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Ex-Stanford Swimmer-Rape-Judge

A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

Peacekeeping Canada 20160825

Several federal cabinet ministers will troop out to one of the country’s principal fighter jet bases on Friday to outline the Trudeau government’s rebooted commitment to international peacekeeping — a pledge that sources tell CBC News will eventually involve hundreds of soldiers and police officers over time.

Water to pigs

Anita Krajnc faces a mischief charge for pouring water into a pig trailer when the animals were en route to a Burlington, Ont., slaughterhouse. The hog farm owner and the truck driver both say the pigs were transported according to industry standards.

Wilson Raybould UNDRIP 20160720

The federal government is not considering making cellphone use at the wheel a criminal offence according to a spokeswoman for Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Italy Quake

A magnitude 4.3 aftershock in Amatrice Thursday sent frightened people running for open ground and prompted panicked residents to yell angrily at anyone standing close to a building that didn't look stable, the CBC's Margaret Evans reports.

Hunter Tootoo

A cabinet document, kept at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, was lost while under former minister Hunter Tootoo's care, CBC News has learned. Staff noticed the file was missing during a routine audit five days before Tootoo resigned from cabinet in the spring.

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Two men from a northern Manitoba First Nation have discovered they were switched at birth at a federally run hospital nearly 40 years ago. It's the second known case of infants being switched at birth in 1975 at the same hospital.

wdr-tornado-cleanup-Matthew Gagnier-August 25, 2016

Residents and cleanup crews are surveying the damage after a tornado touched down in LaSalle, Ont. A second, stronger tornado later hit Windsor.

Liberal Caucus 20160825

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave his caucus a pep talk in the Saguenay region of Quebec Thursday, at the start of what will be two days of meetings. He told them to take the long view and be ready for what could be a bumpy fall in Parliament.

crossbow deaths crime scene

Toronto police confirm there is a link between the three deaths involving a crossbow in east Toronto and a suspicious package found in the downtown area of the city.


As much as the deal to end Colombia's five-decade war has been cheered in the South American country, the accord is also extremely controversial because the FARC rebel group is so widely despised, John Otis writes from Bogota.


The number of people with Canadian connections suspected of travelling abroad to fight for ISIS and other terrorist groups has increased to 180, according to a Public Safety Canada report on the threat of terrorism to the country.


A look at the why there's growing anger in the U.S. against a major drug company for raising the price of a life-saving medication by 400 per cent in eight years, and what's happened to the price in Canada.

Canada Post 20160708

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said a special mediator will begin working with Canada Post and the union representing the majority of its employees Friday morning in hopes of avoiding a strike.

Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk

Wolfram Gottschalk and his wife Anita have been married 62 years. But now in their old age, they're living apart, against their will.

BC News

CBC | British Columbia News

Pig Nose

A young fishing guide based in Lillooet is enjoying some extra attention after he and some friends reeled in a huge white sturgeon known as Pig Nose this week.

Lori Schafer and Randy Skevington

Some people in Victoria risk falling behind on their bills because of late social assistance cheques. And it's not the first time the cheques have not been in the mail.


Travis Lulay rushed for two touchdowns on Thursday as the B.C. Lions defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-23.

Harry Charles Sadd

Victoria Police say several more potential victims have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse against a former youth badminton coach.

Broadway-City Hall SkyTrain Station

A man says he's fortunate his injuries were minor after he was allegedly attacked after intervening in what he says was a racist tirade directed at a woman and her son at a SkyTrain station.


J14, a 42-year old female who has three living offspring and is also a grandmother, was last seen from the water July 31 and "gave no indication of being sick or otherwise unhealthy," the Centre for Whale Research said.

Lions Gate bridge

There will be one lane open each direction Aug. 26-27 from 8 to 10 p.m., with single lane alternating traffic from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

Wolfram and Anita Gottschalk

British Columbia's advocate for seniors has called on the provincial government to allow greater flexibility for seniors to choose how they want to live their final years.

Smithers sidewalk 1

A 100-metre stretch of concrete on the outskirts of town has residents of Smithers, B.C., scratching their heads.

Fire Mill Bay

A wildfire, nearly three-quarters of a hectare in size, is spreading southwards and has closed a northbound section of the Malahat Highway on Vancouver Island.

Calgary Real Estate, home sales, housing prices

A Richmond real estate agent has been suspended for a year after admitting to paying more than $200,000 for referrals on 17 house sales which came to him from a Chinese website dedicated to pushing B.C. real estate.

black thought cowboy

Since November 2015, the tourism Twitter account for a small city in northeastern B.C. has been developing an unlikely online friendship with Tariq Trotter, better known as the rapper Black Thought of The Roots.

ICBC Office

If approved, it would mean an average increase of $3.50 per month for basic insurance coverage.

Tom Gordon Insite regular

Dozens of overdoses were reported in Vancouver Wednesday, as Insite opened its doors 24 hours a day to try to stem the tide of drug deaths.

Canada Post 20160708

Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk said a special mediator will begin working with Canada Post and the union representing the majority of its employees Friday morning in hopes of avoiding a strike.

Sports News

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Three-time champion Lydia Ko was back on the Canadian Pacific Women's Open leaderboard. Canadian star Brooke Henderson got left behind after a late start.


Travis Lulay rushed for two touchdowns on Thursday as the B.C. Lions defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 29-23.


Here is everything you need to know ahead of this year's UEFA Champions League, including key matchups and the latest transfer news.

Rio Olympics Canoe Sprint Men

Adam van Koeverden reflects on his time representing Canada as an Olympic athlete and calls on others to support improving the lives of children through the power and impact of sport and play.


Shawn Barber, after a disappointing finish in Rio at the Olympic Games, couldn't bounce back into top form at Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Mike Trout drove in four runs and Albert Pujols earned his 100th RBI of the season as the Los Angeles Angels downed the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Thursday to win the three-game series.


Team Canada equalled Atlanta 1996 with 22 medals, the country's best-ever total at a non-boycotted Games. But how "efficient" was it?


The Colorado Avalanche have hired Jared Bednar as their new head coach. Bednar replaces Patrick Roy, who abruptly stepped down as coach and vice president of hockey operations earlier this month.

Rio Olympics Swimming

Brazilian police have charged swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report.

Canada Number 1

Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby returns as Canada's captain after wearing the "C" for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He's coming off his second Stanley Cup as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.


Would the NHL ever look to eliminate fighting? Are ads coming to NHL sweaters? And what of expansion, Las Vegas and the Olympics?


Kenya has disbanded its National Olympics Committee because of the poor handling of the east African country's team during the Rio Olympics.

Rosie MacLennan

Rosie MacLennan flipped, twirled and bounced her way to her second consecutive Olympic gold medal on the trampoline in Rio; but how does a gymnast who is constantly soaring to new heights, both literally and figuratively, stay grounded?


A ban on Russia's Paralympic team competing in Rio next month is cynical and immoral, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.


The Arizona Coyotes have hired Dawn Braid as skating coach and say she is believed to be the first full-time female coach in NHL history.

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