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Mamaweyatitan more than a name

The North Central shared facility now known as the Mamaweyatitan Centre, is not only the first of it’s kind in Canada, but it is also one of the first municipal buildings to bear an indigenous name. 628 more words

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Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres gearing up for spring events

Gearing up for its 15th consecutive year, The Calgary Maple Festival des Sucres is planning an expanded list of events this spring.

The French Canadian Association of Alberta has entered into a three-year partnership with Heritage Park Historical Village for its larger, more diverse venue, allowing for expanded entertainment for all ages. 345 more words

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Angry anglos file complaints against Trudeau for French only answers in Quebec

Formal complaints have been filed against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with the Commissioner of Official Languages for refusing to speak English to a Quebec anglophone Tuesday in Sherbrooke. 942 more words


Baboons grunt, yack and wa-hoo — so early human ancestors probably did the same thing, scientists believe

PARIS — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as much as 25 million years. 383 more words


Bilingual Canadians more likely to value linguistic duality

A survey shows bilingual Canadians value the importance of Canada’s two official languages much more highly than those who only speak one language.

That is one of the most striking findings of the poll conducted last spring for the federal Heritage department by Montreal-based Ad hoc Research, said Jack Jedwab, head of the Association for Canadian Studies. 718 more words

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Francophone Quebecers less enthused by Canada's 150th: poll

A poll conducted for the federal government suggests French-speaking Quebecers are lukewarm about celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

Only 45.5 per cent of francophone respondents said they were looking forward to celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, compared with 91.4 per cent of Quebec anglophones and 86.4 per cent of Quebecers whose first language is neither French nor English. 354 more words

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The lexis of our language is like a coral reef, full of wonders rich and strange. And, as with coral reefs, one of the threats to its diversity is bleaching. 555 more words

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