Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday July 1 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Immigrant first impressions will tour Canada

The experiences of newcomers are told in their own words, in art, in objects, videos and photographs in an exhibit that will travel across Canada over the next three years. Called “Canada: Day 1,” the exhibit was created by the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, a place on Canada’s east coast where ...

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Call to halt all high-seas fishing

A new report from the University of British Columbia says all fishing on the high seas should be stopped.

The study was commissioned by the Global Ocean Commission and was conducted independently by Alex Rogers of Somerville College, Oxford, and by Rashid Sumaila (PhD), professor and director of the Fisheries Economic Research Unit at UBC.

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Researchers to investigate ancient hunting site

Researchers will need armed guards against polar bears when they head to a remote site in northern Manitoba to investigate the remains of a one-thousand year old, aboriginal hunting site next week. The area is on the shore of Hudson Bay and a river. It provides a panoramic view and has abundant wildlife, including caribou on land, fish ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Canadians are cool, eh?

On this Canada Day of national celebration, a new survey shows Canadians think they’re pretty cool.

The poll was conducted by the Ipsos-Reid polling agency for Historica Canada- a charitable instiution dedicated to increasing Canadians awareness and appreciation of Canadian History.

Normally seemingly fairly reserved, the survey found that beneath that exterior of modesty lies a seething pool ...

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West coast orca whales face triple threat: study

Pollution, vessel noise and the availability of food are making it difficult for killer whales off North America’s west coast to increase their numbers, according to a U.S. study. The population is estimated to be 80, down from 140 and perhaps even 200. Nearly 50 orcas were captured in the 1960s and ‘70s and placed in theme parks, ...

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Canadians can request special flag, but must wait

Any Canadian citizen can apply to get one of the flags that flies atop the tallest point of Canada’s parliament buildings, but the current wait time to get it is 42 years. The flag atop the Peace Tower is changed five days a week, and each one is sent off to someone who has requested it.  ...

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July 1st, Canada’s national celebration.

Across this vast land, millions of people will be celebrating Canada Day today.


Canada's Parliament building "Centre block" with its impressive "Victory and Peace" tower illuminated by the evening fireworks display during Canada Day celebrations in 2013 © 

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By-elections in 4 ridings including Fort McMurray

By-elections are underway in four federal ridings across Canada today. There are two in the most populous province of Ontario, in the Greater Toronto Area.  The two others are taking place in Alberta; one in the Calgary region, the other in the heart of Alberta's booming oil sands in Fort MacMurry.  This one is being closely watched ...

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Flooding emergencies across the prairies

In Canada’s western prairie provinces, flooding from torrential rains over the weeked have resulted in dozens of states of emergency being declared.

High winds in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, area toppled trees or branches on the weekend causing widespread damage. ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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