Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday February 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

North American Leaders' Summit - hopes and intentions

United in promoting their trade alliance and relationship, Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper, U.S. President Barack Obama, and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto all praised the impact of the 20-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and suggested more benefits were to come.

Their comments came at the North American Leaders' Summit Wednesday (February 19) in Toluca, Mexico. ...

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Vancouver Aquarium becoming a major centre for ocean research.

The Vancouver Aquarium, already widely known and respected for its scientific research, has added a new capacity to that effort.

After years of research for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Peter Ross (PhD) has joined the aquarium to create a new Ocean Pollution Science Programme.

The Vancouver Aquarium long ago began to expand and ...

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Mental health app developed for stressed students


Students live in a mobile world and can access the HealthyMinds app easily and without anyone knowing. © Christine Garand

Students in Canada and around the world are downloading an app on their mobile devices called HealthyMinds ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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.

WOOT!

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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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Canada's Citizen Lab wins U.S. award for work on Internet security, human rights

The Citizen Lab, an independent Internet monitoring research laboratory based at the University of Toronto, has become the first Canadian winner of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Leadership. The announcement of the $1 million award was made Wednesday (February 19).

For these awards, the Chicago-based foundation does not seek or accept nominations. It provides ...

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Governor-general seeks education exchange in India

Canada wants to double the number of foreign students it welcomes to the country’s universities, but Governor-General David Johnston also wants to send more Canadian students and teachers to other countries.

Johnston leaves for an eight-day visit to India on Saturday. He holds the largely ceremonial position of  Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada. But he is also a former ...

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Ultrasound for baby sex determination: unethical

Canadian medical professionals are calling for an end of the commercial use of ultrasound for determining the sex of a foetus.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada and the Canadian Association of Radiologists have issued a joint statement calling for an end to non-medical clinics offering the ultrasound service.

The updated policy statement comes ...

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Corruption fighter quits politics in disgust

A former chief of police known for precipitating an inquiry into corruption has quit politics in the province of Quebec, saying “I can’t take it anymore.”

Jacques Duchesneau was elected a member of the province’ parliament, the National Assembly, in September 2012. But he says he is done and will not run in an election expected this April.
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