Monday, March 31, 2014

Cybermagazine - Monday

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Monday March 31 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Inaction on climate “too dreadful to contemplate”

The Canadian government is set to “100 per cent fail” to keep even the minimal promises it made at the Copenhagen Summit to reduce greenhouse gases, says opposition Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. “It is tragic,” says May. “In global climate negotiations that I attend, nobody waits to see what Canada is going to do or say on ...

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Protests across Canada to support health care, as health accord ends

Protesters in 45 communities across Canada came out to protest what they call the end of the federal government's involvement in health care. The protests Monday (March 31) come on the last day of the 10-year Canadian Health Accord which permitted a standardization of health care across Canada by the federal government along with Canada's provinces and territories which ...

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Harnessing the renewable power of the Fundy tides

As more is understood about global warming and man’s affect on the changing climate, more sources of renewable energy are sought to reduce our output of greenhouse gas.

One of those potential sources is harnessing the power of the tides.

Matthew Lumley is Communications Director at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE

FORCE ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Opposition NDP party walks out because premier a no-show at provincial legislature

As one newspaper put it opposition NDP politicians in the province of Ontario "stormed out of the legislature" on Monday (March 31) because the province's Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was absent from the provincial legislature.

The NDP which holds the balance of power in Canada's most populous province was upset the premier was not in the legislature for the Question ...

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Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling, activists in Canada want stricter rules

The International Court of Justice in a 12-4 ruling on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japanese whaling in the Antarctic.

The court says the hunt is not “scientific” as Japan claims.


A ship from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society tangles ...

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Police hope links with Muslims may thwart attacks

Police forces in Canada often have officers meet with ethnic groups to build trust and good relations. Two years ago, the national police, the RCMP, began such an outreach program with Muslim communities across the country with hopes that might help avert a potential terrorist attack.

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Bieber booed at Canada’s top music awards

Canada handed out its top music awards, the Junos, last weekend with twin sisters, Tegan and Sara the top winners and pop idol Justin Bieber being booed. Tegan and Sara won three trophies for top group, pop album and single of the year for Closer. Backstage they did a parody of that song, calling it Cold, which greatly ...

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Anniversary of a disaster

It was 100 years ago on March 31, 1914, that one of Newfoundland’s most painful tragedies occurred.

Book about the disaster showing the SS Newfoundland. "Perished" by Jenny Higgins (CLICK to ENLARGE)

Every spring, Newfoundland ...

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For Sale: Luxury property, excellent location in major capital.

If you have quite a few million dollars and you’re looking for some prime real estate in capitals around the world, check out what Canada has for sale.

In austerity moves since it came to power, the federal Conservative government has been selling off Canadian real estate holdings around the world.  They’ve sold about 80 diplomatic  and other government ...

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cybermagazine - Sunday

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Sunday March 30 2014 edition  

COLUMNS

ARTS-Documentary :Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents

How often have you seen a young child throwing a temper tantrum, and/or angrily refusing to obey their parent or acting agressively with the parent or playmate? Perhaps you’ve been in that situation.

Some of that is normal, but when it becomes a recurring situation, there’s a problem, and perhaps a big problem.

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Canada must test all newborns’ hearing: doctors

Newborns in Canada are routinely tested for thyroid problems and some rare genetic conditions, but doctors say not enough of them are being screened or followed for hearing problems.

In Canada, health care is administered by each province or territory, and care is uneven across the country. A report card issued by audiologists, pediatricians, and two ...

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Politics Today - March 30, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda returns to the issue of electoral reform. The government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced a proposed Fair Elections Act that is meeting with criticism from electoral experts and opposition MPs.

Meanwhile, in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, election day April 7th is getting closer, with no ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Junior business group takes students to China

Canadian students interested in business careers involving China will soon visit that country on a trip organized by the China-Canada Junior Chamber of Commerce. So far fifteen students from McGill University, Concordia University and the University of Montreal have signed up for the two-week tour to Beijing, Shanghai and Suzhou in early May.

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Landowner confronts snowmobilers

Two people riding on snowmobiles say they mistakenly traveled on to private property and were confronted by a man with a shotgun. The incident occurred near the western city of Saskatoon last month.

Snowmobiling is a popular pastime in Canada, but many people don’t like the noise it makes. Some farmers complain it scares their livestock and can damage ...

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Brazil food guide ‘novel,’ may help Canadians

The Ministry of Health in Brazil hopes to reduce obesity with a proposed new food guide that is simple but innovative, and very different from those of Canada and other nations. Instead of talking about nutrients, the Brazil guide talks about meals, how to make them and eat them, and it urges people to be critical of ...

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Worst and best cities in Canada to live in, 2014

Once again, a small port city on Canada’s Pacific has been placed at the bottom of the list of best places to live in Canada.

Port Alberni came in last of the 2014 list of the 201 best cities compiled by MoneySense magazine.

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