Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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Episode date 30 July 2012
Interviews and reports
London opening ceremonies evoke memories of Vancouver/Whistler
AP Photo/Matt Dunham
As opening ceremonies go, this was the bomb.

The London2012 Summer Olympics cranked up the historical rear-view mirror to shine a light on the events, people, places and things that have come to symbolize what it means to be British.
Canada's asbestos policy shameful, say epidemiologists
(Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press)
A joint committee of epidemiologist societies around the world is calling for a global ban on the mining, use and export of all forms of asbestos. Its statement has been endorsed by more than 150 Canadian and international public health, civil society organizations and individual scientists from twenty countries.

This comes at a time when the Canadian province of Quebec has approved a $58 million loan to reopen and expand the only asbestos mine left in Canada. The scientists call Canada’s policy on asbestos shameful. RCI’s Lynn Desjardins found out more.
The Summer of 2012 – Strange Weather!
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Robinson
Drought in the east, rain in the west and tornados in between!

This summer of 2012 is a challenging one for farmers and gardeners in eastern Canada where drought-like conditions are causing problems.

David Phillips, Senior Climatologist at Environment Canada, said “that double whammy of too warm, too dry for too long has left farmers and growers in dire straits.”  The only good news says Phillips is that the mosquitoes aren’t too bad this year.

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