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Analysis Foonie? As loonie turns 30, it's time to think of a name for a $5 coin: Don Pittis
This week, the loonie turns 30. Don Pittis explores why it may be time to start saying a long goodbye to the blue $5 bill.
'A full day, we cried here': Neighbours weep for 2 'gentle' boys killed in Mississauga crash
A small Mississauga neighbourhood is mourning the loss of two boys, 13 and 5, who were killed in a car crash just 10 minutes from their home on Sunday night.
B.C. leading rise in private school enrolment across Canada
More parents across Canada are choosing to send their children to private or independent schools, according to a new study from the Fraser Institute.
B.C. Liberals ask for guidance on role of Speaker in ties video
With nothing on the agenda for the B.C. Liberals between now and a non-confidence vote they expect to lose Thursday, House Leader Mike de Jong has made a unique request to the Speaker.
Drivers passing stopped school bus run up against frustrated mom
Tired of watching cars blowing by her daughter’s stopped school bus, a concerned parent in Bedford, N.S., has taken matters into her own hands and drivers are paying the price.
Royal Bank to pay back $22M in investment fees it overcharged
The Royal Bank of Canada will pay almost $22 million in compensation to clients who were charged excess fees on some mutual funds and investments products.
Armed suspect shot, apprehended in Portage la Prairie
RCMP shot and apprehended a suspect after an hours-long search in Portage la Prairie, Man., on Tuesday that prompted a lockdown of schools, a safety warning from police and searches of vehicles leaving town.
Weedon, tiny Quebec town with an apropos name, hopes to become a cannabis capital
A major marijuana production facility is expected to cost $200 million and create at least 200 jobs in the town of Weedon, Que., where the mayor says the economy could use a boost.
Indigenous women nearly 10 times more likely to be street checked by Edmonton police, new data shows video
Critics are calling for an Alberta-wide ban on street checks, also known as carding, as a CBC News investigation reveals Edmonton police have been disproportionately stopping, questioning and documenting Aboriginal (the word used by police and Statistics Canada) and black people in non-criminal encounters.
Former elementary teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for sexual relationship with student
Former Catholic elementary teacher Christina Albini has been sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to having a sexual relationship with a student.
Rare 'bright nights' mystery solved by Canadian scientists
It's a phenomenon that's been noted throughout history: bright nights when you could read even though there was no illumination from the moon, candles or any other form of light. Now, Canadian scientists believe they've unravelled the mystery.
Trump Tower Toronto to stop using Trump name and property management deal
The new owners of the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto have reached a deal that will see the Trump name removed from the property.
Trudeau government shelves part of anti-spam law that would allow private lawsuits
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is being accused of caving to big business lobbying after it decided to indefinitely freeze application of part of Canada's anti-spam law that would have allowed ordinary Canadians to sue for spam.
Preview NHL free agency: Big names, bargains and busts
When the NHL's annual unrestricted free agent derby begins on July 1, who are the marquee players that are more likely to move? Who should teams go after? Who should they avoid? Here's a breakdown of this year's class.
Historic letter recalls time when Indigenous people were discouraged from 'excessive indulgence' in dancing
When Sylvia McAdam posted a 95-year-old letter to Twitter, written by the former deputy superintendent of the Department of Indian Affairs, it went viral.
How to watch and listen to Canada Day 150 on CBC
Everything you need to know to make the most of your Canada Day on CBC.
Seeing the light: Oilsands, mining companies watch B.C. solar project with intrigue video
Walk around Kimberley's SunMine solar field and you wouldn't know you're hiking above an old mining site. Solar panels fill the landscape, like 96 sunflowers tracking the sun from dusk until dawn.
Alberta Health Services fires 2 employees after racial slur about Indigenous school principal
Two Alberta Health Services employees have been fired after a racial slur against First Nations people was used to describe a Kainai Board of Education school principal in a text message.
CBC Investigates 'They were very persistent': CBC finds more cash-for-jobs immigration schemes
After a CBC iTeam investigation revealed that a Saskatchewan business owner was offered cash in exchange for a job offer to a Chinese national, three other people have come forward to report similar experiences.
'Before tragedy strikes': Liberals launch centre to prevent homegrown terrorism
The federal government has launched a $35-million centre tasked with preventing the radicalization of Canadian youth.
Special Report Stolen sisters: 5 untold MMIWG stories from First Nation with most unsolved cases
CBC News traces the untold stories of five Indigenous women and girls from Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., through the eyes of the family they left behind.
Ex-nurse who killed 8 seniors in her care sentenced to 8 concurrent life terms video
Former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer told a Woodstock, Ont., courtroom Monday that she was "extremely sorry" for killing eight nursing home patients before being sentenced to eight concurrent life terms in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Grassroots team creating Indigenous-based climate plan across Canada
A new grassroots organization is developing a tool kit to help Indigenous communities address climate change.
'He decided to do it again': Crown tells jurors Derek Saretzky planned to kill all 3 victims
After killing Hanne Meketech for "practice" and because he thought nobody would miss the senior, Derek Saretzky made a conscious decision to do it again, said prosecutor Photini Papadatou in her closing arguments following three weeks of evidence in a Lethbridge, Alta. courtroom. WARNING: Story contains graphic details that may be disturbing to some readers.
Canada and China sign no-hacking agreement to protect trade secrets
Canada and China have agreed not to engage in state-sponsored hacking of each other's trade secrets and business information.
Montreal's Fête nationale committee explains, apologizes for racism controversy video
Organizers of Montreal's Fête nationale parade are apologizing to anyone who was upset by the sight of black teens pushing floats carrying white people during Saturday's event.
Liberals ease trade with Belarus, leaving N. Korea as last country on restricted list
The Trudeau government is moving to normalize trade with Belarus, even though the eastern European country faces human rights criticism. A recent cabinet decision means the nation, which borders Russia, will be removed from the list that restricts trade.
Nunavut funds community-based suicide prevention plan
The Nunavut government is spending $35 million, and working with Facebook, to make its largest push yet in tackling the suicide crisis.
Canada 150 Remembering Rocher River, the N.W.T. town that disappeared
For the First Nations people of Rocher River, N.W.T., the past 150 years encompassed both the arrival of the first Canadian institutions, and their abrupt departure.
Canadians will soon have a law on how to dispose of mercury-filled light bulbs
Bill C-238, which received royal assent on Thursday, aims to reduce the amount of mercury that ends up in Canada's landfills.
Edmonton program to train Indigenous women for work on Trans Mountain pipeline
A dozen Indigenous women from central Alberta are about to begin a course that could land them jobs in the construction of the multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project.
Ontario pitches new rules to crack down on ticket scalping and bots video
The Ontario government plans to introduce new rules this fall that would crack down on scalping tickets for sports, concert and other events at inflated prices.
Analysis Justin Trudeau's approval ratings down since last summer recess: polls
While Justin Trudeau's first fall and spring sittings improved his approval ratings, his second year on Parliament Hill has taken a toll.
Canada 150 How Canada invented 'American' football, baseball, basketball and hockey
Our neighbours to the south may not want to hear this, but a case can be made that Canada more or less cooked up all of North America's "Big Four" sports.
1st meet? No problem. Small Yukon swim team brings 'a lot of power' to Indigenous Games
With the North American Indigenous Games approaching, Yukon's swim team is making final preparations. For some of them, it's preparing for their first meet ever.
'They've definitely got a lot of hate going on': Pride flag destroyed in Alberta town for 2nd time in 2 weeks audio
Sometime late at night on the weekend, a vandal crept into Confederation Park in the southern Alberta town of Taber and burned the Pride flag — destroying it for the second time in as many weeks.
Analysis Anything for a party, but the idea Canada was born 150 years ago is absurd: Don Pittis
Economically speaking, and even politically, Canada was not born 150 years ago. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.