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2009-05-27 13:09:07

Canada's governor ate a piece of a raw seal's heart after it was slaughtered during her official Arctic trip to show solidarity with embattled Inuit seal hunters. Many Inuit people gathered for a feast in Rankin Inlet in Nunavut, which was the first stop on Governor General Michaelle Jean's trip this week to different remote northern communities as Canada's head of state and representative of Queen Elizabeth II. Jean stood over the carcass of a freshly slaughtered seal and used a traditional...

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2009-02-13 08:05:00

Canadian Governor General Michaelle Jean's geography lesson for Ottawa school children was highlighted by her mistakenly naming a mountain range. The British queen's representative was hosting the lesson at her official residence Thursday, one year to the day before the Olympic Winter Games begin in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. Pointing to a projected map of the province, Jean referred to the mountain range nearest Vancouver as the Rocky Mountains. In the televised event, newly...

2008-08-25 12:00:37

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, announced today the awarding of four Stars of Courage and 49 Medals of Bravery. The recipients will be invited to receive their decorations at a ceremony to be held at Rideau Hall at a later date. On the recommendation of the Canadian Decorations Advisory Committee (Bravery), the Governor General has awarded Decorations for Bravery to the following recipients: (list available at the following address:...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.