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Episode date 16 November 2012
Interviews and reports
Eye on the Arctic – The art legacy in Canada’s North
Photo: Eilís Quinn
When people think of Inuit Art in Canada, it’s usually the famous artistic communities in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut that come to mind.

Cape Dorset, Nunavut is known worldwide for its print collection. Pangnirtung, Nunavut is known for its weavers.

Though several Arctic Canadian communities had active art programs, many of them have petered out over time.  But experts say the remaining works still play an important role in our understanding of Canadian art and Arctic culture.
Nova Scotia doctors want ban on sale of energy drinks to teens
A group of doctors in Nova Scotia is calling on an age restriction for caffeinated energy drinks.  They recommend that drinks such as Red Bull and Guru not be sold to anyone under the age of 19.

Energy drinks have been tied to dozens of adverse reactions in Canada. Last September, a Korean student at Cape Breton University, in Nova Scotia, blamed his violent outburst at a cafeteria on drinking too many Red Bulls. A psychiatric report showed that he had “caffeine intoxication”.

In the United States, 13 deaths possibly linked a product marketed as 5-Hour Energy are currently under investigation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The U.S. agency has also received reports that cited the highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack.
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PEI Fisherman on the cover of Beijing newspaper
Photo courtesy of CBC
How did the bearded-fisherman from Prince Edward Island make it to the front page of one of Beijing’s newspapers? It began when he agreed to go on a trade mission. [...]
Tighter controls sought on energy drinks
A group of doctors in the province of Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast, are asking for a ban on the sale of “energy drinks’ to anyone under the age of 19. [...]
Movembers not amused by CBC article on the dangers of growing a moustache
A CBC article titled “Movember moustaches may hold hazards� has drawn the indignation of many Canadians who are taking part in the Movember campaign. [...]
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