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Cybermagazine - 2015-02-20

2015-02-20
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HIGHLIGHTS
Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North   On this week's news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week: - Alaska passes legislation outlining the state's Arctic…»  Read more...
Debate continued in Canada's House of Commons on Friday (February 20) over the government's proposed Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, Bill C-51. The government insists police, Canada's spy agency CSIS and the authorities need more powers to fight terrorism. The opposition parties,…»  Read more...
Peer-to-peer services like Uber for transportation, Airbnb for accommodation and TaskRabbit for personal services are disrupting existing marketplaces in a big way, say policy analysts, and governments should act quickly to regulate them. More choice for consumers "On the positive…»  Read more...
CANADIAN HEADLINES
Although it has faded somewhat from the headlines, the fight to contain and halt the spread of deadly Ebola infections continues. The second contingent of Canadian military personnel has arrived today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone, south of the capital…»  Read more...
Two inmates have filed a lawsuit against Canada's Correctional Service alleging it failed to provide them with rehabilitation programs.  By law, the service is required to provide such programs. The government's own website proclaims "Rehabilitation starts on day one." Canada…»  Read more...
The Arctic like weather and record low temperatures gripping central and eastern Canada have had a beautiful affect on the two waterfalls at Niagara. Falls not frozen over In spite of reports in some newspapers internationally however, the Falls have…»  Read more...
There was some puzzlement on both sides of the Altantic on Thursday (February 19) as Canada's former Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird was present as the Queen participated in an official reopening of Canada's High Commission in London. Baird, who had…»  Read more...
One year after the death of internationally acclaimed Canadian writer Mavis Gallant, writer David Macfarlane reflects on her death in the March edition of Walrus Magazine. In "Traces of Mavis - How a great Canadian writer died penniless in Paris" Macfarlane…»  Read more...
A vast majority of Canadians are in favour of tough new legislation that would strengthen security powers to fight terrorism, according to a public opinion poll. The ruling Conservatives crafted the proposed law after a gunman killed a soldier then…»  Read more...
EYE ON THE ARCTIC
At least 51 percent of women in the Nome, Alaska census area have experienced physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, sexual violence, or both, according to a new study... Read more...
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