Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Tuesday January 14 2014 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Telecom spectrum auction begins today

Telecom companies began bidding today on the coveted 700 MHz spectrum. This is the bandwidth that will make it possible to talk on a cell phone while on the subway in down town Toronto.  Or, more importantly perhaps, provide service for the first time to some of the most remote regions of Canada.

92% of the market and control ...

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New pesticide contaminates wetlands: study


Wetlands are being contaminated by pesticides used on fields surrounding them. © Jim Devries

Wetlands pepper the landscape in western Canada and a biologist says a pesticide is contaminating them and threatening the ecosystem. Christy Morrissey of the University ...

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Politics Today - January 12, 2014

On today's edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda reports on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's week of public appearances, the appointment of a new Canadian ambassador to Israel, an official Canadian mission to India, and questions about rail safety.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Cirque du Soleil's new show: Kurios

Cirque du Soleil will have a new show under the tent in Montreal this spring. 'Kurios: Cabinet of Curiousities', is inspired by the evolution of society during the latter 19th century as envisioned by the creators at Cirque du Soleil.

Writer-director Michel Laprise describes the era as a golden age, and hopes audiences will be moved by this ...

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Celebrating Canada’s first Prime Minister

January 11th marks the 199th anniversary of the birth of Sir John A Macdonald, Canada’s first Prime Minister.

He’s known as the “father of Confederation”  having convinced the various provinces to join in a federation to form the country of Canada in 1867,  He’s also known for being the driving force to build a trans-continental railway, which led to ...

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"Rights vs accommodation” issue flares at Canadian university

A debate over accommodation of religious beliefs versus gender equality rights has flared up at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s most populous and ethnically diverse city.

The issue began back in September, and although it has since been resolved, has nonetheless sparked a debate which has grown and become public recently.

A man taking a correspondence course ...

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Canada to cut aid to Sudan

The Globe and Mail reports Canada is considering scaling back on its foreign aid to Sudan. The newspaper obtained an internal document by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) that recommends cutting or ending aid because Sudan is not of “strategic importance” to Canada.

Aid to South Sudan should however continue, says the report, to avoid “future, ...

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Canadian lab cracks the DNA code for 1800’s cholera pandemic

At Hamilton, Ontario’s McMaster University, scientists have once again travelled back in time to solve a medical mystery.

Known as the Ancient DNA Centre at the university’s Department of Anthropology, it has become a leader in the emerging field of paleopathogenomics, the excavation of the genetic sequences of pathogens that infected in eras before science could ...

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Fire continues, as train derailment investigated

The fire at a train derailment in the Canadian province of New Brunswick continues, but is under control, according to railway authorities, who have not yet been able to approach the derailed cars because of the fire. The accident occurred Tuesday (January 7) near the town of Plaster Rock.

Among the cars that derailed some carried crude oil and others were ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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