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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Sunday June 29 2014 edition  


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 ...



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 ...


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 ...


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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