Friday, June 21, 2013

Cybermagazine - Friday

Display problems? View this newsletter in your browser.

Friday June 21 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

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 ...

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...

Eye on the Arctic: Osmos iPad game translated into the Inuit language

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

Ever wondered how  to translate ‘Mote’ into the Inuit language?

What about ‘biosphere’?

Those were just some of the challenges faced by a Canadian company as they undertook that Inuit language translation of the popular Osmos video game.

The prize-winning game ...

Read more...

CANADIAN HEADLINES

Street food back in Montreal after 66 year ban

Food, served on the street from trucks is now available in Montreal in 9 locations from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.  it's part of a pilot project that will run until September 29th.

The locations were chosen to avoid competing with restaurants, but,  to qualify for a permit, the vendors are required to have an established restaurant or catering business. ...

Read more...

Moment Factory does it again in Los Angeles Airport

Los Angeles Airport's newly renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal is the result of a Canadian vision for air travel.  Moment Factory's new multimedia installations, created with partners Sardi Design, MRA International and systems designer, Smart Monkeys, will keep travellers informed and distracted in equal measure.

Sakchin Bessette, co-founder and Creative Director ...

Read more...

'Ordinary Canadians' invited to spend a week in First Nations reserve

A group of young aboriginals who wanted "ordinary Canadians" to experience what it’s like to live in a remote First Nation reserve will be welcoming their first guest this week.

More than 40 visitors arrived in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), a reserve 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay, Ont., on Monday.

The guests, who are staying with families, have ...

Read more...

Canada FM reversal: Iranian election no longer 'meaningless'

A week ago Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird called the Iranian election "effectively meaningless", now in an open letter to Iranians he congratulated Iranians on the result and offered to support their demands for change.

In his June 15, 2013 statement he is quoted as follows: "Canada commends the courage of the Iranian people who expressed their aspiration ...

Read more...

Largest iceberg cluster in 5 years drifting south off Labrador

About 250 icebergs, the largest cluster in 5 years, are drifting through transatlantic shipping routes south off Labrador, says the coast guard.

"The shipping that is going through there are reporting numerous bergs," said Peter Veber, Atlantic superintendent of ice operations, "We have a ship operating up on the Labrador coast and likewise our own people are saying that ...

Read more...

New archive of sad legacy of Canada's Aboriginal residential schools

The University of Manitoba has been chosen to be the home of the National Research Centre on Residential Schools.

The official signing ceremony marking the decision by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was held at the university Friday, June 21, on National Aboriginal Day.

Canada's residential school system dates back to the 1870s. The last school closed in 1996. ...

Read more...

IN DEPTH

 



Radio Canada International
1400, boulevard René-Lévesque Est
Montréal (Québec)
Canada
H2L 2M2