Monday, April 14, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday April 14 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada's PM Harper, FM Baird, on Ukraine and Russia's 'provocations'

After a meeting with several East European ambassadors in Ottawa, Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird once again condemned Russia for its most recent actions in Ukraine.

Reports of pro-Russian separatists taking over buildings in eastern Russia on the weekend fuelled more of the Canadian condemnations that have been frequent in the last ...

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Ranking the most distinct and most endangered, birds

 A trio of researchers in British Columbia had been instrumental in a unique international effort involving the world’s birds. They created lists ranking birds in order of their evolutionary distinctness, and to what degree they are threatened with extinction.

Arne Mooers is one of the co-authors of the study. He is a professor of Biodiversity in the Biological Sciences ...

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Military orders condone torture, say activists

The current Canadian government has secretly ordered the military to share information with allies even if there is a serious risk it could lead to torture. A newly classified memo says the Defence Department was developing a directive from the minister to put the policy into effect.

The November 2011 memo reveals Defence was slated to become the ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

900 government ID numbers (SIN) stolen from Canada Revenue Agency data bank

After dealing with the "Heartbleed Bug" the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) responsible for collecting taxes announced, Monday (April 14), that the "Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of approximately 900 taxpayers were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability."

A SIN number is a nine-digit number that a person needs to work in Canada or to have access ...

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Tens of thousands at Vancouver's annual Vaisakhi parade

Tens of thousands of people turned out Saturday (April 12) for the annual Vaisakhi parade in Canada's Pacific coast city of Vancouver. Celebrating both the beginnings of Sikhism and harvest, the celebrations attracted Sikhs and non-Sikhs, including federal Liberal party leader Justin Trudeau and the province of British Columbia's premier, Christy Clark.

This is one of the most significant ...

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Canadians losing cooking skills

A new survey by a major supermarket chain has found that younger people are losing cooking skills.

In February of this year,  1,014 online interviews were conducted for Nova Scotia-based Sobeys supermarket chain. It surveyed Canadians between the ages of 18 and 80 years old, representative of the overall population by age, gender and region.

The ...

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RMS Titanic-CQD- SOS- Come immediately!

It was late at night on the 14th of April for the wireless operators in a lonely Marconi radio station at Cape Race Newfoundland, who had be hearing and relaying messages from incoming ships, to stations along the east coast of Canada and the US.

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Mom gives dolls a multicultural makeover

After a mother could not find a doll that resembled her daughter, she decided to give one a makeover, and she didn’t stop there.

Queen Cee Robinson of Hamilton, Ontario had seen black Barbie dolls before, but most of them wore bikinis and all had long, straight hair. They all looked the same and Robinson describes them as “Barbie’s ...

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Canadian development aid tied to private sector

Canada must have help from private companies to meet its key development goal of reducing infant mortality and improving the health of young mothers in poor countries, says the minister responsible.

Controversy has dogged the current government over its policy of tying development assistance to private-sector partnerships and Development Minister Christian Paradis makes no apologies for it. ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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