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Prairie Dog

The prairie dog is a highly gregarious, diurnal, terrestrial ground squirrel that lives in colonies or "towns."

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Grozny Falls

The Chechen rebels slipped into the snowy southern mountains, beating a retreat ahead of the Russian soldiers who last week reclaimed the smouldering ruins of the regional capital of Grozny. But not all of the rebels got out before their enemy's arrival.

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Young Offers Act Reform

This week, when Joe Wamback addresses the Commons committee reviewing proposed changes to the Young Offenders Act, he will tell the politicians about the horrific assault that almost killed his son last summer.

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Water Wars

They are an unlikely class of political provocateurs: the water entrepreneurs. In Vancouver, fast-talkers with dreams of getting in on the ground floor of a 21st-century boom once touted their plans for taking pure British Columbia mountain water in tankers to California. Shut down by a B.C.

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Matt Cohen (Obituary)

In his final months, Matt Cohen embraced as many extremes as one of the beleaguered, life-loving characters in his own novels. Diagnosed last spring with lung cancer, he kept on writing, and last month won the prestigious $10,000 Governor General's Award for his novel Elizabeth and After.

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Human Smugglers

"Eightball" pulls back his long black hair, adjusts his balaclava and peers across the St. Lawrence River through his night-vision binoculars.

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Camille Couture

Camille Couture. Violinist, teacher, violin maker, (b Loretteville, near Quebec City, 23 Feb 1876, d Montreal 27 Jun 1961). He first studied violin for seven years with Jean Duquette in Montreal.

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Bal chez Boulé

'Bal chez Boulé'. The text of this chanson en laisse (a type of French ballad or epic song) appears for the first time in the supplement to the Chansonnier des Collèges (1851).

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Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre The original Grand Opera House opened amid a strong amateur and professional theatrical tradition on 8 Sept 1881 in the upper floors of the Masonic Temple at London, Ont. At its peak in the 1890s, the 2070-seat Grand was host to 100 companies and 300 performances annually.

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Camerata

Camerata (on tour, known as Camerata Canada). Chamber ensemble formed in Toronto in 1972 by the pianists Elyakim Taussig and Kathryn Root, the flutist Suzanne Shulman, the clarinetist James Campbell, the cellist Coenraad Bloemendal, the violinist Adele Armin, and the violist Paul Armin.

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Dale Bartlett

Dale Bartlett, pianist, teacher, accompanist (born 10 August 1936 in Lethbridge, AB; died 20 December 2013 in Montréal, QC); ARAM 1983; honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1984. He studied 1941-53 in his native city with Margaret Stevens and later with Beatrice Foster. During these years he received the silver medal of the RCMT eight times in succession.

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James Dyer

James (Edwin) Dyer. Violin and viola maker, b Norfolk County, Ont, ca 1897, d Toronto? ca 1960. His interest in violins began at about 12 on receipt of an old and stringless instrument from a neighbour.

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Lydia Boucher

Lydia (Sister Marie-Thérèse) Boucher. Teacher, composer, b St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, near Montreal, 28 Feb 1890, d Montreal 5 Mar 1971; lauréat (AMQ) 1914, diplôme académique (AMQ) 1916, B MUS (Montreal) 1931. She joined the Soeurs de Ste-Anne in 1907 and took her vows in 1909.

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Endangered Species Protection

Grant Fahlman, 51, has lived his whole life on the farm 25 km southeast of Regina where his family settled when they came from Russia in 1889, and this year was the first in his memory that no burrowing owls raised their broods in his pasture.