Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cybermagazine - Wednesday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday April 30 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Latest controversy re temporary foreign workers, youth exchanges

The ongoing controversy over the use of temporary foreign workers in Canada included a new element on Wednesday (April 30): youth work exchanges between Canada and other countries.

In the House of Commons Question Period the government was asked to justify its use of very imbalanced exchanges, with many foreign students getting to come to Canada, and few going ...

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Safe drinking water? Canadians develop a simple test with a pill

In developed countries, testing whether water is safe to drink can be a long process, in developing countries there is often no testing available at all.  This means in many cases people are forced to drink water at their risk, often leading to sickness, sometimes serious, even deadly.

A Canadian research team has developed a new simple, ...

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Climate change increasing asthma rates: advocate

“Climate change is already profoundly affecting, but is going to increasingly profoundly affect people around the world…who have respiratory problems,” says Robert Oliphant, head of the Asthma Society of Canada and head of an international group of patient advocacy groups called GAAPP.

The burning of fossil fuels emits greenhouse gases causing climate change, he reasons, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Leadership of military observer mission in Ukraine to be taken over by Canada

Three Canadians will lead an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) military observer mission in the central European country, according to a media report by Postmedia News.

Citing Defence Minister Rob Nicholson Wednesday (April 30) Postmedia reports the three Canadians from the Directorate of Arms Control Verification will lead the nine-member team which includes members from Ukraine, France, Moldova and ...

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KB882: Unworthy fate for heritage survivor of WWII

It is one of the most iconic aircraft of the Second World War.


The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Lancaster: Of over 7,000 built, it's one of only 2 still flying, Here warming its engines at night is a scene that would have ...

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Telecoms won’t say how much private info divulged

Canada’s privacy commissioner says telecom companies are refusing to divulge how many times they have given customer information to the federal government without a court warrant.

Canada has laws that protect citizens’ personal information. They allow Canadian telecom companies and Internet providers to hand over customer information without a court order to help law-enforcement investigations. ...

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Quebec urged to recognize animals as not being mere “things”

The Quebec Society for the Protection of Animals, (SPCA) and various other animal rights groups are urging the provincial government to change the law concerning animals.

While most of Canada generally operates on a legal system based on British Common Law, the mostly French-speaking province of Quebec generally operates on a system based on the Civil Code ...

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Public health officials warn of measles outbreaks

The province of Alberta has officially declared measles outbreaks in three areas and is asking anyone who has been exposed to stay indoors. Although there have been only 22 cases in the province so far, the long incubation period has public health officials worried that many more cases will soon emerge.

Outbreaks have been declared in Calgary, ...

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Union calls for moratorium on budget cuts, launches discussion on future of public broadcaster

The dismantling of Canada's public radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada should stop, there should be a moratorium on budget cuts, and a federal inquiry should be started into the management of the public broadcaster. These are the demands of the union representing the broadcaster's employees in the province of Quebec and the city of Moncton.

In addition, on Tuesday ...

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Cybermagazine - Tuesday

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Tuesday April 29 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Climate change affect on northern health

The high Arctic is experiencing the greatest affects from changing climate of anywhere in the world, and it’s affecting the health of Inuit who live there in a variety of ways says James Ford who led a research team studying the issue.

James Ford (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at McGill University in Montreal ...

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Ancient hunting structure found in Great Lake

A long double stone wall used to corral caribou 9,000 years ago has been found by archeologists searching the bottom of Lake Huron in the heart of North America. The structure was built on what was a land ridge between two lakes and a natural migration path for vast herds of the ungulates.

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Rail crews not getting sufficient rest, safety protocols not respected

Fatigue and safety management are crucial to keeping rail transport safe in Canada, but rail companies aren't letting crews rest nor implementing their safety protocols according to testimony from the union representing rail crews.

Testifying before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Teamsters Canada lobbyist Phil Benson and Teamsters Canada Rail Conference union ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Union calls for moratorium on budget cuts, launches discussion on future of public broadcaster

The dismantling of Canada's public radio and television broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada should stop, there should be a moratorium on budget cuts, and a federal inquiry should be started into the management of the public broadcaster. These are the demands of the union representing the broadcaster's employees in the province of Quebec and the city of Moncton.

In addition, on Tuesday ...

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Official Opposition wants answers from Canada's federal police, re PM's former chief of staff

Canada's Official Opposition NDP party wants to know why the federal police force, the RCMP, has decided to drop criminal charges against Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former Chief of Staff.

In a letter sent April 24, to the head of the RCMP, Commissioner Bob Paulson, Official Opposition ethics critic Charlie Angus asks for clarification into the RCMP's "decision ...

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Cruel winter: whale and porpoise deaths in pack-ice

Two communities on the western coast of the Atlantic province of Newfoundland have a huge, and sad, problem to deal with.

Red dot indicates town of Trout River on the edge of Gros Morne National Park. © 

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Sugar daddies sought to pay school loans

Some Canadians may be shocked to learn that there are university and college students who going on dates with strangers in order to finance their education.

Seeking Arrangement calls itself “Canada’s No. 1 sugar daddy dating website” and claims to have 130,000 Canadian members who declare themselves as students or graduates trying to pay off their post-secondary debts.
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Wi-Fi coming to national parks

Protected national parks in Canada are often wild and remote with no internet or cellphone service, but that is about to change. The department responsible, Parks Canada, is requesting tenders from contractors to install wireless Internet access at up to 50 of its parks this year. It wants to triple the number soon afterward.

Parks are often ...

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Anniversary of the deadliest landslide in Canada

In the wee hours of April 29, 1903, the small coal mining town of Frank Alberta lay sleeping at the foot of Turtle Mountain.

The mountain had been making rumbling and cracking noises for some time, but who was to understand that these had been warning signs of impending disaster?

Then at 4;10 AM on that deep cold ...

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