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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday May 16 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Police study on missing, murdered Indigenous women lists 'risk factors'

The number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada is higher than "previous public estimates" according to a new report by Canada's federal police force the RCMP which was released Friday (May 16).

The "Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: National Operational Overview" identified 164 unresolved cases of missing women and 1,017 homicide victims in the ...

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Web doc sheds light on Inuit relocation in Arctic Canada

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

The relocation of Inuit from northern Quebec to Canada’s High Arctic in the 1950s is one of the darkest episodes in the history of Canada's North.

Sadly, few Canadians are even aware of the story.

But a new documentary website has been launched this ...

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Teens’ lack of sleep linked to depression

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep have four times the normal risk of depression, according to a study from the University of Texas. Many young people in North America stay up late, often socializing over the internet and not getting the recommended nine to 10 hours sleep they need.

Late night group chats

“I see this with ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Under age 19? In Ontario don't touch that beer in the store!

An incident in the large central province of Ontario highlights the strict rules around alcohol.

In Ontario, wines and spirits can only be purchased from provincially controlled outlets known as the “LCBO” for Liquour Control Board of Ontario. The LCBO stores also sell beer.

Anyone under age 19 is not allowed to purchase alcohol, but an ...

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Restaurant gives “well-behaved children” discoun

It’s not often that a reastaurant bill leaves you pleasantly surprised, but that was the case for a family in the western Canadian city of Calgary Alberta

The husband, wife, and their almost one-year-old daughter went to a small Japanese restaurant in the city to celebrate Mother’s day.  When the bill came, they noticed a $5 reduction for “well-behaved ...

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Western province apologizes to Chinese community

People of Chinese heritage in the western province of British Columbia got an apology from the provincial government for historical policies that once targeted them. The apology introduced in parliament Thursday, May 15 recognized 160 historical racist and discriminatory policies such as denying Chinese immigrants the right to vote in the 1870s.

In 2006, the

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Indigenous survivors of residential schools fear their stories could be made public

Some survivors of Canada's Indian residential schools are furious that their personal stories of abuse might become public, despite having been guaranteed confidentiality during Truth and Reconciliation gatherings across Canada.

About 150,000 Indigenous youth were taken from their families and sent to the church-run residential school system which existed from the 1870s until the 1990s.

Phil Gattensby went ...

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Official Opposition Leader: We respected the rules

Testifying before a House of Commons committee on Thursday (May 15) Canada's Official Opposition NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair insisted the party's "satellite" offices set up outside of Ottawa were done transparently.

"We respected the rules as they existed," he said during his testimony at the procedure and House affairs committee looking into allegations that the party used House of Commons ...

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‘Range anxiety’ limits use of electric cars

While environmentalists would like people to switch to electric vehicles, many Canadians worry they will not make it to the still-rare charging stations. The average range of these vehicles is about 60 kilometers before they need a recharge.

Canada is a big place. Distances are great and only now are more charging stations beginning to appear.

Another concern ...

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