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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday May 8 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canadian Leilani Farha appointed UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing

Canada's Leilani Farha has been chosen by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) to be the UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing. Farha is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit group Canada Without Poverty (CWP).

In the deliberations towards her appointment a consultative group of the Council wrote it "was impressed by Ms. Farha’s passion for ensuring ...

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Huge ancient meteor strike found in Alberta

Experts from the Alberta Geological Survey, and University of Alberta have found the site of what is undoubtedly a huge meteor strike.

The crater, at least 50 million years old, has long since been worn away and filled in, but evidence shows it was huge, at eight kilometres across.

Doug Schmitt (PhD) professor of Geophysics and ...

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Climate Change is upon Canada too: editor

A U.S. report that says climate change is already hitting the United States applies to Canada too, says Kathryn Harrison, a political science professor at the University of British Columbia and co-editor of “Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: Comparative Politics of Climate Change.”

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Broadcasters to political parties: Do not use our content in your ads without our permission

Almost all of Canada's major broadcasters are cracking down on political parties using their material in advertising, according to a report by CBC journalist James Fitz-Morris.

"As news organizations, the use of our content in political advertisements without our express consent may compromise our journalistic independence and call into question our journalistic ethics, standards and objectivity," the broadcasters wrote. ...

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Toronto giving away city-branded condoms

 Pubic health officials say the city of Toronto will be handing out some $20,000 worth of condoms during World (gay) Pride festival.

The city will host the huge international event from June 20-29.

Health officials will unveil the Toronto-branded condoms on June 4 and say the idea is that when condoms are more readily ...

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Bear kills oilsands worker

A female worker was killed on Wednesday by a black bear while on the job at Suncor’s oilsands operations in the western province of Alberta. The bear was destroyed by police officers called to the scene.

An official with the government body to assure worker safety said he was not aware of any other cases of bear attacks on ...

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Cellphones, tablets are often dirty

We don’t know how many Canadians do it, but an infection control specialist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare facility in Hamilton, Ontario says they should not take their mobile devices into the bathroom.

On the occasion of World Hand Hygiene Day on Monday,  Anne Bialachowski decided to test devices to see how much organic material they had on their surfaces. ...

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May 8, VE Day

May 8, 1945, Victory in Europe.

21st Army Advanced Group Headquarters, May 4 Wageningen, Holland. Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery indicates to GenAdm Von Friedeburg where to sign the document of unconditional surrender of all German forces in the Netherlands, to take ...

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Women's fashion retailer Jacob closing stores, filing for bankruptcy

Canadian women's fashion retailer Jacob is closing its stores across Canada and liquidating its inventory.  On Wednesday (May 6) the Montreal retailer announced it had filed for a notice of intention under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

In November 2010, Boutique Jacob Inc. placed itself under Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) protection and, according to the Wednesday press release, "underwent ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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