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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
An Ontario teenager appeared to be in both good health and spirits after completing what may be a record breaking swim across Lake Ontario.
'Top Gun' Director Dead In Apparent Suicide
North Of Thrifty: Harper Heads To The Arctic
PQ Mum On Seperation At First Debate
Prince Philip Leaves Hospital After Five Nights
Stunning BC Video Fires Back At Enbridge's Flawed Ad
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Danielle Crittenden: The Week That Was: Go West, Young Website
So declared our main news splash on Thursday, announcing the birth of two new regional editions of HuffPost, in Alberta and British Columbia. As other major media organizations across the country lay off staff and shutter their presses, HuffPost's expansion west is good news -- great news -- for readers who are rapidly running out of sources of local news and opinion. Meanwhile it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas -- which is a parent's way of saying it's Back to School time. I need advice on how to a contrive a sympathetic and sorrowful look on my face when my kids and I bump into the stacks of school supplies at the mall. My impulse is to shout, "YES!"
Peter Worthington: And the Next Chief of Defence Staff Is...
The scramble is on in the military for the next Chief of Defence Staff -- the highest rank in our military and the one who commands, controls, administers the Canadian Forces, and implements the defense policies of the government. Whoever becomes the new CDS is going to have a thankless job of ensuring that the military remains effective despite an insufficient budget, limited updated equipment, and with reduced numbers in the Armed Forces.
Alec Baldwin: The Truth About Fracking
When the gas companies are done blasting and pumping and contaminating, after they've put the gas on the open market and sold it and the workers head home, who do you think they'll hand the bill to for the clean up of that mess? Gas companies will make huge profits. And what will you get?
Rosemary McCarney: Sahel Food Crisis Is Not Just Another African Tragedy
Given the number of African famines and droughts I've seen as an aid worker over the last three decades, I can see how people could become apathetic over time, but I don't think it's fair, nor accurate, to dismiss this latest crisis in a "here we go again" kind of way.
Billie Jean King: Two-Out-Of-Three Isn't Bad... It's the Way to Go
As a fan of tennis, I want our stars to stay around longer and I want our future stars to know that we will protect them and their careers.

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