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The Oka Crisis

The Oka Crisis

In the summer of 1990, all eyes were on the small Quebec town of Oka for a showdown between native people, provincial po...

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Breaking the Ice: Canada and the Northwest Passage

Breaking the Ice: Canada and t...

It's been called "the Arctic Grail." For centuries, European explorers were obsessed with the quest for a route around N...

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Norad: Watching the Skies

Norad: Watching the Skies

One of the most terrifying visions of the Cold War was the spectre of Soviet bombers and nuclear missiles crossing the A...

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The Contentious Legacy of Dieppe Part 1

The Contentious Legacy of Diep...

It has been called the most controversial battle Canadians have ever fought. On Aug. 19, 1942, after nearly three years ...

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Polar Bears: On Thin Ice

Polar Bears: On Thin Ice

It prowls the globe's frozen north, a massive white bruin that fears no predator. The polar bear is both a totemic symbo...

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On This Day

1970: Freak tornado kills six in Sudbury

1970: Freak tornado kills six in Sudbury

Violent storm kills six and injures 200 in northern Ontario.

CBC Programs

Impressions: Allan King's

Impressions: Allan Kin...

Canadian documentary filmmaker Allan King talks about his unique style...

Great Interviews

All hell breaks loose in Kigali

All hell breaks loose ...

Dallaire gives a first-hand account of the chaos in Rwanda's capital c...

Guess Who?

Who is this young aspiring star?

Who is this young aspi...

Can you guess the identity of this young aspiring star?