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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday June 6 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Weight loss very hard to maintain, science shows

One in four Canadians is obese and many of them are trying to lose weight, but scientific research indicates that if they do lose weight it is extremely difficult for them to keep it off. “Actually, the data is pretty darn grim unfortunately,” says Timothy Caulfield a professor of law and public health at the ...

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D-Day 70th, passing the important memory of service and sacrifice

 For those who have walked the beaches and towns of Normandy getting a first-hand look at the enormity and danger of the D-Day landing on June 6, 1944, is always astounding.

Tens of thousands of Canadians faced the impossible dangers. Hundreds died on the beach, some 5000 Canadians were killed in the battle to free Normandy, and many more ...

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Learning language, easier or harder in a bilingual environment?.

For children growing up in a bilingual or multilingual environment, it was long thought that the “confusion” caused by such exposure would delay learning either language well.

Krista Byers-Heinlein (PhD) is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Concordia University in Montreal and member of the Centre for Research in Human Development. She is co-author of a ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The Formula One circus arrives in Canada

The cars are unloaded and are being prepared for North America’s only stop on the F-1 tour coming this weekend.

Aerial veiw of the track on Ile Ste Helene looking east

For fans of racing, the Montreal, Canada stop has ...

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Canada's Information Commissioner concerned by 'fragility' of access to info system

"Access to information is a fundamental pillar of a functioning democracy," says Canada's Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault in her latest annual report, and adds she feels the system is in a fragile state: “I continue to have serious concerns about the health of the system, and the resulting harm to Canadians’ right of access.”

Her report notes a 30-percent increase ...

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Iconic hotel hosts bee singles

The iconic Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto is opening new facilities for solitary bee guests on its rooftop. The hotel already has six hives for honeybees which produce over 800 pounds of award-winning honey each year that are used in the hotel’s kitchens and in its local micro-brewed beer called “Royal Stinger.”

The new digs ...

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Olympians cheered in the House of Commons

Members of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams who participated in the Sochi Games were celebrated in the House of Commons on Wednesday, June 4 with applause and raucous cheering.

Several athletes took the opportunity to take pictures of themselves with parliamentarians.

At the Olympics, Canada placed third in the medal count with 10 gold medals, ...

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GM crops linked to massive decline of Monarch butterfly

A just published study says the worrisome and massive decline in the monarch butterfly is due to a lack of the milkweed plant in their breeding grounds.

The migratory insect flies from Canada and the US to Mexico in a complicated migration that spans up to five generations.

 It was long thought that disturbances ...

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Televised leaders' debate before election in province of Ontario, no clear winner

With only nine days to go to election day in Canada's most populous province of Ontario, the leaders of the province's main political parties faced off in a live televised debate Tuesday night (June 3).

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne had called the election at the beginning of May after the social democratic NDP leader Andrea Horvath said she could ...

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