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Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers

cbc.ca — The Harper government plans further changes to its oft-maligned veterans charter, hoping to take the political sting out of complaints by ex-soldiers promising to campaign against them in the next election. Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino tabled the government's response to a House of Commons committee review, which earlier this year recommended 14 specific changes to the support and benefits regime.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @hscoffield: Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers, reports @Murray_Brewster ow.ly/CaS0o #cdnpoli

Oct 01, 2014

Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers, reports @Murray_Brewster ow.ly/CaS0o #cdnpoli

Oct 01, 2014

RT @susanamas: Conservatives to overhaul veterans' benefits again to placate angry ex-soldiers cbc.ca/1.2784394 by @Murray_Brewster #cdnpoli

SkyTrain delays: TransLink suggests grabbing a coffee and taking a break

cbc.ca — After another massive system failure that stranded thousands of people on the Expo Line Tuesday night, a TransLink spokesperson is suggesting that delays could be an opportunity for travellers to "take a little rest break" and support local businesses.
Oct 01, 2014

SkyTrain delays could be "good for our local economy" (if used correctly) says TransLink staff. cbc.ca/1.2784657

Oct 01, 2014

RT @JJ_McCullough: TransLink suggests horrible Skytrain delays are actually an exciting stimulus program for local entrepreneurs! cbc.ca/news/canada/br…

Women talking video games online risk abuse, threats

cbc.ca — More women play video games than ever before, but women who talk about video games on social media face criticism, harassment, even threats, that men largely don't. But unlike movies -- and television, music, literature and other creative fields -- video games have only recently been the subject of a rigorous body of serious, academic research and criticism.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @CBCCommunity: Women who talk video games on social media risk abuse, harassment and threats cbc.ca/1.2784181 pic.twitter.com/h6iU4Vr7uD

Oct 01, 2014

RT @CBCCommunity: Women who talk video games on social media risk abuse, harassment and threats cbc.ca/1.2784181 pic.twitter.com/h6iU4Vr7uD

Tom Mulcair warns against moving 'full force' into war in Iraq

cbc.ca — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is warning against being propelled "full force into a war" against ISIS in Iraq, as MPs wait to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper's plan for a Canadian contribution.

Wisconsin Humane Society goes viral with creative cat names

cbc.ca — Naming a pet can be an arduous process, fraught with indecision, family disagreement, and a whole lot of confusion on the part of your fuzzy new friend. Reddit clearly appreciates this fact -- which is why whenever a truly clever, original, or otherwise amazing pet name surfaces, it tends to get the credit it deserves.
Oct 01, 2014

Wisconsin Humane Society goes viral with creative cat names like "The Good King Snugglewumps" buff.ly/YPaN3x pic.twitter.com/x1Z7u4oBer

Canadian Blood Services ban on those who lived in Britain not fair, says Albertan

cbc.ca — A southern Alberta woman says she would like to help Canadian Blood Services (CBS) ease its blood shortage but she is not allowed to donate. Sue Carpenter moved to Cochrane, Alta. from England nine years ago. People who lived in the U.K., France, Saudi Arabia and Western Europe over certain periods of time can't donate blood.
Oct 01, 2014

Sounds familiar RT @CBCNews: Blood donation ban for Canadians who lived in UK unfair: Albertan cbc.ca/1.2783375 pic.twitter.com/oL151dq77v

Is China willing to sacrifice Hong Kong's booming economy?

cbc.ca — Would China be willing to kill the golden goose that is Hong Kong just to crush democracy? For now, the demonstrators have been given a reprieve, as the authorities try to wait them out. But I am convinced that if China feels truly threatened, economic considerations alone will not rescue the territory.

Harry Sanders: How the CBC came to Calgary

cbc.ca — CBC Calgary began broadcasting 50 years ago this week, but the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's history in the city goes much further back. Then prime minister R.B. Bennett - the member of parliament for Calgary-West - headed the government that established the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission in 1932.

Health Canada bans drug ingredients from 3 factories in India

cbc.ca — Six months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sounded a warning on generic drug maker Apotex's quality standards, Health Canada has moved to ban the import of all drugs and drug ingredients from three factories in India, two of them associated with Apotex.

Shovels and Rope bring the deep south to Studio Q

cbc.ca — Shovels and Rope -- comprised of husband and wife duo Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst -- stop by the Studio Q to perform from their new record Swimmin' Time. Their music possesses sounds and themes that match their deep southern roots.