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Toronto King Car

The sudden screeches, squeals and clangs that are a regular feature of commuting by public transit in Toronto could be contributing to long-term hearing loss and health effects, according to a new study.

Mountains East of Maligne Lake

Mountains East of Maligne Lake, a 1925 Rocky Mountains canvas by Group of Seven co-founder Lawren Harris, fetched $2.5 million in Toronto on Wednesday.

Candidates for next RCMP commissioner

The federal government has whittled down the list of people it's considering for the position of RCMP commissioner. Its newly announced selection committee provides clues about what it wants in the new leader of the national police force.

Ryan Pearson, girl left on bus, Windsor

A Windsor, Ont., school bus company has committed to installing mechanical "child check" alarm systems on all of its vehicles after a four-year-old girl was left in a parked bus for three hours Monday night.


Papua New Guinea (PNG) police have entered an abandoned Australian-run detention camp seeking to get some 380 asylum-seekers who have barricaded themselves in there to leave, two of the men told Reuters on Thursday.

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There were 14,467 refugee claims from people who crossed into Canada outside legal border points in a nine-month period this year, and 44% of them were from Haiti.

Matthew Dube

A CBC/Radio-Canada demonstration shows just how easy it is for hackers halfway across the world to spy on a Canadian MP’s phone calls and track his movements.

Laurier university sign

Much of the backlash toward the university was not, in fact, about defending freedom of expression. Rather, many of the academics who spoke out were appalled at how the administration reacted.


Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says the government is committed to ditching a policy that rejects immigrants because they're sick or disabled and could be a drag on the health system.

The IceCube Lab

High-energy subatomic particles nicknamed “ghost particles” for their ability to pass through just about anything can be stopped, scientists confirm.

Uber Colorado Fine

Canada's federal privacy commissioner says Uber Technologies Inc. can't confirm how many Canadians may be affected by an October 2016 security breach that the riding-hailing firm initially tried to cover up.

annette poitras rescue coquitlam

Loud cheers greeted dog walker Annette Poitras and three dogs when they were rescued Wednesday after a massive search spanning three days in Coquitlam, B.C.

Laurier Lindsay Shepherd

Wilfrid Laurier University teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd says she accepts an apology from the school's president and her supervising professor after she was sanctioned for showing a controversial video in class. But she also says the apology is just damage control.

APTOPIX Koreas Tension

North Korea's actions during a defector's escape at the Panmunjom border village earlier this month violated the armistice agreement ending the Korean War, a spokesperson for the UN command told reporters Wednesday as video of the attempt was released.

Justin Trudeau announces federal housing plan in Toronto

The federal government has announced the details of its ten-year national housing strategy that includes the introduction of a National Housing Benefit for families that won't kick in until after the next federal election.

Shaelene McInnis

CBC's Go Public heard from frustrated Bell employees and customers coast to coast after our investigation into allegations of high-pressure sales tactics at Canada's largest telecommunications provider.

child using tablet

Platforms like Netflix and YouTube Kids can seem like the ideal digital daycare in busy families, but as disturbing content starts slipping through cracks in “kid-friendly” filters, parents and experts are questioning how much we can rely on these algorithmic black box babysitters.

Muslim privacy concerns CSIS

Two Muslim men from Calgary say Canada’s security agencies wrongly lumped them in with a cluster of jihadis who left to fight with ISIS, and their lives have been disrupted.

cooking class

The Ottawa inventor of the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker believes he can sell half a million devices in one day on Black Friday. The gadget has already set sales records on Amazon and continues to grow in popularity both in the US and Canada.


Emmerson Mnangagwa said Wednesday in his first public speech since being announced as Zimbabwe's incoming leader that the country is witnessing a "new and unfolding democracy."

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Justin Trudeau announces federal housing plan in Toronto

Two B.C. housing experts say they are cautiously optimistic about Canada's first ever national housing strategy, but are unsure if it will make a dent in the province's housing crisis.

Lost locket Kelowna

Kelowna RCMP hope to track down the owner of an an antique locket with possible sentimental value after someone mailed the jewelry to the detachment.

Brother Guy Consolmagno

"God created the universe; this I get from my faith," says Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican observatory. "But my science tells me how he did it."

Sharps disposal box, Windsor

The city of Quesnel, B.C., will become the latest community to offer needle disposal boxes in public washrooms as the opioid crisis worsens.

Biggie and Crandell

A Prince George, B.C., cat named 'Biggie' is being described as a miracle after surviving multiple pellet gun shots from close range.

Michael Musa, Pearson College student from Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe is the only president B.C. international students Michael Musa and Takundanashe Chisvo have ever known, and they wonder how his departure will change their home country of Zimbabwe.

Hytest timber

The province needs to move faster on letting forest companies salvage timber damaged by this summer's unprecedented wildfires, says a Williams Lake city councillor.

Garden suite in Victoria, B.C.

One year into Victoria's affordable housing strategy, construction in the city is starting to catch up with population growth.


The provincial ministers of environment and mines have until January 4, 2018, to decide whether to issue an environmental assessment certificate.

George Affleck at protest of Point Grey Road closure

Coun. George Affleck says after a lot of mind changing, he has decided to withdraw from municipal politics.

Forest of for sale signs in Vanouver BC real estate

One of B.C.’s largest unions says it has developed a plan that could help combat a lack of affordable housing in the province. It's recommending several tax changes it says would help ease the stresses put on Metro Vancouver’s housing market.


The lockdown at Brookswood Secondary School in Langley has been lifted, but police are still investigating secondhand reports that a man with a gun was seen in the area.

Opioid Treatment Georgia

The provincial government has agreed to pay back more than $5.5 million in fees collected from more than 11,700 methadone patients.


Cranbrook, B.C., has voted to euthanize aggressive city deer, but the mayor and council say it should be a provincial responsibility.

city of vancouver empty homes

The City of Vancouver has proposed a 3.9 per cent property tax hike to help pay for its 2018 budget.

Hungry kids

A new report has found that nearly one in five B.C. children live in poverty — and advocates say the problem is even worse for children of single parents.


Scammers are claiming to live at addresses of B.C. wildfire evacuees to try to get money from the Canadian Red Cross.

annette poitras rescue coquitlam

Loud cheers greeted dog walker Annette Poitras and three dogs when they were rescued Wednesday after a massive search spanning three days in Coquitlam, B.C.

Police Tape

One person is in hospital after being shot by police Wednesday morning on a set of train tracks near the Lougheed Highway in Mission, B.C.

Vancouver Fire Fighters Truck Up Close Lights

Kelowna RCMP said the death and fire are considered accidental and the investigation has been turned over to the B.C. Coroners Service.

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Adam Lowry and Patrik Laine scored in the Winnipeg Jets' fifth victory in six games, 2-1 over the slumping Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.

Canadiens Predators Hockey

Filip Forsberg scored a pair of power-play goals and Kyle Turris had the only goal in a shootout to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the struggling Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Maple Leafs Panthers Hockey

Nick Bjugstad scored Florida's only goal in regulation and the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Panthers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 on Wednesday night.


Alex Ovechkin scored his first goal in seven games, Jakub Vrana had two goals for the first time in his career and the Washington Capitals defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Wednesday night.

Flames Blue Jackets Hockey

Josh Anderson scored two minutes into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets their fifth straight win, 1-0 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.


Jujhar Khaira scored to break a 2-2 tie in the second period, and the Edmonton Oilers went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Wednesday night.


Rookie Brock Boeser scored two more goals to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

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Edmonton needs to talk about the name of its football team, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley both said in Ottawa on Wednesday.

5 Things About Erik Guay

He's one of the fastest skiers in Canadian history, but here are five other things that you may not know about Erik Guay.

CFL Argonauts Ricky Ray S.J. Green

S.J. Green and Ricky Ray had faced one another in big games for more than a decade, mostly when Ray played for Edmonton and Green for Montreal, and they turned out to be dynamite when finally united on the Toronto Argonauts.

Champions League Chelsea Willian Hazard

​Chelsea advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League with a game to spare after beating 10-man Qarabag 4-0 on Wednesday, securing manager Antonio Conte's 50th victory in all competitions with the Blues.


Dave Dickenson was the surprise starter for the B.C. Lions ahead of league MVP Casey Printers in the 2004 championship game. Dickenson, a three-time Grey Cup champion, played the entire game, but the Lions came up short in a 27-10 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in Ottawa.

Kyle Palmieri Devils NHL Hokey

New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is going to be sidelined up to 6 weeks with a broken right foot. The Devils said that Palmieri was injured after being hit by a shot on Monday in a game at Minnesota.

Vey Desjardins Reunited Team Canada Hockey

In yet another twist of fate, Linden Vey finds himself back in the saddle of a team coached by Willie Desjardins. This time, it's with the Canadian men's Olympic hockey team.


Without marquee strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC showed its blue-collar side in a 0-0 tie with Columbus Crew SC in Game 1 of the MLS Eastern Conference final.


The International Olympic Committee has banned four more Russians for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, including a gold medallist in skeleton.


He won an Olympic medal on the track, but football is his true love. That's why Canada's Akeem Haynes is trying to beat the odds once again by chasing his gridiron dream.


Canada's Manny Osborne-Paradis makes his season debut in men's downhill at Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday (CBC,, 2 p.m. ET), looking to carry over a strong finish to the 2016-17 season and a productive summer of strength training.


A former doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.


Three decades after hosting the Winter Olympics, Calgary is considering doing it again. But, despite assurances from the IOC that costs can be contained, not everyone thinks it's a good bet for the city to make.

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