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Protesters fight Highway 5 extension  OTTAWA—FOUR PROTESTERS, ACTING against a court order, have taken to the trees in Gatineau Park in an attempt to protest their removal and the expansion of Highway 5. An injunction was issued prohibiting people from efforts to obstruct the construction on Feb. 28.  The Gatineau Park Protection Committee, which is …

Rideau Canal to open this month  OTTAWA—THE RIDEAU CANAL is expected to be open for skating by mid-January for its 42nd season, according to National Capital Commission spokesperson Jasmine Leduc. Good skating ice depends on cold weather with no snow, and Leduc is hoping the past week’s mild weather will have little impact on the …

No, it shouldn’t go to some poor indie band every year TORONTO (CUP)—THERE WAS NO feeling of surprise and no feeling of upset on Sept. 19 when Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs won the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. No, there was a feeling of complacency—even though there were other albums that deserved it just as much, almost everyone who cared was gunning for this album, even …

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