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World’s oldest basketball court is a step closer to becoming a hoops museum – thanks to a group of N.B. locals

Articles of Interest   |   January 27, 2022

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The court was first used in 1893 when Lyman Archibald, a protégé of James Naismith, brought basketball to St. Stephen, N.B. Now, a group of businesspeople and hoops enthusiasts are a step closer to sharing... read more

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Shakespeare’s First Folio acquired by UBC in ‘once-in-eternity’ purchase

In the News   |   January 13, 2022

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An exceedingly rare and valuable complete first edition of William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies – known as the First Folio – has been acquired by the University of British Columbia. The purchase of the nearly 400-year-old... read more

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Disinformation campaign against former MP Kenny Chiu a disturbing precedent, researchers say

Articles of Interest   |   January 10, 2022

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Two researchers at McGill University say a disinformation campaign against a Conservative Party candidate during the 2021 election race is a disturbing demonstration of how propaganda tactics could be used by hostile foreign actors to interfere... read more

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Readers are desperate for books, and publishers want to sell them. Between them is a global logistical mess

In the News   |   December 21, 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic, and an astonishing renaissance in reading has printers, publishers and bookstores scrambling to adjust. Nearly two million pounds of paper are parked on the floor of Friesens Corp.’s printing plant, a growing... read more

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Taliban shoots dead 10-year-old Afghan girl whose family was waiting for Canada to rescue them

In the News   |   December 17, 2021

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A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed by the Taliban while her family was waiting for the federal government to bring them to Canada. Her father had worked for the Canadian military in Afghanistan and... read more

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Ottawa earmarks $40-billion for First Nations child welfare, long-term reform in fall economic statement

In the News   |   December 14, 2021

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The federal government will earmark $40-billion to compensate First Nations children and families for the failures of Canada’s child-welfare system and to pay for long-term reform, in the hopes of settling the matter out of... read more

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Animal life: The first act

In the News   |   December 3, 2021

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Rare Canadian specimens of ancient, bizarre creatures have a new home at the Royal Ontario Museum. The Globe took a look. When Jean-Bernard Caron talks about the “before times,” he doesn’t mean 2019. As curator... read more

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Cartoons   |   November 30, 2021

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The newly-discovered variant of COVID named Omicron has taken the focus off the Delta variant.

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Ontario detects Canada’s first Omicron cases; fresh travel bans strand junior women’s field hockey team

In the News   |   November 29, 2021

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The Omicron variant has arrived in Canada, with two cases identified in Ontario just days after Ottawa and other governments imposed travel bans prohibiting entry by foreign nationals from several countries in southern Africa, where... read more

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Cartoons   |   November 15, 2021

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Erin O'Toole is facing dissent from within -- Conservative Senator Denise Batters is calling for party members to review his leadership, saying he is perceived as untrustworthy.

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‘Be careful you don’t die in an accident’: Hong Kong protester living in Canada receives daily threats

In the News   |   November 9, 2021

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Alison Lai’s grandfather arrived as a refugee in Hong Kong seven decades ago, trading the chaos of 1950s China for the safety of what was then a British colony. In 2020, China made a refugee... read more

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Trudeau cabinet shuffle: Anita Anand moves to Defence, Steven Guilbeault to Environment, Mélanie Joly to Foreign Affairs

In the News   |   October 27, 2021

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put new people in charge of virtually every ministry critical to his government’s agenda on Tuesday, changing the leadership at Defence, Environment, Health, Indigenous Services and Global Affairs, where Mélanie Joly got... read more

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How parents can hold on to the lockdown effect of better communication with their kids

In the News   |   October 25, 2021

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In the early days of the pandemic, Andrea Galleguillos tried to keep her anxieties at bay by staying busy with a list of kid-friendly activities. She was on the floor in her home attempting origami with... read more

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Russia’s break with NATO heightens fears of military escalation as two sides trade blame

In the News   |   October 22, 2021

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There was shock across Europe this week when Russia announced it was closing its mission at NATO headquarters in Brussels and ordering NATO staff to leave Moscow. After all, such direct contacts between the Kremlin... read more

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Canada is finally the cover story at Frankfurt Book Fair, seven years later

In the News   |   October 20, 2021

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On Tuesday evening, Governor-General Mary Simon peered into the darkness of a Frankfurt conference hall and confessed her love of stories to a roomful of strangers. Her favourite tale, she said, was a legend that... read more

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