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November 2013

Friday: Denied entry - lawyer, China-Japan tensions, Salinger torrents, Welsh bitcoin search, and more...

Tonight:Bordering on despair. A Toronto woman is denied entry to the U-S, because a note in her medical file indicated she had been treated for...

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Mountie who wants to smoke medical marijuana on the job is forced to return his uniform.

RCMP Corporal Ronald Francis smokes medical marijuana prescribed to him because he suffers from PTSD. He wants to be able to smoke while on the job....

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Thursday: Pot-smoking Mountie, Ohio Walmart lawmaker, "Waiting in Line 3D", reading: "Bone Button Borscht", and more...

Tonight: He just wanted toking respect. The RCMP takes back the uniform of one of its officers. Corporal Ronald Francis says the seizure is because...

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'Waiting in Line 3D' may be world's most boring video game

A new game is causing a stir in the video game world, although it's admittedly a very slow stir. 'Waiting in Line 3D' has been...

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A second restaurant closes in Morris, Manitoba because of alleged discrimination against the owner

Thea Morris will close her diner in Morris, Manitoba, at the end of December.She is the second restaurant owner - in less than a year...

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Wednesday: H&M living wage in Bangladesh, Morris restaurante owner, Canadian violinist, sriracha plant, and more...

Tonight: Building from the collapse. Swedish clothing retail giant H&M announces its plans to pay a fair and living wage for  Bangladeshi garment workers. Slurring...

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H&M announces "roadmap" for fair wages for garment workers after Bangladesh factory disaster

Ever since the collapse of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory, we've heard stories about the plight of the country's garment workers. And for months, we've tried...

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CBC and Rogers respond to new NHL broadcasting rights deal

Yesterday,  the NHL announced a $5.2 Billion, 12-year broadcast deal with Rogers Communications making it the exclusive holder of NHL broadcast rights in Canada.    Hockey...

Tuesday: NHL deal - CBC/Rogers, Auditor General report, Afghanistan military morale, Charlie Delorme obit, and more...

Tonight: Turnover at centre ice. Rogers outmaneuvers both TSN and CBC, getting exclusive rights to broadcast NHL games in Canada -- for the next 12years....

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North Korean state seeking to become world force in methamphetamine production

The US Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA, accuses five men, apprehended and brought to New York City last week, of offering to traffic massive quantities of...

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Low morale among Canadian troops as Afghan mission nears its end

Early next year, Canada's mission in Afghanistan comes to an end. Whatever improvements the Canadian military hoped to leave behind after more than a...

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Should Canadian morning after pills carry a warning about effectiveness?

Last month the manufacturers of the European morning-after contraceptive, Norlevo, announced that their packaging would be changed to include a warning that the pill is...

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Monday: WTO seal decision, Iran nuke deal, Haiti refugees, men vs. women noses, and more...

Tonight: The ban is sealed. The World Trade Organization upholds Europe's prohibition of seal products from Canada -- saying that overturning it would contravene moral...

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Several cycling deaths in London UK since new cycling friendly program introduced

Six cyclists have been killed in London, UK, in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of riders killed in the city this year...

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Corrosive heroin substitute 'krokodil' feared to be in Canada

There are fears that the deadly heroin substitute krokodil may have reached the streets of the Niagara region in Ontario.Krokodil, or desomorphine, is made by...

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Friday: JFK assassination, Ikea spying charges, Krokodil in Canada? Doctor Who 50th anniversary, Blade Runner artist, and more...

Tonight: A heckuva first assignment. Canadian journalist Robert MacNeil recalls his inaugural junket as a White House correspondent: accompanying the president to Dallas on November...

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A Swedish artist makes a new version of Blade Runner using watercolours

Swedish artist Anders Ramsell has made a 35-minute long version of the classic 1982 Ridley Scott film, using over 12,000 hand-painted watercolour pictures. The film,...

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Winnipeg's Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill d├ębuts film about surviving leukemia

Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill was diagnosed with leukemia when she was just fourteen years old. Doctors told her that, if she survived, she'd never walk again. But...

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Former RCMP Superintendent and Senator David Tkachuck on Senate expenses scandal

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says are only two people under police investigation in the Senate expenses scandal: his former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright, and...

Thursday: Senate - RCMP/Tkachuk, Aboriginal film festival, female bishops vote, dullest calendar, and more...

Tonight: He knew nothing. I'll speak with Conservative Senator David Tkachuk who says he wasn't in on a scheme to have Nigel Wright cut a...

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Nunavik man and his son survive two nights in Arctic blizzard

Yesterday morning, Johnny Oovaut and his son Alec were rescued from a makeshift shelter. They were suffering from hypothermia, and near death after spending two...

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Wednesday: Senate RCMP documents, Walmart donations, blizzard survivor, Kim Jong-Ummm...and more

Tonight: The plot thickens in the Senate expenses scandal. New RCMP documents raise questions about how many people around the Prime Minister knew about a...

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Walmart employees in Ohio collect food donations for their colleagues

Walmart employees at a store in Canton, Ohio have organized a food drive -- not for a charity, or needy people in their community, but...

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Ming Dynasty erotica can finally get English engines revving

The Ming Dynasty work of erotica, The Plum in the Golden Vase, can finally be read in English.The five volume translation has been a decades-long...

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Tuesday: Beirut attack, misdiagnosis case, Alberta suicide report, Plum in the Golden Vase, and more...

Tonight: Proxy war? After a bombing in Beirut outside the Iranian embassy, we hear that the Syrian conflict is spreading well beyond its borders. Not...

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Tanya Barnett is disappointed doctors won't participate in a research project involving her daughter's misdiagnosed case

Tanya Barnett's daughter Jessica died in 2007 from a heart defect. It was a treatable condition that had been misdiagnosed by doctors.Now, Ms. Barnett was...

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DART officer answers questions about the unit's Philippines assignment

Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team, or DART, has only been on the ground in the Philippines for days, and questions about its assignment have already...

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Monday: Peter Wintonick obit, Ford: Councillor McConnell, South African detainee, giant iceberg, and more...

Tonight: Remembering Chomsky's documentarian. Canadian filmmaker Peter Wintonick, best known for the documentary Manufacturing Consent, has passed away at the age of sixty. I don't...

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Filmmaker Daniel Cross remembers Peter Wintonick, the co-director of "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media"

The great Canadian documentary maker Peter Wintonick died this morning at the age of 60. Wintonick is best remembered for his 1992 film, "Manufacturing Consent:...

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British comedian and future mayoral candidate Eddie Izzard on Rob Ford

Today, Toronto City Council debates and considers motions that would reduce the mayor's powers, staff and budget considerably.British comedian Eddie Izzard plans to run for...

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Friday: Ford - Sun TV/Eddie Izzard, Senate defence: PEI, Heinz factory closes, and more...

Tonight:Piped into cable subscribers' homes. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, along with his brother, Doug, gets his own TV show on the Sun News Network.Speaking as...

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Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets his own show on Sun TV

Despite all the scandal surrounding Rob Ford, Sun TV has decided to give the Toronto Mayor a TV show. The programme called "Ford nation" will...

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Residents ready to defend alien parakeets

Lorraine Cavanagh and some of her neighbours are rallying together to protect the Monk Parakeets that have settled into their London, UK neighbourhood.Legends abound as...

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Thursday: Councillor Jaye Robinson on Rob Ford, Detroit victim, Tacloban parents, Pussy Riot husband, parakeets battle, and more...

Tonight: The level of discourse goes down again. Toronto mayor Rob Ford offers yet another apology - this time over sexually vulgar remarks made at...

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A new trial is being sought for the youngest person executed in the U.S. in the 20th century

When George Stinney Jr was executed in 1944, he became the youngest to be put to death in the U.S. in the 20th century. But...

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Shooting of injured black teen seeking help inflames racial tensions in Detroit

Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old black woman, was driving in her hometown of Detroit earlier this month when she hit a parked car.Injured and bleeding, she...

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Ford refuses to leave after Toronto Council votes overwhelmingly that he should go, plus more details of bad behaviour

Yesterday, by a vote of 37 - 5,  Toronto City Council passed a motion asking Mayor Rob Ford to take a leave of absence....

Wednesday: Mayor Ford: new documents, Governor General poetry prize, youngest execution review, Israel asylum seekers, and more...

Tonight:His Honour, dishonoured. Toronto's city councillors grill, heckle, and confront mayor Rob Ford about his illegal drug use -- trying to get him to step...

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Winnipeg poet Katherena Vermette wins the 2013 Governor General's Poetry Prize

Today, Katherena Vermette was awarded the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, for her collection North End Love Songs. The book is an ode...

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UN Humanitarian Chief John Ging says international community has failed Sudan in its polio campaign

UN Humanitarian chief John Ging says that efforts to provide polio vaccines to 165,000 children in Sudan have been stymied by both sides of the conflict in...

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Tuesday: Philippines cleanup, wolverine HD video, First Nations litigation, Springsteen studies, and more...

Tonight:Still in need. As aid groups and governments mobilize to aid typhoon-ravaged parts of the Philippines, reports on the ground say needed help isn't getting...

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Alberta filmmaker captures first HD footage of North American wolverine

Alberta wildlife videographer Andrew Manske spent three years -- often in extreme discomfort -- trying to capture the first high-definition video footage of the elusive...

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The U.S. is hit by a knish shortage, just as Thanksgiving and Hanukkah loom

With just a couple of weeks until the once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon of Thanksgivukkah, a knish shortage is not something anyone is thankful for.A September fire destroyed...

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Monday: Philippines family, minivan racing, soda tax writer, knish shortage, and more...

Tonight: Haiyan's horror. A teenager tries to find her parents in the typhoon-devastated part of the Phillipines. "Then it started ripping the rooves off." A...

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Historian David O'Keefe on the Canadian tragedy at Dieppe

It was one of the worst disasters in Canadian military history: the August, 1942 raid on Dieppe, France. Of the five thousand Canadian soldiers who...

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Gretzky Sports Centre statue errors

Joel Englund has a passion for hockey and for his hero, Wayne Gretzky. The 12-year-old, who has Asperger's syndrome, has a mind like a steel trap when it comes to...

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Friday: Ford - CBC Fifth Estate Info, Philippines Typhoon, Gretzky Statue, Stand Your Ground, Joe Clark Feature Interview, and more...

Tonight:A suitcase of money. The man who tried to broker a deal to sell the Rob Ford crack video tells CBC's The Fifth Estate about...

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Joe Clark: How We Lead

Political leadership, both nationally and locally, have been in the spotlight lately. So the timing of former Prime Minister Joe Clark's new book seems apt....

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Thursday: Ford video, Pussy Riot update, Quebec Charter, no splash pee and more...

Tonight: Fording the video stream? Toronto's mayor apologizes yet again -- this time over a clip that shows him jumping up and down, swearing, and...

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Joy Johnson, oldest woman to complete New York marathon, dies at 86, after completing 25th

Joy Johnson, the oldest woman to finish the New York City Marathon, died on Monday, just hours after completing the race.  She was 86 years...

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Wednesday: Arafat poisoned?, Toronto deputy mayor, "dude" etymology, Leona Aglukkaq and more...

Tonight:Hit the "pause" button. Toronto's deputy mayor says Rob Ford should take leave from his job -- but will stand behind him if he chooses...

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Etymologist publishes research on the origin of "dude"

Say the word "dude" and you might involuntarily imagine yourself in a Los Angeles bowling alley with Jeff Bridges, as he turns around and speaks the immortal...

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Toronto's chief budget officer, Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, on Rob Ford's admissions

Yesterday was a crazy day in Toronto because of the news from embattled mayor Rob Ford.First, in an impromptu scrum, the mayor admitted smoking crack while in...

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Tuesday: Rob Ford crack admission, Senate vote, Gandhi spinning wheel, Giller gala, and more...

Tonight: Schadenford? Toronto mayor Rob Ford admits he smoked crack cocaine, then tearfully apologizes -- but refuses to step down. An unsettling vote about unseating....

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Survivor tells harrowing tale of Saturday's middair skydiving plane collision over Wisconsin

Saturday evening, over Superior, Wisconsin, two planes collided as the skydivers were preparing to jump.The two planes were flying in 'load formation', or close together....

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Monday: Laval mayor, mid-air skydive accident, BlackBerry latest, child internet sex tourism, Darwin's finches, and more...

Tonight:He vows to lay down the law, not act above it. Former police officer Marc Demers replaces scandal-plagued Gilles Vaillancourt as mayor of Laval, Quebec.Oh,...

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Ontario enforces law that sends old-time barbers back to school as stylists

Ontario barber Frank Olsynko has been cutting hair for 45 years. And just like his father before him, he cuts men's hair. But now, after...

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Study shows that a third of large randomized medical studies are never published

A study published last week in The British Medical Journal found that the results of nearly 30% of large randomized clinical studies were never published,...

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Friday: Mark Towhey on Rob Ford, Banksy Thrift Shop, Conservative Convention and more

Tonight: For what it's worth. Mark Towey was Rob Ford's trusted chief of staff until he was abruptly fired, after giving the mayor some unwelcome...

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Rob Ford supporter says mayor's service to Toronto has been "exceptional"

By many estimations, Toronto mayor Rob Ford's political career is in shambles. Yesterday, police revealed they have the infamous video in which the mayor appears...

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's former chief of staff Mark Towhey weighs in on the crack video

Mark Towhey used to be Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's closest advisors and his chief of staff -- until he was fired and escorted out of...

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California plant allowed to keep producing Sriracha hot sauce

A judge has ruled that the Huy Fong plant in Irwindale, California need not stop production of its world-famous Sriracha chili sauce despite protests about smells...

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