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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Thursday July 17 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Manitoba's mosasaur largest in the world

Morden, Manitoba is home to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.  It was recently discovered that Bruce, their huge mosasaur, is the largest on display in the world.

Peter Cantelon, Executive Director of the CFDC said, they made the discovery after conducting some comparative analysis with other mosasaur exhibits around the world, and "after doing a little research ...

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Medical tourism: the ethical issues

“Medical tourism” is a term and a phenomenon that is becoming more and more common in Canada. It’s the idea of travelling outside of Canada to receive medical treatment, either for cost reasons, or for faster treatment

Jeremy Snyder (PhD) is a bioethicist and an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in west coast ...

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First Nations up the legal pressure on land and resources

Legal challenges to Canadian governments from Canada's indigenous peoples continue to mount.

Observers say the outcomes could have a profound effect on the traditional Canadian way of life because of the enormous repercussions involved.

On Monday, a wave of court actions were launched against the proposed $7.9 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project that developers say eventually carry oil ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Lionsgate signs deal with China's Alibaba

Lionsgate, the Vancouver-based film studio, has signed a deal with Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce firm, making the studio's catalogue available in an on-line streaming service.

Lionsgate owns the rights to recent hit movies and series such as the 'The Hunger Games', 'Twilight', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black'.

Service will begin next ...

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Industrial development adds haste to search for WWI dead

A Canadian researcher is hoping to locate the bodies of some 44 Canadian soldiers killed during the battle at Vimy in the First World War, and he says after 97 years, there's an urgency to the task.

The Canadian ...

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Neil Young cancels concert in Tel Aviv

Neil Young and his band, Crazy Horse, have cancelled Thursday's concert in Tel Aviv.

"It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we must cancel our one and only Israeli concert due to tensions which have rendered the event unsafe at this time. We'll miss the opportunity to play for our fans and look forward to ...

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NWT: Worst forest fire season in decades

In the Northwest territories (NWT), the wildfire season continues to get worse.


A massive fire approaches the east arm of Great Slave Lake on Saturday. Meteorolgists say they do not see much rain in the forecasts for the next ...

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Ottawa set to make changes in food labelling requirements

Canada's federal government is proposing changes aimed at countering rising rates of childhood obesity and chronic disease.

The proposals focus on changes to food labels that will provide more information on calories, sugars and more consistent portion sizes.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the proposals Monday at a grocery store in Edmonton, Alberta.

Following the announcement, the ...

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FM discusses case of jailed journalist with Egyptian counterpart

Canada's foreign affairs minister, John Baird, on Monday discussed with Egypt's new foreign minister the case of a Canadian journalist jailed in Egypt

A government-issued summary of Mr. Baird’s call with Sameh Shoukry said Mr. Baird raised the issue during a phone conversation focused on how Cairo might contribute to ending Hamas-led rocket attacks on Israel.

An Egyptian ...

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