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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday July 8 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Baseball is flowering in Ottawa

Ask any baseball fan and he will provide you with a full supply of adjectives to describe the game--from enthralling to exasperating, from beautiful to ugly, from intense to absurd, from serious to funny. It all depends when you ask the question.

And while the game may be most associated with our neighbours to the south, baseball has long ...

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Sudden wireless auction aims to create competition

Canada’s wireless sector is dominated by three big players, and the federal government wants to encourage competition by tailoring a sudden auction of airwaves for small companies. The wireless spectrum auction will be held early next year and set aside 60 per cent of the space for small players. New rules would prevent it from being sold to the large ...

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Canada's proposed prostitution law: controversy builds

When Canada’s long-standing anti-prostitution laws were struck down by the Supreme Court, the ruling Conservative government began draughting a new law to replace those several sections of laws dealing with prostitution.

The new proposed Bill C-36 is called, “The Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act."

John Lowman is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Abandoned war-time material causing harm to wildlife

At one time  the project in the Yukon, was considered the biggest engineering project since the Panama Canal

It was called the Canadian Oil project, known now as the Canol pipeline or Canol Road, It was a  1,600 kilometre pipeline, road and telephone line through mountains, forest,  swamp, muskeg, ice, blackflies and mosquitoes.

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Lung cancer patients underserved, say advocates

People suffering from lung cancer are underserved compared with those who have other types of cancer, according to the Lung Association of Nova Scotia.  The advocacy group asserts that the stigma around smoking is one of the reasons for the disparity.

While smoking used to be popular in Canada, anti-smoking campaigns have successfully reduced tobacco use and smoking now ...

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Labrador residents furious about food shortages

Canada is a huge country with people in remote locations often relying on ships or planes to bring in food and goods. In the eastern-most region of Labrador, residents and politicians are furious over delays in deliveries and the resulting empty shelves.

“It’s depressing. It’s affecting our lives,” said Martha Winters-Abel, a resident of Hopedale. “A simple thing like ...

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World-class cricket stadium planned for Canada

It would come as a surprise to many Canadians, but the fastest growing sport in Canada is cricket.

This is undoubtedly due to immigration in recent years from countries where cricket is hugely popular such as the West Indies, throughout the Indian subcontinent, Australia, New Zealand, many African countries and of course, the UK.

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New security measures coming at airports

Canada will soon implement new "enhanced" security measures at airports across the country.

Transport Canada's confirmation on Monday comes amid reports that U.S. intelligence officials are concerned about the possible use of hidden explosives.

The reports said American intelligence officials fear al-Qaida efforts to produce a bomb that could go undetected through airport security, perhaps hidden in shoes, ...

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New research centre to battle invasive Asian carp

There are great fears about the ecological damage the Asian carp could do if it gets a foothold in the Great Lakes.  The big carp reproduce rapidly and eat vast amounts of plankton –the foundation of the food chain, thereby basically starving out native species.

A new research lab is being created in Burlington Ontario at the Canada Centre for ...

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IN DEPTH

 



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