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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday June 19 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Controversial oil pipeline project gets approval from Canadian government

A controversial oil pipeline project which would bring oil to Canada's Pacific coast across the province of British Columbia received conditional approval from the Canadian government Tuesday (June 17) despite continuing protests and court challenges.

The Northern Gateway Project of Enbridge Inc would transport 525,000 barrels per day of oil for export from the oilsands of the western ...

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Drug overdoses, deaths up sharply, says coalition

Accidental deaths from opiate overdoses are up sharply in Canada, according to the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition. This collection of concerned organisations says Canadians are the second biggest users of opiates in the world, after Americans. It adds overdose deaths now exceed deaths involving motor vehicles. It places some of the on prescriptions.

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New medical innovation for extremely delicate surgeries

Spinal and other delicate surgeries require absolute precision, such as when placing screws and support rods in the spine. A new invention greatly improves on surgeons ability to achieve that precision.

Dr Victor Yang is Canada Research Chair in Bio-photonics and bio-engineering at Ryerson University,  and senior scientist in the Brain and physical Sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute and ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Gas at daycare sends children to hospital

It turns out a floor-cleaning machine may have been what caused carbon monoxide to leak into a day care centre in Quebec yesterday forcing 73 children and about a dozen adults to evacuate.

The gas caused headaches and vomiting, and workers called emergency services. Responders quickly suspected carbon monoxide gas which is colourless and odourless, but can be lethal, ...

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Unprecedented Canadian court ruling against Google

A provincial court ruling in the west coast province of British Columbia has sparked interest in legal circles around the world.

The question involves the ability of a court in one country to exert authority across its borders in relation to the borderless internet.

On June 13, a BC supreme court judge issued a temporary injunction ...

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Montreal racial profiling victim has still not received $33K compensation

In 2010, Farid Charles was waiting for a friend outside of a take-out restaurant when two Montreal city police officers removed him from the car and arrested him, and charged him with loitering. Four years later (in May) the Human Rights Commission of the province of Quebec recommended he be compensated $33,000 damages for racial profiling. But it appears the city ...

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Access to superhospital may be difficult

The brand new McGill-affiliated superhospital is scheduled to open in Montreal in less than 10 months but whether patients be able to get there easily is in question, reports the Gazette. The newspaper says the nearby Vendome subway and train station was supposed to be upgraded to accommodate the extra thousands of commuters expected each day, but no ...

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Noisy voracious US invader on Canada's west coast

This month a carpenter on Vancouver Island off Canada’s west coast got a bit of surprise.

While dragging his fishing line in a muddy pond near Port Alberni, he snagged onto something heavy.

Lifting it the surface he found he’d snagged a large frog, a very large frog. Intrigued and surprised, but not knowing what it was, he ...

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Thousands of public school teachers start strike in province of British Columbia

There are no face-to-face bargaining sessions scheduled anytime soon between leaders of the teachers' union in the province of British Columbia and government negotiators, after the province's 41,000 public school teachers began their first day of a full-scale strike Tuesday (June17).

The strike began after the B.C. Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the government failed to resolve their long-running contract ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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