Monday, July 14, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday July 14 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Accessibility conference in Ottawa

The International Summit on Accessibility wraps up tomorrow in Ottawa, but as the first global conference to "promote access and inclusion for people with disabilities in all aspects of life", it is making waves.

Canadian philanthropist, Rick Hansen is one of the high profile guests. Hansen completed the 'Man in Motion World Tour' in 1987, ...

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The Blue Jays future is still unfolding

Major League Baseball's 85th All-Star Game will be played Tuesday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Only two Toronto Blue Jay will be there: slugger Jose Bautista and left-hander Mark Buehrle.

Under normal circumstances, Bautista, the leading All-Star Game vote getter for the second time (he also led in 2011), would have been joined in Minneapolis by Edwin Encarnacion, who normally follows ...

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The mystery of Camp-X, Canada's secretive spy school

It is widely known as Camp X- but it had several other names including for example STS-103 (special training school) and Project J.

What is was though, was a training school for spies.

A new documentary by Yap Films of Toronto, is called simply Camp X, Robin Bicknell is a producer and director at Yap Films. ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

You're being scanned!

It’s called Automatic Licence Plate Recognition (ALPR) technology. What it does is scan vehicle licence plates and compares that to a central data base and if a particular plate is being sought by a police or parking agency, it scores a “hit”.  The system can operate at night, and on crowded highways at high speed, and can record thousands of ...

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Forest fires growing in British Columbia heat wave

British Columbia is in in the grip of a heat wave that is breaking records these days. One of the many concerns this weather brings is the spread of wildfires.

Temperatures were averaging around 30 C across the province over the weekend. Three communities recorded highs above 40 C yesterday.  According to David Wray, a meteorologist with ...

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Tax cheats in Canada beware: people are informing on you

Tax cheats in Canada get ready!  Revenue Canada, the government agency that oversees the collection of taxes, is busy noting the information received on their snitch line.

Now, as a result of the hundreds of calls they have received, 80 new leads on taxpayers who may be hiding money offshore, are being pursued.

The hotline was ...

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Conditions for domestic help for diplomats in Canada: delicate issue

Foreign diplomats and their staff are facing new rules when hiring household helpers in Canada.  This comes as a result of investigation and other allegations about the treatment and exploitation of the domestic help hired from abroad.

New rules say that only senior diplomats, such as ambassadors, ambassadors, high commissioners, career consul generals, heads of international organizations and their ...

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Anti-abortionists lose a school decision in Alberta

Anti-abortion activists have suffered a setback on the Canadian Prairies.

The public school board in Edmonton, Alberta says it is ordering principals to stop using an anti-abortion group to teach sex education in high schools.

The decision came after an Edmonton teen and her mother complained that the use of the Chistian-based Pregnancy Care Centre to teach sex ...

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A ray of hope--and light--for many of the blind

It's being hailed as a breakthrough treatment in the medical battle against inherited blindness.

Canadian researchers have been able to restore some vision in patients with specific types of Leber Congenital Amaurosis, (LCA) disease.

Their research--carried out at Montreal's McGill University--was published Sunday in the medial journal The Lancet.

The patients were diagnosed with specific types of ...

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