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Old Posted Jul 5, 2018, 2:55 PM
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Fransaskois (francophones from Saskatchewan) singer Carmen Campagne has died at the age of 58. If you've been exposed to francophone kids or even kids in French immersion over the past 30-35 years, you've probably heard this famous song by her below.

She was one of the biggest francophone children's artists ever, and sold more than 1 million albums in Canada and France.

Born into a super-musical family in the town of Willow Bunch, her brother and sisters are also in music, and formed the bands Folle Avoine and Hart-Rouge.

She moved to Quebec as a young adult and her career really took off there as she became a bona fide household name.

In her later years she moved back to Saskatchewan where she worked as a schoolteacher and still did the occasional show.

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Canadian Fisherman Say U.S. Border Patrol Is ‘Harassing’ Their Boats in Disputed Waters Off Maine

By JAMIE DUCHARME July 5, 2018

Canadian officials say armed U.S. Border Patrol agents have been stopping and boarding Canadian fishing boats to look for illegal immigrants in the contested waters between Maine and New Brunswick, resurfacing an old maritime dispute.

The area is home to Machias Seal Island and represents one of the last remaining border disputes between the U.S. and Canada, thanks to competing stipulations laid out by treaties and land grants. The waters around the 18-acre island, known for their lobster fishing, are a gray zone, meaning both the U.S. and Canada consider them sovereign territory.

That debate has come to a head lately, starting with a June 25 Facebook post in which a Canadian fisherman alleged that U.S. Border Patrol attempted to stop a fellow fisherman “in the zone.” The Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association later confirmed that several such interactions occurred in June, NBC reports.

On Wednesday, New Brunswick Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet told the National Post that he has heard multiple reports of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents boarding lobster boats to look for immigrants.

“Is this overkill? Absolutely. Absolutely overkill,” Doucet told the Post. “It’s quite disturbing when you have fishermen on the water, doing their job, providing for their families … and they’re being harassed,” he said. “Canadian fishermen are being harassed by U.S. Border Patrol. As far as I’m concerned, it needs to stop immediately.”

In a statement provided to the National Post, U.S. Border Patrol said its employees were properly enforcing immigration law.

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http://time.com/5330800/machias-seal...border-patrol/
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your secret is out nova scotia!

Nova Scotia Has A Secret Ice Cream Flavour That They've Been Hiding From The Rest Of Canada And It Looks Delicious

We need moon mist ice cream in the rest of Canada.

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The ice cream is a blend of three different flavours, just like Neopolitan ice cream but way more out of this world. Moon Mist combines grape, banana and bubble gum ice cream for the ultimate pastel unicorn or galaxy swirl.

It's an odd flavour combo, but Nova Scotians seem to love it. Not to mention, Moon Mist ice cream is super Insta-worthy.
https://www.narcity.com/life/nova-sc...ooks-delicious
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^Interesting. We have Moon Mist here in Newfoundland, so I just thought it was an everywhere flavour.
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I've never heard of grape ice cream ever.
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Never heard of it and it sounds awful. But I don't look closely at icecream flavors that color lol
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I tried some butter tart ice cream the other day. Lovely!
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my favourite is Presidents Choice Tiger Tail. I've tried many but that one is so good.

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Never heard of it and it sounds awful. But I don't look closely at icecream flavors that color lol
Is that how they spell in Newfoundland???????
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No, sorry I was on my phone. I'm just too lazy to fix autocorrect lol
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Michael Ondaatje's novel, The English Patient, has been awarded a Golden Booker Prize in competition against Booker Prize winners from the past 50 years. Nice timing for Ondaatje, whose new novel Warlight just recently came out.

http://www.cbc.ca/books/michael-onda...rize-1.4738593

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NL Herald took a break from the Royal Family covers.



So, not sure how to explain "maid". It's a term of endearment women use for each other. They use "girl" much the same way. It's not sassy (if you're picturing an African America "yasss girl", it's not that at all), and it's not used in the same way the British do. If you're familiar with Ireland, the way Irish women say "pet" is exactly how Newfoundland women use "maid". That's why that's the play on words for the headline.

But still, hilarious.

Also, that picture, the only one with her hair actually done is 80s. I LOVE the Bay.

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Toronto joins Vancouver in recommending Canada decriminalize all drugs

In March 2018, the city of Vancouver recommended Canada decriminalize drugs to reduce overdose deaths. Now a top health official for the country's largest city is making the same argument

by Travis Lupick on July 9th, 2018

Toronto's top doctor has come out in favour of decriminalizing the personal possession of drugs, including hard drugs like cocaine and heroin.

She joins top health officials in Vancouver and B.C. who, for several years now, have recommended the Canadian government remove criminal penalties for people caught with small amounts of illicit narcotics.

“Our belief, based on the evidence, is that the criminalization of people who take drugs actually is contributing to this opioid-overdose emergency in our city, because it forces people into unsafe drug practices and actually presents a barrier to those who might be interested in seeking help for addressing opioid-use disorders,” Toronto medical health officer Dr. Eileen de Villa told the Globe and Mail.

Her comments follow the publication of a report for the Toronto board of health wherein the medical health officer officially recommends decriminalization as part of Canada's response to an epidemic of drug-overdose deaths.

Last March, the city of Vancouver officially “recommended” that the Government of Canada “immediately” decriminalize the personal possession of all drugs. On April 6, Mayor Gregor Robertson followed up with a statement strongly supporting the idea.

“We are losing our friends and family to a poisoned drug supply and a legal framework that treats addiction as a criminal issue, not a life-threatening health condition,” Robertson said. “Decriminalizing possession, combined with health care supports including prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, will save many lives,” he added.

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The Chainsmokers' show at this years' FEQ. Not the biggest fan of dubstep myself but they gave one hell of a show nonetheless.

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NL Herald took a break from the Royal Family covers.
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So, not sure how to explain "maid". It's a term of endearment women use for each other. They use "girl" much the same way. It's not sassy (if you're picturing an African America "yasss girl", it's not that at all), and it's not used in the same way the British do. If you're familiar with Ireland, the way Irish women say "pet" is exactly how Newfoundland women use "maid". That's why that's the play on words for the headline.

But still, hilarious.

Also, that picture, the only one with her hair actually done is 80s. I LOVE the Bay.
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The magazine cover looks like it would be a good reality TV show.

Considering how it's used in NL, it seems "maid" is the female equivalent of " b'y ".
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Cornwall, Ontario, is being terrorized by a pair of nesting falcons that decided to set up shop at a busy intersection in the middle of the city. They've been dive-bombing and attacking pedestrians as well as workers & patients at a nearby mental health clinic.

Because the Merlin Falcon is an endangered species, it can't be killed; so they have to get in a specialist to relocate them.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local...od-under-siege
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