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For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook...
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Kingston, Ontario has something to shout about. The city's official town crier, Chris Whyman, has taken the top spot at the World Town Crier Tournament in England. Whyman...
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