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Editor’s Notes

Multiculturalism has seeds that
may disrupt the Canada we know

This brings to mind a running joke at home. Canadians of various ethnic backgrounds who assimilated as Canadians and enriched our culture — and here I include the French Canadians — have, because of the substantial Chinese population referred to Vancouver as Hong Couver. A Chinese student to Canada told me recently that on a visit to Vancouver she felt as if she was back home. She said she had to go to Victoria to get a real sense of Canada. — 519 words,

 Wisdom in the Court
of Judge Harold Wright

More Judge Wright expounding on natural law — 114 words.

Romance and revolution:
The future is no longer orange

If you joined or even just watched the revolutions in eastern Europe in 1989-91, life may have started to look pretty dull soon afterwards. The prospect of recapturing the heady spirit of those days a decade or so later was bound to seem tempting — but trying to relive your youth can be as disappointing in politics as it is in romance. — 632 words

German energy giant, Wintershall
intends to deepen ties with Russia

Wintershall to invest €3.5 billion in ventures with Gazprom

Defending Russia as a reliable and essential energy partner for Europe, the German energy company Wintershall said Friday that it would invest more than €3.5 billion over the next three years, most of it earmarked for its joint venture deals with Gazprom, the state-owned Russian gas giant. — 561 words.

U.S., Azerbaijan sign
deal on energy

WASHINGTON Reuters — The United States and Azerbaijan signed an agreement Thursday to cooperate closely on energy issues, with a focus on building new gas export pipelines amid rising competition from Russia. — 137 words.

Kosovo is Europe's
approaching train wreck

In 1999, following the conclusion of NATO's war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1244, which established the political conditions for ultimately resolving the status of the province of Kosovo. Even though the war had been fought to protect the people of Kosovo, 1244 decreed that Kosovo would not be granted independence. "The sovereignty and territorial integrity" of Yugoslavia (now Serbia) were to be protected, while Kosovo was to be granted "substantial autonomy and meaningful self-administration." — 641 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Don’t worry, Jack, it’s just some rookie named Babe. 

Jack Graney of St. Thomas, Ont,. was the first baseball player to get a hit off Babe Ruth in the major leagues.  Ruth started his career as a pitcher.  As for Graney, he played 14 seasons and then became the first ex-ballplayer to broadcast a game on radio.

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

Harold Wright, True North's  Doctor of Punology, says,“When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.”

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