Monday, February 17, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday February 17 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian institute highlights, coordinates research on military and veteran health

In only four years, with 31 participating universities and some 800 researchers involved, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research has become a crucial focus for understanding and exploring health issues within the military and among the hundreds of thousands of Canadian veterans of the World Wars to the most recent returnees from Afghanistan.

The Institute ...

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Prison deaths not properly reviewed: watchdog

Canada’s prison ombudsman has “significant concerns” about the quality of care provided to prisoners and the system to review deaths of natural causes that occur in penitentiaries. That process was recently streamlined and the ombudsman wanted to see how effective it now is.

When someone incarcerated in a federal prison dies, the law requires the Correctional ...

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Canadian research advances fight against deadly fungal infections

Newly developed Canadian research could soon help physicians combat dangerous fungal infections.  It also can identify the likely path of resistance mutations a fungus will develop in response to a drug and so aid in development of new drugs to fight it.

The research was published in the journal Eukaryotic Cell, (see link below) and was funded by the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government launches on-line consultation after Supreme Court decision on prostitution

Concerned by the "significant harms that flow from prostitution" the Canadian government has launched a month-long on-line consultation with Canadians after a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in December struck down three provisions of Canada’s Criminal Code.

The court ruled the keeping or being found in a bawdy house or brothel, the living on the avails of prostitution, and communicating in ...

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Avalanche victim died helping another: widow

A snowmobiler who was killed by an avalanche in the Canadian Rocky Mountains died helping another man’s who’s vehicle was stuck, according to his widow. 36-year old Chris McCoy was among a group of four snowmobilers who had travelled up Boulder mountain near Revelstoke in the western province of British Columbia on Saturday.

A recent snowfall, sat atop a ...

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Canadians fed up with “rich” politicians abusing tax money

A poll commissioned by the ruling federal Conservative government last August but released only last week, shows Canadians are angry with politicians.

The poll was conducted by the Leger marketing firm for the Privy Council, the Prime Minister's own advisory group.

The poll involved a telephone survey of some 3,000 Canadians and 12 focus groups across ...

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Hundreds of cyclists brave freezing temperatures

In spite of a temperature of -15C and a wind chill of -24, 500 cyclists turned out for a bike tour of Montreal on Sunday. The 15-km event was organized by Velo-Quebec, a local group which promotes cycling. In this case it wanted to demystify winter cycling and to encourage city administrators to develop winter-cycling paths.

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Canada's multi-billion dollar military vehicle sale to Saudi Arabia

This past Friday, Canada’s International Trade Minister, Ed Fast, announced a major sale of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia.

The announcement, said to be worth $10-billion during the multi year contract, was made at the General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada plant in London, Ontario on Friday.

GDLS-Canada makes Light Armoured Vehicles (LAV) for the Canadian Military such as used ...

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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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