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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday July 14 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Study links oilsands and aboriginal illnesses

Members of the remote aboriginal community of Fort Chipewyan in the western province of Alberta have long worried about pollution from oilsand development nearby and cancer rates in the community. A new study conducted by First Nations groups and scientists says that oilsands development “compromises the integrity of the environment and wildlife, which in turn adversely affects human health and ...

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Culture: a taste of recruit's first day in WWI Newfoundland

This year marks 100 years since the start of the First World War,

Parks Canada in St John’s Newfoundland wants to give citizens a chance to experience what it was like for new recruits in 1914

It’s called “The Camp of Instruction”

Glenn Keough is Visitor Experience and National Historic Sites Manager with Parks Canada.

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Eye on the Arctic

Global warming has put the once remote and inaccessible Arctic at the centre of world attention.

Melting sea ice is rapidly opening up Arctic waters for a new era of navigation and exploitation. It’s also creating a realm of new business opportunities in mining, oil and gas exploration, commercial fishing and tourism. Circumpolar nations are now jostling to stake ...

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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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