November 25, 2009

From Calgary...A series of incidents involving anti-semitic vandalism has shaken Calgary's Jewish community. A local Jewish leader looks for answers; from Antigonish...a couple of smalltown activists who are critical of the Olympics accuse the Mounties of heavy-handed intimidation when the try to protest the torch run coming through their community. The RCMP call them on an unlisted phone number and discuss protest meetings that no one knew police attended; from Victoria & Regina...a former Canadian DJ on the British pirate radio ship Caroline critiques the new movie "Pirate Radio" and reminisces about the good old days; from St. John's...a Newfoundland couple complain of a gross injustice that saw the government take away their kids - and it was done on the basis an unfounded criminal charge; from Spruce Grove & Leduc, Alta...in an act of unspeakable bravery, a couple of oil sands workers dive into a burning truck of jet fuel to rescue the trapped driver inside; from Ottawa...a local couple are celebrated by their community with a retirement party after serving 12-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week at their combined corner store and Lebanese restaurant; from Toronto...local transit users complain as the TTC clamps down on the supply of transit tokens in advance of a big fare hike and from Winnipeg...is this Miami Beach, or what? The warmest late November temperatures in more than a century drives Winnipeggers out on to the golf course.

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