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Episode date 7 December 2012
Interviews and reports
Almost a million Canadians a month turn to food banks to be able to eat
With the holiday season approaching, Canada's food banks are calling on Canadians to put the food banks on their holiday gift list.

Food Banks Canada, a national organisation which represents the food bank community, made the appeal this week. It noted that 900,000 Canadians had turned to food banks each month this year.

It added that since 2008 the number of people using food banks has risen 31 per cent.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Katharine Schmidt, the Executive Director of Food Banks Canada.
Eye on the Arctic – Training northerners for the mining economy
Photo: Sean Kilpatrick, The Canadian Press
Mining has becoming one of the most important industries in Canada’s remote northern territories. But often, the local population is unable to take advantage of some of the specialized jobs that become available.

But in Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, a new underground mining course will be offered  starting January 2013 to try to change this.

Michelle Buchan, manager of Inuit employment and training at the Kitikmeot Inuit Association in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, says a course like this is important to the development of the region.
Canadian Food Forecast for 2013 – Stock up and shop better!
Several food items expected to cost more in 2013
When it comes to Canadian food prices there’s good news and bad, and an astounding statistic!  According to researchers at the University of Guelph “people in Canadian households will WASTE almost half of the food they purchase.”  It’s a shocking finding when we hear at the same time, that more and more Canadians are resorting to food banks to provide food for their families.

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Canada will collect biometrics of visitors, students, business people from 30 countries
Citizenship Immigration Canada
Starting in 2013 students, visitors, and businesspeople will need to provide their biometrics to come to Canada if they are from a list of 29 countries and one territory. [...]
Cape Breton Island and the Great Bear Rainforest destinations for 2013, according to National Geographic
AP Photo/Glenn Adams
Canada’s east and west coast are must-see’s according to the National Geographic’s travel editors. [...]
Saskatchewan time capsule
(Stefani Langenegger/CBC)
A time capsule has been placed in the wall of the Saskatchewan legislature this week. It was put into the same location where another time capsule dating from 1909 had been removed last year to mark the centennial of the legislature. [...]
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