Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday May 29 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

"Sticky" synapses hinder memory and learning

Sometimes in order to learn new things, we have to forget old things, or at least "file them away in the back of our mind". Synapses are the pathways between neurons and are routes for creating learning and memory. But if those “old” synapses don’t disconnect or reduce, it can hinder developing new learning and memory.

Fergil Mills is ...

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Experts change advice on feeding babies

Most Canadian mothers do not live with their extended families and are likely to turn to professionals for advice on how to feed their babies. Changes in scientific findings have led to changes in the recommendations made jointly by the Canadian government’s health department, the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, the Canadian ...

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The Komagata Maru incident - Past racism, future challenges

On Friday morning (May 23) Naveen Girn started his day at Vancouver harbour, and tried to imagine what it was like for 376 passengers 100 years earlier on May 23, 1914 who arrived at the harbour, and then were prevented from entering Canada.

They were British subjects, most from India's Punjab and Sikh, who faced anti-immigration laws made ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government strikes deal with top banks: Free accounts for low-income Canadians

Eight of Canada's biggest banks have made voluntary commitments to provide no-cost accounts to low-income Canadians, Finance Minister Joe Oliver announced on Tuesday (May 27).

“Canadians work hard for their money. Our Government believes Canadians deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. That is why we are taking action to improve low-cost accounts and expand access to no-cost banking services ...

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Special meeting of First Nations Indigenous chiefs

A special meeting of First Nation Indigenous chiefs on Tuesday (May 27) will decide on the timing and location for an election to replace Shawn Atleo, who resigned as National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations earlier this month, and discuss the issue that led to his resignation, a federal government bill to reform Indigenous education.

Chiefs from ...

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Snatched baby returned to parents

The vast majority of Canadian women give birth in hospitals and hospitals are public places with open doors, so it was not difficult for a woman to put on nurse’s garb and walk off with a newborn on Monday evening in Trois-Rivieres in the province of Quebec.

However, most hospitals have security cameras so police were able to quickly ...

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Board urges protection of caribou lands

In the northern Canadian territory of Nunavut, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has been advised again to place restrictions on development plans in caribou ranges.

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New libraries created for remote native reserves

A judge and a former police officer promoting literacy among indigenous people have inspired the creation of six new libraries on remote reserves in the western province of British Columbia. Of the more than 600 First Nations in Canada, fewer than 200 have a library.

Reading is considered to be crucial in the education of all children in Canada. ...

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Canada to permit use of electronic devices during plane takeoffs, landings

Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt has announced air passengers will now be allowed to use portable electronic devices throughout a plane's journey, even takeoff and landing. The devices will still have to be in "Airplane Mode" and not connected to the Internet or cell networks. She made the announcement Monday (May 26).

"It's good news for air passengers and it's ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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