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Episode date 25 January 2013
Interviews and reports
Eye on the Arctic – Canada prepares for Arctic Council leadership
In May of this year, Canada takes over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Sweden.

The body was established as an international forum for the world’s eight circumpolar nations: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United States.

Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from Canada’s eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, will chair the Arctic Council during Canada’s two-year mandate.
«Voice of the Tundra»
(AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)
With Canadian help, a new radio station will soon be going on the air in the Russian Arctic.

Canadians' access to Internet costly, slower than many other countries
Canadians are the biggest Internet users in the world, logging an average of 45 hours a month. But our access is not as good as that of users in other countries, and it's more costly.

Japan's Internet access is 100 times faster then ours. And as more and more government services need Internet to be accessed, Canadians are finding it's costing them, and they don't get the services they expect.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Steve Anderson, the Founder and Executive Director of, a grassroots organisation for an open Internet.
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Ottawa's new CFL team, introducing the ...?
(cbc vid grab)
Ottawa was once home to one of CanadaĆ¢€™s oldest and longest running major league sports teams. The Canadian Football League (CFL) team was called the Rough Riders. It was one of the oldest pro sports teams in North America. [...]
Ontario unions and poverty groups to protest attack on workers' rights, as Liberal party chooses new provincial premier
In Canada's most populous province of Ontario, unions and poverty groups plan a massive protest of thousands on Saturday (Jan 25) against what they call an attack on workers' rights. [...]
Eco-friendlier cows
(CBC vid grab)
Researchers say one cow can produce annually about the same amount of greenhouse gas as a typical car. An experiment underway on dairy farms in Quebec seeks to reduce methane gas- a major greenhouse gas- released from cows when they burp..and from the other end, too. [...]
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