Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cybermagazine - Saturday

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Saturday August 31 2013 edition

PROGRAM

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As we head into a long weekend in Canada, the labour day weekend, traditionally thought of as signallint the end of summer, the regular team is here for this week's show.


Some schools provide meals but there is no national meal ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Strike notice at Vancouver airport ahead of holiday weekend

Strike averted, see August 30 update below
Hundreds of workers at Canada's second busiest airport in Vancouver could be on strike this holiday weekend, and as early as Friday.

Local 20221 of the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) informed the Vancouver Airport Authority of their right to strike as of midnight Thursday (August 29).

The union represents ...

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CLC, Canada's largest union federation, endorses Labatt beer boycott

It may be a hot summer, and it may be popular, but Canada's largest union federation the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) wants Canadians to boycott certain brands of beer because of a labour conflict in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Forty workers at the Labatt Breweries plant in St. John's, Newfoundland have been on strike since ...

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Canada has 3 of the world's top 5 most liveable cities

The top most “liveable” cities in North America are in Canada.

According to an annual survey by the prestigious “Economist” magazine Intelligence Unit, the west coast port city of Vancouver ranks third in the world, out of 140 cities in the survey.

Toronto, Ontario, which is Canada’ biggest city, ranks 4th in the world followed by the prairie ...

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What was she thinking? Ontario woman busted after phone call.

Once in a while you just have to scratch your head in wonderment.

Police in Lindsay, Ontario, received a phone call last week from a women with an unusual request.

She had marijuana plants in a grow-op in her house and wanted the police to give her tips on how to protect them from thieves wanting to break ...

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Cybermagazine - Friday

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Friday August 30 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

PM Harper: Need for action on Syria, but no Canadian military mission planned

As western nations continue to discuss how to react to the situation in Syria, Canada's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister called for action, but underlined that Canada was not in a position to act militarily.

RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has a report.

twitter.com/wojtekgwiazda

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Civilian watchdog criticizes Toronto police chief

A special investigation unit which oversees police work in the province of Ontario has had almost no response to over 100 letters sent to Toronto’s chief of police. The out-going head of the so-called SIU, Ian Scott has publicly lambasted Chief Blair noting that other provincial police chiefs have answered his letters.

By law Ontario police ...

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Eye on the Arctic - Health care in the Arctic: Bridging the Divide

The challenges of delivering health care in the Arctic are myriad. The southern-based health system in place in the North is not always able to respond to the needs of the predominantly aboriginal population in a way that reflects their culture and language.

But in places where aboriginal health care workers are in place, the effect has been profound. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian plastic banknotes more costly than planned

It seems Canada’s transition to polymer banknotes is contributing to a 23% increase in operating costs at the Bank of Canada.

The Bank’s second-quarter report is showing that costs are up  by $114 million dollars ( to $606 million) compared to last year.

And half that cost, about $50 million, is because making the plastic bills is more ...

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Commission on 2012 student protests faces some scepticism

A provincial commission to look into the student protests in the Canadian province of Quebec last year faced sceptical questioning as it updated journalists Friday (August 30) on the progress of its inquiry.

Serge Menard, a lawyer and former Quebec cabinet minister, was appointed this past spring to chair the commission along with lawyer Bernard Grenier, and former union ...

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Canada's politicians queried on their marijuana use

Ever since federal Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau admitted last week that he had smoked marijuana on a handful of occasions, the media has been asking many Canadian politicians if they’ve smoked pot.

In July of this year, Mr Trudeau proposed legalization of marijuana as a way to better regulate it. He later told an interviewer that he had ...

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Oil danger flagged before disastrous explosion--Globe

You wonder how the survivors of the Lac Megantic train disaster feel about today’s news that rail safety officials were worried about the volatility of the kind of oil that blew up their town four months before disaster struck.  The Globe and Mail reports that U.S. officials were preparing to investigate the safety of transporting crude oil from ...

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Many Canadians want to go to Mars

Could it be to escape the long winters that 7,000 Canadians have applied to go to Mars and never come back? August 31 is deadline for people around the world to apply to join Mars One, a $6-billion project to establish a permanent human colony on the red planet.

Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp conceived the plan and says the ...

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New fees for international musicians bad news for smaller clubs, live venues

Canada's independent music scene, particularly smaller clubs and live venues, are facing potentially devastating fees for bringing international musicians to their venues.

Changes to federal regulations surrounding foreign workers entering Canada came into effect in July, but the news made waves throughout social media yesterday (August 28) when journalist Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald newspaper raised the issue. ...

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