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Tunisian billionaire wants refugee status in Canada, Cannon says

But Foreign Affairs Minister notes PM has ‘indicated that these people are not welcome’

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Tunisian billionaire wants refugee status in Canada, Cannon says

Canada has moved to get brother-in-law of Tunisia’s ousted dictator out of the

Canada urges Egypt’s Mubarak to bring in reforms, promote democracy

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon urges government to limit use of force when controlling

Demonstrators across Canada rally in support of Egyptian protesters

Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon urges government to limit use of force when controlling

January 29, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Downsizing from house to condo in Vancouver: A comparison, by neighbourhood [Vancouver Sun] INTERNATIONAL Seattle eyes plan for permanent tent city [Globe and Mail] A Village Grows in Los Angeles [GOOD

Alberta vendetta averted

The joint announcement of Premier Ed Stelmach and former Finance Minister Ted Morton helps remove suspicions of a coup d'état

Step Inside the Real Home of the Future: Passivhaus

[caption id="attachment_10912" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Saskatchewan Conservation House, c. 1977."][/caption] Canadians helped invent a house so efficient you could heat it with a hair dryer. Then we forgot about it.

January 28, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL B.C. cities, including Victoria, are world-class in their lack of affordability, story and photos [Times Colonist] Mega-developer Concord Pacific hopes to swing land deal with city hall [Vancouver Courier] Jan

Release: The draft Greenest City Action Plans are available for comment!

By the City of Vancouver, Curious what it's going to take to become the Greenest City in the world by 2020?  Find out what thousands of people have said

Seeing: Arriva Ristorante Italiano – Lessons on turning corners at laneways

Although responding to street intersections through thoughtful urban design and architecture is quite common, treating the intersection of laneways and streets with the same respect is rare. Yet,

Jack Tobin appears in court after being charged in best friend’s death

Son of former Newfoundland premier and federal cabinet minister Brian Tobin makes first court

January 27, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Decades-old buildings believed prone to earthquake failure [Globe and Mail] Earthquake kit basics: food, water, flashlight – and a plan [Globe and Mail] Burnaby gondola plans moving forward [Vancouver Sun] Competition

Can’t be Zine here

Canada’s promise to seize assets of Ben Ali’s family members who may have benefited from the Tunisian ex-president’s fortune must be followed up with

Hackers bring on thoughts of Natalie Portman and Sarah Palin

A week in the virtual world of B.C.

January 26, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Proposed Vancouver Art Gallery site reserves space for ‘cultural hub’ [Vancouver Courier] City seeks to quell concern over Kerrisdale development [Vancouver Courier] B.C. cities are world-class in their lack of

Ethics for Architects

"In Ethics for Architects, Thomas Fisher presents fifty case studies representing a broad range of ethical dilemmas facing today's architects, from questions regarding which clients to work for,

A nice guy finishes in Alberta

The fact that Ed Stelmach would resign as Alberta Premier is unsurprising. The Progressive Conservative dynasty has endured in part because of its ruthless capacity to dispense with

Jeffrey Simpson on emissions, politics

Globe columnist Jeffrey Simpson takes reader

January 25, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL Downtown Eastside activists, Chinatown leaders at odds over higher buildings [Globe and Mail] One Last Loop – 2 [Price Tags] CANADA Suburbs lose out to the bright lights of downtown [Globe

Court rejects native census challenge

N.S. aboriginal coalition argued elimination of mandatory long form would skew data about off-reserve

January 24, 2011 Headlines

LOCAL City seeks federal stimulus grant extension [Vancouver Sun] Fear of Ghosts: Vancouver's Hospice Uproar [The Tyee] CANADA City of mass construction: Toronto’s unstoppable condos show no signs of slowing down [National

John Ibbitson discusses Harper’s five years in office

The Globe’s parliamentary bureau chief took your questions on the Prime Minister and his future

Ottawa welcomes Quebecor’s commitment to arena in Quebec City

Home for a possible NHL team takes one step closer to

With courage, we can fix EI

Our broken employment insurance system has not been delivering on its basic promise, to provide an income to people who unexpectedly lose their

On maternal health, Harper pays attention

There is less political capital to be gained in playing financial watchdog than in overseeing grandiose funding announcements, such as last summer’s $7.3-billion maternal-health initiative at the G8

Harper calls Canada stronger, safer than five years ago

The Prime Minister delivers rousing speech to supporters to mark the anniversary of the Conservatives minority

January 23, 2011 Headlines

CANADA The multi-generational home makes a comeback [Globe and Mail] INTERNATIONAL Cities alive! [Cities Alive] Monkey See, Monkey Don’t: Economic Development as a Whole New Animal

Harper through the years

A look at some select images take during the Canadian Prime Minister's five years in

Harper highs and lows: a timeline of the Conservative government

Ottawa — Harper highs and lows. A timeline of noteworthy events during Prime Minister Stephen Harper's five years in

Liberal and NDP cell phone calls to raise support are raising complaints

If the candidates ask for money, people can ask to be put on the Do Not Call

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