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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Wednesday July 23 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Back-pain relief for some coming soon

Dr. Keiran Murphy says he loves Canada, and many in Canada may soon love him. Dr. Murphy is the inventor of a device, currently being tested in three Canadian cities, to bring quick relief to people suffering with herniated, or what's more commonly known as, slipped discs.

Dr. Murphy is quick ...

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Arts-Book: Done with slavery - Author Frank Mackey

REBROADCAST

Many people might be surprised to learn that slavery did exist in the former French and later British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada. - See more at:

Author Frank Mackey in his Montreal office © courtesy F Mackey

It ended well before Canada came into being ...

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Canadian basketball growing by leaps and (re)bounds

Canada as a world-class basketball power? Basketball, the game they play in sneakers and not hockey skates?

Hold that yuk! Stifle that guffaw!

"Basketball? Isn't that the game Steve Nash plays? He's the only Canadian basketball player I've ever heard of."

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

XX Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow

The XX Commonwealth Games are underway in Scotland.  The opening ceremonies took place today welcoming 4,500 athletes from 72 countries.

Canada'a team of 265 athletes is the largest ever participating in the event that has continued for 84 years.

Over the next 12 days Canadians will compete with some of the other Commonwealth stars, such as ...

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Cirque du Soleil latest cancellation in Tel Aviv

Cirque du Soleil is the latest group to cancel upcoming performances in Israel.

Promoters Marek Lieberberg and Shuki Weiss, said in a statement today: “We have to announce the postponement of Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam to 2015,”

Performances by the Montreal-based international entertainment extravaganza were scheduled daily, from August 6th to the 21st at the Nokia ...

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Omar Khadr requests opportunity to speak with the media

The former Canadian Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr wants a chance to speak to the media for the first time and is asking the federal government and the corrections system to allow him to do so.

The request is contained in a letter to the warden of the prison in Edmonton where Khadr is currently imprisoned. It was included in ...

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Inuit and Greenpeace issue warning about Arctic seismic testing

Activists from Inuit communities in Canada's far north were set to take part in protest Wednesday in Nunavut.

The protest at Clyde River, a tiny Baffin Island hamlet just above the Arctic Circle. is part of a growing backlash against seismic testing for oil and gas in the Canadian Arctic.

The Inuit and Greenpeace say federal government plans to gauge ...

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TIFF line-up for 2014

The 39th Toronto International Film Festival will begin on September 4th and run until September 14th.

Today was the occasion of the big announcement, however, the opening film has yet to be revealed. But we do know that Reese Witherspoon will most likely be in Toronto, as she has two films premiering; The Good Lie, and Wild, both directed ...

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North American Indigenous Games in Regina

Thousands of athletes, coaches, volunteers and spectators from all over the United States and Canada are in Regina, Saskatchewan this week for the North American Indigenous Games.

From July 20th to the 27th teams will be competing in 15 sport categories, including golf and basketball as well as canoeing and kayaking.

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IN DEPTH

 



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