Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday February 25 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

University cheaters not always disciplined

More than 6,800 students were disciplined for academic cheating at Canadian universities in 2011-12, indicates a survey done by the public broadcaster, CBC. That represents less than one per cent of total number of students. Yet that appears to be far fewer students disciplined than the number that admit to cheating.

Surveys of students show that ...

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Lack of overall strategy in Canadian government services via Internet

Canada's Auditor General Michael Ferguson says there is no overall strategy in delivering Canadian government services via the Internet. He was testifying before a House of Commons committee Monday (February 24) studying Chapter Two of his Fall report which focussed on Access to Online Services.

In his report he had also written: "We concluded that few of the ...

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A Canadian lecturer's analysis of Ukraine situation

The situation in Ukraine, especially in the capital Kiev, is very much in flux and evolving hour by hour.  After several days of deadly violence, an interim government is now trying to get things under control.

Just outside Keiv, an ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Two provinces call for Canadian government action to clear grain backlog

Two of Canada's western prairie provinces, Saskatchewan and Alberta, are calling on the federal government to ease the backlog of grain, and facilitate talks between grain and rail companies about getting grain to port.

Saskatchewan's Economy Minister Bill Boyd recently led a delegation that met with Canadian National and Canadian Pacific rail officials to talk about ways to get a backlog ...

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Quebec: too much energy, stop new projects immediately

A report by a special energy commission in the mainly French speaking province of Quebec is advising the government to completely rethink its energy policy.

The province is one of several in Canada, but relatively rare in the world, that has an abundance of renewable hydro-electric power, along with several wind farms and other projects either currently under construction ...

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Canada's voice to the world began broadcasting on February 25, 1945

Sixty-nine years ago today (February 25) the CBC International Service (which would be renamed Radio Canada International in 1970) spoke to the world for the first time. According to the Digital Archives of Canada's national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada the service "was founded to broadcast to Canadian Forces overseas in the Second World War. At war's end the radio service ...

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Snowy owls flock south, plague airports

Experts are not sure why so many snowy owls have come south. © CBC

Snowy owls which usually prey on creatures in the Arctic, have flown south in surprisingly large numbers this year and are creating a hazard at ...

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Canadian fictional story inspires Japanese housing

It was a fictional story first written in 1908. Anne of Green Gables is the tale of a young orphan girl adopted by an aging farm couple on Prince Edward Island, and her subsequent adventures.

The story, popular at time, was expanded into an entire series of books, and has continued to grow with spin-offs into a ...

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Lower dollar won’t stop winter escapes

The decline in the value of the Canadian dollar will likely curtail people’s habit of going to the U.S. for one-day shopping trips, but it won’t prevent those Canadians who go south for extended stays to escape winter, according to the TD Bank.

Last year, Canadians spent $2.23 billion in the United States, a figure that has doubled over ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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