Monday, May 5, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday May 5 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

A sleep disorder sign of future brain disease

Many of us have had dreams where we’re being chased for example, but if you constantly find that you are vigorously moving your legs or flailing your arms while dreaming, that could be an indication of a future degenerative brain disease.

John Peever (PhD) is associate professor in  the University of Toronto's Cell and Systems Biology department, and director ...

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Mugshots fascinate in Canadian documentary

The often dramatic photographs taken of people who are arrested are the subject of a new Canadian documentary called Mugshot that premiered at the Hot Docs film festival in Toronto on April 28th.

The 52-minute film shares the personal stories of  people who collect mugshots, including artists, writers, art curators and gallery owners. They ...

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Bicycle 'Love Stories'

It started when she said "nice bike" to a cyclist. The stories she heard after that convinced Christine Bruce this was something she wanted to pursue and share.

After interviewing more than 150 people, she's now released a book called "This Road Continues One Block North" which focuses on the stories of people on bikes in Canada's most ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Interesting musical “eggsperiment”

Apparently chickens like classical music.

They show that appreciated through production of bigger, heavier eggs. Thian Carmen is an egg farmer in the east coast province of Nova Scotia.  In fact, at age 15 he’s the youngest registered farmer in the province, and he proposed an experiment for a science fair..

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Government puts Indigenous education bill 'on hold' after First Nation chief resigns

The Canadian government has decided to "put on hold" a bill to reform Indigenous First Nation education after the resignation of Shawn Atleo, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, according to a report by the Globe and Mail newspaper Monday (May 5).

“With the support of the Assembly of First Nations, our government introduced historic legislation, ...

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Court reinstates Canadian expats’ right to vote

More than one million Canadians live outside the country and a court has struck down a law that prevented them from voting in Canadian elections. That law was enacted in 1993 amid debate about the ties expats had to Canada and their knowledge about domestic politics.

A Superior Court judge in the province of Ontario ruled that even if ...

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Commemorations of Second World War battles

The first Sunday in May is known as Battle of the Atlantic Sunday.

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Flash across Ontario sky believed to be a meteor

Twitter was abuzz Sunday with reports and images of a bright object streaking through the sky in the province of Ontario, and experts suspect it was a meteor. The sightings were reported from points east of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Witnesses say the flash was brighter than a lightning bolt. One resident tweeted that ...

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Canadian technology helping in South Korean ferry disaster.

Canadian technology is helping searchers in the tragic recovery effort of bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry.


South Korea coast guard rescuers raced on April 16 to the ferry Sewol, which was traveling to Jeju Island. Most of the students could ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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