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Episode date 24 January 2013
Interviews and reports
The origins of the English language
(U of T)
Well over 1200 years ago, the roots of the English language were formed.  It’s now called “Old English” but it was the language of the Anglo-Saxons, prior to the Norman-French invasion.

In a massive and auspicious effort, scholars have been combing through ancient documents to catalogue and define the language towards creating a massive record of the Dictionary of Old English (DOE).

When finished, the DOE will round out the record of the English language along with the completed Middle English Dictionary, and the current Oxford English Dictionary which brings
English up to the present.
First Nations and opposition parties call for action, as Chief Theresa Spence ends her hunger protest
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
At a press conference in Ottawa, Thursday (Jan 24), First Nation representatives and two opposition politicians explained how a joint declaration on indigenous rights was the basis of the end of the hunger protest by Chief Theresa Spence and others.

The hunger protest by Chief Spence, at the same time as an indigenous rights movement "Idle No More", made headlines across Canada and around the world.

Concern about her health and of the others, led to the formulation of a declaration signed by the Official Opposition NDP party, the opposition Liberal Party, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and the Assembly of First Nations, which represents Canada's indigenous native Indian population.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has this report.
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Canada's Budget Officer: Government restraint focussed more on front line services to citizens, not administrative and support costs
(Photo CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
In a report released Thursday (Jan 24) Canada's Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Paige concluded that the federal government focussed its budget cuts on front line services, despite the fact that the budget of 2012 "identified operating efficiencies and back office service[...]
Safe passage for wildlife
(Courtesy: Road Watch in the Pass )
In the western province of Alberta, the government is considering a proposal to create a safe passageway for wildlife under a major highway. [...]
Delicate move
The east-coast port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia will be the scene of a long, slow move this weekend. A specialized team will take two days to prepare, move and relocate an old 3 storey house in the city. [...]
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