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"News is what (certain) people want to keep hidden. Everything else is just publicity."
— PBS journalist Bill Moyers.

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Carl Dow, True North, Station E, P.O. Box 4814, Ottawa ON Canada K1S 5H9.

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Editor’s Notes

Hugo is not as boring as he seems

True North is dedicated to bringing to the attention of our readers the people, the events, and the ideas that are shaping our world. 249 words.

Letter to the Editor-

More Peer Pleasure
in praise of True North

You can quote me on my happiness at finding your web site. It's good. Everyone else should know it's there. Your web site is factful. Innovative. There's nothing else like it. If I need information about something, I can find it there. Just hope people give you proper attribution.

Rosaleen Dickson

(Ed. Note— Rosaleen Dickson, has been publisher and editor of her own weekly newspaper, professor of journalism, author of two books and has an on-line advice column with an international circulation. More on this Wednesday.)


Harper’s slow-motion train wreck
picks up speed: Blame the Engineer

By Isaac Bickerstaff

Before the train entered the long dark tunnel of the parliamentary summer recess, its engineer, Firewall Stephen Harper, managed an unplanned acceleration of his electoral self-destruction. — 801 words.

Humour in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

Newfie has change of heart
takes money from Ottawa

Newf , a handsome dude, walked into a sports bar about 9:58 PM. He sat down at the bar next to a man who had Ottawa written all over him. Newf stared up at the TV — 161 words

From the Desk of Mike ‘The Hammer’ Garvin
The U.S. Senate wants better results!
‘The petroleum industry will also have to be regulated’

Average mileage for vehicles

When America coughs, Canada catches a cold! Most people know that. But have you heard that the U.S. Senate recently adopted a proposal that could very well change the auto industry forever? — 739 words.

U.S. history teachers seek evidence
of Japan's germ warfare against China

Standing before a stele on which hundreds of names are engraved to commemorate the victims of Japan''s germ warfare, Aaron De Groot was looking for traces of the atrocities committed on the Chinese people during World War II.  — 438 words.

Putin snow job in English
leaves rivals devastated,
wins Olympics for Russia

An impassioned speech by Vladimir Putin in Guatemala last week has been credited with Sochi becoming the first Russian city to host the Games after it won a three-way ballot to host the 2014 event. Russian president Putin led the presentation and stunned delegates at the IOC congress as he spoke to an audience in English for the first time. — 637 words.

Potential killer challenges medical science
as heart therapy strains efforts to limit costs

Photo Credit Ozier Muhammad/ The New York Times
Dr. Larry A. Chinitz, a specialist at the New York University Medical Center, performs atrial ablation.

The nation’s most common cardiac malfunction, once thought harmless but now seen as a potential killer, is testing the ability of regulators to keep up with medical treatments being carried out with scant evidence of long-term effectiveness. — 693 words.

From the Desk of Science Editor Geoffrey Dow
What's Inside: Red Bull
Meat Sugar, Caffeine, and Bile!

— 410 words.

Heads up: Dollar plunging!
Big event on for this week!

Last week, even as America's citizens celebrated our nation's independence, America's leaders ignored our nation's money: The U.S. dollar is falling! Again! But this time the dollar is falling — and foreign currencies are rising — with far broader consequences, — 914 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Canola is Canada’s top crop money earner  

Those bright yellow Western Canadian flowers seen from your airplane every summer belong to Canola. Since the 1970s, this upstart oilseed has become a dominant crop on the Prairies and in 1998 it earned more money for farmers than wheat, the King of Canada’s crops. In 1999 its value to the Canadian economy was $7 billion.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

A book for all seasons

Mark Kearney and Randy Ray, prolific writers of Canadian best sellers, have produced a perfect book for the beach blanket season. Entertaining and informative, it will make you feel good about being a Canadian.

To purchase the book:
Randy Ray
(613) 731-3873

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
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