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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday July 16 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Canada preps for Women's World Cup soccer

As we reported last Friday, the eyes of the international soccer world will soon be turning to Canada for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Twenty-four teams will compete in six Canadian cities. Play begins June 6 and concludes with the championship game on July 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Toronto condo-craze invades neighbourhoods

Toronto's red-hot housing market has led to a flurry of condominium development, in an effort to provide housing and capitalize on the big returns available to developers.

High-rise condominiums in the foreground and the green woods of High Park in distance ...

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Anti-bacterial products: more harm than good?

A new report by The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has called for the banning of two very common chemicals used in a wide variety of household products.

Kathleen Cooper is the senior researcher with CELA


Kathleen Cooper, ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Sharks in the Arctic: surviving climate change

Sharks are one of the oldest survivors on earth, with fossilized records dating back as much as 400 million years ago.

Many scientists are concerned that with climate change, many of the earth’s species will not be able to adapt and become extinct, including sharks.

However, a new study by researchers in ...

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Housing market hot in Vancouver and Toronto, not everywhere else

Canada's housing market is red hot in two cities and flat and fading elsewhere. Toronto and Vancouver are skewing the results, so that headlines proclaiming home prices were up almost 7 per cent in June, don't tell the whole story.

In Toronto and Vancouver, the two cities most immigrants come to, the prices just keep climbing.  The average price ...

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Labour union comes out against pipeline

In a press release this week, Canada’s largest private sector union says the Northern Gateway pipeline will bring more harm than good to the Canadian economy

The proposed pipeline would run from a town called Bruderheim in Alberta, 50 kilometers northeast from the provincial capital, Edmonton, to a deep water coastal terminal and tank farm to be built in ...

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Pennies still out there

Pennies, the Canadian copper-coloured one cent pieces, were discontinued a year-and-a-half ago.

In that time over four billion have been recovered, worth about $40 million, according to the Royal Canadian Mint's 2013 annual report.

The end of the coin came in 2012, when the realization that the production and distribution of one cent, cost 1.6 cents. ...

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AFN chiefs decide to hold early vote on new leader

Native leaders, who are currently in Halifax, Nova Scotia at their annual meeting, will elect a new head of the Assembly of First Nations sooner than later.

On Tuesday, the chiefs decided to hold a leadership vote in December in Winnipeg, Manitoba rather than wait until July 2015 when a convention had been scheduled to elect a new national ...

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Montreal researchers take another step against Alzeheimer's

A team of researchers in Montreal is reporting an advance in the medical drive against Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers found a genetic variant that protects against and delays the onset of Alzheimer's.

The study by researchers from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University found that certain natural and frequent genetic variants could postpone Alzheimer's disease by ...

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