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A hearing-impaired Calgary man is travelling to Austria to get a life-changing medical device surgically implanted that will help him hear clearly for the first time. Because the Alberta government won't pay for the surgery, his retired parents are footing the $50,000 bill.
Sydney man thanks couple who rescued him after dramatic 1986 crash
Donnie MacNeil was just 19 when his car landed upside down in water near Baddeck, N.S. Ever since then, he has thought about the people who stopped on the side of the road to help him.
Happy Valley-Goose Bay mayor suffers gunshot to the face while out trapping
Happy Valley-Goose Bay Mayor John Hickey is fighting for his life in a St. John's hospital after he was accidentally shot in the face.
Carbon monoxide exposure sends over 40 to hospital in Delta, B.C.
More than 40 people exposed to carbon monoxide in a greenhouse in Delta, B.C., on Saturday were taken to hospital. Thirty-two people were in stable condition and 10 in "serious to critical" condition.
The last Trappist cheesemaker: 83-year-old monk ready to retire, pass tradition to new hands
Eighty-three-year-old Manitoba monk Brother Albéric says that if you stacked all the cheese he's made in his life, the pile would reach up to heaven.
5 Years after Idle No More, founders still speaking out video
It’s been five years since Idle No More was elevated into the Canadian conscious, and the founders continue to speak up for Indigenous sovereignty, the land and water.
In Depth Kiss your ash goodbye: Costly beetle invasion will be quick and painful for Winnipeg, scientists say video
The invasive emerald ash borer beetle has devastated urban tree canopies and strained municipal budgets wherever it has touched down. Winnipeg has been bracing for its unwelcome arrival, and the day of reckoning is finally here.
'Typical Joshua': 12-year-old champions massive winter charity drive audio
Joshua London went to the hospital so he could feel better, but his visit is actually going to make life better for a lot of people he doesn't even know.
As Australia ousts MPs with dual citizenship, Canada's Parliament embraces many in its ranks
As a dual citizenship debacle rocks Australia's political world, Canada's Parliament embraces sitting MPs and Senators who were born around the world and hold dual, or even triple, citizenship.
Victim says police not doing enough to find convicted rapist who vanished before sentencing
After the man convicted of raping her vanished, the victim says police in Saskatoon have done little to find him despite leads suggesting he is still in Canada.
Buying for baby: Cross-border shopping and recall alerts: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet
If you've been too busy this week to keep up with health and consumer news, CBC's Marketplace is here to help.
What the case of a man who vanished in the Village 23 years ago can tell us about Toronto's missing
When Larry Arnold was murdered in 1994, many believed it was a 'hook-up gone wrong.' His family says there are troubling parallels between his case and recent instances of missing persons in Toronto and how they're being handled by both media and the police.
Christmas tree that holds its needles longer one step closer to your living room
The dream of a no-mess Christmas tree is becoming a reality as Nova Scotia producers prepare to plant special tree seedlings years in the making.
'Such a tragic event': Six Nations chief mourns 3-year-old killed in house fire video
A three-year-old boy found trapped under a bed in a burning house on Six Nations was pronounced dead in hospital Friday morning.
'He always had good in his heart': mourners question death of Good Samaritan shot in Hamilton
Hundreds gathered at Hamilton city hall on Saturday to mourn and pay their respects for 19-year-old Yosif Al-Hasnawi, who police say was shot to death last Saturday while trying to help an older man in a confrontation with two younger men.
As cities grapple with Airbnb, company asks federal Liberals to 'refrain from overregulation'
As municipalities across the country try to figure out their regulatory relationship with Airbnb, the short-term rental service has asked the federal government to hold off on making rules that would affect its business.
Recap Toronto FC gets redemption with MLS Cup victory video
Jozy Altidore scored in the 67th minute and Victor Vazquez added a stoppage-time goal Saturday as Toronto FC completed a record-breaking season with a 2-0 win over Seattle in the MLS Cup final, avenging a penalty shootout loss to the Sounders in last year's championship game.
Winnipeg dentist turning baby teeth black — to keep kids out of surgery
A new treatment for tooth cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic.
Analysis Is Rogers really going to sell the Blue Jays? Don't bet on it video
A report this week suggested Rogers may look to sell the Blue Jays. On paper, a move to cash in makes a bit of financial sense. But don't expect any curveballs with such a valuable property, Peter Armstrong writes.
Trump says Trudeau left out lumber, energy while talking trade numbers
U.S. President Donald Trump regaled a rally of supporters Friday night with a story about a disagreement with Canada's prime minister, then sprinkled his tale with some questionable statistics about international trade.
How to watch the Geminids, one of the most active meteor showers of the year
It's the final — and some might say the best — meteor shower of the year: the Geminids. Here's what to expect.
'I just want justice,' Yosif Al-Hasnawi's mother speaks at vigil
Students, faculty, supporters and Yosif Al-Hasnawi's family gather at Brock University to remember the young man who lost his life to a gunshot last Saturday in Hamilton.
MARKETPLACE 'How can they get away with that?': Canadians pay much more than Americans for baby products video
Marketplace does a cross-border price comparison that could have Canadian parents throwing a fit.
Man in southwestern Ontario charged after family attacked with bat amid shouts of 'ISIS'
A 36-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault and three counts of assault with a weapon after a family in St. Thomas, Ont., was attacked in a parking lot by someone wielding a bat and yelling about ISIS and terrorists.
'We need to get at this': Morneau to push for changes to mystery corporations at finance ministers' meeting
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says he's hoping to move forward on legislation that will force private corporations to reveal their ownership information to crack down on money launderers, tax dodgers, terrorists and other criminals.
Meet 'Walking Eagle,' the finest source of satirical Indigenous news
"Things that are absurd are what I find the funniest," says journalist Tim Fontaine, who has founded an online satire site (think The Beaverton or The Onion) dedicated to Indigenous news and issues.
Day 6 The local paper closed last week — so he's opening his own
Many are mulling what happens next for the communities hardest hit by Postmedia and Torstar's mass newspaper shutdowns. Bob Liddycoat's re-opening his old paper.
Ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex crimes
Former Canadian national ski coach Bertrand Charest, who was convicted of 37 charges related to the sexual assault of some young athletes, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a Saint-Jérôme, Que., court.
First Arctic patrol ship clicks into place at Halifax Shipyard
The main structural components of the Royal Canadian Navy's first Arctic patrol ship have been assembled at the Halifax Shipyard.
That rock Calgary drivers kept hitting has found a new home where it can be appreciated forever
It's been a whirlwind week for the Sage Hill Rock, but the infamous stone has found a new home where it can live out its days in peace.
'Low-key guy' behind free-the-beer case awaits Supreme Court decision
A retired New Brunswick man whose so-called 'free the beer' case is now in the hands of the country's highest court says he isn't sure what to expect.
Boeing ready to throw in towel on Canadian interim fighter purchase
The sale of Super Hornet jet fighters to the Canadian government appears to be dead. Boeing, in a statement Friday, said it acknowledges the federal government is poised to buy used jets from Australia.
Premier Dwight Ball wants N.L. government involved in media injunction over murder trial evidence
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball wants to pull the provincial government into the legal action he has filed as a private citizen against CBC News and other media outlets restricting them from reporting on evidence in the Brandon Phillips murder trial.
What is bitcoin and why is the digital currency surging?
The bitcoin frenzy shows no sign of letting up, with the price of the digital currency soaring and bitcoin futures set to start trading on Sunday. Here's a look at what bitcoin is and why there's so much excitement around it.
Some texts considered private, even after they've been sent: Supreme Court
An Ontario man convicted of trafficking handguns has been acquitted with a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that finds the text messages used to charge and prosecute him should have been considered private.
Rogue raccoon who hitched into Banff captured and killed
A raccoon that had been spotted in and around the town of Banff, Alta. in recent months is no more.
Crown alleges 'scheme', cover up at J.P. Levesque trial
The cross-examination of Thunder Bay Police Chief J.P. Levesque took an odd turn Friday morning, as Crown counsel Jason Nicol wrapped up his questioning.
CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics
After months of criticism and accusations it lied to disability advocates, the Canada Revenue Agency is reverting to a previous interpretation of a tax credit used by diabetics and will review applications denied since May 2017.
Video Ontario towns in range of U.S. nuclear disasters get 'little assistance' from province, says AG video
A recent report by the Auditor General said Ontario's emergency response for nuclear disasters is not good enough.
The National Today Tensions in Jerusalem, the troubles with texting and a painful bet video
A deeper dive into the day's most important stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse.
Housing starts near 10-year high on Toronto condo boom
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up in November, with condo building in Toronto driving the trend.
Explosion triggered fire that sent family of 5 jumping out window
Five family members are in hospital after jumping out of a second-storey window to escape a fire that tore through their townhouse in Dartmouth, N.S., early Friday.
Judge lays out manslaughter, murder verdict options for jury at Laura Babcock trial
Justice Michael Code laid out verdict options for jurors at the Laura Babcock murder trial today, telling them that manslaughter, first-degree murder and second-degree murder options are all on the table.
Federal bills on carbon pricing, coal, clean fuels expected in 2018
Environmental advocates say 2018 is going to have to be a banner year for environmental legislation, regulation and strategies or Canada's climate plan is going to end up on the scrap heap of climate promises past.
CBC in FGH Fort Good Hope couple builds their own home in face of housing shortage
A couple in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T., didn’t qualify for social housing, and didn’t want to live with their parents, so what to do in a community with a housing crisis? Build your own home.
Canadian #MeToo supporters celebrate Time's 'Silence Breakers' Person of the Year
Women in Canada working to end sexual harassment and violence are celebrating Time magazine's choice to feature "Silence Breakers" as its Person of the Year but say the conversation doesn't end there.
Family of mentally ill man who died in jail learns their request for information denied
When police announced there would be no charges laid in Soleiman Faqiri's death, his family was told to file an FOI request for more details. Now just days away from the 1-year anniversary, that request has been denied, with police saying releasing the details could compromise an ongoing investigation.
How this woman went from living on Edmonton's streets to driving the world's biggest truck audio
She endured physical, mental, verbal and sexual abuse until she was 10 years old. She later worked as a nurse while living in a women’s shelter. She then lost everything — including her home.
Analysis B.C. judge who stayed murder charges in Surrey Six case owes public an explanation: legal experts
The B.C. Supreme Court's decision to stay murder charges against notorious gang member Jamie Bacon last week — without publicly explaining why — seemed to inflame everyone from the casual observer to the province's attorney general. Some in the legal community say there is almost certainly more the judge could — and should — have said about her reasons for the surprise ruling.
FIFTH ESTATE 'Nobody stopped me' at the casino: Ontario self-exclusion program fails to keep gambling addicts out video
Despite promoting responsible gambling, the Ontario government’s program to help addicts stay out of casinos is failing to do so, an investigation by CBC’s The Fifth Estate has found.
Want to buy pot or liquor in Nova Scotia? Your ID may be scanned
Nova Scotia's Liquor Corp. says it wants to crack down on fake IDs by making it mandatory for some customers to scan their cards.
Marketplace 'That's a real problem': Investigation finds baby products for sale despite recall orders
A Marketplace investigation discovered a variety of recalled baby products for sale, raising serious questions about the effectiveness of the system meant to protect the public from products with dangerous flaws.
Teen pleads guilty to 1st-degree murder in death of girl, 11, on Manitoba First Nation
A Manitoba teen has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl during a sexual assault on a northern Manitoba First Nation.
North Sydney photographer offers free family portraits to low-income families
A North Sydney photographer learned how important family memories are when she took free photos for people who lost everything in the 2016 flood. She's doing it again this holiday season, offering free portraits to low-income families.
Premier under fire for thanking chamber chair for wearing high heels, says comment was joke about height video
Manitoba's premier is facing criticism for beginning a speech by thanking the chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce for dressing up and wearing high heels.
Analysis Mulroney's lesson for his successors: There's no prize for accepting ministerial resignations
Long gone are the days when a prime minister like Brian Mulroney would accept the resignation of seven ministers in one term. Mulroney later realized he made a strategic mistake — and so did his successors.
Canadian veterans have 'significantly' higher risk of dying by suicide, study says video
A new study by Veterans Affairs, DND and Statistics Canada has delivered a first-ever snapshot of suicide among former soldiers. But a veterans advocate says it is an incomplete picture because the data stops in 2012.
Gymnastics Canada suspends Edmonton-based coach in wake of sex-abuse allegations
Gymnastics Canada has suspended Edmonton-based coach Michel Arsenault amid allegations he sexually abused some of his former students in Quebec in the 1980s and '90s.
Supreme Court of Canada chief justice hears final case, fights back tears
Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin fought back tears Thursday as she said goodbye after serving nearly three decades on the country's highest court.
Allegations of corruption, brutality, threats: Key findings from the report into Montreal police
A report describes how several internal investigations into the conduct of Montreal police officers — including allegations of corruption, brutality and threats — were "botched." Here are some of the revelations from the 98-page document.
How this woman went from living on Edmonton's streets to driving the world's biggest truck audio
She endured physical, mental, verbal and sexual abuse until she was 10 years old. She later worked as a nurse while living in a women’s shelter. She then lost everything — including her home.
Sask. has highest percentage of debt-free families: Statistics Canada
A new report from Statistics Canada says Saskatchewan has the highest percentage of debt-free families in Canada, with 32.8 per cent of households free of debt. But a quarterly report from TransUnion released in November said Saskatchewan families were mired in debt.
Exclusive How a Canadian man cut short a 'surreal' 160-year U.S. prison sentence
Derek Twyman thought he might die in a U.S. prison. Then a N.B. law student took an interest in his bizarre case.
Province may be signalling support for Calgary Olympic bid
Two provincial cabinet ministers will travel to the Winter Olympics in February, potentially signalling support for a Calgary 2026 Olympic bid.
Ski pants and bags of fruit: Gift requests from Winnipeg kids bring tears to paramedic's eyes
Winnipeg paramedic Connie Bazin didn't know what to expect when she launched a gift-giving project that allows schoolchildren in need to choose a present they'd like most.
AFN chiefs back resolution calling on MMIWG chief commissioner to resign video
First Nations chiefs have backed a resolution calling on Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls inquiry, to resign.
6 donation bins stolen from Big Brothers Big Sisters Ottawa
The charity, which offers mentoring programs to at-risk youth, says six clothing donation boxes disappeared from five locations Thursday morning.
Court issues injunction against random drug tests for Suncor employees
An Edmonton judge has ordered oilsands giant Suncor not to proceed with plans to start random drug tests of its employees.
CBC Investigates Cash for passports: Canadians play key role in lucrative business video
Canadians are playing a key role in the lucrative and rapidly growing worldwide business of cash for passports, an industry that Canada, the United States and the European Union have warned could threaten national security, a CBC News investigation reveals.
Liberals face funding gap on First Nations water promise: PBO
The Liberal government is spending only 70 per cent, at most, of what's needed to fulfil its promise to end boil water advisories on First Nations Reserves within five years, according to a new report from the Parliamentary budget officer.
U.S. trade body rules Canadian softwood hurts U.S. industry
The U.S. International Trade Commission has unanimously voted that the American lumber industry has been harmed by Canadian softwood lumber imports, upholding Commerce Department tariffs imposed earlier this year.
'I didn't deserve what happened': Sask. man says he was denied church communion for being gay
Matt Schaefer has been a member of the congregation of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the city of Warman, Sask., for more than 20 years. That all changed when he experienced what he calls the worst day of his life.
Nova Scotia announces marijuana will be sold through NSLC and online
The provincial government announced Thursday that pot will be sold through certain Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. outlets and online when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada next year.
Hehr apologizes, pledges to do better after new complaint from Calgary mom
Disabilities Minister Kent Hehr admitted to sometimes being "brash" and "inappropriate" after a fresh complaint of disrespect surfaced Thursday — this one from a Calgary woman engaged in a class-action lawsuit against the federal government.
Former student sued by RBC for $170K rejects $17K settlement offer, says bank discriminated against him
A Dauphin man whose mental illness forced him to drop out of medical school is rejecting a settlement offer that would have reduced his $170,000 debt to the Royal Bank of Canada by 90 per cent.
Calgary pharmacist charged with stealing 33,000 pills was suspended for similar incidents decade ago
A pharmacist charged with stealing more than 33,000 pills from the Safeway pharmacy in Okotoks, Alta., was disciplined 10 years earlier after even larger quantities of narcotics went missing from a Shoppers Drug Mart in Calgary and a Pharmasave in Canmore.
FEATURE At loggerheads: J.D. Irving and other forest companies take an axe to the longtime marketing board system
J. D. Irving and New Brunswick's other large forestry companies are trying to dismantle a marketing system designed to help private landowners get a fair price for their wood when industry has so much access to Crown forests.
Median family net worth was $295.1K last year, Statistics Canada says
The median net worth of Canadian families was $295,100 in 2016, a jump of nearly 15 per cent from four years ago and almost double the 1999 level, according to Statistics Canada.
Teen skier from Germany dies after crashing during Nor-Am race at Lake Louise
A 17-year-old German skier has died after going off the course and into the safety netting while competing in a downhill event at the Nor-Am Cup in Lake Louise, Alta.
'Just Brad': Premier says goodbye to Saskatchewan Legislature
Admired as a orator, Premier Brad Wall did not disappoint during his opening remarks of his farewell speech when, after welcoming guests from the gallery, he pulled out a card he said was sent to him by a student who recently visited the legislature on a school trip.
Video shows online-ordered Christmas presents stolen from family's front step video
A Regina family is issuing a word of caution to others who might consider ordering gifts online during the holiday season. Their presents were stolen from their front step just two hours after they were delivered.
Bitcoin gamble: Canadian couple pours life savings into bitcoin mine
As the price of bitcoin tops $15,000 US, some Canadians are looking for new ways to cash in on its climb.
CBC in FGH Working and caring for family, but still homeless in Fort Good Hope, N.W.T.
Belinda Gully is working as much as she can to pay off her housing arrears while raising two kids and caring for her mother. But even that won't guarantee a home of her own.
Attacker returns to Edmonton woman's condo building weeks after sex assault
An Edmonton woman who was groped and grabbed in the elevator of her condominium building was shocked to see the man convicted of her sexual assault living down the hall again.
Secret 1979 documents shed new light on why Joe Clark broke Jerusalem embassy promise
Prime Minister Joe Clark’s government backed down on its controversial 1979 promise to move Canada’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in part over fears of possible economic fallout, according to secret cabinet documents obtained by CBC News.
Death in drunk tank spurs call to stop jailing intoxicated people
The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police lockup is calling for an alternative to the so-called drunk tank.
Man charged with assault following alleged attack against Muslim woman on SkyTrain audio
Transit police have arrested a 46-year-old man in connection with an alleged attack on a 18-year-old Muslim woman that she says was preceded by a racist rant.
Liberals set to announce fighter jet competition, purchase of used Aussie jets next week video
The Liberal government intends to announce the "launch" of its long-awaited competition to replace the air force’s aging CF-18s next week — at the same time it unveils a plan to buy used Australian jet fighters as stopgap measure, CBC News has learned.
Bret (The Hitman) Hart sues Calgary doctor for $1M, alleging botched surgery
Former professional wrestler Bret (The Hitman) Hart has launched a $1-million lawsuit against a Calgary doctor claiming a botched surgery left him in severe pain and unable to dress himself, sign autographs or write books.
This tiny pet can't fly in Air Canada cabin and her owner wants to know why
A Vancouver man wants to know why his beloved chinchilla can't fly in the cabin of his Air Canada flight to Montreal. He's worried the stress could be fatal for his 13-year-old pet.
Montreal police Chief Philippe Pichet suspended, replaced by SQ director
Montreal police Chief Philippe Pichet has been suspended with pay from his duties following a damning report into the force's internal affairs.
Flu cases showing up earlier than usual, could be harbinger of bad season, experts say
The influenza season in Canada could be shaping up to be a potentially nasty one, with a mixed bag of viruses already circulating in much of the country, say infectious diseases experts.
'Despicable,' says 1 councillor. 'Out of step with the times,' mayor says of lingerie-laced fundraiser video
Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and city councillors are weighing in on the Progress Club's Boys Lunch Out fundraiser.
Man accused in Amanda Lindhout kidnapping found guilty video
The man charged with holding Amanda Lindhout hostage in Somalia for 460 days has been found guilty, more than nine years after the Canadian journalist was kidnapped.
In Depth 'Huge opportunity lost': Expert says hospitals are missing opportunities to take organs from willing donors
Of all the provinces, Saskatchewan had the lowest organ donation rate from deceased donors in 2015. The province is considering a shift to a presumed consent system and developing a new organ donation program. But as people's lives hang in the balance, one expert says hospitals are missing opportunities to take organs from willing donors.
#AfterMeToo event calls for new policies against sexual misconduct
The outcry against sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and beyond is loudly declaring that "the status quo isn't good enough. We can do better," according to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.
CBC Investigates 9 more vulnerable children have died and we don't know why
How and why many died remains a government secret, nine months after CBC News revealed some of their stories in an investigation called The Lost Children.
Halifax Explosion at 100: A devastating disaster that left a lasting mark
Ten decades ago, Halifax's great harbour sloshed itself against the shores as the city awoke for another war day.
Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc diagnosed with leukemia
Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc has been diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia but says he will continue to work as he begins treatments.
Charges dropped against Calgary man accused of conspiring to bribe Thai officials in jet deal
A Calgary man who was accused of conspiring to bribe officials in the Thai military to secure the sale of a commercial passenger jet no longer faces charges.