Monday, June 24, 2013

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Monday June 24 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

'Fear of a Black Nation', new book on Black activism and 1960s Montreal

In the 1960s, the city of Montreal became a focus for Black Power and the Caribbean left according to a just released new book by David Austin.

"Montreal had played an important, significant... historical role within the Black Diaspora in the 1960s," he says in an interview with RCI.

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Labrador town declared a new World Heritage Site

There is a new UNESCO World Heritage Site in Canada.  It’s Red Bay, Labrador, where in the 16th century there was a large Basque whale rendering operation.


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It was a history that was almost entirely forgotten until federal archivist Selma Barkham began following a faint trail of documents ...

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Politics Today - June 23, 2013

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the surprise early adjournment in the House of Commons before the summer break, and some of the party statements before MPs left this past week.

Wojtek talks about the decision of longtime politician Liberal MP Bob Rae to leave politics and devote himself to law and mediation ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cyclist raises awareness of organ donation

It was his friend’s death that prompted Cayse Ruiter of Ontario to embark on his cross country campaign.  That friend, Matthew Antolin, was just 27 when he died while waiting for a heart transplant.

"It was really tough," said Ruiter. "I wish that everyone would have been an organ donor. Because if everyone was a registered organ donor, he ...

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Flood zone development in Alberta was a mistake, says former commission head

The former head of a flood mitigation commission in the western Canadian province of Alberta says new development should not have been allowed to spring up in the flood zones.

George Groeneveld, who chaired the flood mitigation committee and report, after floods in 2005, told CBC News: "The one thing they could have done … they should have stopped building ...

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Racing for a spot on Team Canada at World Championships in canoe and kayak..

It was a dramatic and exciting weekend of sprint canoe and kayaking in Welland,  in southern Ontario.  Athletes paddled their hearts out as they competed for spots to represent Canada at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Duisburg, Germany in August.

In the C-2, 1000 metre race Ben Russell of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and teammate Gabriel Beauchesne-Sévigny of Quebec, ...

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La fête de la Saint-Jean - long holiday weekend in Canadian province of Quebec

The long holiday weekend in the Canadian province of Quebec is wrapping up Monday (June 24) with a parade and a giant outdoor concert.

The Fête de la Saint-Jean (St John the Baptist holiday) has been celebrated in what is now the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec since the 19th century. Originally it was a religious holiday but even as ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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