Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday February 13 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian aviation safety an issue, as inspector oversight role decreased

Transport Canada inspectors are being increasingly pulled away from their regulatory oversight role and there are less of them, and that's a worrying development for Canadians' aviation safety, says the union representing the inspectors who work for the Transport Ministry.

According to the Canadian Federal Pilots Association, which represents some 400 pilot inspectors, their numbers have dropped by ...

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The Olympic movement: a critical look amid the thrills

People around the world are glued to their televisions watching the exciting action at the Sochi Winter Olympics. But not everyone views the Olympics or the International Olympic Committee without posing some hard questions.

Stacey Lorenz is an associate professor of physical education at the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus.

  

Professor Lorenz notes that the International Olympic ...

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‘Epic’ new fossil site found in Canadian Rockies

Calling it a “new motherlode,” paleontologists have announced the discovery of a new fossil site in the Rocky Mountains of western Canada. Located in Kootenay National Park, the find dates back to the Cambrian Period over 500 million years ago.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Fast-track entry to Canada for wealthy immigrants scrapped

A Canadian government program to attract wealthy immigrants was ended by the federal budget announced Tuesday (February 11) in Ottawa. The controversial program had been closed to new applicants since 2012, and offered visas to business people with a net worth of at least $1.6 million who were willing to lend $800,000 to the Canadian government.

Canada's Immigration Minister ...

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Taming abusive hockey parents not so easy

Screaming and swearing at their own children, at other’s children, at the referees, at the coaches, throwing things on the ice, fighting with other parents in the stands, none of this is unusual in minor hockey leagues in Canada.

It’s become so prevalent that hockey leagues have begun to order parents to take courses in respect before ...

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Mammogram screening doesn’t save lives: study

Canadian researchers have found annual mammograms for women in their 40s and 50s found more cancers, but didn’t save more lives. Many women in Canada routinely have the tests done to screen for breast cancer, and the mammograms are usually paid for by public health insurance.

Nearly 90,000 women were studied over 25 years. Some had yearly ...

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Officials to discuss quotas for polar bear hunt

Wildlife officials are meeting in the province of Quebec to discuss quotas on the world’s last unregulated polar bear hunt. Hunters are currently allowed to kill bears from the south Hudson Bay population and have agreed to a voluntary limit of 60 bears a year.

While that population of bears is healthy now, some scientists say climate change is ...

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Baby has 3 legal parents

It’s a first in the west coast province of British Columbia.

Three month old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards has three parents legally listed on her birth certificate.

Married female couple Danielle Wiley and Anna Richards wanted a baby and after long discussions, male friend Shawn Kangro was asked to become the father.

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Canadian coach helps Russian skier finish Olympic sprint

His own team had been eliminated earlier, but when Canadian cross country ski coach Justin Wadsworth saw struggling Russian skier Anton Gafarov with what little remained of his left ski, Wadsworth rushed over and attached a new one, so Gafarov could finish his race.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (February 11). According to CBC News Gafarov was clearly out of the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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