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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday June 11 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Full-day kindergarten getting organized in Ontario

Schools across Canada are now in the final stages of the academic year. By the end of June, most will be closed for the two-month summer break.

A play-based curriculum is at the heart of the kindergarten programs © 

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FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014:..and after?

Tens of thousands of fans from around the world are either already in Brazil, or are heading there for one of the world’s largest sporting events, the FIFA World Cup of football (soccer), which begins tomorrow.

This time however, the level of controversy surrounding such a major international sports events is much greater then ever before.

Vijay Setlur ...

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Calls for government to stop spying on protesters

The civil rights of Canadians are being violated by surveillance of legitimate and even mundane demonstrations and gatherings, charge opposition members of Parliament. Civil groups too have expressed concern about reports the department of public safety has been asked to keep a list of all known demonstrations, and that even prayer ceremonies, fundraisers are being ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadian is the (world) shin-kicking champ

Yes it’s spelled correctly, and yes competitors kick each others shins to win (painfully).

The event takes place in Chipping Cambden in England's Cotswold district as it has every year for the past 400 years as part of what is now called the Cotswold Olimpicks.

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Online shopping attracting more Canadians

Canadians are letting their fingers do the walking over keyboards to shop these days.  That's what a $14 billion dollar increase in online sales over last year, according to Statistics Canada, suggests.

Similar to the previous year, most of the sales were from wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail industries.  It was the service sector that showed growth, ...

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Revenue Canada employees win big in lottery

The Canada Revenue Agency, is probably missing a few employees in Ottawa today.  And some of them may need a little help with their next tax return.  26 employees, some former, most still on the job, won over $32 C million in a lottery last Friday.

Yesterday 23 of them were in Toronto to pick ...

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Grey wolves: laid back on the islands, competitive on the mainland

It seems that the old adage of island life being more laid back may also apply to wolves.

Biologists studying wolves on Canada’s west coast have discovered that British Columbia’s island wolves have developed genetic differences and differing behaviour from that of the mainland “timber wolf”.

The Raincoast Conservation Foundation was the lead funder of the study which ...

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Slight risk from dual vaccine may scare parents

Getting a combined vaccine against four diseases carries a slightly higher risk of seizures in children, than does two vaccines, according to a new study. The risks are low but the news could increase fear among many Canadian parents who already worry that vaccines are not safe.

Canadian babies are routinely vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella ...

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University leaders tackle binge drinking

A new country-wide initiative to curb dangerous drinking was discussed by nearly 40 university leaders in the eastern city of Halifax on Tuesday, June 10th, reports the Gazette newspaper. The first week of the fall semester, usually in late August or early September is marked by pub crawls and binge drinking on campuses across Canada. They ...

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