Saturday, August 2, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Saturday August 2 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

International Inuit organization calls for better cooperation across Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) general assembly wrapped up in Canada last week with the naming of a new Chair and a declaration calling for better cooperation among Inuit in everything from health and environment to business. The general assembly is held every four years with participants from …

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Supreme Court severely limits use of police stings

Supreme Court severely limits use of police stings

Canada’s highest court has ruled that confessions obtained through so-called “Mr. Big” police stings will not be admissible in court unless prosecutors can prove they are reliable. The Supreme Court rejected the conviction of Nelson Hart who had been found guilty of murdering his twin, three-year-old daughters. Mr. Big stings involve police pretending to be crime bosses Police had pretended …

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Blue Jays are scalding hot

Blue Jays are scalding hot

Don't look now, but the long-lethargic Toronto Blue Jays are on fire. Hot enough to let Canadian baseball fans fantasize about the club actually making the playoffs for the first time since its back-to-back World Series championships in 1992-93. How hot are the Jays? Major League Baseball's annual non-waiver trade deadline passed on Thursday and general manager Alex Anthopoulous stood …

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

The day the R-100 came floating over Canadian skies

The day the R-100 came floating over Canadian skies

It was probably akin to having the space shuttle drop in the city. For Canadians in eastern Canada and especially Montreal, on August 1, 1930, the sight of the enormous British Airship R-100 floating slowly past before mooring to the special mast near Montreal, was simply amazing. The airship had made a transatlantic crossing in an astounding time of under …

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Park Board rules on Vancouver Aquarium controversy

In a controversial decision, Vancouver's Park Board voted unanimously on Thursday to allow the Vancouver Aquarium to keep cetaceans but ordered an end to the breeding of most whales and dolphins. The vote came at special meeting came after more than a hundred speakers--sometimes heatedly--expressed their views on the controversial program over the course of three park board meetings. Many …

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Ebola outbreak in Africa prompts travel warning

Canadians are being warned to avoid non-essential travel to three African countries suffering from an outbreak of Ebola virus. The outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone is the largest since the disease first emerged in Africa nearly 40 years ago. The World Health Organization says that, as of Thursday, 729 people have died as a result of the outbreak. …

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Canadian faces international cyberbullying charges

A 42-year-old Canadian man faces 181 charges related to attacks over internet involving 38 people in Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Police in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, say Robert Campbell will be charged with criminal harassment, defamation and identity fraud. Eight months of investigation by police departments in all three countries culminated in a search of Campbell’s home on Thursday …

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Veterinarian volunteers bring treatment to far northern animals

Dogs often serve a vital role in life in far northern communities, but like any animal they sometimes need medical attention.  Veterinary services can be rare to non-existant in many communities of the north. A group of students and veterinarians from the Atlantic Veterinary College in the eastern maritime province Prince Edward Island, has just returned from a medical journey …

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Canada Post honours Country Music stars

Canada Post honours Country Music stars

Canada’s national postal service has just released a new series of stamps honouring five of Canada’s many country music stars. “The music of these artists holds a special place for so many Canadians, and these stamps are likely to stir memories of those lasting musical moments," says the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. What is …

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IN DEPTH

 

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