Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

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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IN DEPTH

 



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