One. Winnipeg, Canada. One hundred years after the birth of celebrated novelist Gabrielle Roy at 375 Deschambault Street in southeast Winnipeg, the 2and a half storey wood-frame house has been named a national historic site. She butterfly1wrote in French “Street of Riches” under the title ” Rue Deschambault”.

Two. “The Rick Mercer Report” took best-comedy honours at the Gemini Awards last weekend.

Three. Amir Pnueli,68 died on November  2, 2009 in New York. He was famous for his philosophy of  verifying the reliability of computers.

Four. Thousands of members lined up in the rain to elect Gursimran Kaur, 19, and her youth slate to manage one of the largest Sikh temples in North America. Her victory marks an important shift toward blending tradition with progressive ideas and recasting the Sikh image in B.C.

Five. Sarah Palin, aid in John Mc Cain campaign for the American President elections, and Oprah Winfrey are the two most popular talented populists in America today. Theirs was a talk-show marriage made in ratings heaven.

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