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A float in Montreal’s Fête nationale parade quickly prompted widespread rebuke online with some attendees calling it racist.


Since June 7, six North Atlantic right whales have been found dead, floating in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is about one per cent of the population of the endangered species.


Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron are showing their commitment to fighting climate change — and their condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump —in a not-so-subtle selfie video.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's striking down a law banning offensive trademarks, a victory for Asian-American band The Slants, has inspired Canadian free-speech proponents and Canadian bands who've faced similar treatment north of the border.


Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests.


Security forces in Saudi Arabia say they've disrupted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca.

Tim Blanchard cryo

Three minutes in sub-zero temperatures will cost you $65. Cryotherapy is a controversial practice lacking scientific backing, say critics, but believers proclaim its advantages.


After flood damage forced the closure of the only land link to Churchill, Man. — a railway from Gillam — a civil engineer says it's time to reconsider building a permanent road linking the northern community to the south.

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Three Toronto police officers are accused of sexually assaulting a female parking officer while she was incapable of consent. Proving incapacity in Canadian courts isn't easy.


Prince Harry sparked headlines this week, but his comments on the the monarchy were only the latest forthright musings from a member of the Royal Family who has long had a penchant for raising eyebrows.

Murray and Sasha

Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.

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The Gerard Comeau case, which will be heard at the Supreme Court, could change everything. It depends on how willing the high justices are to upend our entrenched statism.

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Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming retirement of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is as good a time as any to consider rejigging the governance of the force, including a recommendation to set up a civilian oversight body.


In this week's roundup of interesting and eclectic news in health and medical science, cancer statistics can be misleading, and science suggests forgetting can be good for you.

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Pets are expensive, but few of us pay enough attention to the money we'll spend by adding a furry addition to the family. Here are 6 ways to cut down on pet costs.

Trump and Trudeau

As cabinet ministers head back to their ridings this summer, a senior government official says they can be secure in the knowledge that they won't be shuffled out of their job before Parliament resumes sitting this fall.

APTOPIX China Landslide

Crews searching through the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tonnes of soil and rocks in southwestern China on Saturday found 15 bodies, but about 100 more people remained missing.

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A long drawn-out strike by liquor store workers could have a significant impact on Ontario's restaurants, wine importers, bars and consumers. But it could offer a boon to local wineries.

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NDP leader Tom Mulcair is foregoing the celebration and raising red flags after reports a Canadian sniper in Iraq broke the world record for the longest confirmed kill.

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It's been a decade since Apple launched the iPhone, a device that transformed the way we interact with technology. But the history of its development has always been veiled in secrecy. Brian Merchant, author of "The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone," tells the story.

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Francisco Calvo and Jerome Thiesson scored second-half goals and Minnesota United rallied for a 2-2 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.

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Justice Palbinder Kaur Shergill will be a judge at B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster.

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The Strathcona Business Improvement Association wants to improve health, environment and economy of area and is offering a summer series of events to do that.

Chinese Cemetery in Kamloops

Frederick Lee of Kamloops died a century ago in battle during the First World War but his story is only just being told now.

Sailboats anchored in False Creek

The primary E. coli contamination is discharge of untreated sewage waste from marinas and recreational vessels according to City of Vancouver and Park Board officials.

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After a long, snowy winter, Vancouverites took to social media on Saturday, basking in the first real heat wave of the summer.

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The City of Vancouver says its first responders are attending to an increasing number of calls linked to deaths or overdoses caused by illicit drugs.

Salmon Gravlax

Chef David Robertson teaches Gloria Macarenko how to make venison carpaccio, slamon gravlax and other simple but exciting dishes using quintessential Canadian ingredients.

Saanich police

Police in Saanich, B.C., have issued a warning after two women were sexually assaulted in similar incidents in the last two weeks.

Coloma Meredith

Before she was old enough to vote, Meredith Coloma had apprenticed under the likes of Rodger Sawdowsky who has built guitars for some of the world's biggest rock stars, including Brice Springsteen and Prince.

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The world’s first glow-in-the-dark coin is lighting up Canadians’ pocket change and making headlines internationally.


Katy Stubblefield, born and raised in Oklahoma, thinks of herself as a blue dot in a red state and is escaping up north to Canada with her husband, three boys and two cats.

Jean Larrivée

When Jean Larrivé​e told his family he wanted to give up his career as an auto mechanic to make guitars, they were skeptical. It was 50 years ago, and it seemed like an absurd idea to pass up a steady pay cheque for something so unusual.

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A Carcross Tagish First Nation artist is having her artwork displayed at the Vancouver airport for a year.

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Skateboarding's ascent to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 may have finally established it as a legitimate sport, but it's had a plentiful share of trials of tribulations.

Temple of Light

North America’s oldest ashram, on the shores of Kootenay Lake, is getting ready to welcome a new, lotus-like worship space three years after it was all but destroyed by a fire.

Tiny home Robin and Jenn Sheffield

Vancouver Island couple Robin and Jenn Sheffield traded a full-sized Mill Bay house for a 280-square-foot option, only to face rejection everywhere they tried to park their alternative dream home.

rcmp yellow stripes removed

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the looming retirement of RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson is as good a time as any to consider rejigging the governance of the force, including a recommendation to set up a civilian oversight body.

Murray and Sasha

Murray Shaw, a competitive cyclist and respected faculty member at a Vancouver community college, recently died alone in a hotel room, a victim of the growing fentanyl epidemic.

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The 24,000-kilometre Great Trail stretching across Canada and north to the Arctic Ocean is expected to be fully connected this fall. Meet some of the Canadians who have navigated the route also known as the Trans Canada Trail.

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Federico Higuain scored two more goals and the Columbus Crew beat the Montreal Impact 4-1 on Saturday night.


Quentin Laulu-Togaga'e scored three second-half tries as the Toronto Wolfpack remained undefeated in their inaugural rugby league season with a 56-12 home win over Hunslet RLFC on Saturday.


Canada squandered a first-half lead but reeled off 10 late points to tie the U.S. Eagles 28-28 on Saturday in the first leg of their Rugby World Cup qualifier.


Jason Vargas earned his major league-leading 11th victory, pitching seven efficient innings to lead the surging Kansas City Royals over the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Saturday.

Eagle putt has Canadian David Hearn in the hunt at Travelers Championship

The Brantford, Ontario native made an eagle putt from 37 feet away on the par-4 15th hole to move into contention at the Travelers Championship


Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna says that ongoing issues with anxiety kept him out of Friday's 5-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals.


Most of the drama at the first ever draft in Chicago was gone after only one pick. After weeks of buzz around the Vegas Golden Knights, so-called protection lists, the expansion draft and a flurry of interesting trades, the draft at United Center came and went with only the occasional flurry.


Captain Scott Tupper had a hat trick and Canada scored three goals in four minutes to start the second half and never looked back in a 7-3 win over China on Saturday at the 2017 field hockey world league semifinal.


Jordan Spieth closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday in the Travelers Championship, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River Highlands.

Stars Blackhawks Hockey

Alain Vigneault may be getting a little help behind the bench next season on Broadway. Several media reports indicate that former Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff will join the New York Rangers coaching staff as an associate coach.


The wheeling and dealing continued at the NHL draft in Chicago on Saturday as the Calgary Flames acquired defenceman Travis Hamonic from the New York Islanders.


On Friday morning, each of the 31 general managers and their trusted hockey departments rose early for the big NHL draft weekend in Chicago. By the time the first day was over, there was still plenty to process after several big names traded sweaters.


An historic number of athletes, coaches, management and staff from Toronto sports teams and organizations will be attending this year's Pride Parade in Toronto.


Blake Griffin has decided to test free agency, telling the Los Angeles Clippers that he is opting out of the final year of his contract. Point guard Chris Paul will also opt out next week, according to several reports.


Raptors draft pick OG Anunoby is not lacking in confidence, but recognizes the areas in which he needs to improve.


There was no real reason to believe Justin Smoak would be a good baseball player this season. Turns out, he's Toronto's best hitter and latest successful reclamation project. So what changed for the towering first baseman?


After years of being Usain Bolt's main rival, Justin Gatlin wants one more race with the Jamaican world record holder and for a special reason.


Just how badly does the International Olympic Committee need Calgary? The Calgary Eyeopener asked Robert Livingstone, who runs a website that tracks Olympic bids, for some insight.


The Toronto Raptors selected Indiana forward OG Anunoby with the No. 23 pick in the NBA draft, adding an agile, physical player with the length of a centre.


Canada's most significant contribution to sport may not be any game invented, superstar personality, gold medal, or championship won, according to CBC Sports host Scott Russell. In fact, it could be that this nation gathers people together instead of driving them apart.

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