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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday March 26 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Government reducing its health benefit payments for public service retirees

The Canadian government announced Wednesday (March 26) it had negotiated a cut to the money it paid into the health care benefits for retired public sector employees from 75 to 50 per cent, a 100 per cent increase for the retirees.

The announcement was made by the minister responsible, Treasury Board President Tony Clement, who said this would ...

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Canadian kids need to learn to cook, says author

Canadians tend to call their children to dinner, rather than get them to help make it and that is a problem according to author Sarah Elton. “It’s important for kids to know how to cook. It’s just as important a skill as numeracy, literacy. It’s a life skill that will serve them their entire lives.”

Only ...

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Artificial sports turf: Statistics vs player opinions on non-contact injury

When artificial turf first appeared, many athletes complained of injuries. The surface was hard, and there was no “give” to it when athletes turned or twisted, often resulting in knee or other injuries.

Artificial surfaces have vastly improved, but a new study says athletes are still wary of playing on an artificial surface

Constantine Poulos is ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

IMF: Canada top G7 with 'dead money' held by non-financial corporations

Money held by Canada's non-financial corporations has doubled between the mid-1990s and 2012, and the increase in Canada has been the fastest of all the G7 countries, according to a February report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Canadian media has reported the amount of cash held by non-financial corporations was $626 billion in 2013 - Canada's deficit in ...

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WHO report on killer smog

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on Tuesday saying about 8 million people are dying every year because of air pollution.

One of the risk is from tiny particles get deep into the lungs causing irritation.

The WHO said almost half those deaths were due to indoor air pollution, mostly in Asia, from cooking on stoves ...

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Indigenous band threatens to hold referendum

Mohawks on a reserve which is partly in the province of Quebec say that if that province holds a referendum on separation from Canada, it might hold its own referendum on splitting from Quebec.

The issue of a referendum has become a hot topic in the current election campaign for a province government. The leader of the party in ...

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Western province unprepared for earthquake: audit

Canada’s western province of British Columbia is known to be at risk for a major earthquake but its auditor-general, Russ Jones, says it is unprepared to deal with one. Jones says his office first advised the provincial government about this kind of safety concern 17 years ago and he was surprised to find it is still not prepared.
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Canada’s eternal winter

Well not usually, but across the prairies, central  Canada and the maritimes it certainly seems like it this year.

It’s now officially spring, and the migrating geese had begun to return, but in at least one location, they changed their minds and headed back south.

Ken Cudmore  is  the site and wildlife manager, at a wildlife ...

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Government "loses" more personal data on thousands of Canadians

A government agency is being criticized for losing a hard drive with personal information of almost 600,000 Canadians.

The agency, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), reported it could not find a small portable hard drive which had the information on it.

ESDC was formerly known as Human Resources and Skills Development Canada which said the device disappeared ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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