Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Saturday April 13 2013 edition


The LINK Online #42

This week, Lynn Desjardins joins Marc Montgomery in studio as we look back on some of the stories covered this week.

We hear about the study of bees, and why they are so important to the environment. Climate-change is part of the reason why bee populations are declining and that is worrisome, according to wild bee expert, Dr Laurence ...



Canada lags on child well-being, UNICEF reports

Canada ranks 17th out of 29 rich countries when it comes to the well-being of its children, according to a United Nations report. Health and safety are the areas where it did most poorly. Education was where it ranked highest, second only to Finland.

“As a Canadian, I’m ashamed,” said David Morley, president of UNICEF Canada. “The ...


Canadian conference on the worrisome decline of bees

When most people think of bees, they may think of honey bees, or perhaps the large bumble bee, and possibly mistakenly even thinking they are the same thing.   In fact, there are over 800 types of bees in Canada, and 20-thousand worldwide, and “domesticated” honey bees represent only a tiny fraction of the bee population.

Most of us don’t ...


Public sector union tries out humour with 'Harper says' web site

One of Canada's largest unions wants Canadians to have their say about the policies of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. But the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) wants them to have fun at the same time.

The union, one of Canada's largest unions, which represents some 180,000 public servants across the country is using photos of the Prime Minister ...


Canada needs a national strategy on bullying, activist says

The death of 17 year-old Rehteah Parsons this week proves that Canada needs an anti-bullying strategy, says Bill Belsey, parent, teacher and president of

Rehteah told her family two years ago that she was raped at a party. A picture was taken and circulated. She was relentlessly bullied about it in person and over the ...

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