Saturday, February 22, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Saturday February 22 2014 edition 


Inuit language celebration underway in Nunavut, Canada

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

Inuit Language Weeks Celebration is now underway in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut.

The annual event has been held each year as a way to promote and encourage the use of the Inuit language across the territory.

“Our language reflects ...


The numbers behind Canada's funding of Indigenous First Nation education

After Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $1.9 billion in funding for Indigenous First Nation education February 7, lawyer Judith Rae thought she would check out the impact of the funding.

She specializes in First Nation legal issues at the law office of Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend (OKT) and wanted to understand how much of an improvement this funding ...


Young internet users seek to control online image

Young Canadians are taking steps to protect their reputations on social media, according to new research by the non-profit group, MediaSmarts. A survey of over 5,400 people looks at how they go about controlling their on line persona and how they protect personal information.



Shift of human resources work to Mexico part of Bombardier layoffs

Canadian aerospace and train manufacturer Bombardier will transfer some human resources positions from its Montreal facility to Mexico as part of the layoffs announced in January, according to a Canadian Press report by Ross Marowits Friday (February 21). The human resources move involves 10 non-union positions.

The laid-off employees were notified of the change this week. According to the report, two have ...


Canadian doctors: control antibiotic use or face more superbugs

Unnecessary use of antibiotics is creating more superbugs

Canadian medical professionals are warning there are an ever-increasing number of infections that are becoming resistant to treatment with the current drugs available.

Dr. John Conly is the medical director of infection prevention and control at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.  He told a Senate committee in ...


Scientists confirm oilsands polluting ground water

Scientist have found chemicals used by oilsands companies in western Canada are leaking into the ground water and flowing into the Athabaska River.

The industry has long said the toxic chemicals are safely contained in tailings ponds, but this research indicates that is not true.

Government scientists used new technology to fingerprint the mix of groundwater chemicals in the ...


The Canadian discovery that saved millions of lives

 It was on February 11, 1922 that Dr Frederick Banting of Toronto, announced the discovery of insulin to treat diabetes.

However his further research came to a tragic end on this day, February 21, 1941.


Canada cheers Olympic gold in women's hockey

Canadian women took gold at the Sochi Olympics in a come-from-behind win against the U.S. in sudden death overtime.

It is the fourth time the women's hockey team has won gold at consecutive Olympic games.



Government offers land reserved for reindeer grazing in Canada's North for oil, gas exploration

Land reserved for reindeer grazing in Canada's North has instead been offered up by the Canadian government for oil and gas exploration, according to a Canadian Press report by journalist Steve Rennie. Companies interested in obtaining exploration rights in the Mackenzie Delta and Beaufort Sea region of the Northwest Territories were asked last year to show their interest.

Documents obtained ...




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