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Monday January 27 2014 edition

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HIGHLIGHTS

Robbie Burns Day: Address to a Haggis

It is January 25th. an important calendar date for those of Scottish heritage around the world.  It is the anniversary of the birthday of Robbie Burns in 1759.

Ottawa troubador and stonemason Bobby Watts recites "Address to a Haggis"

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Taking fever meds can increase flu’s spread

Widespread use of medication that brings down a fever could actually increase the number of influenza cases by tens of thousands, according to a new study from McMaster University in Ontario. Flu season in Canada lasts from November to April affecting millions of people each year. It causes illness, sometimes death, and absences from work ...

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Politics Today - January 26, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda reports on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speech to the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, on the issue of provincial safety regulations in seniors' residences in Canada, and on the tribute held for former Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien to celebrate his 80th birthday and 50 years of public service.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Natural gas pipeline explosion in western Canadian province of Manitoba

Thousands of people in the western prairie province of Manitoba are still without natural gas after a huge pipeline explosion near the town of Otterburne, about 50 kilometres south of the capital, Winnipeg.

About 4,000 customers have been without heat since the explosion at about 1 a.m. Saturday (January 25).

Inspectors from Canada's Transportation Safety Board, will be ...

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Cycling event full in spite of frigid weather

Vélo-Québec’s first winter cycling event is fully reserved in spite of an unusually long run of frigid temperatures in Montreal. The group which promotes cycling in the province of Québec holds an annual summer event through the streets of Montreal, which last year attracted 26,000 cyclists.

The maximum 500 people have already registered for the new ...

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British foods: not quite banned in Canada after all

Canadian Food Inspection Agency clarifies British food seizure

Last week, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, ordered a number of British food items from the shelves of a specialty store in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.

Prior to this month’s store visit by CFIA officials, the owner of Brit Foods in Saskatoon, had been advised in December that his imported food shipment ...

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Military to hire mental health professionals

In the wake of a spate of suicides that have made headlines over the past few months, Canada’s military says it is in the process of hiring up to 54 mental health professionals.  However a spokeswoman for the department would not say when the hires would be completed or when the new staff available for soldiers needing help.

Eighteen months ...

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Postal workers, citizens protest mail service cut

A mass protest was held in the national capital, Ottawa, on Sunday over the decision to end home delivery of mail in Canada. Reports indicate between two to three thousand postal workers and concerned citizens joined in the “March to Save Canada Post”

Late last year, the CEO of Canada Post, Deepak Chopra said Canada Post, the ...

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Canada-France territorial dispute heats up- again

For decades a territorial dispute had simmered between Canada and France because of the tiny French islands of St Pierre and Miquelon which lie just south of Newfoundland

An international committee in 1992 largely rejected France's claims to additional ocean territory, but granted a 10.5 km ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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