Daily Archives: June 13, 2018

Hosting World Cup games a boost to soccer in Canada, say coaches

On a windy weekday afternoon, Prince Amanda, 17, kicks around a soccer ball with his friends and teammates at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium. Amanda’s been chasing soccer dreams since he was four years old, looking up to his older brother, Gloire, who plays for Vancouver’s professional team, the Whitecaps. Now the younger Amanda has set his sights on a bigger goal: playing for ...

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Author and bank robber Stephen Reid dead at age 68

He was a literary outlaw in every sense of the term. Author and bank robber Stephen Reid has died at the age of 68. His death was confirmed by the Facebook page of his literary agent, Denise Bukowski. The turbulent but fascinating arc of Reid’s life gave Canada both one of its most intriguing crime stories and celebrated literary careers. Shelagh Rogers, host ...

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California to vote on splitting into 3 states

Californians will vote in November on whether or not to split the state into three separate states. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla filed a memo Tuesday saying that initiative #1814 had received more than 402,468 valid signatures — more than the 365,880 needed to qualify to get on the ballot — across the state’s 58 counties. The latest proposal for splitting up ...

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From farm to factory, Canadian dairy industry has no time for Trump

A generation after Peter Strebel’s father started a farm in 1976 with 50 Holsteins, Canada’s dairy sector is at the heart of a mounting trade war, and Strebel fears the survival of farms like his is at stake.  It’s a sunny day in June, and normally Strebel would be spending every moment working in the fields on his farm in Saint-Blaise-sur-Richelieu, Que. But he’s given up his precious ...

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Lindsay Shepherd launches $3.6M lawsuit against Laurier over alleged 'inquisition'

A university teaching assistant who gained prominence after being disciplined for showing students a TV clip of a controversial professor discussing gender-neutral pronouns is suing the school. In an unproven statement of claim filed this week, Lindsay Shepherd says Wilfrid Laurier University behaved negligently,leaving her unemployable in academia. The suit, not tested in any court of law, names the school ...

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Hawaii volcano: Stunning new satellite photos offer look at lava flows changing paths

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured the changing paths that the bright-orange lava rivers took to enter the Pacific Ocean. While the European Space Agency’s mission mainly provides information for agricultural and forestry practices, its images of disasters such as volcanic eruptions can be used to help assess damage.  (ESA/<a href=”http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/ESA_Multimedia/Copyright_Notice_Images”>CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO</a>) The tale of Hawaii’s recent volcanic eruptions ...

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