Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer cancelled due to poor air quality from smoke

Nearly 1,900 riders started the two-day event Saturday morning, however deteriorating air quality due to smoke from wildfires in B.C. forced organizers to call it off.

Snedeker still leads at rain-shortened Wyndham Championship

Brandt Snedeker is bracing for a long last day at the Wyndham Championship after play was suspended because of severe weather.

'I was just pinching myself': Graphic designer reflects on fan-favourite Canucks jersey he designed

Jeremie White was 20-years-old when he decided that he was the graphic designer who could offer the Canucks the updated jersey they didn't even know they wanted.

Poor air quality leads to event cancellations in Edmonton area

Poor air quality due to smoke from B.C. wildfires is expected to improve Sunday, so Edmonton Marathon organizers say the race will continue as planned.

Skateboarding Olympic hopefuls shred at Montreal's Jackalope festival

The skateboarding competitions and demonstrations could be a taste of what’s to come, with skateboarding slated to make its debut at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

B.C. wildfires 2018: Smoke leaves majority of province under special weather statement

The wildfire situation across B.C. largely held overnight despite fears that strong winds would whip up the flames, but smoke from the sheer volume of fire has left virtually all of the province in a haze.

CBC Atlantic Tonight August 18, 2018

A comprehensive round-up of the day's news from throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador

Researchers say parasite may have caused orca's illness

U.S. researchers have examined samples gathered from an ailing three-year orca swimming off the West Coast, and say a parasite may be the reason the young killer whale is so thin.

Ford once again presses Tory for action on gun violence in new letter

Premier Doug Ford slammed Toronto Mayor John Tory in an open letter Saturday afternoon saying once again that Tory has refused to bring the issue of guns and gangs before city council.

Messi scores Barcelona's 6,000th league goal

Barcelona scored its 6,000th goal in the Spanish league after another ingenious strike by Lionel Messi got its title defense off to a winning start.

James Wilder Jr. leads Argos to comeback win against Lions

James Franklin's one-yard TD run with under three minutes remaining rallied the Toronto Argonauts to an exciting 24-23 win over the B.C. Lions on Saturday afternoon.

Neepawa wins 128th Breeders' Stakes

Neepawa has won the 128th running of the Breeders' Stakes. Jerome Lermyte rode Neepawa to victory in the third and final jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown on Saturday.

Fire destroys home in northeast Calgary

One home was destroyed after a fire in northeast Calgary.

CBC Saturday News August 18, 2018

Developing stories in the Ottawa and Greater Toronto regions

Bronx Bombers tee off on Jays rookie Reid-Foley in rout

Giancarlo Stanton hit one of New York's four homers, Luis Severino struck out eight in five innings and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-6 on Saturday.

Key Vancouver bike routes break ridership highs

The Burrard Bridge, Point Grey Road and Union Street all saw an all-time highest number of cyclists in July.

'She's a tough girl:' 16-year-old battles critical injuries, following collision with train

At 16, Kailynn Bursic-Panchuk is facing the biggest fight of her young life, after she sustained serious injuries in a collision with a train.

Saskatoon choreographer reflects on cultural appropriation claims 1 year after Folk Fest controversy

The choreographer behind a dance that sparked a wave of controversy at last year’s Saskatoon Folk Fest says his ensemble has stopped performing the dance.

Police report 12-year-old Waterloo girl dead in California boat accident

Officials in the state of California have identified a 12-year-old girl from Waterloo, Ont. as a victim in a deadly boating accident. Lia Rose Barakett was with her family on Saturday when tragedy struck.

Despite fraud charges, pink primate on wheels going cross-country for cancer

A Winnipeg man setting out on a cross-country trek to raise money for cancer is hopeful fraud charges he's facing here in the city won't raise concerns for possible donors to his cause.

Missed opportunities cost Wolfpack rugby league playoff win

Hull Kingston Rovers held on for a nail-biting 28-22 playoff win over the Wolfpack on Saturday in the first ever visit by a Super League side to Toronto.

118 kg of garbage in 3 hours: How residents are cleaning up the Humber Bay Park pond

The community group, Friends of Humber Bay Park, cleaned up 260 pounds of garbage from their local stormwater pond on Saturday.

Sask. golfer prepares to caddy in CP Women's Open

Local golfer Andrew Wilson will be caddying for LPGA professional Kassidy Teare at the Wascana Country Club for the CP Women's Open in Regina.

Djokovic moves step closer to 1st Cincinnati Open title

Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic.

Coroner's inquest called into death of Brydon Whitstone, Sask. man shot by RCMP

Brydon Whitstone's father hopes RCMP dashcam footage and witnesses will help flesh out what led an officer to fatally shoot his son.