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Mercury Rising: The Poisoning of Grassy Narrows

Mercury Rising: The Poisoning ...

Between 1962 and 1970, natives in two northwest Ontario communities sat down to daily meals of poison. Their staple food...

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The Coming of the Second World War

The Coming of the Second World...

"Germany has invaded Poland." With those words spoken on Sept. 1, 1939 on CBC Radio, listeners knew the Second World War...

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Terry Fox 25: Reliving the Marathon of Hope

Terry Fox 25: Reliving the Mar...

This is how it all began. On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox began an epic cross-country journey to raise money for cancer res...

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Laughs from the Past

Laughs from the Past

Whether they're homegrown comics or jokers from abroad, CBC has hosted more than its fair share of comedians over the ye...

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On This Day

1998: Swissair 111 crashes off Nova Scotia

1998: Swissair 111 crashes off Nova Scotia

More than 200 people perish after Swissair flight 111 crashes into the water near Peggy's Cove.

CBC Programs

Telescope: Patty Conklin

Telescope: Patty Conkl...

King Patty stalks the grounds of his last fair and the next generation...

Great Interviews

Fidel Castro: after the revolution

Fidel Castro: after th...

Fidel Castro discusses revolution, freedom from dictatorship and his p...

Guess Who?

Who is talking about ghosts in this 1983 interview?

Who is talking about g...

A discussion on the use of ghosts in film and literature.