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1. Quels pays célèbrent Noël et quand le font-ils?

Plan panoramique du marché, avec ses stands, ses manèges et ses lumières.Un marché de Noël, à Francfort, en Allemagne. Photo : Getty Images / Thomas Lohnes

La grande majorité des pays soulignent la fête de Noël. Ce sont généralement ceux qui ont une présence chrétienne importante, mais pas nécessairement majoritaire. Toutefois, cette fête n’a pas lieu partout en même temps, en raison des schismes intervenus au sein de la chrétienté.

Par Bernard Barbeau

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2. Au Yémen, mourir d’une maladie chronique, faute de soins

Une femme est branchée à l'équipement de dialyse.Une patiente reçoit un traitement de dialyse dans un hôpital de Sanaa, au Yémen, le 1er avril 2018. Selon la Croix-Rouge, environ 4000 Yéménites atteints d’insuffisance rénale risquent de mourir si les centres de dialyse encore fonctionnels au pays ne reçoivent pas plus d’équipement et si le personnel médical n’est pas payé. Photo : Getty Images / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

Il y a bien sûr les tirs et les bombes. Il y a aussi les conséquences secondaires de la guerre, comme l’effondrement du système de santé. Voici le témoignage d’un responsable de Médecins sans frontière qui revient du Yémen.

Par Danielle Beaudoin

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3. Des virus espionnent des bactéries pour savoir quand passer à l’attaque

Représentation en trois dimensions d'un virus bactériophage.Un virus bactériophage Photo : iStock / extender01

Pour la première fois, des chercheurs ont montré que des virus sont capables d’écouter les messages de leurs proies afin de frapper au moment le plus opportun. Cette découverte pourrait être exploitée pour s’attaquer à certaines bactéries dangereuses.

Par Renaud Manuguerra-Gagné

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4. Acheter durant les soldes d’après Noël, est-ce vraiment une bonne affaire?

Imposante file devant le Best Buy pour profiter des soldes d’Après-Noël.Environ 2,5 millions de Québécois prévoient profiter des soldes d’après Noël cette année. Photo : Radio-Canada / Camille Simard

Le 26 décembre, les consommateurs sont de plus en plus nombreux à se ruer dans les commerces ou en ligne afin de profiter des ventes d’après Noël qu’offrent la plupart des détaillants. Mais épargnent-ils vraiment?

Par Joëlle Girard

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5. Des chats vikings révèlent que nos félins de salon sont de plus en plus grands

Un chat se fait caresser sur le dessus de la tête.Le chat domestique vit en compagnie des humains depuis au moins 9500 ans. Photo : iStock

Les chats ont une place assez unique parmi les animaux qui côtoient les humains. Rois des salons et des réseaux sociaux, ils semblent aussi évoluer à l’inverse d’autres espèces domestiquées en devenant de plus en plus imposants.

Par Renaud Manuguerra-Gagné

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6. L’avez-vous vu? Bienvenue au Parc pléistocène, et créer des personnes qui n’existent pas

Représentation artistique de mammouths.Représentation artistique de mammouths. Photo : iStock / Aunt_Spray

Le projet de parc d’animaux disparus, tel le mammouth, avance en Russie, et grâce à des algorithmes d’apprentissage automatique, des scientifiques créent les portraits plus que réalistes de gens qui n’existent pas. Voici quelques nouvelles que vous auriez pu manquer dans les derniers jours.

Par Alain Labelle

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Bonne lecture et Joyeuses Fêtes!

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City committee votes to name Sandy Hill Park after Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook

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OTTAWA — Ottawa city councillors have voted to rename a Sandy Hill park after celebrated Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook.

The community and protective services committee approved a recommendation to rename the park at 240 Somerset Street East the “Annie Pootoogook Park.”

Pootoogook was an award-winning artist who lived in Ottawa. She died in 2016 at the age of 47 when she fell into the Rideau River. Ottawa police investigated her death, but it was ruled non-suspicious.

Stephanie Plante submitted an application to the city to commemorate Pootoogook by renaming the park after her.

Plante says she met with Veldon Coburn, the adoptive father of Pootoogook’s eight-year-old daughter, and reached out to Pootoogook’s brother in Nunavut to discuss the idea.

“Women matter, the arts matter, and most importantly Inuit people matter,” Plante told the committee.

“As of today, it’s quite possible an entirely new generation will write Annie Pootoogook Park on birthday party invitations, t-ball sign ups, dog park meet ups, soccer registration forms, summer camp locations.”

Alexandra Badzak, director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, told the community and protective services committee the arts community supports honouring Pootoogook.

“Those of us in the arts in Ottawa, across Canada and internationally know of the importance of Annie Pootoogook’s work,” said Badzak. “Who’s pen and pencil crayon drawings drew upon the legacy of her famous artistic family.”

The head of the National Gallery of Canada said Pootoogook’s artistic legacy is remembered across Canada.

“There’s absolutely no question that Annie Pootoogook is deserving of having Sandy Hill Park named in her honour,” Sasha Suda told the committee Thursday morning.

“She was an unbelievably bright light. Despite the briefness of her career, she leaves an incredibly strong legacy through her art work and in the ways that she changed the art world.”

Coun. Mathieu Fleury told the committee plans are in the works to set up an exhibit space in the Sandy Hill Community Centre to highlight Pootoogook’s work. The city is also working to set up programming for Inuit and artists in the park.

Council will vote on the proposal next week.

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City aces legal dispute over Kanata golf club

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An Ontario court judge has upheld a 40-year-old agreement that says the Kanata Lakes Golf and Country Club must remain open space and not be redeveloped into a housing community.

The decision is a big win for the city, Kanata North Coun. Jenna Sudds and her constituents, who have spent two years trying to prevent property owner ClubLink from turning the course into a 1,500-home development with its partners Minto Communities and Richcraft Homes.

Sudds, who said she burst into tears over Friday’s decision, called it “terrific news” for the community. As many as 500 homes back onto the course and more than 1,000 households use the grounds for recreation, she said.

“The green space, the golf course itself, which really is right in the middle of our community here, is used by the community quite frequently,” said Sudds, who recently moved the neighbourhood. “I see people out all hours of the day throughout the winter. It’s amazing to see all the tracks snowshoeing and skiing and dog-walking.”

40-year-old agreement ‘valid’

ClubLink, which bought the 50-year-old course in 1997, announced in December 2018 that it planned to redevelop part of the property.

Local residents, along with the newly elected councillor and the city’s own legal department, argued that the development shouldn’t go ahead due to a 1981 legal agreement between then City of Kanata and the developer. That agreement called for 40 per cent of the area in Kanata Lakes to be open space in perpetuity.

“The 1981 Agreement continues to be a valid and binding contract,” Ontario Superior Court Justice Marc Labrosse wrote in his 44-page decision.

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Ottawa residents remain pro-Trump Avenue

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It appears Donald Trump still has a home in Canada’s capital, even if he has departed Washington, D.C.

Earlier this year, residents on Trump Avenue, in Ottawa’s Central Park neighbourhood, put the possibility of changing the name of their street to a vote following the former president’s tumultuous time in office.

The neighbourhood has several streets named after icons of New York City and Trump was a famous real estate mogul before he was elected.

In order to change the name of a street, the city requires 50 per cent plus one of all households on that street to be in favour.

There are 62 houses on Trump Avenue, meaning at least 32 households would have had to vote to change the name.

The city councillor for the area, Riley Brockington, said Wednesday that 42 households voted and the neighbourhood was divided, 21 to 21. 

Without the required margin to enact the change, Brockington says the matter will not proceed any further. 

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