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Episode date 24 December 2012
Interviews and reports
Calgary company transforms exquisite Canadian fibre quiviuk into luxury clothing
Photo: Jacques Cartier Clothier
The Canadian Arctic Muskox is not a particularly glamorous animal. Qiviuk, however, a fibre made of its inner down, is being used to create luxurious articles of clothing exported worldwide.

“It is softer, lighter, and warmer that the finest natural fiber known, which is cashmere”, says Fernando Alvarez, owner of Jacques Cartier Clothier (JCC), a Calgary-based company that exports quiviuk luxury garments to the United-States, Japan and Europe.
Food bank usage in Canada on the rise, in spite of economic recovery
Photo: CBC report
Canada is a rich, prosperous country, yet there are hundreds of thousands of people who rely on food banks every month.

“We see close to 900,000 Canadians walk through the food banks each and every month for some help for much needed food, to help themselves and their families. Fifty per cent are families, and in fact 38% of those that are helped are children”, says Katharine Schmidt, executive director of Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization which represents 1,943 community food banks across the country.

Since 2008, food bank usage has increased 31 per cent. “Over the last two years our numbers have stayed stubbornly high,” says Schmidt.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper lookalike dances "Gangnam Style"
Source: CBC's Royal Canadian Air Farce
Can you watch yet another parody on Psy’s viral hit Gangnam Style? If yes, then check out this video created by CBC’s satirical program Royal Canadian Air Farce for a New Year's Eve broadcast. [...]
Canadian pilots get plum job of escorting Santa Claus
Source: Canadian Forces
Four CF-18 pilots based in Quebec and Alberta will escort Santa Claus on Christmas Eve during his time in Canadian airspace. Maj. Benoit Bouchard, Capt. Vincent Landry, Lt.-Col. [...]
Mission Accomplished, So Far
(Image courtesy of NASA TV)
There was a welcome ceremony above the earth today. It began when the hatch opened to the International Space Station at 11:37 am ET. [...]
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