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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday June 6 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Boys more likely to stop smoking than girls

Adolescent boys who smoke are 80 percent more likely to stop the habit than girls, according to a new Canadian study published in a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Girls are more concerned about their weight, a factor that may strongly influence their decision not to quit, says Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, assistant professor at the Université de ...

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Bat caves in Alberta closed to prevent disease

The population of little brown bats is up in the western province of Alberta, while bats are dying in droves from white-nose syndrome in the east. It’s estimated a fungus has killed more than 5.7 million bats in North America, since the first cases were noted in New York State in the winter of 2006.

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Proposed prostitution law will have 'devastating' impact on safety of sex workers says critic

As soon as Canada's Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced a new proposed prostitution law, it was immediately criticized as a disaster by critics who say the government will put sex workers into more dangerous situations than ever.

On Wednesday (June 4) Minister MacKay announced that the government's new legislation would target customers of sex workers and pimps, and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

'Dumpcano' blows smelly smoke over Iqaluit

A fire at Iqaluit’s landfill is blowing so much foul-smelling smoke over the city, that it forced the closing of schools and prompted a health warning.

This brave young Iqaluit resident sports a 'dumpcano' T-shirt. © Tony ...

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Aboriginal duo charged with trafficking protected species

Two members of the  Stoney Nakoda first nation in the western province of Alberta have been fined a total of $17,000 for killing and selling protected eagles and owls

Harlin Daniels and his sister Terry, were charged with trafficking bones, talons and feathers from bald eagles, golden eagles, and great grey owls.

Government biologist Gordon Court testified during ...

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Canadian unemployment rises to 7% in May

The Canadian jobs market has slowed down. Canada's unemployment rate rose to 7.0% in May, 0.1 percentage point over the previous month, according to Statistics Canada.

25,800 jobs were created, but most of them were part-time or temporary seasonal work. At the same time, many young workers, most of them university and college students, entered the job market looking ...

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Parents cut corners to send kids to college

Canadian families are making sacrifices in order to put their children through post-secondary education, according to a new survey. Parents reported eating in restaurants less, forgoing vacations, working more and borrowing against their homes or lines of credit to pay university or college tuitions.

Particularly hard-it are families helping elderly parents at the same time as they ...

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D-Day 70th, the greatest invasion in history

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, a massive Allied force of almost 300,000 soldiers with vast amounts of vehicles and supplies was on route from England towards the beaches of Normandy.

Using lessons learned from the massive landings in Sicily a year earlier, and where fighting was continuing in Italy, the Normandy invasion force was about to participate ...

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Suspected shooter arrested in Moncton

Citizens of the eastern city of Moncton breathed a collective sigh of relief after police arrested a man suspected of shooting five police officers, three of whom died. 24-year-old Justin Bourque was apparently unarmed at the time of his arrest.


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IN DEPTH

 



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