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8 min ago | Brandon Sun

Naomi Klein, Kathleen Winter on short list for Hilary Weston non-fiction prize

Social activist Naomi Klein and novelist Kathleen Winter are among the finalists for this year's Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction. The two were among five shortlisted authors for the $60,000 prize announced by the Writers' Trust of Canada on Wednesday.

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4 hrs ago | The Georgia Straight

Photos: Passions 2014 fundraiser unites food and philanthropy

Chef Taryn Wa of Vancouver catering company Savoury Chef Foods presents her creation-corned beef tongue with horseradish, potato vinaigrette, savoy cabbage, and carrots-at the 2014 Passions gala. On September 14, I attended the Scotiabank Passions gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation as a media guest.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Edmonton Journal

Sept. 16, 1910: Edmonton close to frontier primeval

Moose and elk kept destroying hay by tearing down the stacks during the annual harvest north of Edmonton in 1910. EDMONTON - Edmonton was an "electric-lighted, steam-heated, super-speeded" metropolis with more than 5,000 people, but after two decades of settlement it was not very far removed from the primeval frontier, according to a front-page story.

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The Windsor Star

LaSalle siblings keeping success in the family

The last week of August produced an unforgettable six days for the Loewen family of LaSalle when 19-year-old Garrick placed second in the 16-to-19-year-old division at the International Triathlon Union's world championships and his 20-year-old older sister Cynthia was crowned Miss Earth Canada. "We'd each been working hard trying to achieve these things for years, but it was pretty special for us to achieve them in the same week," said Cynthia Loewen, who will compete in the Miss Earth 2014 pageant Nov. 29 in Manila, Philippines.

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Health.com

Most Treatments for Blood Clots Appear Safe, Effective

Almost all the various treatment options for blood clots that form in veins are equally safe and effective, new research shows. In exploring the safety and effectiveness of treatments for such blood clots as deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism , Canadian researchers analyzed outcomes associated with eight blood-thinning options, including unfractionated heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin and fondaparinux in combination with vitamin K antagonists.

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CBC News

Q&A: Has the enterovirus D-68 strain made it to B.C.?

A respiratory virus that has been sweeping across the United States in recent weeks has been confirmed to have made more than a dozen children ill in Alberta, and is suspected in over a dozen children's hospitalizations in Washington State. is not uncommon, but the D-68 strain usually is, and it tends to cause more serious symptoms including wheezing, trouble breathing and children not eating.

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The Winnipeg Free Press

New guide highlights arts, culture in Toronto's south Scarborough area

The City of Toronto has developed a guide to arts, culture and history in south Scarborough, with sites grouped into self-guided tours. Outdoor murals, a waterfront trail, an 1875 parsonage and a 1913 seminary are among the varied attractions in the sprawling east-end region.

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Vancouver Sun

New Sea to Sky Gondola lures tourist trove to Squamish

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Columbian

New sites eyed for fire stations

Two west-side Vancouver fire stations will be rebuilt in new locations, and the change will improve response times at a total of four stations, according to a city analysis. The Vancouver City Council on Monday saw a map reflecting more than three years' worth of incidents, which shows that the greatest need for emergency medical and fire services sprawls out along Fourth Plain Boulevard between approximately Main Street and St. Johns Road.

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Vancouver Sun

'Birth tourism' crackdown gets frosty reception from B.C.

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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CBC News

Toll on new Champlain Bridge would clog other spans, study says

The federal government has said that drivers will have to pay a toll when they cross the new Champlain Bridge, set for completion in 2018. A toll on the new Champlain Bridge would have a major impact on traffic across all the spans that link the island of Montreal and the South Shore.

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Nunatsiaq News

NWC to expand three Nunavut stores, despite lower earnings

A view the produce section at the Iqaluit Northmart store. The North West Co. showed "disappointing" results from its Canadian operations in the second quarter of 2014, NWC's president and CEO, Edward Kennedy, said Sept.

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SooToday

WestJet charges $25 bag fee for economy fares

The cost of flying is increasing for millions of Canadian passengers after WestJet Airlines announced it will start charging some economy fare customers a fee to check their first bag on flights within Canada and to the United States. The new fee, ranging between $25 and $29.50 depending on provincial taxes, will apply to all new bookings made starting Monday for travel on WestJet and its regional airline Encore as of Oct. 29. WestJet said the new charge - to be paid at check-in or up to 24 hours online before travel - is expected to affect one in five of its travellers, or some 4.4 million passengers a year.

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Canada.com

Academics call for halt to Canada Revenue Agency audit of think-tank

More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics. In an open letter, the group defends the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank that was targeted for a political-activity audit partly because it was deemed by the agency to be biased and one-sided.

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Canada.com

Prentice urged to reject request for tuition hikes

Incoming premier Jim Prentice says he wants to sit down with the universities and students before making up his mind on post-secondary tuition hikes. Critics are calling on Jim Prentice to put an end to the use of market modifiers for the purpose of hiking post-secondary tuition rates, but the incoming premier said he wants to sit down with universities and students before making up his mind.

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Canada.com

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex pay visit to VGH

Fascinators made a special appearance today at the 69th annual B.C. Derby at Hastings Racecourse as men and women dug deep into their closet for their best attire. This event marks the 125th anniversary of horse racing in B.C. and guests were treated to a large birthday cake to honour the milestone.

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Canada.com

Academics call for halt to Canada Revenue Agency audit of think-tank

More than 400 academics are demanding the Canada Revenue Agency halt its audit of a think-tank, saying the Conservative government is trying to intimidate, muzzle and silence its critics. In an open letter, the group defends the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank that was targeted for a political-activity audit partly because it was deemed by the agency to be biased and one-sided.

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Canada.com

Prentice urged to reject request for tuition hikes

Incoming premier Jim Prentice says he wants to sit down with the universities and students before making up his mind on post-secondary tuition hikes. Critics are calling on Jim Prentice to put an end to the use of market modifiers for the purpose of hiking post-secondary tuition rates, but the incoming premier said he wants to sit down with universities and students before making up his mind.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Canada.com

Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex pay visit to VGH

Fascinators made a special appearance today at the 69th annual B.C. Derby at Hastings Racecourse as men and women dug deep into their closet for their best attire. This event marks the 125th anniversary of horse racing in B.C. and guests were treated to a large birthday cake to honour the milestone.

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SooToday

Look who's visiting Thessalon September 27

NEWS RELEASE STORIES IN THE NORTH ************************* Author Waub Rice coming to Thessalon Stories in the North is at it again. Their fall author event, featuring workshops and readings, takes place Saturday, September 27. Guest author is CBC video journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice .

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