Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Cybermagazine - Monday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday March 18 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's PM Harper condemns 'unilateral' actions of 'Putin regime'

Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced more economic sanctions against Russia on Monday (March 17) during a meeting with Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada Vadym Prystaiko in Ottawa, and condemned the "illegal, dangerous, unilateral actions of the Putin regime in the Crimea".

On Sunday, the Prime Minister had called the referendum in Crimea "illegitimate".

On Monday, the Canadian ...

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Canadian researcher studies catastrophic "supervolcanos"

While mankind has experienced some massive deadly volcanos in our recorded history, Vesuvius, Krakatoa, Mt St Helen’s, and Pinatubo just to name a few, we’ve never experienced the devastation of a supervolcano.

Martyn Unsworth has spent years studying supervolcanos.  He is a geophysicist, and a professor of both physics and atmospheric sciences at the University of Alberta.

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Guard against fraud, id theft, warn accountants

Many Canadians take steps to prevent fraud and identity theft, but such scams are nonetheless widespread, according to a new survey. March is Fraud Prevention Month and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) commissioned a survey to get the facts on fraud.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Vancouver a gateway for Chinese tourists to North America

Canada's Pacific coast port city of Vancouver is becoming a gateway for growing number of Chinese tourists coming to Canada and the United States.

In an article in the Vancouver Sun Sunday (March 16) columnist Chuck Chiang points out that tourism to Canada from different countries has seen little change or declined, but not in the case of China. ...

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More controversy in Quebec election

 As the provincial election continues in the mostly French-speaking province  of Quebec, another candidate for the Parti Quebecois has come under fire. The PQ advocates for the separation of Quebec from Canada to become an independent state and has recently promoted its "charter of secularism" which would ban wearing of religious symbols, such as the Jewish ...

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Bleeding porpoises trapped in ice

About 40 porpoises, including mothers with their calves, have become injured and trapped in ice pushing up on the Atlantic coast of eastern Canada. Bert Osmond of Cape Ray in southwestern Newfoundland watched the porpoises struggle over the weekend and said he doubted the mammals were able to survive difficult conditions overnight.

​"I don't say any 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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Measles case close to Vancouver

A student who attends classes in the western city of Burnaby has measles, causing school officials to ask some students to stay home to try to stop the spread of the virus. Measles spreads by touch or through the air and is highly contagious. Burnaby is the third largest city in the province of British Columbia and is ...

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March 14, anniversary of the passing of a domestic terrorist and era

It was on March 14, 2013 that convicted murderer Paul Rose, the most visible and violent symbol of Quebec nationalism, died.

With the provincial election campaign currently in full swing, the main issue once again in the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec is becoming the question of separation of Quebec from Canada.

Forty years ago, a group of ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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