First.Congratulations, Calgary! Newly elected mayor Naheed Nenshi , 38- year-old Mount Royal University business professor, won the elections on Monday the 18th, whose campaign team seems at times both at ease and surprised by its come-from-behind victory. Calgary has transcended itself and will now be seen as a city of difference, a city that elected a man of Muslim faith, a “visible minority” for the mayor’s chair, is a beacon of light within the greater social context that gives many mixed messages about equality and tolerance.

ChimpanzeeSecond. Mere hours after becoming Dave Bronconnier’s replacement, mayor-elect Naheed Nenshi signaled he will follow the outgoing mayor’s trademark building spree with two major transportation projects-Airport tunnel and South-East LRT line.

Third. Jane Goodall,76, the primatologist, returned to Tanzania in July after 50 years of researching and supporting chimpanzees. Look at the photo of a chimpanzee to the left. “Wherever I go there are kids with shining eyes and projects to tell me about the places to show me where they’ve made a difference”, Jane Goodall.

Fourth. “Careless” collection of wireless data caused Internet search giant Google to unintentionally breach Canada’s privacy laws, the nation’s privacy watchdog said.

Fifth. Federal Health Minister Leona Agglukkaq has assured Canadians that this country’s public health agency is “ready and able” to respond to future emergencies, despite a highly critical internal government audit which identified a wide range of problems which exist at the agency.

“Calgary Herald”, Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

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