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Go Public 'Some people just shouldn't have handguns': Mentally ill allowed to own, buy guns
The country's gun control system is specifically designed to keep Canadians safe, yet it's allowing mentally ill people to get their hands on guns — and they are being used in suicides
Edmonton girl, 3, suffers serious injury to her hand due to botched IV line, mother says
An Edmonton mother is worried her three-year-old daughter, who is recovering from open-heart surgery, sustained lifelong damage to her hand after a misplaced IV line caused the tissue to blister and decay.
Quebec City Muslims alarmed by increasingly public displays of racism one year after mosque shooting
Muslims from three generations reflect on the year that has passed since the deadly shooting at a Quebec City mosque on Jan. 29, 2017, which left six dead.
Insurers say Canadian weather getting weirder video
An index compiled by the insurance industry indicates extreme weather in Canada is falling outside the range of normal variability more frequently.
Tech sector CEOs whose cities were overlooked say they'd have welcomed Amazon HQ
Tech sector entrepreneurs whose Canadian cities were snubbed by Amazon in its search for a second corporate campus say they are disappointed, despite fears they would have seen increased competition for scarce skilled talent.
Rogers sales tactics and the 'Tide pod challenge': CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
Miss something this week? Don't panic. CBC's Marketplace rounds up the consumer and health news you need.
Wind wreaks havoc, leaves thousands without power in B.C.
BC Hydro crews are working to restore electricity for thousands of customers on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, while BC Ferries sailings also impacted, along with some mountain resort operations.
Farmers Dairy milk pulled from shelves for 'off-taste flavour'
If you recently bought Farmers Dairy milk that tastes off, the company says you can return it for a full refund.
In Depth A look at Brad Wall's time as Saskatchewan premier told by those who know him and watched his career
Brad Wall is retiring from his position as premier of Saskatchewan after 10 years leading the province. CBC spoke to those who know him and watched his career. In their own words, here are their thoughts and feelings about the man who remains Canada’s most popular premier.
CBC Investigates Speed Skating Canada investigating 'substantive' complaints against head coach video
The head of Speed Skating Canada tells CBC News the organization is investigating “substantive” complaints against its head coach, Michael Crowe.
New tactics, old scam: CRA fraud scheme still making the rounds
Police in Newfoundland and Labrador have had so many calls about a CRA scam already this year that they're asking people to call only if they've lost money. Meanwhile, one N.L. woman duped by a text version of the scam is worried about identity theft after sharing her personal information.
Trouble ahead in Canada's beer economy as 'escalator' tax takes hold
A yearly increase to the federal tax on beer that's set to start in April has brewers in Canada warning of climbing prices as "severe" threats face the beer economy.
Hudson Bay Quest sled dog race cancelled for 2nd year in a row
Hudson Bay Quest has cancelled this year's edition of their annual race, say organizers, because Churchill's current lack of a rail line means logistics proved too challenging.
Filmmaker aboard icebreaker documents aborted mission to study Arctic climate change
When Manitoba filmmaker Christopher Paetkau embarked on a research journey to study the effects of climate change in the high Arctic, he never expected those same effects to thwart the very mission he was there to document.
Georgia Simmerling's Olympic dream over after crash at ski cross World Cup video
A series of crashes left Canada off the podium in the last ski cross World Cup before the Pyeongchang Games, and one ended one athlete's Olympic dreams completely.
Man wanted for human trafficking in Ontario arrested in Nova Scotia
A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking in the Toronto area has been arrested in Nova Scotia and charged with several offences, police say.
Forensic investigators descend on 3rd Toronto property tied to man charged in 2 killings
A forensic team descended on a third Toronto property associated with Bruce McArthur on Saturday, accused in the killing of two men who vanished from the Gay Village in downtown last spring.
'Jury made the right decision,' says former MMA chairman of Lac-Mégantic verdict
The former railway executive in charge of Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) is speaking out after the acquittal of three of his former employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.
Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple killers, private investigators believe: source
Private investigators believe that the billionaire Toronto couple found dead in December were murdered by multiple killers, a source with direct knowledge of the parallel probe into their mysterious deaths told CBC Toronto.
Mount Royal University hockey star charged in break-in and violent attack on MRU professor
A Mount Royal University student and the former captain of its hockey team has been charged in a brutal attack on an MRU professor after a break-in at her Calgary home last weekend, CBC News has learned.
Canada Post scraps 'northern flat rate box' after charities decry unfair treatment for the North
Canada Post’s 'if it fits, it ships' pilot program became an issue for charities and not-for-profits sending goods to the North.
2 Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.
In Depth A tale of 2 friends with breast cancer; 1 has coverage for costly drug, the other forced to pay
The friends say their cases highlight the disparity in treatment options for women with metastatic breast cancer in the U.S. and Canada.
This Nova Scotian marked her 50th birthday with 50 firsts
Donna Hatt didn't want to celebrate her 50th birthday with a one-day celebration. She decided to celebrate the occasion by trying out 50 new things in 2017.
SECOND OPINION Should we let the crowd fund Canadian science if no one else will?
In hunting down and exposing old industry trial data, Toronto family doctor Nav Persaud was participating in an international scientific initiative called RIAT — restoring invisible and abandoned trials.
Family of Andrew Kinsman, who disappeared near Toronto's Gay Village, 'want the details' of how he died video
Andrew Kinsman's family is still searching for answers a day after a Toronto man was charged with first-degree murder in his disappearance and that of another man near the city's Gay Village last spring.
THE INVESTIGATORS Why 'predatory marriage' caught our attention video
Moira Welsh, who often writes about issues affecting Canada's growing population of seniors, talks to The Investigators about her Jan. 6 story which used a recent Ontario court ruling to explore the phenomenon of predatory marriage.
Beer... in this place: new road signs point to nearest brews
Big beers ahead. The latest New Brunswick tourism signs are of roadside brews built to entice travellers to taverns.
'We've kept the ball rolling': Canadians mark 1 year since Women's March
Thousands took to the streets in U.S. cities Saturday for the second Women's March, on the anniversary of U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration. Canadians who marched in solidarity with Americans say this year their focus is on local and Canadian issues.
'It broke their lives': Lac-Mégantic residents support acquittals of MMA rail workers video
Residents in Lac-Mégantic, Que., support the decision of the jury to acquit three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 rail disaster.
CBC Investigates Ex-U.S. athlete tells Speed Skating Canada of head coach's alleged sexual relationships with skaters video
A former U.S. speed skater says she reported allegations to Speed Skating Canada in November that head coach Michael Crowe had sexual relationships with several of his athletes when he coached elite skaters south of the border in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Could you receive a missile text alert on your phone? In B.C., not yet audio
In Canada, provinces are responsible for emergency management, and they determine who is authorized to use the system to send out alerts.
All 3 MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial video
After nine days of deliberations, jurors have acquitted the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster.
McGuinty aide David Livingston found guilty in gas plants trial
A top political adviser to former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty was found guilty Friday of criminal charges for wiping government computers following the cancellation of two gas-fired power plants.
Surrey man gets 11½ years for killing mother and beating wife in front of his children
A Surrey, B.C. man who whipped his wife with a USB cable and then beat his mother to death when she attempted to intervene has been sentenced to 11½ years in prison.
Zoo under investigation after bear makes stop at Dairy Queen video
A video that shows a Kodiak bear being being hand-fed ice cream through a drive-thru window has prompted an investigation by safety and animal welfare officials in Alberta.
Sikh man gets apology after a P.E.I. Legion told him to remove his turban
A Sikh man says he was asked to remove his turban by staff at the Royal Canadian Legion in Tignish, P.E.I., on Wednesday night and, along with his friend, was subject to racist remarks from patrons.
Quebec teen says smartphone rules are too tough in letter to school board
A Quebec teen thinks his school's policy of seizing smartphones belonging to students caught using them in class goes too far.
'Prohibition-style' raids on B.C. whisky joints mean double trouble for single malts
It wasn't exactly a scene from The Untouchables, but restaurateurs in B.C. say the confiscation of thousands of dollars worth of whisky by provincial agents on Thursday shows current liquor laws are outdated.
Canadians in Jamaica's Montego Bay warned to stay within resorts
The Canadian government warns against travelling to the popular Jamaican destination of Montego Bay, and if you're already there, to remain in the resorts due to an increase in violent crime.
Supreme Court orders 2nd look at complaint about airline bumping obese passengers
The Supreme Court has ordered the Canadian Transportation Agency to take another look at a 2014 complaint filed by Halifax-based passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs about how Delta Air Lines deals with obese passengers.
Bruce McArthur appears in court to face murder charges in disappearance of 2 men from downtown Toronto
The man accused of first-degree murder in the cases of two men who disappeared from downtown Toronto last year made his first court appearance Friday morning. People from Toronto's LGBT community filled the courtroom during his brief appearance.
Trudeau to make 3-city U.S. tour to push business ties
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to the United States next month to explore new business opportunities and strengthen bilateral ties, making stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study
Canada's retail industry is warning that raising the duty-free allowance for cross-border shipments could lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy.
Analysis Canadian oil selling at a deep discount - and it hurts
The Alberta oilpatch continues to increase oil production, but as pipelines fill up, companies are receiving less money for their oil compared to the rest of the continent.
Tim Hortons franchise owners tell workers to blame Wynne for benefit cuts and to 'not vote Liberal'
A staff memo written by a couple of Tim Hortons franchise owners in Whitby, Ont., blames cuts to employee benefits on the Ontario government and its minimum wage hike.
Health minister's Twitter account highlights cost of government tweeting
Canada's health minister launched her official Twitter account last summer, and after five months posted about 250 tweets. CBC News has learned that the account requires the equivalent of 1.5 staff members to run, with at least $6,500 in overtime costs so far.
What we know about the suspect in the disappearances from Toronto's Gay Village video
A frequent visitor to Toronto's Gay Village, 66-year-old Bruce McArthur is accused of killing two men and police believe there may be more victims.
Members of far-right Storm Alliance attend Trudeau's town hall in Quebec City video
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swings into Quebec City for the second leg of his cross-country town hall tour, fielding questions on the state of Canada's immigration system and how to combat racism as members of a far-right group look on.
$6 soup, $7 canned tomatoes prompt food bank, school lunch program in Nain audio
People in Nain are taking steps to increase food security after a survey found nearly 80 per cent of households in the Inuit community have difficulty accessing food.
U.S. border guards can search your phone: here are some details on how
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a new directive that sets new limits on border agents accessing travellers' phones, establishing criteria for when they can demand passwords, conduct extensive searches, like downloading documents stored in the cloud, or uploading files into a storage drive for analysis.
Holly Hamilton's ex-boyfriend, Justin Dumpfrey, charged with 2nd-degree murder video
Holly Hamilton's ex-boyfriend, Justin Dumpfrey, the father of her young daughter, was charged Thursday with second-degree murder a day after her body was found in the trunk of her car in a parking garage in the city of Hamilton.
Alberta could create its own EI system to cover high-wage earners in volatile industries, report says
Alberta should consider creating a parallel employment insurance system to top up EI payments if the federal government won't, according to a new research paper from the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy.
Toronto makes cut of top 20 cities vying to be Amazon's 2nd headquarters
Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the list of the top 20 cities that Amazon is considering for its second headquarters.
Thieves steal truck used to help the homeless, bible inside
Roger Boyd, who has been running run Men's Street Ministry with his wife Janet since the fall of 2016, woke up this morning to find his truck had been stolen.
Billion-dollar nitrogen reduction efforts may have minimal impact on toxic algae blooms: study
Costly efforts to reduce toxic algae blooms on Lake Winnipeg by controlling nitrogen flowing into the water could have little to no impact, according to results of a decades-long study.
Victim, father handcuffed in court kerfuffle after man acquitted in shooting involving stolen RCMP gun video
A teenage shooting victim and her father were led from the Court of Queen's Bench in handcuffs on Thursday after a suspect accused of shooting the girl with an RCMP officer's stolen gun was acquitted on all charges.
Vancouver Aquarium will no longer keep whales, dolphins in captivity
The Vancouver Aquarium is giving up its fight to keep whales and dolphins in captivity, saying the heated public debate on the issue is hindering its conservation work.
U of G prof accused of mocking anxious student responds to allegations
​A University of Guelph professor who was put on a leave of absence after students allege he mocked and humiliated one of his classmates has responded to those allegations.
Exclusive London, Ont., school boards pull funding for musical about gay student fighting to take a date to prom
Two school boards in London, Ont., have pulled their financial backing of a play about a gay student's fight to take his boyfriend to the prom, CBC News has learned, with one board spokesperson saying the script doesn't coincide with school "culture and values."
Foreign spouses hit snags with 'streamlined' sponsorship program video
A Swedish woman living in Ottawa says the government erroneously returned her spousal sponsorship application twice, forcing her to apply all over again. It's a problem that some immigration lawyers say they're seeing happen more often since the government imposed new deadlines on processing times.
'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste disposal near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say video
Indigenous groups say a plan to dispose of nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is "insanity" and want the federal government to intervene.
Exclusive Another Concordia creative writing prof faces harassment allegations from former students
At least two former students in the creative writing program at Concordia University in Montreal have filed formal complaints of sexual harassment against a professor who remains in the English Department, CBC News has learned.
'Where's the effing police?' More residents concerned with N.W.T. RCMP dispatch
The RCMP Operational Communications Centre in Yellowknife handles all police-related calls for the Northwest Territories, and has a 36 per cent vacancy rate. Some residents are concerned.
'She had the munchies': Pot dog treat spooks pet owner
Vets remain divided on the use of cannabis dog treats, but many pet owners stand by them.
GO PUBLIC More Rogers employees come forward, revealing how they say they're coached to upsell you
Rogers employees reveal tactics they use to push products and services on customers, or risk losing their jobs.
N.S. man ready for medically assisted death — but there's no one to help him die video
Weldon Bona has terminal cancer and was approved under Nova Scotia's medical assistance in dying (MAID) program last fall. Now he's ready to go — but there isn't anyone available to help him die.
Barenaked Together: Steven Page to join Barenaked Ladies for Music Hall of Fame induction
​Barenaked Ladies aren't getting back together with Steven Page, but for a few minutes at the Juno Awards it might almost feel that way.
Bonuses, performance pay for government executives rise under Trudeau
Spending on bonuses and other performance pay for top federal government executives increased by more than double the rate of inflation and double what the rest of the public service got in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first year in office, CBC News has learned.
How N.L.'s health system will spend $205K today on food alone
Discover how a province that spends more on doctors and nurses than it collects from offshore oil manages its health budget.
Big banks move to match Bank of Canada's rate hike
Canada's biggest lenders have raised their prime lending rates on the same day that the country's central bank moved its benchmark interest rate 25 points higher.
Video Fire in the sky: Albertans report fireball over province video
Dozens of Albertans took to social media Wednesday evening to report seeing a large fireball in the sky over the northern part of the province.
Indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons ruled unconstitutional by B.C. court
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled that the practice of indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional.
SeaRose shut down after Husky reprimanded for iceberg close call
Husky Energy says in a statement issued late Tuesday that it will comply with the order, and will learn from the incident.
Woman at centre of social media storm says no one told her how to dress
Facebook commentators blasted a government campaign as racist, but the woman at the heart of it says the conversation was misinformed from the start.
Kinder Morgan says Trans Mountain project could be a year behind schedule
The estimate is three months further behind from the company's last estimate in December, and now potentially puts the $7.4-billion project in service by December 2020, depending on regulatory, permit and legal approvals.
Grid shuts down after plane clips power lines near Alberta town
RCMP say a single-engine Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee was coming in to land at the Olds-Didsbury Airport sometime after 8 p.m. when it flew under the power lines adjacent to Highway 2A.
Trudeau, John Kerry discussed incoming U.S. administration during Aga Khan trip
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talked about the then-incoming Trump administration and the general state of the world when the two of them were on the Aga Khan's private island in late 2016.
'What would you do?' Good Samaritan who saved woman from cold hopes to set example video
When Penny Tasco peered through her window and spotted an elderly woman wearing a housecoat, she didn't hesitate to bring her in out of the cold. She wants her act of kindness to set an example for others.
Sherwood Park man files $17M lawsuit against trampoline park after breaking neck in foam pit video
A 19-year-old Edmonton-area man left a quadraplegic last year when he jumped into a foam pit at a trampoline park is suing the business for more than $17 million.
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur
Federal New Democratic Party Leader Jagmeet Singh pulled back the curtain on his closely guarded private life, letting Canadians know Tuesday night that he is engaged.
Ottawa long way from restarting or scrapping missing, murdered women inquiry: PM
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is a long way from "starting over or scrapping" the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Ontario judge rules Fort William sanatorium not a residential school
The family of an 84-year-old Indigenous woman who tried to get a former sanatorium in what is now Thunder Bay, Ont. designated as a residential school says they're disheartened by a recent ruling.
Canadian films 'telling universal stories' head to Sundance, Slamdance fests
Two islands — one that risks being swallowed by the ocean because of climate change, the other the fictitious home of director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation dogs — are among the subjects Canadians are exploring at the 34th Sundance Film Festival.
Martin Brodeur wants that golden feeling again
Martin Brodeur says the gold medal he won in 2002 means as much to him as his three Stanley Cups. Now the future Hall of Fame goalie is chasing another Olympic title — this time as an executive with Team Canada.
Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May
Quebec's labour minister says it will be the largest wage increase in the province's history. The government estimates about 352,000 workers will benefit from the increase.
Loved ones mourn gifted Coquitlam student killed by stray bullet
The teenage bystander who died after being caught in an exchange of gunfire in Vancouver on Saturday has been identified as Alfred Wong.
Toronto police to examine SUV, seek witnesses after girl pinned between 2 vehicles dies
Toronto police will examine an SUV and are seeking witnesses to a collision outside a school on Monday in which a five-year-old girl was pinned between two vehicles and later died in hospital.
Figure skaters Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir named Canada's flag-bearers video
Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will make history on Feb. 9, becoming the first woman and man — and first duo, period — to carry the Canadian flag into an Olympic opening ceremony.
Lac-Mégantic trial judge exhorts jurors to try to agree on verdict
"Would you please try once again to reach a verdict?" Quebec Superior Court Justice Gaétan Dumas asks the eight men and four women who have been deliberating for six days in the trial of three former railway workers indicted for their roles in the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.
Canada's deepest cave discovered in southeastern British Columbia video
Calgary-based explorers have discovered Canada's deepest cave, in southeastern B.C., scuba diving an underground lake, traversing deep canyons and squeezing through tiny cracks to determine its longest shaft stretches the length of a 35-storey building.
Michelle Obama adds 2nd Vancouver date to speaking tour
The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has announced former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will give a second talk in Vancouver after the first February event sold out.
Liberals aim to 'instil culture of service' with new national youth initiative
Reviving an idea that has intrigued Liberals for decades — but which has proven difficult to establish — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces the "design phase" of the "Canada Service Corps" on Tuesday morning.
Canadian natural gas industry a 'sad story': analyst video
A prominent commodities analyst struck a gloomy tone as he delivered a blunt assessment about the Canadian natural gas industry's fortunes this year, describing it as a "sad story."
Family of 15-year-old who died after Vancouver shooting 'saddened and exhausted,' pastor says
The family of a 15-year-old bystander who died after being shot Saturday night in Vancouver is "stunned, saddened and exhausted," according to the pastor of the church they attended.
Ottawa's new carbon pricing plan will reward clean companies video
The federal government added more meat to the bones of its core environmental policy today by releasing draft legislation of how pricing carbon pollution will work in Canada.
Kenney can rail but won't beat federal carbon tax, law expert says
Jason Kenney could kill the provincial carbon tax as premier but Albertans would still have to live with the proposed federal price on carbon pollution, says a constitutional law expert.
89 vessels broke speed limit designed to protect North Atlantic right whales
At least 89 vessels exceeded the speed limit in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the first three weeks after it was imposed last summer to try to prevent further deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales, a document obtained by CBC News shows.
'Tragic' youth suicide numbers laid bare in new report from Alberta's child advocate
A new report by the watchdog for Alberta’s vulnerable youth is reporting the deaths of 35 young people who took their own lives in the five year period between 2012 and 2017.
GO PUBLIC Rogers employees say managers turn a blind eye so call centre workers can lie and cheat customers
Rogers employees say the pressure to hit targets is so high, they feel they have to upsell, mislead and outright lie to customers to make sales.