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I learned today from Bryan Gividen on Twitter (@BryanGivi) that ginormous has been used for the first time in a US federal judge’s written opinion, and for the first time in any US judicial opinion not quoting a party. 582 more words

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Frédéric Bérard: French Canada is more than just one province, and is more united than it's been in a long time

There’s a lot more to celebrate on Canada’s 150th birthday than gargantuan rubber ducks. That’s why the National Post asked some of Canada’s most interesting personalities and writers to tell us what they would rather celebrate about Canada on the sesquicentennial — that is, if the government actually gave a duck what they thought. 732 more words

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'It's not very fa-her to the ca-her': How the Canadian accent trips up actors

TORONTO — When Howie Mandel played a Boston doctor on the 1980s medical drama “St. Elsewhere” it wasn’t the medical jargon he struggled with — it was his Canadian accent. 863 more words


Today's letters: The bad side of the LRT is green space loss

The LRT is spoiling Ottawa’s green space, declares one letter writer. Another wonders about the sesquicentennial park idea.

Got opinions? Write to us at letters@ottawacitizen.com… 718 more words

Government And Politics

The Gargoyle: Tax breaks for those serving abroad ... and some culture notes

Want a $13,000 tax break? Attracted by a job involving travel and teamwork?

Soldiers headed to Latvia and other lower-risk missions will soon get the same tax break as those deployed to higher-risk missions, the federal Liberals have announced. 1,050 more words


Inside the Classroom: Students learn in alive and ancient language at Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School

Ukrainian culture and heritage play an important role in Saskatchewan’s past, present and future.

Saskatoon’s Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School, which allows students to learn in Ukrainian during parts of their school day, plays an important role in helping Ukrainian culture thrive. 81 more words

Local News

Seniors learn the language of ping pong

About a dozen seniors hit the outdoor ping pong table at Kiwanis Park Sunday to play table tennis and learn about language and getting around in Windsor. 116 more words

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