November 24, 2014

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GOOD NEWS

Canadian military personnel who have joined the fight against Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria will have no trouble remembering why their mission is so critical: they just have to read the signs. Two operating bases in the region have been named in honour of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the two soldiers murdered last month on Canadian soil in what appear to have been attacks inspired by Islamic State.
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Bigstone’s lost opportunity

At 14, Willow Auger boasts a dizzying array of accomplishments befitting a girl who dreams of one day being premier. She has medals for science, school spirit, sportsmanship and student leadership. Her athlete-of-the-month award is hung on the wall next to a pink-flower night light, which she keeps lit because she’s afraid of the dark.
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Bad news for the Hunter boot crowd

When I entered the ninth grade, after years of dressing like a boy, or, in the words of my mother, marching to the beat of my own drum, I decided to ditch my tomboyish persona for a more girly, trendy one. I had my eyebrows (which, when left unattended, grow into a single eyebrow) waxed and plucked until you had to squint to notice they were there.
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My dad and Jian Ghomeshi

Precisely why Jian Ghomeshi found it so entertaining to hurt the women in his life (allegedly), we may never know. But there are people out there who understand why he thought it was okay. Those are the people who, like me, have lived with a clinical narcissist.
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‘This is a watershed’

What seems like a turning point can, with the passage of time, prove a lot less pivotal than initially thought. In the early 1980s, a series of high-profile car crashes moved Ottawa, the provinces and police to crack down on drinking and driving, confirming what many Canadians had treated as a venial sin—committed in some cases with a wink and nudge—as a serious criminal offence.
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Washington’s new power player

He has called climate change “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people” and a ratings ploy by the Weather Channel. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a “ Gestapo bureaucracy” and environmentalists remind him of Nazis: “I could use the Third Reich, the Big Lie.
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BOOM, BUST AND LIVING IN THE BASEMENT

IT IS INHERENTLY difficult to feel sorry for the guy whose signature is on the money. But the governor of the Bank of Canada, Stephen Poloz, has been receiving what must be an unfamiliar burst of catcalls for comments he made about underemployed youth on Nov. 3 and 4.
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