Friday, February 28, 2014

Cybermagazine - Friday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday February 28 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Toronto group wants last call extended to 4 am

Chris Spoke is busy taking the next step in conferring Toronto's status as a 'World Class City'!

He, and some friends, created the on-line petition, Last CallTO, in an effort to extend the drinking hours in Canada's largest city, from a 2 am last call, to 4 ...

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New strategy to increase Inuit workforce in Quebec mines

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

Mining has become an increasing important part of the economy in Nunavik, the Inuit self-governing region of northern Quebec.

But the local Inuit population is still under-represented in the work force. Most jobs are still filled by workers from southern Canada.

When the ...

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Canada's FM calls for unity between Ukraine's new leaders and civil society

"To succeed Ukrainians' new leaders in parliament and in civil society must stay united," said Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a press conference with journalists Friday (February 28) after meeting with Ukraine's new leaders, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk as well as former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Minister Baird was in Kyiv with a small ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Update: Negotiations on commercial fishing in Arctic waters

Previously many vast areas of the Arctic seas were permanently covered with ice, but with global warming more and more areas are becoming ice free in summer. This makes these international waters accessible to commercial fishing. Predictions now are that the regions will be ice-free in summers in just

Arctic nations have control over waters out to 200 nautical ...

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Radioactive water from Japan tracked in Canada

A Canadian scientist says radioactive water from the destroyed Fukashima nuclear plant in Japan is being tracked to help determine currents in the Pacific.

The tsunami that wrecked the Japanese plant happened in March 2011, and by June scientists began sampling waters some 1,500 km off Canada’s west coast checking for cesium-134, a radioactive particle that could ...

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Canada welcomes new government of Ukraine

“The new government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk offers a fresh start," said Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a statement released Thursday (February 27). "We, along with the international community, expect that Ukraine’s sovereignty will be respected and its territorial integrity maintained."

"The appointment of a legitimate government is a vital step forward in restoring democracy and ...

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Journalists in Canada, world protest detention of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt

Members of the Canadian media and others joined an international day of action Thursday (February 27) to demand the release of several Al-Jazeera journalists, including Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, who are imprisoned in Cairo.

Since December 29, the three journalists: Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, have been held in an Egyptian prison and will stand trial ...

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Doctors stalked, threatened, abused

It comes as a surprise to find that a high percentage of doctors in Canada have been subject to some form of violence. This is coming primarily from patients seeking narcotic painkillers and other drugs.

The study was published in the February issue of the online journal Canadian Family Physician.

Co-author Dr. Peter MacDougall is an anesthetist and ...

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Business owner ordered to change FB page to French

The owner of a small clothing store has been ordered to change the language of the store’s Facebook page to French by the government of the French-speaking province of Quebec. Quebec has a law to protect French which it estimates is threatened by the prevalence of English in the rest of Canada and the United States. ...

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday February 27 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Speaker drops private member's bill rewritten by government

In what the Speaker of Canada's House of Commons called an "unprecedented situation" Andrew Scheer ruled that a private members bill that had been extensively rewritten by government MPs and approved, could not proceed and would be dropped from the order paper, because independent MP Brent Rathgeber refused concurrence with the bill since it no longer resembled what he ...

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The "real" cooking competition

Canada will be holding a World Association of Chefs Societies culinary competition in Toronto starting next week.

Cornelia Volina is co-chair of the Toronto Culinary Salon, and president of the Escoffia Society of Toronto

It’s been 20 years since Canadian chefs had the chance to compete in a World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) competition on ...

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More Canadian women hemorrhage after giving birth

Severe blood loss after giving birth is affecting a greater proportion of women in Canada and several industrialized countries, and researchers don’t really know why. Such hemorrhaging can required blood transfusions, uterus removal, or other procedures and, at worst, can be fatal.

The rate of postpartum hemorrhage increased by 22 per cent between 2003 to 2010, according to ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canada welcomes new government of Ukraine

“The new government of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk offers a fresh start," said Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a statement released Thursday (February 27). "We, along with the international community, expect that Ukraine’s sovereignty will be respected and its territorial integrity maintained."

"The appointment of a legitimate government is a vital step forward in restoring democracy and ...

Read more...

Journalists in Canada, world protest detention of Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt

Members of the Canadian media and others joined an international day of action Thursday (February 27) to demand the release of several Al-Jazeera journalists, including Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, who are imprisoned in Cairo.

Since December 29, the three journalists: Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Australian Peter Greste, and Egyptian Baher Mohamed, have been held in an Egyptian prison and will stand trial ...

Read more...

Doctors stalked, threatened, abused

It comes as a surprise to find that a high percentage of doctors in Canada have been subject to some form of violence. This is coming primarily from patients seeking narcotic painkillers and other drugs.

The study was published in the February issue of the online journal Canadian Family Physician.

Co-author Dr. Peter MacDougall is an anesthetist and ...

Read more...

Business owner ordered to change FB page to French

The owner of a small clothing store has been ordered to change the language of the store’s Facebook page to French by the government of the French-speaking province of Quebec. Quebec has a law to protect French which it estimates is threatened by the prevalence of English in the rest of Canada and the United States. ...

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The truly frozen land

No doubt about it, while the southern hemisphere experiences a variety of heat related problems, including massive fires in Australia, Canada is having a truly Arctic winter.

The scene earliy this morning as crews try to deal with yet another water ...

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Skier barely survives burial in tree well

Most people who fall into tree wells suffocate in the snow that falls around them, so Chris Johnston considers himself lucky he survived such an accident.

A tree well is a depression in the snow around the base of a tree, often hidden by low branches and a thin snow cover. Snowboarders and skiers can fail to ...

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