Friday, March 28, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday March 28 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Government's omnibus budget bill includes wide range of non-budget changes

The Canadian government tabled its omnibus budget bill Friday (March 28) a massive 375 page document that not only outlines how the government will implement its February budget, but also affects a wide range of non-budget legislation.

The government says Bill C-31 “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and ...

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Nature museum gives free access to its data online


Plant specimen of Chamerion latifolium is one example of the image and information that is available in the museum’s online database. © Canadian Museum of Nature

Canada’s national museum of natural history is offering free online ...

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Greenland’s northeastern ice sheet starting to melt

Greenland's previously stable northeastern ice sheet is starting to melt, according to a  study published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

While Greenland's melting ice sheet has contributed to an increase in the world's sea levels over the last 20 years, the recent study suggests that Greenland's northeast ice stream, located 600km to the interior of the ice sheet is ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

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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U.S. town may block Canadian oil

South Portland, Maine could be the first U.S. city to pass a law that would stop bitumen coming from Canada’s oilsands from getting to its port. The actions of this city of 25,000 people are being closely watched by other communities opposed to the shipping of oilsands crude through their ports.

Controversy has stalked Canada’s oilsands. Environmentalists ...

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The Last Great Cavalry Charge

Alfred, Lord Tennyson glorified the cavalry charge with his poem about the battle of Balaclava in 1854, “the Charge of the Light Brigade, in which Canadian Alexander Dunn was awarded one of the first Victoria Cross medals, the highest award for valour in the Commonwealth.

However, with the advent of mechanized warfare, and most certainly the machine gun, the ...

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Truck container drivers reach agreement, end port of Vancouver strike

A strike by truck container drivers ended Wednesday (March 26) after high level negotiations worked out an agreement for non-union and unionized truckers to return to work.

Container shipping at the port's four terminals had been cut by about 90 per cent after 250 unionized truckers went on strike March 10, joining 1,000 non-unionized truckers, members of the United ...

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More icebreakers to the rescue

Even as Canada’s eastern maritime provinces and Newfounland dig out from a massive storm, the cold has caused problems for shipping in Ontario.


CARGO- A convoy of Great Lakes cargo ships line up to follow an icebreaker on the St. Marys River, ...

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Never-ending controversy: The 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto

The Pan Am games are slated to be held in Toronto, Hamilton and other venues in southern Ontario from July 10-16, in 2015. However,  almost from their announcement, they have been dogged by controversy. 

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