Sunday, April 6, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Sunday April 6 2014 edition  

COLUMNS

Arts: The rare skill of restoration of antiquarian books

It’s a very rare occupation. Alex McGuckin of Edmonton is one of only a handful of craftsmen who restore valuable antique books sometimes hundreds of years old.

You’d have to call him an artisan. McGuckin came into the profession of antique book restorer in a back door kind of way, first out of a mild fascination, but then the ...

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Depressed young men become more sedentary: study

Young men who reported depressive symptoms at age 20, four years later reported spending more time on computers or watching television, according to research at McGill University. The same was not true for women.

Sedentary behaviour is associated with adverse health outcomes like diabetes and heart attacks. So health officials are eager to find out how ...

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Politics Today - April 6, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI's Wojtek Gwiazda discusses Canada's absence in the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

He reports on a decision by one Canadian province, Newfoundland and Labrador, to replace all student loans with student grants.

And he has an updates on the election campaign in the predominantly French-speaking province of Quebec, the Canadian ...

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YOUR CHOICES

The Canadian who saved Ceylon, and to some extent, the war.

It was early dawn, April 4, 1942, that RCAF Squadron Leader Len Birchall of RCAF 413 Tusker Squadron, and his 8 crewmen took off from their base in Ceylon searching for a suspected Japanese fleet. Birchall's squadron had only just arrived on the island day's before.

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'Outrageous Fortune' report says Canada's 86 richest getting richer

Canada's 86 richest Canadians' wealth, whose net worth was $178 billion in 2012, equals that of 11.4 million Canadians (out of a population of 35 million) according to a new report by the Ottawa think tank, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).

The report, "Outrageous Fortune: Documenting Canada's Wealth Gap", says the wealth gap is even bigger ...

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Canadian youth take action against climate change

Young Canadians staged 15 events across the country yesterday to protest the extraction of fossil fuels which, when burned, contribute to climate change. This followed a weekend summit in the eastern city of Halifax which drew 500 students to “learn, develop their skills and build the movement for climate, environmental and social justice.” This so-called PowerShift event ...

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Arctic mining: unexpected social negatives for Inuit women

Proponents of development in the far north, often mining, claim it will bring needed employment and money to the region.

While this is true, there are also unexpected social drawbacks for indigenous communities, especially for Inuit women.

Professor Frank Tester, graduate student Karina Czyzewski and Pauktuutit (the national Inuit Women’s Organization) recently produced a report on the effects ...

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