Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday March 18 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian aid priorities in Aftghanistan harmed development aid, government legitimacy

Canada's decision to prioritize its profile in Afghanistan when providing development aid took money away from the most successful aid projects in the country and undermined the legitimacy of the Afghan government, according to development aid specialist Nipa Banarjee.

Nipa Banerjee

Banarjee is now a professor of development ...

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Mapping our neighbouring galaxies, light years away.

Gazing up into a clear night sky, one can see millions of points of light. Stars. In fact that’s just our own galaxy which contains some 300 billion stars and planets.

Now an astronomer in Canada has created a clearer map of our neighbouring galaxies, from 2.5 million to 25 million light years distance from our own.

Marshall ...

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Brazil food guide ‘novel,’ may help Canadians

Brazil hopes to reduce obesity with a proposed new food guide that is simple but innovative, and very different from those of Canada and other nations. Instead of talking about nutrients, the Brazil guide talks about meals, how to make them and eat them, and it urges people to be critical of advertising for processed foods.
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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Air Canada suspends flights to Venezuela

Canada's largest airline company, Air Canada, has announced it's suspended flights to Venezuela. In a statement released Monday (March 17) the airline says "Due to on-going civil unrest in Venezuela, Air Canada can no longer ensure the safety of its operation and has suspended flights to Caracas until further notice."

According to the statement last flight to depart Toronto flew ...

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The last Canadian soldiers arrive home

The small, final contingent of Canadian Forces personnel have landed in Canada.

As the giant CC-177 Globemaster transport plane with the group of 93 soldiers on board flew over the national capital, Ottawa,  it was ceremonially escorted by two CF-18 fighter jets.

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Finalists announced, Canada's 65th National Newspaper Awards

Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper lead the nominations for Canada's 65th annual National Newspaper Awards with 14 nominations. The announcement was made Monday (March 17). Close behind the Globe was the Toronto Star with 13 nominations.

There are a total of 69 finalists in 22 categories, selected from 1,206 entries for work published in 2013. Of 57 newspapers and ...

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Cellphone services go up $5

Three big companies dominate wire services in Canada and they all have hiked their base prices for new plans by five dollars in most markets. Existing plans are unaffected.

Rogers, Telus and Bell Mobility now all charge $80 per month for new smartphone plans with a new contract. They include 500 MB of data, unlimited nation-wide calling, unlimited messaging, ...

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Activists climb landmark in forest protest

Six Greenpeace activists scaled a large cross on Montreal’s Mount Royal to place two banners protesting logging practices in the Canadian boreal forest. Forests stretch across thousands of kilometres of Canada. Although most of it is publicly-owned, companies are allowed to log if they do so in a sustainable way.

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Hard winter forces another animal shooting

Police in the north-western Ontario city of Timmins have shot yet another lynx.

The City of Timmins, is located in northwestern Ontario. (google) CLICK to ENLARGE

This makes the third in a matter of ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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