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Scottish independence and some truth about the "yes" campaign
Scotland and the rest of the UK are in a difficult position, but one side seems to view facts as negative.
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  • Updated Sep 8th, 2014 by Sean DeVries
Salmon Confidential, a fish out of water
In early March of this year, documentarian Twyla Roscovich released a feature film titled Salmon Confidential
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  • Updated Jun 6th, 2013 by Paul T
Canadians to pay entry fee entering the United States
If you're heading south of the border anytime soon, Canadians are about to face a surcharge of $5.50 if travelling there by air or boat. In a move implemented by the Obama administration, the cash-strapped ...
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  • Updated Oct 24th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Amanda Knox innocent of murder
According to a report by journalists, Amanda Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have been cleared of murder charges they faced in the death of roommate Meredith Kercher, a British exchange student at the Perugia University for foreigners.
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  • Updated Oct 3rd, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Getting Firefox 4 plugins working with Firefox 5
So it's been a couple of weeks since Mozilla released Firefox 5.0 and you're still waiting for your beloved plug-ins to become available?
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  • Updated Jul 5th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Firefox 5 out rather soon after 4 was released
If you're a Firefox user, you may have recently been notified of an update to the software letting you know that it is now recommended to upgrade to the latest stable version of Firefox 5. Did you blink twice?
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  • Updated Jun 23rd, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
The Conspiracy Cult
Conspiracy has become a major pastime for those who are disaffected with their government and news media. The creation of the Internet has fueled a frenzy of interlinking groups who dispense information based (not on fact) but innuendo and falsehoods.
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  • Updated Jun 11th, 2011 by MJ Preston
Rogers launching LTE in Ottawa this summer
Rogers Wireless has promised to launch their new fourth gen, LTE wireless services in Ottawa sometime in the summer making Canada's capital city the first one in the country to experience the lightning fast speeds of a real 4G wireless network.
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  • Updated Jun 8th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Eastlink drops usage based billing
According to a twitter statement by the Eastern Canadian cable Internet provider, the company said usage-based-billing will not apply to their customers on the 15/Mbit plan for $62.95.
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  • Updated Jun 8th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
E. coli strain in Germany is not novel
ast night officials announced that the most likely source of this E. coli outbreak is from bean sprouts grown in Germany, which is a huge embarrassment for Germany after initially blaming the Spanish.
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  • Updated Jun 6th, 2011 by Tonington
Canada considers international military bases
Like shortly after WWII, Canada's now looking to increase its international presence by shopping around the world for locations to setup military bases, much like we had in Germany after WWII and as part of the beginning and middle of the Cold War.
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  • Updated Jun 2nd, 2011 by Peter Huston
Shaw listens to customers, doubles Internet caps
After the whole fiasco in Canada about usage-based-billing led by telecom giant Bell, we're definitely not surprised to see smaller, western-based cable Internet provider Shaw leading the pack in abandoning low bandwidth limits.
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  • Updated May 31st, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Obama, Cameron cook burgers for servicemen
David Cameron and Barack Obama today served hotdogs and burgers to service personnel in the 10 Downing Street garden.
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  • Updated May 25th, 2011 by Blackleaf
Canadians more connected to Internet than Americans
In a recent poll released for data collected throughout 2010, around 25% of Canadians, mostly the poorest, don't have a regular broadband connection to the Internet. The survey was conducted by Statistics Canada and polled 30,000 households.
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  • Updated May 25th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
In Review : Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
Set at the end of the Great war, Niska, an Oji-Cree medicine woman ventures into town to retrieve her only living family member Xavier Bird, who returns from the battlefield missing a leg and addicted to morphine.
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  • Updated May 23rd, 2011 by MJ Preston
Can Sony ultimately be trusted with your personal data?
Following one of the largest security breaches in online history when Sony's PS3 servers were hacked and left open, Sony now faces some serious questions not just from users of their Playstation Network
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  • Updated May 20th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Android Tablets likely to surpass iPad
The CEO of Nvidia, a leading graphics chip maker told Reuters today that he believes Android-based tablet PCs will overtake the Apple iPad, current market leader and popularizer of the little gadgets.
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  • Updated May 17th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
NDP gains another seat at expense of Conservatives
The election may be over but Jack Layton's smile just got a little bigger today.
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  • Updated May 15th, 2011 by damngrumpy
Canadians less likely to pirate software
According to the Business Software Alliance, piracy rates in Canada continue to fall, despite the fact that sharing software on the Internet in Canada remains clouded in legal limbo.
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  • Updated May 15th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Queen photographed riding through bluebells with her youngest grandchildren
Since coming to the Throne in 1952, most photographs that we see of Queen Elizabeth II are of her performing her duties, dressed in a colourful garment and hat.
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  • Updated May 11th, 2011 by Blackleaf
Canada becoming cybercrime haven
An American Internet security company called Websense has recently found that Canada has a poor reputation when it comes to online crime
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  • Updated May 10th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Use a Playstation 3 Sixaxis controller on Windows 7
This guide will show you how to use a Playstation 3 controller on your Windows PC.
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  • Updated May 9th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
Thatcher in ill-health has made no public appearances in 2 months
Fears are growing over the concern of Margaret Thatcher's health after she has made no public appearances for nearly two months.
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  • Updated May 8th, 2011 by Blackleaf
Playstation still down, time for users to migrate?
As you have probably already heard, Sony has experienced many attacks on its Playstation Network, including the theft of over 77 million (recently reported as higher) credit card records.
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  • Updated May 8th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Ignatieff to start professorship at University of Toronto
Defeated Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has left the leadership of the Liberal party and landed a professorship job at the University of Toronto . This just after the globetrotter not only lost huge ground ...
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  • Updated May 5th, 2011 by Editing Staff
Why was the PlayStation Network hacked?
Apparently Sony tried to get some hackers arrested earlier this year for hacking their PS3s. This had nothing to do with the network infrastructure. There was a feature that Sony removed from the PS3 in their latest firmware update - called "OtherOS"
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  • Updated Apr 29th, 2011 by mentalfloss
Kate Middleton arrives at Abbey for final rehearsal
Kate Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey in central London this morning for the final rehearsal of her wedding to be cheered by a crowd of thousands as Royal Wedding fever - and the feelgood factor - spreads across the UK.
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  • Updated Apr 28th, 2011 by Blackleaf
Sony joins the Tablet war with S1 and S2
Continuing its drive to enter the so-called "Tablet War", Sony is now joining the ranks of Samsung, RIM BlackBerry and Hewlett Packard in a league of Apple iPad competitors.
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  • Updated Apr 26th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Pirate Party plans to offer Canadians VPN service
After opening the way for users in politically controversial countries to access the Internet via Virtual Private Network (VPN), the Canadian Pirate Party has announced a new service aimed at Canadians.
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  • Updated Apr 23rd, 2011 by Tech Staff
Shaw boosting Internet speeds
Western-Canadian giant Shaw has promised to boost speeds for its cable-based high-speed Internet service.
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  • Updated Apr 20th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Kate Middleton has unveiled her new Coat of Arms
The design features three acorns, representing Kate and her two siblings. The oak tree is also a traditional symbol of England and strength and is a feature of west Berkshire, where the Middletons have lived for 30 years.
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  • Updated Apr 20th, 2011 by Blackleaf
iPhone 4 coming to Sasktel
According to recent reports, the main telecom provider in the praries is set to lauch the iPhone on its network. The phone will be available in stores starting April 26.
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  • Updated Apr 20th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
Telus will unlock cell phones
Canada's third largest mobile telecom has recently indicated that it will start offering it's customers the option of unlocking their cell phones.
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  • Updated Mar 9th, 2011 by Christian Ericssen
The Addicts Debris Field
Meet Charlie Sheen, portrait of an addict in a tailspin. In the sitcom Two and a Half Men, Sheen rode high in the ratings as a parody of himself: a womanizing over-indulgent middle aged bachelor.
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  • Updated Mar 9th, 2011 by MJ Preston
Why usage based billing is unfair
I think for anyone to choose a side in this debate, they must understand why "data usage" is not the same as "bandwidth".
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  • Updated Feb 12th, 2011 by Reprobus
Summitt Energy Scam
It's something you may have already come across before and if you haven't, a family member or neighbour probably has. They're Energy resellers who often canvass neighbourhoods ...
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  • Updated Feb 10th, 2011 by Stephanie Bailey
Bell scams customers with inflated usage billing
After a massive online campaign against Bell and its tactic of using regulator CRTC to dictate competitors' pricing models, media outlets across the country are reporting Bell's inflated data usage charges.
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  • Updated Feb 9th, 2011 by Christopher Walsh
The Harrier jump jet for sale on eBay
Ever wanted to buy a fighter plane? Well, now's your chance. For GBP69,999, it's yours.
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  • Updated Feb 6th, 2011 by Blackleaf
Internet restored in Egypt
At around 10:30GMT (4:30am EST), Internet service appears to have been restored in Egypt amid protests in key cities throughout the country.
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  • Updated Feb 2nd, 2011 by Editing Staff
Macy delivers the Shame
Meet the Gallaghers. A family living down and out in Chicagos West side where unemployment is high, and expectations are low.
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  • Updated Jan 31st, 2011 by MJ Preston
Death Watch
On Aug. 4, 1982, aboriginal Cousins Harvey Mad Man, 23, and Thomas Running Rabbit, 20, were marched through the woods of Montana at gunpoint. Their mistake was offering Ronald Allen Smith, Rodney Munro and Andre Fontaine a ride and for this they would pay with their lives.
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  • Updated Jan 25th, 2011 by MJ Preston
Political manoeuvring and Media sell-out.
On October 13th 1970 Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau was intercepted by reporters in Ottawa in one of the Countrys most famous media confrontations.
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  • Updated Jan 4th, 2011 by MJ Preston
The Defamation of Tara McDonald
On the 8th of April 2009 in Woodstock Ontario 8 year old Victoria (Tori) Stafford did not come home from school.
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  • Updated Dec 11th, 2010 by MJ Preston
Justice Mocked
In August of 1981, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a man they alleged to have abducted and killed at least 11 children both male and female.
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  • Updated Dec 4th, 2010 by MJ Preston
Himmler's daughter funding Nazis to escape justice
Heinrich Himmler's daughter devotes her life to a charity which helps some of the Third Reich's most evil criminals to escape justice.
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  • Updated Dec 1st, 2010 by Blackleaf
Canadians reinvent the wheel for lunar travel
Who's to say the wheel can't be reinvented? Well that's exactly what a Canadian team has done for the next lunar rover.
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  • Updated Dec 1st, 2010 by Charles Peters
World Cup 2018: England bid wheels out big guns
Tomorrow FIFA announces who it is who will host the 2018 World Cup.
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  • Updated Dec 1st, 2010 by Blackleaf
Sarkozy took pity on Harper: Wikileaks
Because of political trouble back home in Canada, PM Stephen Harper received an exclusive invitation to last year's D-Day commemoration in France ...
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  • Updated Dec 1st, 2010 by Editing Staff
Robert Latimer granted full parole on Dec 6
Robert Latimer, the man who became famous in Canada for killing his severely disabled 12-year-old daughter, will be released from prison on parole ...
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  • Updated Nov 30th, 2010 by Editing Staff
Canada's new immigration test
Canadian immigrants pass current testing with a rate of 97% because of widespread access on the Internet and an underground market selling 5 standard tests to would-be citizens.
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  • Updated Nov 30th, 2010 by Charles P.