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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday March 11 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Railway Safety Coalition demanding action in Washington

Railway safety is what brought Mayor Karen Darch from Barrington, Illinois and Roger Doiron, Mayor of Richibuto, New Brunswick, to Washington today.  They are in the US capital, along with 12 other mayors as part of the Cross-Border Coalition on Railway Safety.  They're meeting with members of the U.S. Congress and senior transport safety officials telling their stories and demanding ...

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Stolen passports often used by airline passengers

The search for Malaysian Airline flight 370 revealed that two passengers were travelling on stolen passports, and the fact that this often happens. In the case of this jet which disappeared after leaving Kuala Lumpur March 12, investigators eventually rejected the notion the two had any links to terrorism. They believe that at least one was simply trying to ...

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Surprising discovery of bees using plastic for nests

When we think of bees, the image that readily comes to mind is one of honey bees in the large social well-structed societies. But most of the world’s bees are not social, but solitary, making their homes in plant stems or in tiny holes and crevices.

Scott MacIvor is University of Guelph graduate and a doctoral student in the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Pauline Marois says no border patrol in a separated Quebec

Parti Québécois Leader Pauline Marois said today, if Quebec separated from Canada, there would be no borders or tolls imposed.  Of other Canadians visiting she said, "they won't have to pay at the frontier".

The separatist party leader was in the Lac-Mégantic, Quebec region to unveil her party’s tourism policy.  When a reporter asked, "Would an independent Quebec be more ...

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Clara Hughes riding across Canada for mental health

Clara Hughes, the six-time Olympian will ride her bike coast to coast across Canada to talk about mental health with schools and community organizations.

"Clara's Big Ride for Bell Let's Talk" will start Friday, March 14, in Toronto, and end in Ottawa on Canada Day, July 1st.  She will cover more than 12,000 kilometres over ...

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Canadian reveals new invention to public; basketball

In was on March 11, 1892 that Canadian James Naismith organized the first public demonstration of his newly invented sport, using suspended baskets, and a soccer ball.


Canadian James Naismith, wrote the rules and posted them on the wall of the gym ...

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Media mogul won’t give up business to run

News outlets in Canada continue to give extensive coverage to millionaire Pierre Karl Péladeau’s decision to run for office and, at the same time, his refusal to give up his media holdings.

Péladeau is running in the current election campaign in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec. He is affiliated with the Parti Quebecois, a party which wants to ...

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Toronto goes mad for Mirvish signs

Many hundreds of people spent hours lined up around the huge block outside a store in Canada’s biggest city yesterday. They were all hoping to pick up small cardboard signs advertising the store's various sales over the years.

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Canada sends iconic bison to U.S. reserve

Canada’s national parks service is sending 83 bison to the American Prairie Reserve in the U.S. state of Montana. This is the third transfer of the shaggy herd animals that used to roam the prairie lands in the heart of North America by the millions, and then almost went extinct.

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IN DEPTH

 



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