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Peak Snow? BC Ski Resorts Brace for Warmer Era (in News): How a $600-million industry is already dealing with climate change.
The Christmas Letters: Stephen Harper on 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' (in Opinion): Leaked emails reveal PM's latest try at warm and fuzzy.
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Watch: Canadian labour movement improves lives: Is this show currently playing? December 22, 2014 Fairness works! The Canadian labour movement aims to improve lives by working on issues that ...
Giving to charity is not enough: How to make a difference this holiday season : This op-ed by yours truly was published in The Province. The examples are B.C.-specific, but the message is much broader: donating to charity is not enough, we also have to change the status quo that forces so many people to turn to charity in a rich country like Canada. -- It's December, ...
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November is for Nominations: Between them, the opposition NDP and Liberal parties will have nominated eighty candidates in the month of November alone, a sure sign that election readiness is top of mind in the year or so leading up to the next federal general election. Add those to the at least 11 Conservative nomination mee...
By-Election Shocker! Conservatives retain Whitby-Oshawa: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] By the time all the ballots were counted Monday night, former Whitby mayor Pat Perkins held Whitby-Oshawa for the Conservative Party with nearly 50% of the vote. You could be forgiven for thinking this result was unlikely, given the extent to which Liberal t...
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Federal political circuit poised to hit pause for the holidays : With just days to go before the holidays are officially underway, the federal political circuit has, at least for the most part, effectively shut down for the season -- except, that is, for the two tireless ministers of the crown with events slated for Friday.Hit the jump for the full...
Franklin Expedition news to be revealed by Leona Aglukkaq in Toronto: Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq makes what the advisory is billing as an "important announcement about the lost Franklin Expedition" during a morning visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. Also in Toronto today: Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, who is slated to meet with her US counter...
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Canadian teacher jailed in Indonesia devastated over outcome of related trial: JAKARTA, Indonesia - A Canadian teacher accused of sexually abusing three students at an international school in Indonesia found it "devastating" that five janitors also accused in the case were sentenced to up to eight years in prison, his family said Monday.The janitors' sentences were delivere...
Fear of falsification prevents release of some electronic data: minister: OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet minister responsible for freedom of information says some federal data cannot be released to the public in electronic format because people might alter it and spread falsehoods.Treasury Board President Tony Clement says there's a fear people could "create havoc" ...
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Tom Mulcair says a coalition is not off the table: The “C word” many tire of or avoid altogether during election campaigns doesn’t scare the federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair. The post Tom Mulcair says a coalition is not off the table appeared first on Loonie Politics.
Federal gun registry returns with bang: When Glenn Thibeault announced his departure from the federal Dipper’s for the Liberal Party of Ontario earlier this week, he cited any number of reasons for quitting federal politics, but one significant omission that neither he nor anyone else among the punditry seemed to bring up, but that ...
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Conservative MP from Muskeg Lake First Nation successful in bid to amend Indian Act: There are a couple of national discussions that few governments want to risk political capital to wade into — one is the Constitution, the other is the Indian Act. Conservative MP Rob Clarke decided he’d dip his toe into the latter three years ago with a private member’s bill, after hearing for y...
Heather Forsyth named interim Wildrose leader after mass defection to PCs: CALGARY – Alberta’s Wildrose party has named an interim leader after Danielle Smith and eight other caucus members bolted to the governing Progressive Conservatives. Heather Forsyth is one of the five remaining Wildrose caucus members in the legislature. Forsyth, a former solicitor general who cr...
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Torture, Justice and the American Way: Zubaydah was the first prisoner cast into a black site, the prisoner for whom the infamous torture memo was written, and the only prisoner subjected to all the “enhanced” techniques. He is mentioned 1,001 times in the recent report. I am one of the few people in the world who actually know what h...
Regime Change in Burkina Faso: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa: More than a hundred thousand protesters took to the streets of the capital, Ouagadougou, in response to Compaoré’s attempt to amend the constitution to eliminate the two-term limit on the presidential mandate. Compaoré wanted to run for a third term, and the population was fed up with his long mi...
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Sharp and finicky Millenials and their aspirations - in the real world: According to researchers, Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y) are the age bracket following Generation X. There are no accurate dates when the generation starts and ends. In practice, most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980...
Darwin the Ikea monkey is not just another primate, he is a Toronto icon: Anyone out there who is not familiar with the story of the monkey named Darwin, would benefit from reading Yenny Yuen's article in the Toronto Sun: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/12/12/darwin-the-ikea-monkey-thriving-at-story-book-farm In a nutshell, Darwin was taken away from it's owner afte...
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Terms of service: Illustration by Matt Daley Are we too apathetic when it comes to social media user experiments?A few months ago, Facebook got into trouble for experimenting with some of their users. In the name of “science,” they decided to start tweaking people’s newsfeeds with an excess of either positive or ...
Oh, The Horror: Filming Physical Disabilities: Grotesque deformities and burlap sack masks: these are the faces of physical disabilities in horror.Horror does not do disability well. Most “good” characters are able-bodied, whereas many villains in horror wear masks to cover birth defects, which the audience is supposed to find frightening. We...
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Poll Shows Tory Expand Lead, Majority Oppose Wildrose Defections : A recent poll conducted by Mainstreet Technologies has found that Alberta Tories have successfully stretched their lead against demolished opposition, partially signaling that Albertans largely oppose Danielle Smith’s decision to lead eight fellow Wildrose MLAs to Jim Prentice’s Progressive Cons...
Authorities Find Missing Chrisma Joy Denny Alive in Tennessee : Cape Breton Regional Police have confirmed to have found missing 24-year-old Chrima Joy Denny at 1 a.m. Atlantic time and revealed that she intends to return home. According to Denny’s father, Keith, the news is an early Christmas present for his family. He revealed that Denny’s photo was faxed ...
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Happy Holidays Internet community! We’ll be back in January!:   It's been a busy, wacky, wonderful year here at OpenMedia and we're ready for a break.    Enjoy your well-deserved time off, Internet community, and we'll see you in the new year.   Happy Holidays!   - your OpenMedia team     read more
Ricochet: Canada’s privacy deficit widens alarmingly as Supreme Court permits police to search cellphones: This piece was originally published by Ricochet Media. Canada’s privacy deficit widened further last week, following a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that police do not need a warrant to search the cellphones of people they arrest. The rul...
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
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Toronto’s Future Isn’t Written Yet: If you make to the end of the Back to the Future movie trilogy, past the flying cars and cowboys the last scene has a sage bit of wisdom to help you get through life…and voting: Jennifer: I brought this note back from the future (about Marty losing his job) and…now it’s erased! Doc: Of course it...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...
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Presentation on the Bloor/Durie development in Bloor West Village #parkhp #topoli: Hello all! It's been a while here at the blog. Apologies. I hope to get back to posting more regularly in the near future. I wanted to post my speaking notes from today on an issue that came before the Etobicoke York Community Council. As you will note from my previous blog entry, I have been inv...
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Living Life in the Present: I just got back from a trip in British Columbia’s wine country, followed up by a party-every-day experience in New Orleans — not that you’d know any of that by following me here or on social media. More than ever, I’m just living life in the present — meaning the best I can give right now is an a...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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