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The International Space Station flies over the Ottawa Valley: Thurs Apr 17 @ 8:42 pm, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 32*, Appears: 25 above NNW, Disappears: 11* above ENE more

NHL -- Stanley Cup playoffs: Round 1 Schedule

Montreal 5 @ Tampa Bay 4 . .Next Game:  Friday, April 18

Dallas 3 @Anaheim 4 AND Columbus 3 @Pittsburgh 4

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Passover continues - what it's all about > here

Passover: The 10 Plagues of Egypt: Blood, Frogs, Gnats, Flies, Blight (cattle disease), Boils, Hail, Locusts, Darkness, Slaying of the First Born




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OV Earthquakes
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Russian / Ukraine/ Crimea Conflicts -Updates
Rwanda Then & Now
Is the USA becoming an Oligarchy?
Poverty & Power in Canada & USA
Doing Biz with the IMF
Are They Listening To Us?
Venezuela protests are sign that US wants our oil, says Nicolás Maduro full story & videos
Our CRIME Scene

SKorean Ferry sinking

Estimated 300 students missing > more

Following . . .

Missing MH370 Jet Search . . . Robotic submarine to begin search Pics, maps, more BBC

Belleville Flood - QUINTE CONSERVATION: "Flood waters likely to crest Monday" More Belleville Intelligencer

Updates Calgary Stabbing

with photos & videos >The Calgary Herald

Suspect Matthew de Grood is now being held in a secure psychiatric facility after being accused of stabbing five young adults to death at a Calgary house party. CBC

Eleanor Roosevelt: "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

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The Fraser Institute report on Ontario high schools.
Where does your school rank? PDF
HTML Read report online
DeepRiver - Atomic Energy will ask for extension to private management.more

Science Academy to operate this summer

A U.S. buyer has acquired Kanata's Nordion for $800M.
The Carleton U security union has struch a deal with them.
Renfrew Council is unhappy with Ontario ombudsman.
Pembroke - Mackenzie High School has advanced in the Sears Drama Festival
MRCPontiac Pontiac proudly displays its history in 10 county municipalities
The Pontiac Journal
TheEquity: Chamber of Commerce plans code of ethics
Pembroke`s rabbits have been spared. Pembroke Daily Observer
Trans Canada East pipeline through Renfrew County Pembroke Daily Observer
Pembroke MDF plant to reopen Pembroke Daily Observer
Christopher Chaulk sentence decision to come April 28
Renfrew County levy to rise 2 per cent BarrysBay This Week
E-cig retailers stand up to Health Canada The OttawaSun
Ottawa jail among worst for violence 3,000 prisoner-on-prisoner assaults per day - TheOttawaCitizen
Ice-Out Canoeing: A spring tradition for adventurous paddlers more

Thursday, April 17

In the Christian tradition today is Maundy Thursday /

or Holy Thursday. It commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the apostles.



State Funeral: Jim Flaherty ‘strode like a giant,’ Stephen Harper says in eulogy. Flaherty was remembered Wednesday‎ at a massive state funeral. The prime minister described him as a man who was “liked by his enemies.” The Toronto Star


Quebec will become a sovereign nation, tearful Marois insists The Globe And Mail



Homeless in Ottawa: Fewer people using shelters, but length of stays increasing, report finds The Citizen

RCMP drops probe of Nigel Wright’s role in paying Mike Duffy The Star

Suspended Senator Mike Duffy likely to be charged soon: Global News

Stop sharing suicide attempt information, privacy commissioner tells policeCTV

Canadians' mental-health info routinely shared with FBI, U.S. customs CBC

CBC to cut 657 jobs, will no longer compete for professional sports rights CBC What does the future hold for the CBC? The Globe and Mail
Ottawa Downtown Swarming more
Homeless, disabled man jailed in bird death. Are we crazy? Ottawa Citizen
Girl, 12, still suffering from effects of chlorine gas mishap at Ottawa's Travel Lodge Hotel Ottawa Citizen
City won’t make buses stop at rail crossings, but four crossings getting gates Ottawa Citizen
Decision in the Hearing of Sgt. Desjourdy -on the matter of leaving a female prisoner topless for hours after a cellblock strip search. Found guilty of Discreditable Conduct under the Police Services Act. The decision is available here.

(Ottawa) The Ottawa Police Service Major Crime Section has charged a woman with the January 2014 murder of 43 year old Jagtar Gill. Gurpreet RONALD, 34 years old of Ottawa, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Update - Bhupinderpal Gill has been charged with 1st-degree murder of wife

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The Nigel Wright - Mike Duffy investigation by the RCMP continues. The Prime Minister`s Office turned over a computer hard drive and Purolator receipts on March 27, court records show.


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Update: London ON teen charged in Heartbleed breach of taxpayer data. London Free Press
Canada Revenue Agency update regarding the Heartbleed Bug – Online services restored CRA report

Heartbleed bug: 900 SINs stolen from Revenue Canada STATEMENT

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U.S. government says hackers trying to exploit 'Heartbleed' bug. Reuters
NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years story, video, Snowdon - Bloomberg News


NY Times - Movie review Draft Day - Kevin Costner Plays Manager of the Browns

Movie Review here


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Senate wants 9 Changes to Fair Election Act

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The Expedition

The Canadian Wildlife Federation - Africa to the Americas Expedition left Dakar, Senegal on January 23rd 2013 to row unassisted across the Atlantic Ocean on a 3,569 nautical mile journey to Miami, USA. The crew of four men rowed the open ocean self-supported, 24 hours per day in 1-, 2- and 4-hour shifts. ReadMore

Our Economy: Housing market report for March / 2014 Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2014 - According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged up on a month-over-month basis in March 2014.

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• National home sales rose 1.0% from February to March.
• Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity stood 4.9% above March 2013 levels.
• The number of newly listed homes edged up 0.5% from February to March.
• The Canadian housing market remains in balanced territory.
• The national average sale price rose 6.0% on a year-over-year basis in March.
• The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) rose 5.2% year-over-year in March.


Toyota recalls 6.4 million vehicles, including half-million in Canada. Toyota Canada issued two separate recall notices affecting a total of 513,401 vehicles on Wednesday The Toronto Star
TRAVEL Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year BBC

Updates - 5 teens stabbed at Calgary house party- Worst mass murder in Calgary- Suspect arrested, bitten by canine - The Calgary Herald- story & videos & updates

Statement by University of Calgary

More Canadian than British soldiers took own lives in 2013. Some experts say the British military is providing better mental health services to its soldiers CBC

Update: Brazeau pleaded not guilty. Released on $5,000.00 bail with conditions. Must enter QC rehab program.

Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau has again been arrested in Gatineau. He is facing charges of possession of cocaine, assault, breaching release conditions and uttering threats, Gatineau police say.

More on Brazeau -CBC

McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing investigation Workers coast to coast say franchisees discriminate against Canadians CBC
Justin Trudeau target of $1.5M defamation suit by Christine Innes


Mercy for Animals video of Maple Leaf Foods > video & story here WARNING EXTREMELY DISTURBING CONTENT

Hanover - Baby chickens ‘cooked alive’ at hatchery, animal rights group contends- Allegations of abuse at Maple Leaf Foods facility CBC Marketplace


Ancaster - Tim Bosma murder case: Laura Babcock dead before she was reported missing The Toronto Star
Toronto Stabbing - Man arrested after multiple stabbings near Yonge and York Mills.
Police said a man has been arrested after the stabbings occurred on the fifth floor of a building at 4110 Yonge St. The Toronto Star


The right to die well - StephenFletcher -ipolitics

First Air pilots suspended after flying off course CBC

Pilots suspended - The Aviation Herald More details here:

The World

The Russia - Crimea / Ukraine Conflict In depth here

INSIDE CIA chief`s mission to Kiev - The Daily Beast

Estimated 300 missing as S.Korea ferry sinks: ferry carrying mainly students

survivor stories, photos, videos, facts

>BBC FULL Coverage

>Slide Show & Pictures

A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia BBC News Magazine

Oscar Pistorius trial Prosecutor Gerrie Nel queries tears - The prosecutor at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has suggested the South African athlete is using his emotions "as an escape".


Pistorius apologises for killing Reeva Steenkamp “Ìm scared to sleep . I have terible nightmares.

Pistorius on defensive over alarm. Prosecutors have pressed South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius to clarify his claim that his home alarm was switched off the night he shot his girlfriend. BBC

Nevada range fight revives 'Sagebrush Rebellion' - ChristianScienceMonitor

USA - Nevada - Feds Forced to Surrender to American Citizens


Gun-Toting Ranchers Defeat Feds
The U.S. government says Cliven Bundy owes $1 million in grazing fees and sent in contract cowboys to round up his cattle. But the 67-year-old rancher managed to fight them off—for now. The Daily Beast

>Sen. Harry Reid on cattle battle more
Feds Back Down In New Bundy Standoff, Agree to Release Cattle



USA - 7 Babies

found dead

in Utah - CNN



Given community service for tax fraud. Former Italian prime minister will reportedly be working in a care home outside Milan The Guardian

Next: The Royals visit Australia BBC more


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Kate`s Style Blog here

The Royals in New Zealand: "It's over so quickly "

>BBC Coverage

"She shook hands on walkabouts, she let small children hug her, she chatted with war veterans, she sailed, batted, coached, and got thrown round on a jet boat ride.

While William was doing exactly the same things next to her, the cameras were trained on only one royal personage."




Bubba Watson Wins The Masters'

Bubba Watson website - News, videos, BubbaTalk

Bubba Watson wins 2014 US Masters by three strokes from Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt ABC News

Oliver Goss becomes first Australian to win Silver Cup as US Masters' low amateur ABC News



L unar eclipses will appear in the sky starting on April 15. Pastor John Hagee, of Texas’ Cornerstone Church, believes God is trying to communicate with humans through these celestial signs.







Homoerotic artist Tom of Finland gets the official stamp of approval . The Finnish postal service's decision to use the artist's bold images on a new set of stamps will make philatelic history, but he's not the first gay hero to grace an envelope.



Indian court recognizes third gender - Story BBC

Transgender community - Audio & Pics slide show



All Around Roundup - Week April 6- to13 April here

All Around Roundup - Week - April 1 to April 6 . here

USA- Torturing Texas children at schools with tasers , Complaints of dangerous disciplinary practices involving Tasers are cropping up all over the country.- NY Times

Darrell Bricker - The Big Shift: The Seismic Change In Canadian Politics , Business, And Culture And What It Means For Our Future" . . . ``The Ottawa River faultline . . . if you live around Ottawa, you don`t see it . . . `` . . . watch CPAC video and watch him on Ted Talks here

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