Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday May 20 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Uranium mining hearings begin in Quebec

Uranium mining hearings are underway in Quebec. The first of several pre-consultations is taking place in Montreal today and tomorrow.

Gordon Edwards, the head of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility, will be in attendance.  He would like to see Quebec follow the lead of the two coastal provinces of British Columbia to the west and ...

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Genetically-modified alfalfa opposed by farmers union

The issue of genetically-modified food crops continues to be contentious, in Canada, and elsewhere.

Canada's National Farmers Union  (NFU), along with some environmental groups, has come out against genetically modified alfalfa. A type of herbicide-resistant GM Alfalfa has been approved for Canada, although it is not yet being marketed.

Ann Slater is a small-hold farmer with about 10 ...

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Apology to British Columbia's Chinese community rejected by the CCNC

The Chinese Canadian National Council has rejected the apology offered to the Chinese community for the historical wrongs visited upon their ancestors.

Last Thursday, May 15th, the provincial government of British Columbia officially apologized to its Chinese community for historical policies that targeted immigrants and residents.

Victor Wong, Executive Director of the CCNC responded ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian children, not very active

The annual report on children's activity puts Canada near the back of the pack compared with other countries.

In presenting it’s 10th annual report on physical activity levels of children and youth, Active Healthy Kids Canada compared Canadian kids to children in 14 other countries

Lots of opportunity, not so much activity

Surprisingly Canada ranks ...

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Air Canada unveils new Dreamliner aircraft

Air Canada's new Dreamliner aircraft was presented to the public today in Toronto.  An elaborate unveiling of Boeing's state-of-the-art jet took place. The 787 will provide a more comfortable flying experience.

The Dreamliner features roomier seating, bigger windows that can be darkened with the touch of a button.  The cabin's air can carry more humidity ...

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Royals in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, are enjoying the third, of a four-day visit to Canada. The Duchess of Cornwall and the future King, moved from event to event today, together and separately.  They'll spend 22 hours in the tiny maritime province of Prince Edward Island.

This morning they met with the people of the capital, Charlottetown, who braved ...

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Festival TransAmériques - 'a projection of our dreams and our hopes'

“This eighth Festival TransAmériques is lavish, varied and highly exuberant. It is a projection of our dreams and our hopes, our indignations and our rebellions," says the festival's co-founder and general and artistic director Marie-Hélène Falcon. "It is anchored in its historical origins and also in the present moment. It questions its role in society, a world that these artists probe, ...

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Household Toronto water tests show 13% over safe levels, sometimes 2,000 times over maximum

In household water tests in Canada's largest city of Toronto 13% had unsafe lead levels, some as high as 2,000 the maximum of 10 parts per billion, according to a report by the Toronto Star newspaper Tuesday (May 20).

The data obtained by the Star, was from the 15,000 samples collected by Torontonians from their home water taps between 2008 and ...

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Personal drones vs air regulations

When one hears the word “drone” it used to conjure up an immediate image of an unmanned military aircraft flying over a hostile conflict zone.


This DJI phantom model comes ready to fly for about $700. Prices for drones ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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