Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday March 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

A century of the Royal Ontario Museum

One of Canada’s largest, most prestigious, and oldest continuous museums is celebrating 100 years this week.

Janet Carding is Director and CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada’s largest city.

The Royal Ontario Museum or ROM as it’s commonly known, was built in 1912, but officially opened on March 19, 1914.

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People can improve their happiness: psychiatrist

The United Nations declared March 20th the International Day of Happiness, and people can use several techniques to increase their own happiness, says Toronto psychiatrist Mark Berber.

“Happiness is not just a trivial buzzword. There is a science behind it. It’s basically the science of positive thinking and there are a few things you can do ...

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Canadians among the top users of the Internet

It would be an understatement to say Canadians like the Internet. The average Canadian visits 3,731 websites a month, and spends about 41 hours per month on line. That's lots more than the world average of 2, 278 websites and 24.6 hours on line. These and other statistics are from the just released 3rd annual CIRA Factbook.

CIRA, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Alison Redford, premier of oil-rich province of Alberta, resigns

The premier of the oil-rich western Canadian province of Alberta, Alison Redford, has announced she is resigning effective Sunday (March23). The premier made the announcement Wednesday in the rotunda of the Alberta legislature.

"Quite simply I am not prepared to allow party and caucus infighting to get in the way of building a better future for our province and ...

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Truck drivers vow to continue strike at Vancouver port

Striking container truck drivers at the port in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver are vowing not to return to work, even though the port and the British Columbia provincial government issued new ultimatums on Wednesday (March 19) in an attempt to end an ongoing labour-management dispute.

The truckers say the "bully tactics" aren't the answer and will make ...

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Squabble over protection for the Newfoundland pony

As protection is sought for the small number of this special breed still remaining, there’s a bit of a squabble developing over just who’s protection is better, a federal or a provincial one.

The small but hardy Newfoundland pony (11-14 hands-112-147cm)  was originally brought to the island  by the earliest settlers who brought various pony breeds with them from ...

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Icebreakers will clear heavy ice, enable shipping

The Canadian Coast Guard says it will send ice-breaking ships to help clear unusually heavy ice and allow ships to travel through the Great Lakes in the heart of North America, along the St. Lawrence Seaway and through to the Atlantic Ocean. An unusually cold winter in Canada has created ice conditions not seen in 20 years.

Ships normally ...

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Boston bomb victim dances again

For the first time since the Boston Marathon bomb blew off the bottom part of her leg, Adrianne Haslet-Davis danced on stage with the help of a prosthetic. She appeared at the TED (Technology, entertainment, design) conference in Vancouver after a speech by Dr. Hugh Herr about his work developing prosthetics that use biomechanics together with microprocessors.

Haslet-Davis had ...

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New Brunsick forestry plan: pleases industry, angers enviromentalists

The provincial government in Canada’s eastern maritime province of New Brunswick has issued a new and controversial forestry plan.

Shaded area Province of new Brunswick- at 73,000 sqkm, almost as big as Ireland ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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