Monday, March 3, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday March 3 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Rewilding Vancouver

'Rewilding Vancouver' opened at the Museum of Vancouver last week.  The exhibit, which features taxidermy specimens, 3D models, soundscapes, photos and videos, was co-curated by Viviane Gosselin and author J. B. MacKinnon who may be best known for his book, 'The Hundred Mile Diet'.

But it was his latest book, 'The Once and Future World', that inspired ...

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Mining ventures need early Indigenous First Nation participation, says Grand Chief

No mining venture will succeed without Indigenous First Nations participation at the earliest stages, Anishinabek Nation Lake Huron Grand Chief Isadore Day, told those attending the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto on Monday (March 3), "First Nation equity in the land and in the treaty relationship must be a starting baseline in negotiations."

In an ...

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Marine protected areas: more for show than substance?

A new study shows that a majority of the worlds marine parks and ecological preserves, are more window dressing than actually serving to protect vulnerable and important marine ecosystems.

Rodolphe Devillers (PhD) is lead-author of the paper. He is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at Memorial University in St John’s Newfoundland and Labrador with ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The Aga Khan visits Canada

The Aga Khan - Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, visited Ottawa and Toronto last week.  Invited by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to address a joint session of parliament, the Aga Khan was the first faith-based leader to speak to the House of Commons in 75 years.

The spiritual leader of 15 million people around the world was ...

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Protecting Belugas in western Hudson Bay

Every year about 60,000 Beluga whales migrate to the southwestern coast of Hudson Bay.

This is one of the largest concentrations of Belugas in the world.   In summer they gather around 3 estuaries to feed, give birth and nurse the young. Smaller groups also congregate around the south of the bay near two estuaries in northern Ontario, and ...

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Canada's BMO bank falls for scam empties customer's account $87K

“I think just trying to wear me out, hoping I would just fade away … or die,” says Canadian Bruce Taylor whose bank BMO fell for a scam and emptied his account of $87,500.

The Bank of Montreal customer went public because he believes other customers should be warned about how the bank wired his inheritance money into the hands of ...

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Literacy gap growing between boys and girls

A recent evaluation of boys and girls in grade 10 (age 15-16) across Ontario high schools shows a considerable gap in literacy.

It’s called the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The Fraser Institute which conducts school ratings says in 2009 the literacy gap was 6.6 percent in favour of girls.  The 2013 study showed a ...

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March Break begins

It's known as the March Break and while the dates may differ, most Canadian school children have a week off sometime in March to enjoy what's left of the winter.

Ski hills will be more crowded.  Museums, galleries and entertainment venues offer special programming for children and families.  And this year, being an exceptionally cold and snowy season, it's ...

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Oscar's Canadian contenders

The 86th Annual Academy Awards will be one of the most-watched television shows again this year.  And Canada has some high-profile attendees.


Montreal's Jean-Marc Vallee © CBC

Jean-Marc Vallee, while not nominated for directing his film 'Dallas Buyers ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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