Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday April 22 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Informed seniors rethink use of sleeping pills

Seniors who get information about the risks of taking sleeping pills go on to ask questions about them and are more likely to quit, according to a recent study. Drugs like Valium, Xanax and others in a class called benzodiazepines are not recommended for older people because they can dull reflexes, contribute to falls, play with memory ...

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Activists reveal inhumane conditions at veal factory farm

A Canadian animal rights group has released another disturbing undercover video of a commercial farming operation..
After undercover videos at commercial pig farms and battery egg production, the group sent a member to a commercial veal production operation in the province of Quebec
Krista Osborne is Director of Operations for Mercy for Animals Canada.

In a dairy ...

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'Résistance' is Quebec art biennial's theme this year

"Resistance... is exceptionally important at this particular moment in time... mass protests, financial downfall, chronic recession ," says Cynthia Chainey Gagnon, the curator of the 2014 edition of the Quebec City biennial, Manif d'art 7. The month-long exhibition of contemporary art is focused around the theme "Résistance - And Then, We Built New Forms".

"I think it's important ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'Essential services' designation an attempt to take away right to strike, says union

A decision by the Canadian government to designate thousands more employees of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) as essential is an attempt to take away the employees' right to strike, according to the union representing them.

“Many of these workers have never been essential but they are throwing them in to get to their 80 per cent, to ...

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More citizen's personal data stolen from government agency

It’s another case of personal information being lost of stolen from government computers.

The latest is the theft of a government computer from a car in St John, in the eastern maritime province of New Brunswick

The laptop contained the personal financial information, names, birth dates, social insurance numbers, and addresses of 92 people has been ...

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission faces huge new pile of documents

With little more than a year to finish its report, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the physical and emotional abuses of Indigenous children in Canada's Indian Residential School system, is about to receive tens of thousands of boxes of more documents, putting into question its capacity to end its work on time.

About 150,000 Indigenous youth were taken from ...

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Canadians asked to 'take action' on Earth Day

The Governor General of Canada is marking Earth Day by asking all Canadians to “take action, to speak out and to foster change in favour of a more sustainable way of life—for the sake of humanity and all living things.”

David Johnston is the first Canadian Governor General to issue a formal statement on Earth ...

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Crops versus bees, new regs for Ontario.

In an effort to protect pollinating bees, Ontario farmers are being told to change some habits as they plant seeds this season.

The vast majority of corn and soybean seeds now come pre-coated with a type of insecticide known as neonicotinoids. During planting the coated seeds scrape against each other creating toxic dust which floats into surrounding areas.  Sometimes ...

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Dating website for farmers targets Canada

An online dating site called FarmersOnly is launching an advertising campaign to get more members in Canada. Although the website originated in the U.S., ten per cent of its 1.5 million members are Canadian, and it boasts at least one happy marriage as a result of one of its matches.

Daniel Seitz was at home on his family's farm in the ...

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