Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday June 25 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

95-year old track and field record-breaker Olga Kotelko passes away

Just this past March, West Vancouver's Olga Kotelko set eight world records at the World Masters Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.  This, at 95 years young.

The star athlete was still nimble and in remarkable physical shape, but Kotelko suffered a stroke Saturday and passed away Tuesday.

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Helping workers balance jobs and elder care

Middle-aged workers who also care for elderly relatives sometimes find the demands to be too much and choose to retire instead. So the government has struck a panel of industry leaders and experts in caregiving  to try to find ways that employers can make it easier for such workers to stay on the job.

Labour shortage looming ...

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Tennis Canada benefits from Genie and Milos

Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic are putting Canada in the spotlight.  "Genie" as she's known, from Westmount, Quebec, and Milos, from Thornhill, Ontario, both held their own on the grass courts of Wimbledon yesterday.

And while all eyes may be on the World Cup these days, for tennis devotees there's ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Aggressive bears prompt warnings, force closures near Banff

While one woman fell victim to the wrath of an angry bird in Ontario, Parks Canada is warning residents and visitors in and around Banff, Alberta, about possible attacks from much more imposing and dangerous creatures: bears.

Snow is still covering the ground at high elevations, so black bears and grizzlies are forced to forage ...

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Christine Elliot running to lead Ontario Progressive Conservative Party

Christine Elliot, the widow of Canada's former finance minister, Jim Flaherty, and deputy leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party, is now running to lead the party.

The party suffered a humbling defeat in last week's provincial election.  Former leader, Tim Hudak, stepped down following the loss. Now Ms. Elliot is vowing to "build it from ...

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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 ...

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NBA draft and this year's Canadian contenders

Seven Canadian basketball players are in the running for the American NBA draft this week, three of them in the first round.

This is the most ever, from James Naismith's home.  Naismith, the inventor of basketball in 1891, was born in Almonte, Ontario, not far from Ottawa.

20-year-old Tyler Ennis from Brampton, Ontario is ...

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Drowning season begins in Canada

After a long cold winter, summer has officially begun and Canadians are dying to get back into the water, in some cases, quite literally. Officials in the province of Quebec are asking people to please respect warning signs near dangerous waterways after two people drowned last weekend, reports the Montreal Gazette.

“I think the exotic element of ...

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Canadian Air Force hiring foreign pilots to fly front-line jets

Canada's Air Force is hiring foreign pilots to fly its front-line transport aircraft, maritime patrol planes and fighter jets, saying it can't recruit enough Canadians, Ottawa Citizen journalist Bruce Campion-Smith reported on Monday (June 23).

According to Campion-Smith the military has been recruiting pilots from foreign countries to work in Canada and train Canadian pilots and also to fly operational missions around the ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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