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Nazis, Jews, fine art, and “too Canadian”

Max Stern was a very successful art dealer and gallery owner in Dusseldorf, Germany, until the Nazis came to power. By a convoluted route he ended up in Canada where he became a very successful art dealer here, and a» 

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Young Canadians, not really planning for the future

The age group is called “the millenials”, the age group born in the decade or so before the turn of the new century.  As they are now adults aged roughly between 25-35, it seems many are not prepared for the» 

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Yukon Quest- man and dog against time and the Arctic cold

It is one of the world’s greatest annual endurance challenges for man and dog. The annual Yukon Quest dog sled race  is now roughly at the half-way point in the annual 1,600km race which stretches from Fairbanks Alaska, to Whitehorse, Yukon» 

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Pushing back against sexual allegations

The #metoo movement of women speaking out against sexual harassment or worse has continued to grow. Many prominent men in entertainment and politics have been forced to quit their functions over such allegations in both the U.S. and Canada. Recently» 

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Alberta’s native ecosystems: status report- ecosystems losing ground

A new report says the western prairie province of Alberta has lost a significant amount of its native ecosystems between 1999 and 2015. The report says  during that time human activity converted some 23,000 square kilometres of native ecosystems into either» 

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It’s Groundhog Day in Canada.

What’s that? Well, it’s when some special rodents, groundhogs (marmot), emerge (or are awakened) from their hibernating quarters and “predict” whether we can expect an early spring, or much more winter to come. This year, the first weather groundhog was» 

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Autonomous trucks being adopted by mines- with job losses

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about autonomous cars, and there’s been some talk of autonomous transport tractor trailers (“semi’s”) coming too. There’s also talk about what that might mean for the millions of commercial drivers around» 

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Bitter debate ends with change to Canada’s national anthem

O Canada, the  country’s official national anthem has been changed after a long a bitter debate. It’s all over two words. The debate was to make it “gender neutral” by changing the line  “in all thy sons command” to “» 

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But what about if you die?

You’d think with so much money, lawyers and advisors available, a mega pop star like Prince would have had a last will and testament in place, but he didn’t.  His sudden death left assets of approximately $300 million in the» 

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Canada gets a naval replenishment vessel of its own

(public commenting open at bottom of page) Canadian Navy gets a supply ship Some might say it was a bit embarrassing for Canada, a maritime nation with three huge coasts. For the past three years the Royal Canadian Navy, has»