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Episode date 26 August 2012
Polar bear dens found in remote area of Manitoba an exciting discovery, official says
A polar bear mother and her two cubs huddle in Wapusk National Park on the shore of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Manitoba (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Jonathan Hayward)
Manitoba conservation officers were doing “some caribou work” along the Hudson Bay coast near the Ontario boundary, when they found a large number of polar bear dens.

Gilda Salomone spoke with Daryll Hedman, Regional Wildlife Manager of the Manitoba Conservation.
Hong Kong Milk Tea King from Toronto
It’s described as “bold and complex, but buttery and smooth.” That’s a cup of milk tea, or kam cha as it’s known, at the Marathon Donuts & Coffee shop in north east Toronto. And now it’s the best in the world.

The contestants went from Melbourne, Australia, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Toronto last weekend to the third annual competition in Hong Kong. Harvey Lin, the Tawianese-Canadian, who’d never even tasted milk tea until he came to Canada, emerged the winner. He was chosen from among more than 350 competitors, some of them master with many more years experience.

To find out more about this international honour, Carmel Kilkenny spoke with Harvey Lin on the line from the Marathon Donuts & Coffee Shop.

Politics Today August 26, 2012

On this edition of "Politics Today" RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda talks about the election campaign in Canada's predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec. Election day is only nine days away, but it's still not clear who will win. The ruling Liberal Pary of Premier Jean Charest is trying to stay in power. The separatist Parti Quebecois with leader Pauline Marois is trying to get back into power. A new party the Coalition pour l'avenir du Québec, led by Francois Legualt is getting surprising support for a party only formed last year. And then there's the left-of-centre Québec Solidaire led by Amir Khadir and Francoise David.

Wojtek also talks about the remarkable outpouring of emotions one year after the death of politician Jack Layton. Last year he led the New Democratic Party to its most successful showing in Canadian political history as it became the Official Opposition. But it is more his last words of hope and optimism for the future that many Canadians now remember.
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