Saturday, June 14, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Saturday June 14 2014 edition 


Fossilized fish presages evolution of vertebrates

Newly-found fossil remains of a tiny tropical fish give a new perspective on the evolution of early vertebrates and eventually, dinosaurs, mammals and other creatures that have a backbone and jaw.  The Metaspriggina dates back 505 million years ago, that’s 250 million years before the dinosaurs.


Revelations of a 66 million year old forest fire

A team of researchers has uncovered traces of a forest fire 66 million years ago, and along with it the forest plants before and after the fire.

The research team from was guided by Hans Larsson, associate professor at the Redpath Museum at McGill University in Montreal and Canada Research Chair in Macroevolution.


Full-day kindergarten getting organized in Ontario

Schools across Canada are now in the final stages of the academic year. By the end of June, most will be closed for the two-month summer break.

A play-based curriculum is at the heart of the kindergarten programs © 



Yukon Mushroom Rush

Morel mushrooms are one the best and most-prized in culinary circles.  And that's the reason for the current mushroom rush north of Whitehorse, in Yukon.

People have come from all over Canada, and some from other parts of the world, to collect the fungi, that go for as much as $12 a pound.


Montreal festivals- noise battle looming

Summer in the city and in Montreal that means several outdoor festivals.

Unfortunately for some in and near the city, that means loud, very loud music.

One of the big venues is situated on a small island in the St Lawrence between Montreal, and right next to the town of St Lambert on the south shore. ...


Canadian estate may not go to US white supremacist group

Before he died 10 years ago, retired New Brunswick chemistry professor Robert Harry McCorkill willed his estate to a US white supremacist group, the National Alliance (NA)

McCorkill was recruited into the National Alliance in 1998. He later lived at the group’s hilltop compound in West Virginia, where he edited the final book written by its founder ...


Opposition rejects charges of improper spending

A pitched battle has begun in Canada’s Parliament with the official opposition New Democratic Party members vowing to fight charges they improperly used free mailing privileges.

NDP House Leader Peter Julian charged the decision was from a highly-partisan, Conservative-dominated “kangaroo court.” © 


Canada’s Immigration Minister hangs up when asked about Syrian refugees

Canada’s Immigration Minister Chris Alexander hung up when a radio host asked him some tough questions about Syrian refugees on Wednesday.

Carol Off, host of CBC Radio’s As It Happens wanted to know how many of the 200 government-sponsored refugees from Syria are actually in Canada now. At first, Chris Alexander said he had to go to question period. ...


Pilot project to close Montreal bars later nixed

Montreal is considered to be a party town, but there are limits and they will remain.

The government agency that controls the sale of alcohol in the province of Quebec has vetoed a plan by the mayor of Montreal to try out a later closing time for bars. As it is, bars in that city close at 3am, later ...




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