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Folk on the Rocks seeks 50 more volunteers before Friday

It takes hundreds of volunteers to put on the summer concerts. "Seven hours gets you a free day pass and 13 hours gets you the full weekend pass," says Maud Robinson Spence, the festival's volunteer co-ordinator.

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    Rachel Notley follows in Alison Redford's footsteps with Quebec talks CBC - Tue, 14 Jul, 2015

    Alberta premier Rachel Notley seems confident that she will be able to convince her Quebec counterpart to endorse a new pipeline across the country, just as her predecessor … More »Rachel Notley follows in Alison Redford's footsteps with Quebec talks

    Rachel Notley follows in Alison Redford's footsteps with Quebec talks

    Alberta premier Rachel Notley seems confident that she will be able to convince her Quebec counterpart to endorse a new pipeline across the country, just as her predecessor Alison Redford was able to do three years ago. Notley held a special meeting with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard in advance of a meeting of all …

  • Dania Ramirez in 'Devious Maids' -- Lifetime
    Dania Ramirez Talks 'Devious Maids' Access Hollywood - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    Poor Rosie! Dania Ramirez's darling "Devious Maids" character has a big decision to make on her Lifetime drama – Spence or Ernesto. The newly-married-to-Spence (Grant … More »Dania Ramirez Talks 'Devious Maids'

    Dania Ramirez in 'Devious Maids' -- Lifetime

    Poor Rosie! Dania Ramirez's darling "Devious Maids" character has a big decision to make on her Lifetime drama – Spence or Ernesto. The newly-married-to-Spence (Grant Show) Rosie recently found out her late husband Ernesto (Cristian de la Fuente) isn't dead at all. Dania's character is facing not just a decision of the …

  • Dania Ramirez in 'Devious Maids' -- Lifetime
    Dania Talks 'Devious Maids' Access Hollywood - Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

    Poor Rosie! Dania Ramirez's darling "Devious Maids" character has a big decision to make on her Lifetime drama – Spence or Ernesto. The newly-married-to-Spence (Grant … More »Dania Talks 'Devious Maids'

    Dania Ramirez in 'Devious Maids' -- Lifetime

    Poor Rosie! Dania Ramirez's darling "Devious Maids" character has a big decision to make on her Lifetime drama – Spence or Ernesto. The newly-married-to-Spence (Grant Show) Rosie recently found out her late husband Ernesto (Cristian de la Fuente) isn't dead at all. Dania's character is facing not just a decision of the …

  • Islamic Jihad leader, Khader Adnan is hugged by his daughter upon his release from an Israeli jail, in the West Bank village of Arabeh near Jenin
    Israel frees Palestinian hunger striker from jail Reuters - Sun, 12 Jul, 2015

    Israel on Sunday released an Islamic Jihad leader, Khader Adnan, from jail following a deal last month in which he agreed to end a 56-day hunger strike, Islamic Jihad … More »Israel frees Palestinian hunger striker from jail

    Islamic Jihad leader, Khader Adnan is hugged by his daughter upon his release from an Israeli jail, in the West Bank village of Arabeh near Jenin

    Israel on Sunday released an Islamic Jihad leader, Khader Adnan, from jail following a deal last month in which he agreed to end a 56-day hunger strike, Islamic Jihad sources in the West Bank said. Adnan's strike had galvanized Palestinians behind a "battle of empty stomachs" against Israeli detentions without trial and …

  • West End stabbing a 'very brutal attack,' Winnipeg police say
    West End stabbing a 'very brutal attack,' Winnipeg police say CBC - Sat, 11 Jul, 2015

    A 23-year-old woman was stabbed between five and eight times and sent to hospital in critical condition after a fight turned bloody in Winnipeg's West End Friday. The … More »West End stabbing a 'very brutal attack,' Winnipeg police say

    West End stabbing a 'very brutal attack,' Winnipeg police say

    A 23-year-old woman was stabbed between five and eight times and sent to hospital in critical condition after a fight turned bloody in Winnipeg's West End Friday. The woman encountered another woman and a man in the area of Sargent Avenue and Spence Street at about 4:10 p.m. Police said the two women got into a fight, …

  • Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved
    Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved CBC - Sat, 11 Jul, 2015

    The Mohawks of Kanesatake will on Saturday mark 25 years since the start of the standoff that became known as the Oka Crisis on the very spot where a botched police raidtriggered … More »Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved

    Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved

    The Mohawks of Kanesatake will on Saturday mark 25 years since the start of the standoff that became known as the Oka Crisis on the very spot where a botched police raidtriggered those events on July 11, 1990. Marcel Lemay of the Quebec provincial police was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire between a Sûreté du …

  • Mark McDiarmid sues Whitehorse Star over trial coverage
    Mark McDiarmid sentencing hearing moved to Whitehorse CBC - Thu, 9 Jul, 2015

    The sentencing of Mark McDiarmid, which was to be held next week in Dawson City, Yukon, has been moved to Whitehorse over security concerns. McDiarmid was found not … More »Mark McDiarmid sentencing hearing moved to Whitehorse

    Mark McDiarmid sues Whitehorse Star over trial coverage

    The sentencing of Mark McDiarmid, which was to be held next week in Dawson City, Yukon, has been moved to Whitehorse over security concerns. McDiarmid was found not guilty on two charges of attempted murder. Over the past couple of weeks he has been asking for his sentencing to be adjourned.

  • Jody Wilson-Raybould, the B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations speaks to media in Ottawa on Monday, January 23, 2012. It was while she was sitting across the table from a wall of top federal ministers - including the prime minister - that the idea of running for office was born in Jody Wilson-Raybould's mind. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
    Idle No More talks influenced former chief's decision to run for Liberals The Canadian Press - Thu, 9 Jul, 2015

    It was while she was sitting across the table from a wall of top federal ministers — including the prime minister — that the idea of running for office was born in Jody … More »Idle No More talks influenced former chief's decision to run for Liberals

    Jody Wilson-Raybould, the B.C. regional chief for the Assembly of First Nations speaks to media in Ottawa on Monday, January 23, 2012. It was while she was sitting across the table from a wall of top federal ministers - including the prime minister - that the idea of running for office was born in Jody Wilson-Raybould's mind. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

    It was while she was sitting across the table from a wall of top federal ministers — including the prime minister — that the idea of running for office was born in Jody Wilson-Raybould's mind. On Jan. 11, 2013, the Idle No More movement was at its pinnacle. Inside Ottawa's Langevin Block, then B.C. regional chief Wilson-Raybould …

  • First Nations and Metis people could become force in next Federal election, says analyst CBC - Wed, 8 Jul, 2015

    According to a long-time observer of Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis politics, aboriginal people in Saskatchewan could become a serious political force in this year's … More »First Nations and Metis people could become force in next Federal election, says analyst

    According to a long-time observer of Saskatchewan First Nations and Metis politics, aboriginal people in Saskatchewan could become a serious political force in this year's federal election. John Lagimodiere, editor of Eagle Feather News, has been watching coverage of this week's Assembly of First Nations (AFN) meetings …

  • Canadian soldier Patrick Cloutier and Saskatchewan Native Brad Laroque alias "Freddy Kruger" come face to face in a tense standoff at the Kahnesatake reserve in Oka, Que., Saturday September 1, 1990. It was a crisis that grabbed international headlines, with armed Mohawks and Canadian soldiers involved in a lengthy standoff that often appeared on the verge of exploding into full-blown combat. Twenty-five years on, the legacy of the Oka Crisis for many of those who experienced the tension west of Montreal is a greater awareness of native issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Shaney Komulainen
    1990 Oka Crisis: events inspired native movements around the world The Canadian Press - Tue, 7 Jul, 2015

    Twenty-five years on, the legacy of the Oka Crisis for many of those who experienced the tension west of Montreal is a greater awareness of native issues. Native activists, … More »1990 Oka Crisis: events inspired native movements around the world

    Canadian soldier Patrick Cloutier and Saskatchewan Native Brad Laroque alias "Freddy Kruger" come face to face in a tense standoff at the Kahnesatake reserve in Oka, Que., Saturday September 1, 1990. It was a crisis that grabbed international headlines, with armed Mohawks and Canadian soldiers involved in a lengthy standoff that often appeared on the verge of exploding into full-blown combat. Twenty-five years on, the legacy of the Oka Crisis for many of those who experienced the tension west of Montreal is a greater awareness of native issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Shaney Komulainen

    Twenty-five years on, the legacy of the Oka Crisis for many of those who experienced the tension west of Montreal is a greater awareness of native issues. Native activists, artists and professors say while it’s difficult to draw direct links, the Oka uprising in 1990 inspired First Nations movements across the country …

  • It's been a weird week with a mid-week break for some of us and some seriously hot weather sticking to the city.

  • How Canada is perceived around the world

    Canadians are often curious about how others see them, so, for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. For Slovenians, Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag. It's …

  • FILE - In this May 6, 2012 file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, an Islamic Jihad spokesman who went on a 66-day hunger strike while he was imprisoned in an Israeli jail, speaks during a television interview in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday, June 23, 2015, that Adnan, 36, who has been on a hunger strike for 48 days, faces an "immediate risk" of death and urged Israel to allow his family to visit him in line with international conventions. It's the second marathon hunger strike for Adnan who has been held by Israel without charges for almost a year. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    A Palestinian held by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday. Meanwhile, in the West Bank, a Palestinian woman stabbed a female Israeli paramilitary police officer in the neck and seriously injured …

  • Winnipeggers brave rain for All Nations Medicine Walk in West End

    Craig Settee, the organizer of the walk, said he hoped the event would help spread positive action through the inner-city community. "There's a lot of ... negative misconceptions and negative stereotypes that are shown of the inner-city, so we're just doing something positive, showing that there's a lot of good people …

  • Does Pride need to get more political about LGBT rights?

    While Pride has its roots in protest, some early gay and lesbian activists worry whether Pride Toronto has lost too much of its political side, becoming overwhelmingly a celebration.

 
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