Sunday, March 2, 2014

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Sunday March 2 2014 edition  


ARTS- book :Done With Slavery- author Frank Mackey

Many people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada.

Author Frank Mackey in his Montreal office © courtesy F Mackey

It ended well ...


Brain training and exercise together better?

We know that physical exercise is good for the brain and that mental exercise is good too, but some Canadian scientists are researching whether doing them in quick succession is even better.

As Canadians get older many choose to exercise to ...


Politics Today - March 2, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda has an update on last weekend's policy convention of the Liberal Party of Canada.

He deals with the continuing controversy over the Canadian government's new proposed reform of the Elections Act, and he reports on an unusual situation in which an independent Member of Parliament prevented the government from ...



Skier barely survives burial in tree well

Most people who fall into tree wells suffocate in the snow that falls around them, so Chris Johnston considers himself lucky he survived such an accident.

A tree well is a depression in the snow around the base of a tree, often hidden by low branches and a thin snow cover. Snowboarders and skiers can fail to ...


ARTS: Concertinas Made In Canada by Frank Edgley

Thanks to a Canadian, an old instrument is making a comeback in popularity.

Well over a century ago, the concertina, more commonly known as a “squeeze-box” was a widely popular instrument, but over time  had faded almost into obscurity by the 1960’s.


Canadian teenager wins at Google science fair with battery-free flashlight

A Canadian teenager's desire to help a friend in the Philippines read at night resulted in a one of the top prizes at the Google Science Fair in California.

“I’m in shock, I’m in shock," said Ann Makosinski, who invented a battery-free flashlight. She is a student at St. Michaels University School in the city of Victoria in the ...




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