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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Friday July 11 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Arctic Economic Council to meet in Nunavut in September

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

The first official meeting of the Arctic Council's Arctic Economic Council will take place in Canada's eastern Arctic territory of Nunavut this September, Canada announced in a news release on Thursday.

Canada is the current chair of the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental forum made ...

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Next stop for soccer fans: Canada

The eyes of the soccer world are on Brazil this weekend. The World Cup finals have arrived.

Sunday in Rio de Janeiro, Germany plays Argentina--the only teams left standing after two years of competition to get to the championship game.

Next year something similar--though on a smaller scale, at least when it comes to the size of the ...

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Syrian crisis brought home to G7 countries

A new website aims to make real the Syrian crisis for residents of G7 countries in hopes they will take action to help. Called If We Were Syrian, the site has seven tabs--one for each country, including, Canada--and clicking on them shows how the death and displacement statistics would play out in each one.

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

When daredevils tempted fate and Niagara

The 12th of July will mark an anniversary of one of those amazing daredevils who risked their lives for fame and fortune at Canada’s Niagara Falls.

Another photo of Maria Spelterini, crossing the Niagara gorge on a tightrope. On July 12th, ...

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Arctic seas: little ability to cope with an oil spill

A new report suggests little is known how an oil spill in the Arctic would act or spread in icy and snowy conditions. 

The report also says, little is known on how to go about cleaning up such a spill in Arctic conditions.

Arctic residents are concerned about about the recent approval for seismic testing and ...

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Many refugees branded as “bogus” are accepted

In justifying its controversial cut in health care benefits for some refugee claimants, the current Canadian government has frequently called them “bogus refugees” when, in fact, many of them have been later approved by the Immigration and Refugee Board.

The government ended health benefits for asylum seekers from what it deemed to be ...

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First Nations' movement gathering steam

First Nations are flexing more muscles in the wake of an historic decision last month by Canada's Supreme Court.

In a case involving the Tsilhqot'in tribe that inhabits 1,700 kilometres in the British Columbia interior. the Court recognized aboriginal title for the first time ever in Canada

Observers said the ruling would have a profound effect on Canada's ...

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Rob Ford makes his presence felt again

Rob Ford, Canada's most famous politician, is back in the news.

Given the notoriety Mr. Ford has gained over the two years, that's likely not news to a lot of people.

It is, of course, good news for late-night television comedians in the United States, who are guaranteed a monologue laugh at the mere mention of his name. ...

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More evidence of "collateral damage" from farm use of pesticide

Fingers are once again being pointed against a commonly used farming pesticide family called neonicotinoids.

These insecticides are widely used “prophylactically” on Canadian farms, often as a coating on corn, soy, and canola seed, but also on wheat, oats, potatoes, fruit, and on commercial production of flowers. Millions of hectares of Canadian farmland is cultivated using "neonics".

A ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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