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Ferguson Justice Department

A study published in The Lancet Thursday found that police killings of unarmed black Americans harm the mental health of the wider black American population, largely because the killings are perceived as a symptom of systemic racism.

Obit Kate Spade

The father of fashion designer Kate Spade died on the eve of her funeral, according to a statement released by her family shortly before her service began Thursday in her hometown of Kansas City.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents wearing a jacket that had "I really don't care, do u?" written on the back.

Children throat singing

The Turtle Island Childcare Centre in St. John's is teaching its young charges Inuit throat singing as a way to pass an ancient tradition forward.

Alexandre Bissonnette's parents

The parents of the man who killed six people inside a Quebec City mosque say the Crown 'demonized' Alexandre Bissonnette in sentencing arguments and failed to take into account how bullying had left their son with severe mental health problems.

LGBTQ Legislation 20180621

Legislation that will make it easy to tear up the criminal records of Canadians convicted of homosexual acts is now law.

Vanessa Markov

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on Oct. 17, some doctors are reminding Canadians of potential risks from cannabis and countering some of the misperceptions about the drug that still prevail.

Babcock Trial 20171216

Wayne Millard has an unlikely ally standing witness for him in court — the mother of a woman his son murdered.

Beer Standards 20180621

Federal officials are proposing changes to national beer standards that would widen the number of ingredients permitted in a pint and force brewers to list every ingredient on a can or bottle. Even the Canadian definition of "beer" would change.

Koko and Penny Patterson

Koko became an icon for interspecies communication, meeting celebrities, caring for kittens and appearing in many documentaries.

Justin Trudeau, Marilyn Slett

Federal government and 14 B.C. coastal First Nations sign framework agreement around co-managing and protecting marine ecosystems.

Baffin Correctional Center

An inmate riot at the Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit on Wednesday night has caused significant damage to one of the jail’s units, but no injuries were reported.

Iranian Visa Delays 20180610

While Canada's handling of asylum seekers is "obviously already better than the American system," there's room for improvement, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.

Immigration US Mayors

The U.S. government is wrestling with the fallout over President Donald Trump's move to stop separating families at the border, with no clear plan to reunite the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and Congress again failing to take action on immigration reform.

Nursing Home Probe 20170113

When they were finally considering firing nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, top executives at the Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, Ont., agreed she was "a danger to resident safety."


If you think the media, or Democrats, or small-l liberals have unfairly covered the way the Trump administration has separated kids from their parents at the border — a policy the president overturned by executive order on Wednesday — hear me out.

DeeAnn Fitzpatrick

A Bell Island, N.L., woman who made headlines around the world after a photo showing her gagged and bound to an office chair went viral last month alleges she suffered a decade of workplace abuse.

Max FineDay

Canadians are used to freedom. Canadians expect it. But for Indigenous peoples, freedom has not been guaranteed since newcomers arrived.

Britain Gurkhas Royals

Sabre International Security, the company now at the centre of a lawsuit against the federal government, was accused of recruiting child soldiers in Africa two months before a suicide bomber killed scores of its employees outside of the Canadian embassy in Kabul.

Bridge to trump ad

The U.S.-owned company behind a Windsor-Detroit bridge crossing is stepping up its fight to prevent a Canadian-funded second span from being built. And they're doing it by appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump with a TV commercial.

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The Charlie Lake Cave site in northeastern B.C., now known as T'se'K'wa, has been used by Indigenous people for hunting and fishing more than 12,000 years ago.

RCMP underwater recovery team at Alice Lake

A 20-year-old man was swimming in the popular lake, near Squamish, B.C., on Wednesday evening when he apparently went into distress.


Ranjit Sangha, 47, turned himself in Wednesday and has been charged with second-degree murder in the Oct. 12, 2017, death of Joseph Jandrew.

junction of Hwy 97 and Hwy 99

All of the deceased were in a car struck by a transport truck at the Hat Creek junction.

marijuana pot parliament decriminalization

Recreational marijuana in Canada will be legal by October and officials in British Columbia are split on what’s left to be done before then.

Film Review Deadpool

The cast members' names are not yet confirmed, but Rio operator Corinne Lea said several of them will appear at a double-bill screening of the two superhero films on Monday.

surrey parents advocate for autistic students

A group of Surrey parents is pleading with the school board to ensure their autistic children are assigned the same support workers for the next school year.

Missing piano

There’s no suggestion that anything criminal is behind the piano collection, but police aren't elaborating on how, exactly, the instruments came to be in the warehouse.

New Prosperity project

The province announced it would reform project evaluation to increase public confidence, advance reconciliation with First Nations and to protect the environment “while offering clear pathways to sustainable project approvals.”

lightning Prince George

More intense rainfall is forecast for B.C.'s Interior on Thursday, following a Wednesday marked by flooded roads and nearly 100 new wildfires sparked by heavy storms.

jail prison Correctional Service barbed wire fence

A complaint filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission claims that federal inmates with mental disabilities and mental health issues face discrimination and aren't getting appropriate care.


While most of the province cooked in unseasonably warm temperatures this week, SilverStar Mountain Resort was battling a thick blanket of fresh snow.

Justin Trudeau, Marilyn Slett

Federal government and 14 B.C. coastal First Nations sign framework agreement around co-managing and protecting marine ecosystems.

Bruce Hayne

The former president of the Surrey Board of Trade, Hayne originally considered running for leadership of Surrey First after Mayor Linda Hepner announced she wouldn't seek re-election.

Iranian Visa Delays 20180610

While Canada's handling of asylum seekers is "obviously already better than the American system," there's room for improvement, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says.

Chris Hughes outside CFB Esquimalt, where he would have been based as a marine intelligence analyst

Transport Canada has been ordered to give a Victoria man a job with top-secret security clearance — and compensation as high as $500,000 — because he faced discrimination due to depression.

National Indigenous Peoples Day

As part of the celebration of Indigenous communities, CBC Radio One's B.C. Today will broadcast live from Trout Lake noon-1 p.m. PT with special content celebrating and acknowledging heritage, diversity and stories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Brad Dirks and sons

Cole Dirks transitioned socially from female to male between Grade 8 and Grade 9 at a Langley secondary school. Not long after, the provincial school system began its transition into full inclusivity.

Missing family

An American family has been found safe in northern B.C., days after they went missing and their car was found abandoned in the province.

Bodhi Jones

Vancouver police allege Bodhi Jones assaulted numerous female clients while they were receiving treatment at his Kitsilano office.

Sports News

CBC | Sports News


The Phoenix Suns have made Deandre Ayton the first No. 1 pick in franchise history. The Suns stayed close to home Thursday to take the Arizona centre who averaged 20.1 points and 11.6 rebounds in his lone college season.


Atlanta's Peter Bourjos had a keen eye watching him during the Jays-Braves series this week. Dad Chris worked for years as a scout in the organization.


Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates are on the verge of World Cup elimination. Croatia is moving on. Argentina was handily beaten by Croatia 3-0, a loss that makes advancement very difficult with only one group match remaining. It was Argentina's worst loss in group play in 60 years.​

Mike Hoffman

Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion says the Senators had to trade forward Mike Hoffman because the team's dressing room was "broken."


The New York Islanders announced the hiring of Barry Trotz as their new head coach on Thursday. The 55-year-old resigned from the Washington Capitals after leading the club to the Stanley Cup championship.

Djokovic advances to quarter-finals in London

Novak Djokovic advances at the Fever-Tree Championships after downing Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.


The International Skating Union says competitions at February's Olympics were marred by biased judging in favor of China, the next Winter Olympic host nation.


Defending champion Roger Federer survived two match points against Benoit Paire to reach the quarterfinals of the Gerry Weber Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7) win on Thursday.


​Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.


Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless pushups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training.

ONE TIME USE ONLY; NO ARCHIVES; ATH Cross Canada Proctor 20180621

​Dave Proctor will soon dip his white cowboy hat into the Pacific Ocean and start his quest to run to the Atlantic in record time.


Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje will not compete on the ISU Grand Prix circuit this season. The three-time world medallists announced their decision on Thursday.


Australia captain Mile Jedinak slotted his second penalty at the World Cup to help Australia draw 1-1 with Denmark on Thursday and keep their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive.


With four of Canada's seven NHL teams set to select in the top 10 of the draft, here is a a look at how Friday's first round might play out at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

World Cup Reporter Groped Broadcast

Julieth Gonzalez Theran, a Colombian reporter for German network Deutsche Welle, was reporting live from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia when a man grabbed her breast and kissed her on the cheek.

Donovan Hillary

Donovan Hillary, a 22-year-old middle linebacker with the Winnipeg Rifles junior team, has proved he can co-exist as a football player and a gay man.


Surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos were honoured at the National Hockey League's awards night in Las Vegas, accepting the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on behalf of their late head coach, Darcy Haugan.


New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.


The Toronto Raptors have been busy trying to trade their way into this year's NBA draft. Toronto has no pick in Thursday's draft at Barclays Center in New York, and while GM Bobby Webster remained mum on the Raptors plans on the eve of the big night, he did say trading into the draft isn't so simple.

England unicorns

A week is in the books at the 2018 World Cup, and soccer fans worldwide have already been treated to some great moments. Among the great, there have also been some…unusual moments thus far in Russia. Here are the highlights.

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