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American warns of Mexico resort dangers Video
Maureen Webster, whose son drowned in Cancun, is speaking out against potential problems at Mexican resorts, especially in light of the November hotel explosion that killed seven people.
Obama urges people to create brighter future
U.S. President Barack Obama challenges the country to cut its deficit, revive its spirit of innovation, and rally its education system.
PM heads to Geneva for maternal health panel Video
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is headed to Geneva to co-chair a new UN accountability commission on child and maternal health in the Third World.

Canada »

Plural wife tells court of polygamous life Video
The first plural wife from Bountiful, B.C., to testify at a landmark B.C. court case has painted a positive picture of life as a plural wife and mother.
Alberta Premier Stelmach won't run again Video
Ed Stelmach says he won't seek re-election as Alberta premier, while warning of the rise of "U.S.-style negative attack politics" that focus on personality rather than on issues.
Roof of Edmonton seniors' centre collapses Video
No one was injured when the roof of a seniors' centre collapsed in north Edmonton Tuesday.

Politics »

Obama urges people to create brighter future
U.S. President Barack Obama challenges the country to cut its deficit, revive its spirit of innovation, and rally its education system.
Aid fund corruption allegations concern PM
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government is "deeply concerned" about allegations of corruption at a major international aid fund.
Ocean changes unsettling to solo sailor Video
A Canadian sailing in a solo around-the-world race says he is disturbed by the "horrendous" conditions he has encountered in the southern oceans — including the near absence of large sea life.

Health »

Fluoride removal debate heats up Video
The latest move in a long-simmering debate on fluoridation across the country is happening in Calgary. The latest move in a long-simmering debate across the country on fluoridation is happening in Calgary.
High dose narcotic painkillers prescribed: study Video
Patients are receiving strong pain medications such as morphine and OxyContin at doses higher than recommended, a new study of people on social assistance in Ontario finds.
Chopin's hallucinations tied to epilepsy
Frederic Chopin's habit of drifting off and hallucinating at the piano may have been caused by epilepsy, according to a new study of the 19th-century romantic composer.

Arts & Entertainment »

The King's Speech leads Oscar race VideoAudio
The King's Speech, the acclaimed British drama about a stuttering King George VI, leads the way to the Academy Awards after netting a leading 12 nominations, including best picture.
U.S. artist Dennis Oppenheim dies at 72
American contemporary artist Dennis Oppenheim, whose work has been a favourite of Vancouver's Sculpture Biennale, has died. He was 72.
Jackson's doctor: 'I am an innocent man' Video
Michael Jackson's doctor pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a Los Angeles courtroom to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's death as the case moved rapidly toward trial.

Technology & Science »

Internet groups criticize CRTC bandwidth ruling
The CRTC's decision to allow large Internet providers to charge for excessive bandwidth use, while granting the independent Internet Service Providers a small discount, fails to safeguard affordable access to the Internet, an Internet advocacy group said Tuesday.
La Nina expected to linger for months: WMO
La Nina, the weather pattern currently being blamed for climate conditions such as flooding in Australia, is expected to linger well into the second quarter of this year, the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
Ocean changes unsettling to solo sailor Video
A Canadian sailing in a solo around-the-world race says he is disturbed by the "horrendous" conditions he has encountered in the southern oceans — including the near absence of large sea life.

Money »

Tax cut benefits will come slowly: Mintz
Corporate tax cuts will pay off in higher investment and more jobs for Canada, but it will take the better part of a decade for all the benefits to kick in, says a report by a leading tax expert.
Carbon plan needed with or without U.S.: panel
Canada should proceed with its own climate change initiatives — including a cap and trade system for carbon — whether or not it has the support of the U.S., a government-appointed advisory panel has recommended.
Obama urges people to create brighter future
U.S. President Barack Obama challenges the country to cut its deficit, revive its spirit of innovation, and rally its education system.

Consumer Life »

Marijuana soft drinks set to launch
A California entrepreneur is debuting a new line of soft drinks laced with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, in a bid to quench medical-marijuana needs for people who don't want to smoke or eat marijuana.
Toys "R" Us sold expired baby formula: CBC probe
Expired baby formula has been sold at several Toys "R" Us stores across Canada, CBC News has learned.
Consumers hoard light bulbs amid B.C. ban
Victoria residents are rushing out to buy incandescent light bulbs, following a provincial ban this year intended to phase out certain wattages.

Sports »

NHL-best Flyers blast Canadiens
Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux and Kimmo Timonen scored power-play goals and the Philadelphia Flyers head into the all-star break leading the league in wins after a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Canada's Heil retiring from moguls
Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Heil has decided to retire from competitive freestyle skiing at the conclusion of the current moguls season.
Clijsters, Zvonareva set to clash at Australian Open
Kim Clijsters moved into an Australian Open semifinal showdown with second-ranked Vera Zvonareva, beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Wednesday to set up will be a rematch of the last U.S. Open final, where Clijsters collected her third Grand Slam title.

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