Monday, August 4, 2014

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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Monday August 4 2014 edition  

COLUMNS

Free website offers latest info on concussions

Free website offers latest info on concussions

Concussions have made headlines recently in Canada. New research has emphasized the dangers and lack of awareness about head injuries and one expert says there is “an invisible epidemic” of concussions in Canada. Shelina Babul is a sports injury specialist at the Children’s Hospital in the western province of British Columbia. She is the associate director of the hospital’s Injury …

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YOUR CHOICES

Storm, smoke paint ‘eerie’ skies in Yellowknife

Storm, smoke paint ‘eerie’ skies in Yellowknife

Smoke and sunset turned the sky orange in parts of the Northwest Territories. © Angela Sterritt/CBCA thunderstorm combined with thick smoke from nearby wildfires gave the sky over Yellowknife a look described as “eerie” and “apocalyptic” on Wednesday evening. People in this city in the Northwest Territories took to social media to post dramatic photos. More fires than usual Wildfires occur …

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Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

Education crucial in fighting Ebola: aid worker

The biggest challenge in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus is overcoming fear and resistance to treatment, says Jean-Pierre Taschereau, head of emergency operations for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). He has just returned to Canada after leading efforts to contain the disease in Sierra Leone. Ebola symptoms start in the same way …

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Waiting for First Nations communities to reveal finances

A new law passed last year requires Canada’s aboriginal communities to post their financial statements online.  This includes the salaries that the Chiefs and the band councillors pay themselves. The law called the “First Nations Financial Transparency Act” requires First Nations leaders to post the previous year’s financial information online within 120 days after the first quarter. As of the …

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July 28, 1914: When the world went mad

July 28, 1914: When the world went mad

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of a war that would prove to be the deadliest in known history. Viewed from the Market Square, the Cathedral at Ypres in ruins amid a landscape shattered by millions of Allied and German shells. © CWM-Maj J.S. MatthewsThough people around the world were enjoying the summer weather of 1914, the storm clouds …

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