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Radio Canada International - Cybermagazine

Tuesday August 12 2014 edition 

HIGHLIGHTS

Acadian Celebration in New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine, USA

The Acadian people were the earliest settlers in Canada. In the early 17th century they established farms and communities in what is now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Eventually, as a result of the ongoing battles with the British in the 18th century, the French-speaking Acadians were sent into exile. It is known as the Great Upheaval. Acadia of the lands …

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Canada offers more humanitarian aid for Iraq

Canada offers more humanitarian aid for Iraq

Canada will send an additional $5 million for civilians suffering from the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Of that $2.25 million will go immediately to humanitarian groups to buy food, hygiene kits, tents and other suppliers. The groups are the International Committee of the Red Cross, Mercy Corps, and Save the Children Canada. Other funding will go toward the repair of …

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Just like us: Crickets will dance and brag after winning a fight

Just like us: Crickets will dance and brag after winning a fight

Rebrodcast The short video is fascinating. Two male crickets are fighting, biting and pushing each other. After a final blow, the loser sulks away. The winning cricket on the other hand, brags, dances and sings loudly in victory. The video is part of a study conducted by Ontario biologists Lauren Fitzsimmons and Susan Bertram which shows for the first time …

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

U-20 Women's World Cup: Canada playing for quarter-finals

The Canadian team in the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, must defeat one of the best teams in their group tonight. Canada faces the North Korean team in Montreal's massive indoor Olympic Stadium. The venue makes it more challenging for fans in the stands. In Toronto's intimate BMO Stadium, 15 and 16,000 people create an energy.  In the 55,000 seat …

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Marc Emery returning to Canada from jail in the US

Marc Emery is the Canadian man known as the "Prince of Pot".  He is being released from a prison in Louisiana today, flown to Detroit, and will cross the border from Detroit into Windsor, Ontario to reunite with his wife and many supporters. Emery served a five-year sentence in a jail in the United States for selling marijuana seeds to …

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Canadian investigating Gaza war crimes denies bias

A Canadian law professor chosen to lead a United Nations commission inquiry looking into alleged war crimes in Gaza denies charges he is biased against Israel. A U-N watchdog group says William Schabas should withdraw from the commission because of something he wrote in a law journal. He once wrote that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be regarded as …

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Taxes take a larger chunk of Canadians’ income

Taxes take a larger chunk of Canadians’ income

Canadian families spent a larger proportion of their incomes on taxes in 2013, than they did in 1961, according to a study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, right-leaning think-tank. In 2013, the average Canadian family earned $77,381 and paid $32,369 (41.8 per cent) of that in various taxes. That’s more than the 36.1 per cent it spent on food, …

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Venus loves Montreal after Rogers Cup run

Venus loves Montreal after Rogers Cup run

Venus Williams had a great time at Montreal's Rogers Cup tennis tournament.  She did not win, that victory went to Agnieszka Radwanska, who beat Venus 6 - 4, 6 -2, but Venus is thrilled to be back in the game. Venus beat her sister Serena in the semis, and the week-long event in Montreal has put Venus back in the …

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Stargazers have many great views in Canada

Look to the north-east after midnight, people are being advised, if they want to get the best view of the Perseid meteor shower. There may be a little competition, however, as the ideal night is August 12th, just two days after the brightest full moon of the year. Generally we'd be able to see as many as 100 meteors, or …

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IN DEPTH

 

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