Monday, June 30, 2014

Cybermagazine - Sunday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Sunday June 29 2014 edition  

COLUMNS

Botanists to collect plants from far northern land

Four people have travelled by helicopter to a remote and underexplored area of Nunavut in Canada’s north to survey and collect hundreds of plants.  They are part of an ambitious project by the Canadian Museum of Nature to create a flora, or scientific reference for about 800 species of plants in the Canadian Arctic and northern Alaska. They ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Goose attack injures Ontario cyclist

Canadians generally expect birds to fly away when they approach, but a cyclist in the province of Ontario has learned that Canada geese will attack if they feel threatened.

Kerry Surman was riding her bicycle on the Trans Canada Trail in the province of Ontario on June 10 when she came across a family of ...

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Manufacturer of flu vaccine in Canada gets warning from U.S. FDA

A company that makes much of Canada’s annual flu vaccine has received a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

GSK Biologicals received a letter of warning from the FDA about conditions at its manufacturing facility at Ste-Foy in the province of Quebec where the company makes flu vaccine for the Canadian and U.S. markets.

The letter ...

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Decline in science becoming ‘disastrous,’profs say

Government action has severely degraded science in Canada and the role it should play in devising public policy, and that is bad for democracy, say three professors at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.

Government scientists are no longer allowed to speak freely to the press or to the public and funding for scientific research has been drastically ...

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Cybermagazine - Saturday

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Saturday June 28 2014 edition 

PROGRAM

The Link Online (Saturday June 28th, 2014)

This week Carmel Kilkenny and Lynn Desjardins are your hosts.

Ocean Woes

We begin with the state of the world's oceans.  A panel made up of former world leaders and international organizations issued a dire warning this week.

Mandatory ...

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YOUR CHOICES

Goose attack injures Ontario cyclist

Canadians generally expect birds to fly away when they approach, but a cyclist in the province of Ontario has learned that Canada geese will attack if they feel threatened.

Kerry Surman was riding her bicycle on the Trans Canada Trail in the province of Ontario on June 10 when she came across a family of ...

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Manufacturer of flu vaccine in Canada gets warning from U.S. FDA

A company that makes much of Canada’s annual flu vaccine has received a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

GSK Biologicals received a letter of warning from the FDA about conditions at its manufacturing facility at Ste-Foy in the province of Quebec where the company makes flu vaccine for the Canadian and U.S. markets.

The letter ...

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Decline in science becoming ‘disastrous,’profs say

Government action has severely degraded science in Canada and the role it should play in devising public policy, and that is bad for democracy, say three professors at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario.

Government scientists are no longer allowed to speak freely to the press or to the public and funding for scientific research has been drastically ...

Read more...

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cybermagazine - Friday

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Friday June 27 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada to launch new search for Arctic shipwreck

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

Sixth time a charm?

Canada recently announced that it will launch a new search for an Arctic shipwreck that remains one of the enduring mysteries of Canada’s North.

It will be Parks Canada’s sixth attempt to find clues to the ship’s location.
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Fear of concussions spreads to soccer

Soccer is the talk of the world these days. Millions are watching the World Cup competition in Brazil, and while it won't draw an equal amount of interest, millions will be watching the Women's World Cup in Canada in 2015.

But as with American football, hockey and a growing number of other sports, there is growing concern about concussions ...

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Read to baby from day one, say pediatricians

You may think it’s crazy to read to a newborn, but pediatric associations in Canada and the United States want doctors to prescribe it to parents when they come in for regular check-ups and vaccinations.. Babies are born ready to absorb language, and already recognize their mothers’ voices.  Early reading prepares them for school, sets them up for ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Montreal's International Jazz Festival begins 35th season

Montreal's International Jazz Festival is into it's 35th line-up and this year, like so many others, promises to be a wonderful celebration.

It opened last night with Cassandra Wilson, Angélique Kidjo, and Ranee Lee among others, taking to the stage.

 

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Ice-fishing in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland

This is a shot by Charlie Cheeseman, uploaded to CBC Newfoundland on June 24, 2014.

Charlie wrote, "While ice fishing in the community of Open Hall, Bonavista Bay, I captured a big one, trying to jump away"

t's been a wonderful "iceberg" season and a long one, off the coast of Newfoundland.

While this may not be ...

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More cuts on the way for public broadcaster

The downsizing of the the CBC and its sister French service, Societé Radio Canada, continues.

On Thursday, the public broadcaster announced it is cutting 25 per cent of its workforce over the next five years. That's 1,000 to 1,500 jobs by 2020.
Management says the losses will be filled--in par--by retirements and attrition.

The reductions are in addition ...

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More refugees accepted then, few now

Between 1979 and 1980, the Canadian government accepted nearly 60,000 refugees from Asia and this year it says it’s on track to admit 1,300 Syrian refugees, notes Canada’s public broadcaster, the CBC.


In the late 1970s, a group of Southeast Asian refugees ...

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Canadian is top pick in NBA draft

For the second year in a row, a Canadian is the top pick in the National Basketball Association's draft. Andrew Wiggins of Vaughan, Ontario was one of three Canadians--all from the Toronto area--to be drafted in the first round on Thursday.

Wiggins played one year at the University of Kansas before announcing that he would turn pro. He was ...

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CBC and Radio-Canada to be smaller more mobile and digital

CBC president and CEO Hubert T. Lacroix announced the plan and the vision for the future of Canada's English and French public broadcasters today.

CBC/Radio Canada will shift priorities from television and radio to digital and mobile services, in a move that will reduce staff, shorten supper-hour news broadcasts and end most programs produced in-house, ...

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