Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Sunday

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Sunday June 30 2013 edition

COLUMNS

Arts,Culture, and Lifestyle 52

Welcome to the summer, in spite of some wacky weather, even disastrous in some parts of the country, it is summer in Canada.


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This weekend will also see huge celebrations across the country as the nation celebrates its ...

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Politics Today - June 30, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda focused on Canada's upper chamber, the Senate, and how and why it decided to stop the immediate passage of a union financial disclosure bill.

He also talked about the G8 summit in Northern Ireland and its decisions on tax evasion and tax havens, as well as Canada's minor change ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

Frustrated residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town.

The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage.

The RCMP has been refusing ...

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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi - reassuring presence during city's flooding

"A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts." That's the first sentence in a CBC news report on the mayor of the City of Calgary on Wednesday (June 26).

It's an indication of how his ...

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Sobering report card on Canadian documentary filmmaking

A new study by the Documentary Organisation of Canada (DOC) concludes documentary filmmaking in Canada is in decline. Less funding and a change away from one-off or feature length documentaries to documentary series foreshadow more problems.

In its report "Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Industry" DOC concludes that Canadian documentary production is "facing its ...

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Sharing backyards: a popular Canadian innovation in urban farming

Sharing backyards, a pioneering project that connects homeowners who have a yard with people who want to grow food, but have no land, is spreading across Canada and abroad.

“It’s something like Craigslist,” says Michael Levenston, executive director of the City Farmer Society, a nonprofit group in Vancouver, B.C.

Users have access to a website and a map ...

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cybermagazine - Saturday

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Saturday June 29 2013 edition

PROGRAM

The LINK Online 52

Welcome to the first show of summer  (well at least in the northern hemisphere) !

This week, I'm back with my colleagues Wojtek and Lynn to look at some of the important stories this week.

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YOUR CHOICES

Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

Frustrated residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town.

The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage.

The RCMP has been refusing ...

Read more...

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi - reassuring presence during city's flooding

"A roar of applause greets Mayor Naheed Nenshi as he ambles up upon a riser above thousands of Calgarians gathered in a stadium parking lot to volunteer with flood relief efforts." That's the first sentence in a CBC news report on the mayor of the City of Calgary on Wednesday (June 26).

It's an indication of how his ...

Read more...

Sharing backyards: a popular Canadian innovation in urban farming

Sharing backyards, a pioneering project that connects homeowners who have a yard with people who want to grow food, but have no land, is spreading across Canada and abroad.

“It’s something like Craigslist,” says Michael Levenston, executive director of the City Farmer Society, a nonprofit group in Vancouver, B.C.

Users have access to a website and a map ...

Read more...

New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages

Canada's new passports will be valid for up to 10 years, and include an electronic chip, but they will have fewer pages, which means for frequent fliers, the passport will have to be replaced more often.

The new so-called e-Passport will have 36 pages. Right now the passport has 48.

Postmedia News journalist Matthew Fisher got stunned reaction ...

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Cybermagazine - Friday

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Friday June 28 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Bell's takeover of Astral furthers concentration of media in Canada, says OpenMedia

"Canada already has one of the most concentrated media markets in the industrialized world, and the most concentrated market in the G8," says Lindsey Pinto of OpenMedia, a network of people and organisations promoting an open Internet. "This is seen as very problematic."

On Thursday (June 27) Canada's broadcast and telecomunications regulator the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications ...

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Hormone may help handle social stress

Reaching out to others after distressing social interaction is an effective way for people to feel better and a new study suggests the hormone oxytocin could help people do that. Oxytocin is a hormone usually studied for its role in childbirth and breastfeeding. More recently it is being studied for its effect on social behaviour.

People ...

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Eye on the Arctic – Canadian festival welcomes artists from across the North

Each week, Eye on the Arctic features stories and newsmakers from Canada’s northern regions

Musicians, singers and other performers from all across the North have descended on the Arctic Canadian city of Iqaluit this week for the Alianait Arts Festival.

The festival started small in 2005. But over the years, it’s grown into a major cultural event ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Doctor in Canada helps treat Syrians via online consultations

A doctor in the western Canadian city of Edmonton is helping save lives in Syria, from thousands of kilometres away.

"If they need my help, I'm available," says Dr. Maher Saqqur, a critical care neurologist with Alberta Health Services.

CBC journalist Ioanna Roumeliotis talked to Dr Saqqur about how he helps patients from afar via the internet.
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University of New Brunswick gun tests armour for planes and spacecraft

At the Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick, in eastern Canada, some big impacts are taking place.

A section of the gas-gun equipment showing materials removed from the chamber end which have been hit by tiny obstacles fired at hypersonic speed.. The guns themselves ...

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Flood evacuees furious as RCMP enter locked homes to confiscate firearms.

Frustrated residents of the previously flooded town of High River, are angry at delays in being allowed back in to the town.

The 13-thousand citizens were ordered out and the town completely evacuated during the flood, but as waters have receded, residents are eager to return home to assess the damage.

The RCMP has been refusing ...

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Native activists investigate missing women cases

The American Indian Movement (AIM) is conducting its own investigation into five missing-women cases in Canada’s western province of Manitoba. The activist organization established a chapter in that province earlier this year and it is not satisfied with police work on the cases.

Murdered and disappeared aboriginal women are a controversial and emotional issue in Canada. The

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Tourism down, decreased promotion

The number of foreign visitors to Canada will continue to drop if there is not more promotion, says the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Tourism is one of Canada’s largest generators of GDP, contributing close to $80 billion to the economy every year.

15.9 million tourists came to Canada in 2012, down from 20 million in 2002. That ...

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Beleaguered Senate blocks immediate passage of union disclosure bill

Canada's upper chamber the Senate has won both praise and condemnation for blocking the immediate passage of a government supported bill on union disclosures, this despite a government majority in the Senate.

In recent months the Senate has been the focus of controversy over contested expense claims by a number of Senators. As well, there have been calls for ...

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