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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday July 4 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Lac Megantic rail tragedy motivated some changes

Lac Megantic residents will mark the first anniversry of the rail tragedy that changed their lives early Sunday morning.

On July 6th, at about 1:15 am, a runaway train derailed and exploded, killing 47 people; 42 bodies were recovered, 5 are presumed to have died in the fire.  The subsequent inferno also destroyed 30 buildings in the ...

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Nunavut game company offers tech scholarship

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North

A Nunavut game company known for it's Inuit language games and apps is offering a new scholarship for students interested in technology.

Pinnguaq, based in the community of Pangnirtung in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut, announced the first recipient this ...

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U.S. calls for increased vigilance at airports

Transport Canada is considering toughening aviation security given the United States’ concern that Al-Qaeda terrorists could use a new, undetectable bomb on a passenger plane. The governments of France and Britain have already ramped up security after the U.S. asked some foreign airports to direct their attention to direct flights to its territory.

The new threat appears to come ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Elephants from Calgary, Alberta settling in new home in Washington

Elephants from the Calgary Zoo, are settling well into their new home at the Smithsonian National Zoo, in Washington, D.C.

A convoy of flatbed trucks, with the elephants in huge crates, crossed the country to Quebec and then travelled south to Washington.  The three-day trip included breaks every four hours to change drivers and check on ...

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Milos Raonic ends his Wimbledon run in the semi-final against Federer

Milos Raonic's Wimbledon dream ended with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to Roger Federer on today.

The 6 foot 5 Canadian from Thornhill, in the Toronto area, was not able to join Eugenie Bouchard, from Montreal, and move on to the final on the grass at Wimbledon.

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Tracing historic fur trade routes

A small group of Ontario Metis have embarked upon a summer long canoe trip.

The ten young people, eight paddlers and two following along the shore in a support vehicle, will travel some 2,000 km along the waterways of Ontario as they retrace a fur-trading route from the national capitol, Ottawa, to the city of Thunder Bay. ...

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Worst fire season in Northwest territories

The arrival of summer means the start of forest fire season in Canada.

Map showing extreme fire risk in Northwest Territories, Newfoundland and Labrador © Natural Resources canada

This year while southern regions of the prairie provinces were ...

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Woman wanted to wed serial sex slayer

An unnamed 30-year-old woman planned to marry convicted murderer Paul Bernardo, reports the Toronto Sun. The woman is one of several who have written to the notorious serial rapist, who is serving a life sentence for the horrific murders of two teenaged girls.

Bernardo and Homolka taped murders

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Go Genie Go!

Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal, Quebec, made Canadian sports history today as the first woman to make it to the Ladies' Singles final in tennis at Wimbledon.

The No. 13 seed, Bouchard played 3rd seed Simona Halep of Romania in a closely matched contest.  But Genie managed to dominate on the grass, 7-6 (5), 6-2 

I ...

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