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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday June 23 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

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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Beerology: Mirella Amato -Master Cicerone

This week, pull up a chair and pour yourself a cool refreshing beer.

To do it right, and to learn more about this wonderful ages old invention Canadian Mirella Amato has all the tips.  She should, she is Canada's only "master certified cicerone" the beer equivalent of a top wine sommelier.

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Consultants help parents get babies to sleep

Canadian parents often complain they have a hard time getting their babies to sleep and to sleep right through the night. This can disrupt parents' lives and make them quite miserable. Adults rarely live with their own parents or extended families, and may lack the advice of more experienced family members.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Government's choice of new helicopter lacks key safety requirement

The Canadian government has agreed to accept new helicopters to replace Canada's 50-year-old fleet of Sea Kings even though they don't meet a key requirement recommended for marine helicopters by Canada's air safety investigator, according to a report from CBC News on Monday (June 23).

Last Wednesday the government had finally signed a renegotiated contract with helicopter-maker Sikorsky for ...

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Province's Ombudsman notes 37% increase in complaints from public

The Ombudsman of Canada's second most populist province of Ontario says there's been a record 37% increase in complaints to his office in his latest annual report released Monday (June 23).

"This year has been an exceptional one… for both the sheer volume of public complaints and the historic progress that was achieved towards modernizing our mandate," said Ombudsman André Marin.

The ...

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'Fete St. Jean' takes over Quebec tomorrow

St. Jean Baptiste is the 'national' holiday in Quebec, that gives most everyone in the province, a holiday the week before Canada Day, on July 1st.

On June 24th, there are parades and picnics by day, and fireworks at night. This has also been an occasion to raise separatist fervour in the province, but for many it's ...

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92-year-old skydives for a great cause in Newfoundland

Reverend Wes Oake took his first skydive on Saturday to raise money for a park under construction in Newfoundland.

The 92-year-old war veteran has already raised $13,000 C for the Heritage Memorial Park in Gander, Newfoundland, but it's in memory of a dog that the reverend took the leap.

A Newfoundland dog, named for the town ...

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Canadian journalist convicted in Egypt

In a shocking verdict, an Egyptian court found three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Canadian-Egyptian Mohamed Fahmy, guilty on terrorism-related charges. There was little or no evidence against them and court spectators had expected them to be feed.

Instead they were sentenced to seven years in prison each. They have already been detained for five months, accused of aiding the Muslim ...

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The end of the Lyubov Orlova-lost ship, error upon error

A Canadian investigation into how the former liner became a ghost ship has just been released.

The Lyubov Orlova went from luxury Russian cruise ship (built in the Soviet era), to sad derelict at a Canadian port, to lost on the sea,

After defaulting on bills, the ship was abandoned and became derelict in St John’s Newfoundland where ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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