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Do you have the chops? A Nova Scotia man starts a lumberjack day camp

Lumberjack educator Darren Hudson (Photo: Darren Hudson)

Lumberjack educator Darren Hudson (Photo: Darren Hudson)

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He's a lumberjack and he's OK, and he wants you to be too. Darren Hudson has created a lumberjack day camp for adults called 'AXExperience', a place where people can learn and hone their lumberjack skills.


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Monday: Grassy Narrows mercury report, Ebola - Liberia, lumberjack camp, and more...

Monday: Grassy Narrows mercury report, Ebola - Liberia, lumberjack camp, and more...

Officials with Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario accuse the provincial and federal governments of failing to properly support the community's known victims of mercury poisoning...The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to spread -- and now, Liberia is taking drastic action to contain it...and if you think you've got the chops, quit moussing up your facial hair and head to a new Nova Scotia lumberjack camp.

 

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After 14 years, new school finally set to open in Attawapiskat

After 14 years, new school finally set to open in Attawapiskat
The new school year is still a month away, but the excitement is building in Attawapiskat. This year they'll finally be attending classes in a new, permanent school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school in Attawapiskat was condemned for toxic contamination.

Chelsea-Jane Edwards was one of the people who campaigned hard for the school.



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Grade 12 student devises alarm to save kids left in cars

Grade 12 student devises alarm to save kids left in cars
Every year, dozens of small children are forgotten in cars. Sometimes a parent remembers and rushes back to the car - but sometimes they don't get there in time to prevent the child suffering harm.

Seventeen-year-old Alissa Chavez has designed a car-seat alarm system to alert parents when they've left a child in the car. The system sounds an alarm on the car, on a key fob and on an app when the parent is 10 metres away from the car but there is still a child inside. 


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Friday: Iranian artist - Canada Council, BC stroke survivor, CRA: Oxfam, and more...

Friday: Iranian artist - Canada Council, BC stroke survivor, CRA: Oxfam, and more...
An Iranian's Canada-Council-funded project is still slated to be destroyed because of an import ban on products from Iran...after suffering a stroke that paralyzed much of his body, as B.C. man survives in his bathroom for a week by drinking water from his toilet...and The Canada Revenue Agency threatens to strip Oxfam of its status over its mission statement, taking issue with its claim that it aimed to "prevent" poverty.

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Preventing poverty not a charitable tax goal, CRA tells Oxfam

Preventing poverty not a charitable tax goal, CRA tells Oxfam
The Canadian Revenue Agency has told the international development agency Oxfam Canada that it cannot include "preventing poverty" as part of its mandate if it wants to keep its charitable status.




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BC man trapped in bathroom for seven days after stroke

BC man trapped in bathroom for seven days after stroke
Steve Adsley never thought it would happen to him. The 62-year-old man suffered a stroke that left most of his body paralysed and trapped in his bathroom -- for seven days. He knew that he was going to need water, so he got creative.

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Acetaminophen is no better than a placebo for lower back pain: study

Acetaminophen is no better than a placebo for lower back pain: study

Your back is killing you. So you pop a couple of Tylenol. Just what the doctor ordered, right? Well, a new Australian study published in The Lancet this week suggests that it may not be what physicians should be prescribing for lower back pain.

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Thursday: Yatim report, Northern Ireland appointment shootings, fart machine update, and more...

Thursday: Yatim report, Northern Ireland appointment shootings, fart machine update, and more...
A former Supreme Court judge files his report on how Toronto police might prevent another death like Sammy Yatim's, the man who was shot multiple times by police on a streetcar last summer...Police in Northern Ireland investigate another apparent "appointment punishment", where someone is told to show up at a prescribed place and time -- and then shot...and the British man who mounted a machine in Dover to fart at France reports it was heard loud and clear in Calais.

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A NL couple film a beautiful iceberg as they cruise past it on their boat. You can guess what happened next.

A NL couple film a beautiful iceberg as they cruise past it on their boat. You can guess what happened next.
A leisurely boat ride on the water this week turned into a terrifying moment for a couple from central Newfoundland. They had been captivated by an enormous, beautiful arched iceberg and went in for a closer look. But then, as can dangerously happen, the huge icy beast collapsed.

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An Iranian artist has just days to save her artwork from being destroyed by Canadian customs

An Iranian artist has just days to save her artwork from being destroyed by Canadian customs
Iranian artist and Canadian permanent resident, Sadaf Foroughi, has spent the last two years trying to build an authentic shahre farang, essentially a traditional Iranian peep box. It's part of a project funded by the Canada Council for the Arts. After Ms Foroughi went to Iran to help build the box, that's when things got complicated.

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