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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday February 14 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Oil exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to go ahead

The Parti Quebecois government in the province of Quebec is investing $115 million C in oil exploration in a sensitive area of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Anticosti Island is 217 km long and 16 - 48 km wide with a population of about 250 people.  It will soon be the sight of drilling ...

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The return of Inuit Art Quarterly

The cover of the new, relaunched Inuit Art Quarterly. (Courtesy Inuit Art Quarterly)

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

Inuit Art Quarterly, long regarded as one of the most ...

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Overcoming the scientific language barrier through art

To an outsider, scientists communicating with other scientists often seem like they’re speaking in an incomprehensible language.


Graham Strickert (PhD) © U Saskatchewan

Scientists for their part are often frustrated in trying to get their research information understood ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Missing Women Marches a Valentine tradition

Missing aboriginal women are remembered on Valentine's Day in marches across Canada.  The tradition began in Vancouver in 1991 following the murder of an aboriginal woman on a city street there.

The woman's name is not spoken today, to honour the wishes of her family, but the Women’s Memorial website says, “This woman’s murder in particular was the catalyst that ...

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Patrick Chan had Canadians watching today

Patrick Chan had his heart set on a medal today, wanting to be the first Canadian man to win Olympic skating gold.  He is coming home with silver.

Many Canadians found television sets to watch the event in the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia.  But a couple of errors kept Chan, the three-time world champion behind Japan's ...

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Soccer (football) scrutinized for concussions, especially women.

A new report is expressing concern over head injuries in soccer, which is the fastest growing and most popular world sport.

Soccer is not often thought of as a sport where concussions are a concern, but statistics show 15 per-cent of all sports concussions are soccer related.

While some injuries are caused by players crashing into each other, ...

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Pilots want stricter penalties for pointing lasers at aircraft

Small easily available laser pointers are handy, and inexpensive, but pilots say they can also easily be deadly.

People usually aim such devices at planes at night and on landing approach when they are flying low and relatively slow.
This is also one of the most critical times of flight when pilots are busy setting up for landing, usually ...

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MM&A railway had repeated brake violations before Lac-Mégantic train tragedy

The railway company involved in a tragic train derailment which killed 47 people in the Canadian city of Lac-Mégantic had repeated infraction notices for violations of the rules surrounding the securing of trains, according to new media reports. Despite the violations, the ministry, Transport Canada, never imposed any sanctions on Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway Ltd. (MM&A).

Those violations, documented ...

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Minister leads first Canadian trade mission to Iraq in 25 years

Canada is expanding its presence in Iraq to support Iraqis in their efforts to build a brighter future,” said Canada's Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular) Lynne Yelich as she led Canada's first trade mission to Iraq in 25 years.

During a four-day visit, the Minister travelled to Basra, Baghdad and Erbil with a delegation of Canadian business leaders, ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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