Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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Episode date 29 January 2013
Interviews and reports
Breast Cancer: simple things to reduce your risk
(Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation wants to make people aware of an important fact.  Most people presume that breast cancer can’t be helped, being either a case of “its in your genes”, or perhaps, bad luck.

The CBCF has just launched a campaign called “Reduce Your Risk” in which it points out that with a few simple lifestyle changes you can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer by as much as a third.

Those simple steps include; maintaining a healthy body weight (through exercise and healthy diet), reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, limiting use of hormone therapy during menopause and, reducing exposure to environmental carcinogens and hormone disruptors
Canadian corporate 'cash hogs' sitting on $575 billlion
(Photo Canadian Labour Congress)
According to the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) big business is hoarding money from tax giveways and not investing it. In a study relased Tuesday (Jan 29) the Congress concluded the total cash reserves of Canada's largest non-financial private corporations rose from $187 billion to $575 billion between 2001 and 2011.

In comparison, the entire federal budget deficit of 2010-11 was $33.4 billion.

The CLC released the study "What did Corporate Tax Cuts Deliver?", as it held a "cash hog" race Tuesday to show which company was the biggest cash hoarder. The Congress represents about 3.3 million workers in union federations and unions across Canada.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to the CLC's Secretary-Treasurer Hassan Yussuf.
Western U helping international students
courtesy Le Chen
Getting help with the English language and acclimatizing to the culture of Canada are important for international students. That’s the view of Western University in the heart of Canada’s central province of Ontario. So the university is launching a new English Language Centre to help international students in several ways starting in September. RCI’s Lynn Desjardins has details
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7th annual Lindalee Tracey Award for emerging filmmakers, submissions open until March 8th
It's an award that celebrates the social engagement and talent of award winning filmmaker Linda Lee Tracey who died in 2006 of breast cancer at the age of 49. [...]
Canada's JUNO Music Awards launch JUNO TV
If you love Canadian music, or want to discover some, it's become easier thanks to the launch Tuesday (Jan 29) of JUNO TV, a new initiative of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) which is responsible for Canada's national music awards, the Junos. [...]
Snowshoeing: an Olympic sport?
(CBC vid grab)
It’s a tough sport, yet it’s a sport that continues to gain in popularity. Ottaw triathlete Jamie Stewart gave snowshoe racing a try this past weekend at an event near Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. He said that as a distance runner, he thought 2.5[...]
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