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Cybermagazine - Friday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday May 30 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Cities of Migration Conference: Canadian delegation

Cities of Migration is the name of an international conference in Berlin, Germany, June 4 to 6th, that will draw several Canadians, along with community leaders and innovators from around the world.

They are gathering to share their successes and their challenges.  Ratna Omidvar, president of the Maytree Foundation, based in Toronto, says that ...

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Canada falling behind in western Arctic : report

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

Sometimes it seems like not a week goes by without headlines trumpeting business opportunities in the North.

But here in Canada, are we missing out on the potential in our western Arctic region?

A new report thinks we are.

"At the ...

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Canada's Veterans Minister dogged by criticism, chased by vet's wife

Canada's Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino continues to be the focus of frustration by both military veterans and their families.

On Thursday (May 29), he and his assistants were chased by a veteran's wife asking for answers.

Earlier in the week Canadian media reported that the department had spent $4 million on advertising, this only months after shutting ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Nobel laureate and oilsands opponent Desmond Tutu will speak at northern conference

Canada must consider how the oilsands in the Canadian province of Alberta contribute to global climate change and make moves to cut its carbon emissions before it's too late, South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu told reporters in the northern city of Fort McMurray.

“Only those who don’t want to listen, only those who want to be blind can’t see ...

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Canadian Football League: Labour-management talks break down

Contract talks between the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the players broke down Thursday (May 29) after the CFL rejected the union's latest proposal, one that included an amendment to its original demand that revenue sharing be included in this deal. The players conceded revenue sharing in the current agreement, which was signed prior to the 2010 season.

The ...

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Canadian doctors awareness of Lyme disease below par as disease spreads

With global warming there concerns about Lyme disease carrying ticks is increasing throughout Canada. 


Deer ticks, also known as blacklegged ticks, can carry the bacteria for Lyme disease. To feed feed they bury their head into the skin, and bodies ...

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RCI wins diversity award

At a gala ceremony Wednesday night in Montreal, RCI was awarded one of the colourful "Lys de la Diversite" awards, a lys for diversity.


Soleïman Mellali, Chief Editor of RCI, accepting the Lys award in the web category at the Wednesday gala

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Neutrality, detachment, of Prime Minister's choice for privacy commissioner questioned

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's nomination of a new Privacy Commissioner is being challenged by Official Opposition NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mulcair wrote “I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Therrien has neither the neutrality nor the necessary detachment to hold this position.”

Daniel Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, ...

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Rescued baby doing well

He’s already been seen by seen by vast numbers of American on American television, and his youTube video has 5,000 visitors as of today.
The baby male porcupine was found near Truro, Nova Scotia after a dog owner found quills in his pet’s face. Porcupines quills are soft when born, but quickly harden.

The next day they followed the ...

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Cybermagazine - Thursday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday May 29 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Bill to prevent Internet bullying, also gives wide surveillance powers, critics say

It's called the "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act" and the Canadian government says its main goal with Bill C-13 is to protect children on the Internet. But privacy critics are raising numerous questions about the additional Internet surveillance powers police forces would be given.

Earlier this month, Ann Cavoukian, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's most populous province ...

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Remembering the fallen: Wreaths Across Canada

It may seem odd for most to be thinking of December and Christmas as the warmth of summer is on our doorstep, but that is certainly the case for one man, Warrant Officer (ret) Craig McPhee who lives near the nation’s capital, Ottawa.

McPhee is the president and founder of Wreaths Across Canada. ...

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Drilling delay a reprieve for beluga whales

TransCanada Corporation has agreed to delay exploratory drilling in a part of the St. Lawrence River that is critical to threatened beluga whales. The white whales are only ones that live in the river year-round and their numbers have dropped to 900. They are listed as threatened under Canada's Species at Risk Act.

They come ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Neutrality, detachment, of Prime Minister's choice for privacy commissioner questioned

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's nomination of a new Privacy Commissioner is being challenged by Official Opposition NDP leader Thomas Mulcair. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mulcair wrote “I have come to the conclusion that Mr. Therrien has neither the neutrality nor the necessary detachment to hold this position.”

Daniel Therrien is currently Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Public Safety, ...

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Rescued baby doing well

He’s already been seen by seen by vast numbers of American on American television, and his youTube video has 5,000 visitors as of today.
The baby male porcupine was found near Truro, Nova Scotia after a dog owner found quills in his pet’s face. Porcupines quills are soft when born, but quickly harden.

The next day they followed the ...

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Lodge owner apologizes for racist slur

“Holy cow, how could I be so stupid,” said lodge owner Brent Fleck after his planning guide warning guest to not give alcohol to aboriginal guides provoked a storm of angry comments. This would be particularly galling to First Nations people since  “drunk Indian” has long been an insult hurled at them.

Fleck runs a fishing lodge in the ...

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Palliative care motion gets unusual near unanimous support in Canada's House of Commons

In a rare show of unanimity, Canadian opposition and government Members of Parliament passed a motion Wednesday (May 28) for a cross-country strategy on palliative and end-of-life care.

Proposed by Official Opposition NDP MP Charlie Angus, the bill was only opposed by one MP in Wednesday's vote and calls on the government to establish a "Pan-Canadian Palliative and End-of-life Care ...

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Anniversary of a Canadian World Heritage waterway

On May 29, 1932, Colonel John By arrived in Bytown (what is now the national capital, Ottawa)  aboard the steamship/workboat Rideau (aka Pumper) to great fanfare. The occasion was the official opening of the 202-km long Rideau canal, or more accurately Rideau waterway running from Kingston on Lake Ontario, roughly north-east to Ottawa on the Ottawa River.

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Students sent home because of clothing

About 30 students were sent home from school in Labrador City in eastern Canada for wearing clothing that violated the school’s dress code.

It has become the habit among young girls in Canada to wear tank tops that reveal bra straps when the weather is warm. Less common are boys wearing sleeveless shirts. Both styles of dress were worn ...

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