Tag Archives: Canada

Government pledges $31 million to Olympic athletes Sports,Uncategorized

Complied by Shannon O’Reilly The federal government announced its support Thursday  for Canada’s Olympic athletes with $31 million. Eleven winter sports will receive federal funding ahead of Sochi 2014. “Thanks to the leadership of the Government of Canada, this is the largest investment ever for Canada’s winter-sport athletes heading into the Olympic and Paralympic Games,”

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Spence supporters vow native ‘struggle will continue’ News,Politics

by Shumu Haque The hunger strike by First Nation Attawapiskat’s Chief of Council Theresa Spence may have ended, but her supporters say the struggle to ensure equal opportunities for the aboriginal people will continue. Following the end of a six-week hunger strike by Spence, her spokesperson, Danny Metatawabin, said, “the fight does not end because

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Netanyahu apparent front-runner in Israel elections News,Politics

By Amber Daugherty Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, cast his vote Tuesday in his country’s election that many are anticipating will return him to a third term in office. “We want Israel to succeed, we vote Likud-Beitenu,” Reuters reported the prime minister saying in reference to his political party. “The bigger it is, the more

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Canadian with militant group in Algerian hostage taking: report News,Uncategorized

Compiled by Shumu Haque One of the Islamic militants responsible for the hostage taking in Algeria’s In Amenas plant may be a Canadian citizen, CBC News has reported. “We are aware of reports that a Canadian may have been involved in the hostage-taking in Algeria,” Department of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Chrystiane Roy told CBC news.

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Conference Board gives Canada a C on green action News

[youtube id=”NAWjvnmTqdc” width=”640″ height=”480″] A Conference Board of Canada report ranked Canada 15th out of 17 developed nations by their overall environmental performance. The study assigned a letter grade to each nation in several categories including nitrogen oxide emissions, municipal waste generation and water quality. Report by Nicholas Camilleri with video by Brandon Humber.

Conflict in Mali: Strategic towns Konna and Diabaly reclaimed Uncategorized

[youtube id=”q580ovgX-_g” width=”620″ height=”360″] Compiled by Jonathan Zettel French-Malian forces have recaptured the strategic towns of Konna and Diabaly, Reuters reported Friday. Less than 24 hours after the town of Konna was reclaimed, Islamic rebels fled the central town of Diabaly Friday. The capture of Konna by Islamic rebels prompted a military response by France

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