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Not Fake News: Program Aims to Enhance Media Literacy Among Younger Canadians

Not Fake News: Program Aims to Enhance Media Literacy Among Younger Canadians

By Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A classroom program aimed at teaching Canadian elementary and high school students how to detect fake news in an era in which almost anyone can publish information is under development, groups behind the initiative said Tuesday.

Called NewsWise, the idea is to enhance general news literacy among students aged nine to 19, an increasingly important skill set when so many readily accessible news accounts are unreliable or simply fabricated.

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New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

New Local Media Outlets Crop Up as Traditional Community Papers Close

By Liam Casey, The Canadian Press

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Musician and writer Dave Bidini, centre, poses with staff members (left to right)Jalani Morgan, Janet Morassutti, Susan Grimbly, Melanie Morassutti and Robyn Colangelo in Toronto on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Bidini is launching a monthly newspaper, the non-profit West End Phoenix, that is focussed on a downtown Toronto area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

TORONTO – Dave Bidini asks “what if” a lot.

As in, what if the mainstream press didn’t care about George Clooney building a house on Lake Cuomo? Maybe, just maybe, he says as he sprinkles in a few profanities, communities would be better off.

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Wine Festival for Moms Sparks Firestorm Over Drinking Culture

Wine Festival for Moms Sparks Firestorm Over Drinking Culture

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

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Alana Kayfetz, founder of MomsTO poses with her 1-year-old son Elias Kantor at her Toronto home on Friday, September 15, 2017. A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when heavy drinking is on the rise among women. The weekday event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival,” was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and “mommy-shaming” they consistently face, said organizer Alana Kayfetz. The 33-year-old, who has a one-year-old son, argues the backlash is simply another facet of the pressure placed on mothers. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

TORONTO – A Toronto woman who organized a daytime wine festival for new mothers has found herself caught in a firestorm over the pervasiveness of alcohol at a time when heavy drinking is on the rise among women.

The weekday event, dubbed “A Very Mommy Wine Festival,” was meant to give new moms a chance to get together and have fun without the judgment and “mommy-shaming” they consistently face, said organizer Alana Kayfetz.

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Saving Omar Khadr: ‘We Plugged All the Holes,’ Chopper Medic Recounts

Saving Omar Khadr: ‘We Plugged All the Holes,’ Chopper Medic Recounts

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Donnie Bumanglag stands in the backyard garden of his home, Saturday, July 22, 2017, in Lompoc, Calif. Bumanglag is a former U.S. soldier who served in Afghanistan. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Owen Baker)

TORONTO – ‘This is human life’

For years the battle-hardened and decorated American veteran wrestled with his conscience, with whether he’d done the right thing in saving the life of Omar Khadr, seen by many as a terrorist who profited from his crimes.

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Teemu Selanne Among Those Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

Teemu Selanne Among Those Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

By The Canadian Press

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Teemu Selanne holds up his key to the city while in Winnipeg in October 2016. (DAVE BAXTER / CHRISD.CA FILE)

TORONTO — Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Dave Andreychuk and Danielle Goyette have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Selanne, known as the “Finnish Flash” was one of the N-H-L’s greatest goal-scorers and arguably the finest player ever from Finland.

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Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

Sears Canada Cutting 2,900 Jobs, Closing 59 Stores, Secures Creditor Protection

By Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press

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A Sears Canada outlet is seen Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Sears Canada Inc. said it plans to close 59 locations and cut approximately 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring after it was granted protection from creditors Thursday.

The announcement came after the company was granted temporary protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

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National Post Newspaper Ending Monday Print Edition Starting in July

National Post Newspaper Ending Monday Print Edition Starting in July

By The Canadian Press

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Copies of the Postmedia-owned newspaper National Post are displayed at a hotel in Burnaby, B.C., on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The National Post newspaper is eliminating its Monday print edition as of July.The newspaper hasn’t published on Mondays during the summer months for eight years. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

TORONTO – The National Post newspaper is eliminating its Monday print edition as of July.

The newspaper hasn’t published on Mondays during the summer months for eight years.

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Federal Government Asked to Set Up $350M Fund to Support Journalism in Canada

Federal Government Asked to Set Up $350M Fund to Support Journalism in Canada

By The Canadian Press

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TORONTO – A group representing print and digital media publishers is calling on the federal government to set up a $350 million fund to support journalism in Canada.

News Media Canada is proposing the existing Canada Periodical Fund be updated and expanded to address what it calls “the critical issues and crisis facing the dissemination of Canadian perspectives.”

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Amazon Deal to Buy Whole Foods Poses Threat to Canadian Grocers, Experts Say

Amazon Deal to Buy Whole Foods Poses Threat to Canadian Grocers, Experts Say

By The Canadian Press

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This May 3, 2017, photo, shows a Whole Foods Market grocery store, in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Experts say Amazon’s blockbuster deal to buy the Whole Foods supermarket chain poses a threat to Canada’s grocers and could force them to lower prices, enhance technology or boost their e-commerce services.Amazon announced Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a US$13.7-billion agreement. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar)

TORONTO – Experts say Amazon’s blockbuster deal to buy the Whole Foods supermarket chain poses a threat to Canada’s grocers and could force them to lower prices, enhance technology or boost their e-commerce services.

Amazon announced Friday it plans to acquire Whole Foods Market in a US$13.7-billion agreement.

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CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

CBC Will Launch Revamped Version of ‘The National’ on Oct. 30

By The Canadian Press

Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge, CBC News chief correspondent, speaks during the CBC upfront showcasing the CBC 2017-18 fall/winter lineup in Toronto on May 24, 2017. As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts to fill his permanent spot at the anchor desk. “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News said in an interview during the network’s upfront presentation. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

TORONTO – CBC will launch the revamped edition of “The National” on Oct. 30.

The public broadcaster is overhauling its flagship news program in the wake of long-time host Peter Mansbridge’s retirement.

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