

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

TSB to hold news conference for release of final air investigation report.

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Le Pays de la Sagouine to Enhance Visitor Experience

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

The Government of Canada is providing nearly $600,000 toward two projects to help the tourism attraction improve infrastructure and diversify offerings.

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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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Taxpayers’ Ombudsman to better inform Canadians about systemic examinations

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

The Taxpayers’ Ombudsman, Sherra Profit, wants Canadians to know about the work being done by her office in response to systemic service issues.

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What you need to know about food recalls

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  Anonymous

Listeria, Salmonella and E. coli are behind many food recalls in Canada. Here’s what to do if you’ve eaten food contaminated with any of these food-borne bacteria, what symptoms to expect and how to protect yourself in the future.

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The Nature Of Sex – 2016/06/11 – Pt. 5

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The new book ‘The Nature Of Sex’ explores animal procreation and copulation.

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LISA Pathfinder Holds Space Very Still – 2016/06/11 – Pt. 4

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission creates the quietest environment in the galaxy.

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Fish Can Recognize Human Faces – 2016/06/11 – Pt. 2

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Even with small, simple brain, fish can be trained to recognize human faces.

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Electric Eels Leap To Make Shocking Attacks – 2016/06/11 – Pt. 1

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Electric eels actually emerge from the water to increase the voltage of their shock.

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Peublo People Lugged Logs For Leagues – 2016/06/11 – Pt. 3

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The source of the logs in the Peublo Chaco Canyon in New Mexico has been identified.

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I’m a patriot too

Posted  June 9, 2016  by  Anonymous

What is the matter with these people? In spite of all the positive talk at the Conservative convention, the Conservatives haven’t changed a bit.
Harper isn’t at their head anymore, but he’s still their leader in their hearts.
Today, the CPC is doing whatever it can to obstruct a dying MP from making a picayune, sensible and long-overdue change to our national anthem:

Time is of the essence for the MP {Mauril  Belanger], who was diagnosed with ALS last fall and whose health has deteriorated over the past few weeks. But his determination to see Bill C-210 pass is inspiring people from inside and outside his party to support him.
After question period Thursday, government whip Andrew Leslie sought the unanimous consent of MPs to allow the bill — which would change the line “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command,” making it gender-neutral — to proceed under the whip’s name to take some of the pressure off Bélanger.
Enough Tory MPs shouted their objection to deny unanimous consent for Leslie’s motion.

Oooh — changing “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command” obviously demands  nation-wide hearings, according to CPC.
Personally, I’ve always hated that wording in the national anthem, it was a minor but definite insult to every woman in the country.
And there is nothing particularly sacred about the English version of O Canada.  The song was originally written in French in 1880, and it was more than 25 years before several versions of English lyrics were written. The line used to read “thou dost in us command”. The “all thy sons command” version was introduced in 1914 — likely with the idea of supporting the troops in WWI.
But “True patriot love in all of us command” is the way O Canada should always have been translated, so I’m glad Belanger wants to change it. And its the kind of change that would never happen except as someone’s dying wish, because in the larger scheme of things, it is just so supremely unimportant that it would never rise to the top of any government agenda.
I’m glad its getting done at last.

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Stephen B. Simpson to the 82nd Annual Conference of the Western Association of Broadcasters

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

The Western Association of Broadcasters (WAB) plays a crucial role in educating your members on emerging issues in your industry.

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Federal-Provincial-Territorial-Indigenous Forum to hold inaugural meeting in Ottawa

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

Please be advised that Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Chair of the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group (AAWG), and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will co-host a media availability following the inau…

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Canada to Host Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2017

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

Today, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced that Canada will host the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas in 2017.

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Francophone Music and Open-Air Shows Galore in the Metropolis

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

The Government of Canada supports the FrancoFolies de Montréal

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Tribunal Initiates Preliminay Injury Inquiry—Gypsum Board from the United States of America

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

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated a preliminary injury inquiry into a complaint by CertainTeed Gypsum Canada, of Mississauga, Ontario, that it has suffered injury as a result of the dumping of gypsum board from th…

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Virtual reality animation: Munro Ferguson’s Minotaur (NFB) to have its European premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

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

The virtual reality (VR) animated film Minotaur, directed by Munro Ferguson and produced at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), will have its European premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on Wednesday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salle de création in the Bonlieu cultural complex. Minotaur is part of the first set of VR screenings to be held at Annecy, the world’s largest event devoted to animation. The festival runs from June 13 to 18, 2016.

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Minister Dion to travel to New York City to participate in UN Security Council debate on protecting civilians

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

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that he will travel to New York City on June 10, 2016, to attend the United Nations Security Council’s open debate on the protection of civilians in the context of peacekeeping operations, which has been convened by Jean-Marc Ayrault, France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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Address by Minister Qualtrough at the Canadian Vision Teachers’ Conference 2016

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

Let me begin by thanking the British Columbia Vision Teachers’ Association for inviting me to speak this morning.

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Minister Bains champions Canadian innovation in biotechnology and information and communications technologies during visit to California

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

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, today marked the conclusion of a successful trip to San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Minister Bains led the Canadian delegation at the 2016 BIO International Conve…

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