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Canadian Art: Painting of PM in the Nude Causes a Stir

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It takes political transparency to a whole new level. Canadians got an eyeful Friday as images of a painting depicting the prime minister in the nude went viral. The large oil on canvas, which Stephen Harper did not pose for, is by Kingston, Ont.,-based artist Margaret Sutherland. It shows the prime minister reclining on a chaise lounge wearing nothing but a subtle smile, surrounded by people in suits, whose faces can't be seen. A dog rests at his feet as a woman in business attire offers him what looks like a Tim Hortons cup on a silver platter. The piece appeared to draw out the art critic in many Canucks. STORY: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/baring-painting-prime-minister-nude-causes-stir-161037709.html VIDEO: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/canews-22424922/nude-harper-portrait-makes-a-stir-29342442.html

Canadians Make a Racket Over Mysterious "Windsor Hum"

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Unexplained Noise Spurs Diplomatic Fracas At Detroit Border; Americans Can't Hear It WINDSOR, Ontario—Last month, Bob Dechert, a senior aide to Canada's foreign minister, was dispatched to Detroit with an important diplomatic mission: To stop a highly annoying noise. The so-called Windsor hum, described as a low-frequency rumbling sound, has rattled windows and knocked objects off shelves in this border community just across the Detroit River from the Motor City. Locals have said it sounds like a large diesel truck idling, a loud boom box or the bass vocals of Barry White. Windsor residents have blamed the hum for causing illness, whipping dogs into frenzies, keeping cats housebound and sending goldfish to the surface in backyard ponds. Many have resorted to switching on their furnace fan all season to drown out the noise. Even weirder, Americans can't seem to hear it. Canadians find that suspicious—especially since their research suggests the hum is coming from the Yankees' side—and accuse U.S. officials of staying silent over the noise. "The government of Canada takes this issue seriously," Mr. Dechert said after his recent fact-finding trip, which included a visit to a heavily industrialized area on the American side of the river that some Canadian scientists believe is to blame for the hum. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303990604577370182557339816.html

Established in 2004, MooseFest Inc. has continued to grow and build partnerships within the...

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Established in 2004, MooseFest Inc. has continued to grow and build partnerships within the community. The goal of the festival has always been to provide activities for every age group and to attract visitors to our Wilderness City - Dryden, Ontario. MooseFest...."Dryden's Own Summer Festival". Engaged every year are enthusiastic community groups, organizations and individuals that emcompass a tremendous amount of community spirit. MooseFest was built by dedicated volunteers and businesses. By bringing together a variety of exciting events and growing with each year the festival brings excitement and buzz to the beginning of our City's summer each year. http://www.moosefest.ca/
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