Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday March 12 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian job gains mostly part-time last year

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce released its report on the labour market in 2013, and there some surprising findings.

First, was the news that the greatest gains in employment were among older Canadians.  Men and women over age 55 are either coming back into the work force from retirement, or joining it.  For some people it's out of ...

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Canadian Arctic research into upper atmoshere

Canadian scientists have just returned  from a research station in Canada’s high Arctic following the collection of data on changes in the earth's upper atmosphere.

Tom McElroy (Ph.D., FCMOS, FRSC) has been performing upper atmostphere research for many years. He is a professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science and Engineering at the Lasonnde School of Engineering at York University in ...

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Grass carp could damage Great Lakes: scientists

An Asian species of fish called grass carp could survive in all of the Great Lakes at the heart of North America, according to a new study, and if they get established, they might significantly damage the environment.  The five lakes border the U.S. and Canada. A river links them to the Atlantic Ocean making them a ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Weather woes: another Nor'easter

Winter weather will not let up despite spring being just days away.  Another winter storm is moving up the Altantic coast of the United States into Canada, closing schools, snarling traffic and cancelling flights at airports.

Forecasters are predicting 15 to 35 centimetres of snow in regions of southeastern Canada tonight and tomorrow.

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Olivia Chow running against Rob Ford for Mayor of Toronto

Olivia Chow is taking on Rob Ford.  After months of speculation Chow, a member of parliament for the left-leaning New Democratic Party, resigned her seat today to return to municipal politics, and get ready for her campaign to become the next mayor of Toronto.

Olivia Chow began her political career in Toronto.  In 1991 she became the ...

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Genetically modified salmon for human consumption?

It has been revealed that a US company with an experimental operation in Canada, has asked for Canadian approval to sell its genetically-modified salmon for human consumption.

The information was discovered in Aqua Bounty Technology’s latest financial outlook. 

Based in Canada's east-coast province of Prince Edward Island, the US biotech company has ...

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Farmer vows to continue raw milk fight

Farmer Mike Schmidt lost a court battle for the right to sell unpasteurized milk Tuesday, but says he will appeal the case to the highest court in the land. His province of Ontario does not allow the sale of unpasteurized milk on the grounds that it poses a significant risk to public health.

The government of Canada has

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Students shocked by politicians’ bad behaviour

“We wouldn’t be allowed to act that way in school,” said students of Innisfail Middle School after they attended the traditional question period in the legislature of their province of Alberta. Canadian students are often taken on trips to their provincial assemblies or the federal parliament so they can better understand democracy and how government works.

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Canada’s 12-year Afghan mission ends

The bright red and white Canadian Maple Leaf flag was officially lowered earlier today in a quiet and heavily guarded ceremony at the military base (ISAF HQ)  in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Master Corporal Jordan Taylor salutes as the Canadian flag is lowered ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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