Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday June 10 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

"Bloomsday' preparations underway

Bloomsday, is described now as an international literary event.  It will be celebrated in more than 60 cities around the world this coming weekend, culminating in the June 16th commemoration of Leopold Bloom's wandering around Dublin.

It all began in the novel, 'Ulysses', written by James Joyce.  Published in Paris in 1922 to disparaging reviews, 'Ulysses' is ...

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World’s first global city-water usage map.

 An international effort has now for the first time created a global map of the world’s cities in relation to their use of water resources.

Two researchers from Canada’s McGill University were involved, associate professor Bernard Lehner (PhD) and  PhD student Günther Grill.   Professor Lehner is an expert in global hydrology in the Geography Department at McGill. ...

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Canadian prisons vulnerable to helicopter escape

Canada’s medium and minimum security prisons were designed to give inmates access to sun and fresh air through central, open courtyards. On Saturday, June 7, and for the second time in just more than a year, a helicopter approached such a courtyard in the province of Quebec and prisoners used it to escape. Prison guards in the courtyard were ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Mayor demands anti-loitering spikes be removed

The mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre expressed outrage Tuesday morning that spikes were placed in front of a building to prevent people from sitting or lying down there. The building is just east of downtown, an area that attracts many homeless people, young and old.

“Anti-homeless spikes are unacceptable,” wrote the mayor in French on Twitter, guaranteeing they would ...

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Whooping Cranes-slowly back from near extinction with record number of nests

Biologists are quietly optimistic about the numbers of whooping cranes nesting this year in Wood Buffalo National Park situated in northern Alberta and into the Northwest Territories.

The Whooping Crane all but disappeared by the 1940’s with less than 20 birds in total remaining. Listed as endangered in 2000, legal protection, dedicated conservation and zoo breeding programmes have increased ...

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Toronto trees valued at $7 billion

In a society where money talks, and talks loudest, a major Canadian bank has put a dollar value on the trees in the country’s biggest city Toronto.  Environmentalists realized a while ago that they could further their cause by getting society to understand the value of services provided by nature, and it looks like the message is getting ...

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Leaders put growth ahead of climate change

The prime ministers of Canada and Australia together took a hard line against measures to mitigate climate change if those measures would hurt their countries’ economies. At a joint news conference with the visiting Australian leader, Stephen Harper said, “No matter what they say, no country is going to take actions that are going to deliberately destroy jobs and growth ...

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June 10, 1940: A less remembered declaration of war

Much attention has been focused on the 70th anniversary of the June 6th D-day invasion and the bloody struggle on the beaches of Normandy France.

However, today marks a rather less remembered event, with an important connection to that momentous occasion in 1944

On this date June 10, back in  1940, Canada’s government issued a declaration of war ...

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Australian PM Tony Abbott visiting Canada

Tony Abbott, the 28th Prime Minister of Australia, is on a two-day official visit, his first, to Canada, on his way to Washington, U.S.

He arrived in Ottawa yesterday after joining Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and several other dignitaries at the 70th Anniversary Commemoration of D-Day in Normandy, France, last week.

Economies Come First
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IN DEPTH

 



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