Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday May 7 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Veteran union federation president says not time to change presidency, challenger disagrees

Delegates at a convention of Canada's largest union federation the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) are facing an important choice Thursday morning (May 8). Whether to choose to support Ken Georgetti, CLC president for last the 15 years, or Hassan Yussuff, the CLC's Secretary Treasurer who says it's time for change.

Almost 4,000 delegates, representing more than three million unionized ...

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Boreal Songbird Initiative calls for 50% of boreal forest preservation

They’re pretty to look at, they please us with pretty melodies, but migratory songbirds also occupy a vastly important place in the ecosystem.

The Boreal Songbird Initiative has just released a report calling for a minimum 50% of Canada’s boreal forest to be protected from development.

Jeff Wells is the Science and Policy Director for the Boreal ...

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Half of all lefties can use right hand too: study

Ask someone whether they are right-handed or left-handed and they will usually answer definitively one way or another, but a new study indicates that half of the lefties actually perform tasks equally well with both hands.

Those ambidextrous subjects are also the quickest at performing tasks that require both hands such as typing or tying shoe ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Still winter in Newfoundland

A snowstorm over eastern Newfoundland today closed schools, a major highway, and broke a long-held record.

The capital, St. John's was the scene of several multi-car collisions and warnings were issued on roads throughout the Atlantic province.

In Gander, 21 cm of snow fell in the last 24 hours, beating the previous record for ...

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World’s longest hockey game attempt

Game on!  Some forty people are already a couple of days into another record-breaking hockey game.

The group now playing on the ice in Chestermere, Alberta is trying to break their own previous record of 246 consecutive hours set in 2012, by going for 248 hours this time over 10 days straight with no breaks in four ...

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Canadian universities tops at international Eco-Car challenge

Imagine a vehicle that can travel 1000 kilometres on the equivalent of one litre of fuel.
That’s the achievement of an engineering team from the University of Alberta.
They won first place in the urban-design, hydrogen cell category at the international competition called the Shell Eco-marathon (Americas).

That particular category involves vehicles designed to look consumer friendly and powered ...

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Strategy promotes hunting to fight native hunger

A coalition promoting food security in Canada’s northern territory of Nunavut suggests helping people hunt and share seal, caribou and other traditional native fare could help tackle the “food security crisis” there.

Research has shown that Nunavut has the worst access to safe and healthy food in Canada. A 2007-2008 survey found more than 70 per cent ...

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Price hikes for pork, a staple meat

Canadians often like to eat fried bacon and eggs for breakfast, but it’s now costing them more. A spike in pork prices has prompted some food companies to make their packages of bacon smaller while keeping the prices the same. Effectively, each slice costs more.

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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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