Friday, March 7, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday March 7 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

What acoustics can tell us about whales in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

A new study suggests that certain species of sub-Arctic whales are increasingly making their way through the Bering Strait towards Arctic waters, raising questions about what may be causing these species to expand their territory.

Researchers used underwater microphones to track ...

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Big food companies improve policies: Oxfam

Public pressure has prompted nine out of ten of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies to improve their social and environmental policies, says Oxfam Canada. There were major strides in improving policies on land, women’s rights and carbon emissions but overall the ten companies moved too slowly as a group according to Oxfam.

“Justice for ...

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Montreal to extend drinking hours until 6 am

If Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has his way, Montrealer's will soon be able to drink until the sun comes up, at least during the summer when the sun rises that early.

Mayor Coderre is championing a move to extend the drinking hours in Montreal bars until 6 am from the current 3 am.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Transport Minister orders railways to move grain

Transport Minister Lisa Raitt, accompanied by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, finally responded to Canadian farmers today ordering Canada's two railways to move a minimum of 5,500 train cars of grain to market each, weekly, or face fines of $100,000 a day.

Farmers say they're facing $4 billion dollars in losses for a banner crop of ...

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March 8, the BNA Act and the beginning of Canada

March 8 is an important date for Canada. On this day back in 1867 the British House of Lords gave final reading to the British North America Act.

It created the new Dominion of Canada by joining  the United Province of Canada (which became Québec and Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. It also provided for entry of ...

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Another strike against the Joint Strike Fighter

Canada’s intended purchase of 65 of the US-designed F-35 JSF- Joint Strike Fighter jet has long been a source of controversy over both the excessive cost and whether it even suits Canada’s needs.

Some critics point out that Canada’s long-gone CF-105 Avro Arrow- scrapped itself in extreme controversy in 1959, could fly faster and farther than the F-35.
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Daylight saving begins in most of Canada this weekend

In most of Canada people will be adjusting their clocks Saturday night, or Sunday morning to stay in sync with most of North America.

"Springing forward" an hour to make the most of the early morning light has its supporters and detractors.  Many people cite the small spike in heart attacks after the spring change, and an increase in ...

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Adventurers sign away right to sue

Canadian thrill-seekers often sign waivers without realizing that if they have an accident while pursuing an outdoor adventure, they will not be able to sue for damages. A special investigation by the public broadcaster, CBC, indicates many Canadians don’t read the fine print and that companies offering adventure sports are not regulated.

More than half of all ...

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Canada expels Russian soldiers over Ukraine crisis

Nine Russian military personnel have been given 24 hours to leave Canada following Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement earlier this week that all planned joint military activities between the two countries will be suspended.

Canada has been one of the loudest critics of Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird calling it “old Soviet-style” ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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