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Canada's new Governor General
As the country says goodbye to Haitian-born MichaŽlle Jean as their defacto head of state, academic David Lloyd Johnston will be installed as the Governor General of Canada, the official representative of the Queen.
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  • Updated Oct 1st, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Marijuana decriminalized in California
Many years after Canada tried to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis, California has also made that very move as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449 into law.
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  • Updated Oct 1st, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
New planet found, may nurture life
Astronomers at the University of California have discovered a new planet which is considered to be in the middle of the Habitable Zone of its parent star, a discovery which has raised the possibility of finding life on another planet.
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  • Updated Oct 1st, 2010 by WN Staff
PS3 system hacked; Backups, homebrew and emulation now possible
In a surprising turn of events last month, Sony's Playstation 3 (PS3) console was effectively hacked through an exploit in its booting process. With the weeks following, a slew of Internet tutorials ...
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  • Updated Sep 30th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
4 Canadian expats nominated for the Order of Canada
Despite living outside of Canada in some cases for decades, several well-known Canadian ex-pats have been admitted into the Order of Canada. The announcement was made on June 30th though the ceremony will likely take place later in 2010.
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  • Updated Jul 7th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Iran claims airliners were denied fuel
Iran said today that passenger airliners operated by Iranian airlines Iran Air and Mahan Air were being denied fuel at airports in Europe and the Middle East.
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  • Updated Jul 5th, 2010 by WN / Editing Staff
Playstation 3.40 now live with new features
Sony has updated the Playstation Blog today with details about the next firmware (v3.40) update for the Playstation 3. The update adds a few major features to the consoles operating system.
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  • Updated Jun 28th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
Toyota recalls more vehicles, this time its Lexus
In yet another bump in the road for the Japanese automobile manufacturer, Toyota announced on Friday that it will recall around 17,000 Lexus vehicles in response to risks of the fuel tank in the cars leaking after a collision.
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  • Updated Jun 28th, 2010 by WN / Editing Staff
Obama asks BP to provide substantial amounts to fund disaster lawsuits
US president Barack Obama, in response to criticism over his handling of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico oil spill, has asked the oil company BP to create a special fund with "substantial" amounts of money to pay claimants over the disaster.
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  • Updated Jun 15th, 2010 by WN / Editing Staff
Israel sets up inquiry into deadly Gaza flotilla raid
Israel will carry out an inquiry into last month's raid on a flotilla of Gaza-bound aid ships. The inquiry will include two non-voting foreign observers. Israel had earlier rejected a UN call for an international inquiry.
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  • Updated Jun 15th, 2010 by WN / Editing Staff
Google has a new homepage, along with a new engine
In a rather awkward move today, search giant Google has drastically modified its normally simple homepage to something more extravagant.
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  • Updated Jun 10th, 2010 by Christian Ericssen
BP to pay cleanup in the Gulf of Mexico
The British oil company BP has said it will pay the cleanup costs from a severe oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Barack Obama, the US president, said on Sunday that his administration would require BP to bear all costs.
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  • Updated May 3rd, 2010 by Editing Staff / WN
Team Canada Hockey defeats Switzerland
Team Canada has defeated Team Switzerland with a 3-2 overtime shootout in Men's Olympic Hockey.
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  • Updated Feb 19th, 2010 by Michael Small via NowPublic
Canada's fastest cell phone network
You've probably heard or seen the latest ads by each mobile carrier claiming to have the fastest or largest data network in the country. Customers are probably going to be hard-pressed ...
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  • Updated Nov 27th, 2009 by Editing Staff
Sidney Crosby brings Stanley Cup home
Sydney Crosby just arrived on deck of the HMCS Preserver. Today is the youngest NHL Captain's 22nd birthday. What a birthday parade he arranged for himself.
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  • Updated Aug 7th, 2009 by ACP / ES
Canada's recovery from recession slow, loses 45,000 jobs
With respect to the fact that the Bank of Canada hinted the recession in Canada is over, new unemployment figures suggest that economists' forecasts have been tripled ...
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  • Updated Aug 7th, 2009 by ACP / Editing Staff
Canadian soldiers killed in roadside bomb attack
Last month was one of the deadliest months in Afghanistan. It seems in the first two days of August the carnage continues. Along with six US troops and one French soldier, two Canadians have now paid the utlimate price.
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  • Updated Aug 3rd, 2009 by AlbertaCP
Newsbrief: New strain of HIV found in Gorillas
A new strain of AIDS-causing HIV virus has been found in a 62-year-old woman from Cameroon. A study by French researchers in the academic journal Nature Medicine suggests that the new strain of HIV resembles that found in gorillas ...
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  • Updated Aug 3rd, 2009 by YULs Source
Canadians want Alberta oil production halted
The Alberta Tar Sands have been in the news for some time, and has been kept alive by environmental groups. Both former Vice President Al Gore and President Obama have referred to oil coming from the Tar Sands as dirty oil.
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  • Updated Aug 3rd, 2009 by AlbertaCP
Fiat currency and the fall of the dollar
The history of fiat money, to put it kindly, has been one of failure. In fact, EVERY fiat currency since the Romans first began the practice in the first century has ended in devaluation and eventual collapse ...
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  • Updated Aug 3rd, 2009 by PIM/SPAIN
Pirate Party wins seat in EU parliament
In a swashbuckling election, the Swedish Pirate Party has won at least one seat in the European Parliament.
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  • Updated Jun 8th, 2009 by Jehal
Plans for a 'New GM' after bankruptcy
In a New York press conference at 16:15 UTC, June 1st, Fritz Henderson, the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, which filed for bankruptcy and Chapter 11 protection from its creditors earlier today, outlined a plan for what he called a "New GM".
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  • Updated Jun 4th, 2009 by Editing Staff
Air France flight 447 delayed by bomb threat
Media sources have learned that Argentine media reported on May 27 that an Air France flight traveling from Ezeiza Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Paris, France ...
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  • Updated Jun 4th, 2009 by Editing Staff
Canadian Arab Federation calls Harper a 'whore'
It's never smart to call a federal cabinet minister a "whore" - not when you depend on him for money. But Khaled Mouammar, president of the Canadian Arab Federation, is a fearless man.
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  • Updated Mar 2nd, 2009 by Barry Artiste
Canada's job losses worst in history
The recession hit home last month, as a massive 129,000 workers joined the unemployed, more than half of those in Ontario. The province's unemplyment rate rose to 8%, up from 7.2% in December.
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  • Updated Feb 6th, 2009 by Editing Staff / TS / NP
Tim Hortons and litter
Unsightly Success Tim Hortons organizes 125 clean-up events across Canada and posts do not litter signs in its stores and on its cup. As I have said before, the company can't do much about litterbugs ...
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  • Updated Feb 6th, 2009 by AKA mamma
A sign of things to come, HBC cuts workforce
HBC will eliminate 1,000 Canadian jobs, or about 5% of its workforce, in an effort to restructure and survive the dour retail market which has affected retailers around the world.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2009 by Terri Potratz
California baby born with 12 fingers
In a medical rarity, super baby Kamani Hubbard was born two weeks ago with 24 working digits. He is healthy and home with his parents in Daly City, California. Polydactyly, a congenital disorder is not uncommon in humans and animals, including cats, but to happen on both hands and feet is a rare hereditary condition.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2009 by WN Staff
Germans told to stop eating so much Schnitzel
Germany's federal environmental agency has asked Germans to limit their meat intake and only eat meat on special occasions. German's mostly have a diet that is heavy on animal products.
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  • Updated Feb 4th, 2009 by Amy Judd
Google Earth goes undersea, to Mars
Google Earth has just launched "Google Earth 5.0", a wonderful new ocean program said to eventually document the entire ocean floor. It also features historical images and incredible details of Mars.
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  • Updated Feb 3rd, 2009 by Blue Crush
American bank denies muslim women service
The land of liberty and justice, ie. America, is passing through a strange phase of dilema.On one side it guarantees freedom from all the prejudices and on the other hand it treats the fellow human being from the other part of the world as threat and abuses them on the name of security.
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  • Updated Feb 3rd, 2009 by Andem
Obama Is Right The World Is Wrong
In the world the economic crash is happening because consumers are becoming greedy by choice and by fear they are not spending as much as before so the economic engine is slowing down.
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  • Updated Feb 3rd, 2009 by Liberalman
Obama plans February trip to Ottawa, Canada
As Enduring America reported yesterday, Pres. Obama will be visiting Ottawa on 19 February. The visit is significant for several reasons beyond that it will be Obamas first foreign trip since taking office.
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  • Updated Jan 29th, 2009 by Enduring America's Canuckistan
Indepth: A look at Guantanamo Bay
One of President Barack Obama's first acts of office on Tuesday night was to request a halt to the military commission hearings in Guantanamo Bay, a United States base on the island of Cuba.
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  • Updated Jan 22nd, 2009 by WN Editing Staff
Hillary Clinton confirmed as Secretary of State
The United States Senate has, in a 942 vote yesterday, approved Hillary Clinton as the next United States Secretary of State. She is now the 67th person to hold that position and succeeds Condoleezza Rice.
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  • Updated Jan 22nd, 2009 by WN Editing Staff
Britons plan to pilot flying car to Timbuktu
Two explorers have set off from Knightsbridge, London Wednesday morning (0900 GMT) in a propeller-powered dune buggy heading for the Sahara. Chief pilot and expedition leader Neil Laughton, age 45, an ex-SAS officer, will fly and drive the amazing two-seater vehicle...
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  • Updated Jan 20th, 2009 by WN Editing Staff
Obama's inaugural speech to be most watched in history
It will probably be the most widely watched address ever delivered, one that will draw millions of Americans and billions around the globe together - to savor the moment and the message of one man at one memorable turning point in American history.
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  • Updated Jan 19th, 2009 by SF Editing Staff
Nortel files for bankruptcy protection
Nortel Networks Corp, a renowned telecommunications equipment maker company, filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the US on this Wednesday, becoming the first major technology company to take that step in this recessional phase.
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  • Updated Jan 15th, 2009 by Sid John
Canada refuses to sign UN resolution condemning Israel
Out of 47 member nations, Canada was the only country that refused to sign a recent UN resolution condemning Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip and accusing it of grave human rights violations.
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  • Updated Jan 15th, 2009 by Therion
Canada no longer a democracy
Now that Canadas Parliament has been suspended, it should now be obvious to everyone, Canada is not a democracy. It never was. It is a colony that has a single person ...
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  • Updated Dec 8th, 2008 by Mohawk News Network
The Canadian constitution vs. the current crisis
Did you ever read the Canadian constitution? Its a very curious document. It describes a political system that bears very little resemblance to the one we think we have.
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  • Updated Dec 8th, 2008 by angryfrenchguy
Finally, OJ Simpson faces 33 year sentence
Former United States football player O.J. Simpson has been sentenced to jail for fifteen years today, on charges of kidnapping and armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers ...
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  • Updated Dec 6th, 2008 by Andem
Canada ranks 9 on Corruption Perceptions Index
With countries such as Somalia and Iraq among those showing the highest levels of perceived corruption, Transparency Internationals (TI) 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), launched today ...
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by Scott Free
Political Update: A spring election?
You might see that Canada is having some interesting times politically with the House of Commons pushing for a confidence motion in the Prime Minister Stephen Harper ..
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by LostClown
Social media: debating Canadian politics
Canadian politics has become rather interesting in the last week. Everyones been talking about it and its the topic of choice in social media circles. With the possibility of Canadas ...
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by A. Saffel
Conflict and colonialism
The present conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) highlights the role of multinational and Western mining interests in helping to fuel conflict and inflict human rights violations in other African countries ...
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by Sokari Ekine
Canadian Parliament suspended until late January
The Parliament of Canada has been suspended until January 26, 2009, by Prime Minster Stephen Harper.
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by Editing Staff
Dear Liberal Party of Canada: Now Is Not the Time To Shift Focus
A question seems to be on the lips of many both inside and outside the Liberal Party of Canada: is it time for Stephane Dion to step aside?
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  • Updated Dec 5th, 2008 by matttbastard
A Progressive's View on Obama's Cabinet
Since I am unable to wean myself away from the political blogosphere after the election, I am painfully aware that everyone has an opinion of President-Elect Obama's choices for cabinet appointments.
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  • Updated Dec 4th, 2008 by Wendy Stackhouse
PM Harper says bid to oust him 'undemocratic'
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday condemned an opposition plan to gain power by ousting his government in a confidence vote, calling the effort undemocratic.
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  • Updated Dec 4th, 2008 by Intellpuke


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