Under The Influence host Terry O'Reilly answers listener questions

From why some commercials overstay their welcome, to whether lawn signs really affect elections, to the inspiration behind the Under The Influence theme song, host Terry O'Reilly answers social media questions.

Edmonton dog owners warn of leeches in the water at Terwillegar dog park

Leeches are on the loose in the water down at the Terwillegar dog park and they're latching on to people's pets.

NHL awards: Humboldt Broncos honoured as late coach wins Willie O'Ree Award

Surviving members of the Humboldt Broncos were honoured at the National Hockey League's awards night in Las Vegas, accepting the inaugural Willie O'Ree Community Hero Award on behalf of their late head coach, Darcy Haugan.

Lightning sparks up to 60 new wildfires amid B.C. heatwave

Hundreds of lightning strikes have sparked up to five dozen fires across B.C., where forests have dried up after days of unusually hot weather.

Homelessness nearly doubles in Kamloops since 2016

Homelessness has nearly doubled in Kamloops, B.C., since 2016, according to the latest count, and frontline workers say the actual number is much higher.

Gaétan Barrette's remarks about northern parents 'under the influence'

CBC News has obtained a recording of the health minister saying he "guarantees" in the next six months, someone will be barred from accompanying their sick child on a medevac flight for being "agitated, drugged, under whatever influence."

Walt Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox for $71.3B US

Disney buys 21st Century Fox for $71 billion US.

CBC Atlantic Tonight June 20, 2018

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

CO2 shortage could leave beer drinkers flat

A British trade group says there's a shortage of carbon dioxide in northern Europe, sparking fears that drinks may lack fizz just as thirsty soccer fans fill pubs for the World Cup.

Fire damages main building at Dalhousie's agricultural campus in Bible Hill, N.S.

A fire broke out Wednesday night at Dalhousie University's Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S.

NHL awards: Taylor Hall wins Hart Trophy as league MVP

New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player.

CBC Northbeat June 20, 2018

Every weeknight, we take the pulse of the North and reflect its diversity

'Someone was killed here': Cyclists turn out for emotional ghost bike ride for Dalia Chako

For the third time in less than a week, Toronto cyclists took to the streets Wednesday evening for a memorial ghost bike ride in honour of Dalia Chako, the 58-year-old woman killed last while riding in the Bloor Street bike lane near the Annex.

Buckling pavement forces closure of 2 lanes on Portage Avenue

Traffic heading west on Portage Avenue was snarled late Wednesday afternoon when buckling pavement downtown forced the closure of two lanes.

Winnipeg scores new $20-M, 3-rink hockey training centre

Manitoba hockey players can rejoice over a new ice complex destined to become the future training hot spot for young prospects and up-and-coming goaltenders.

A radio reporter who lost his voice is back on the air — digitally

Veteran radio reporter Jamie Dupree is once again broadcasting to cities across the U.S. after losing his ability to speak in 2016. His new tool? A digital re-creation of his voice, created from decades of archived reports.

Woman struck by vehicle while sitting on bench in Scarborough

A woman in her 50s or 60s was taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle while sitting on a bench near a bus stop in Scarborough.

Here's a list of the 34,361 people who died trying to reach Europe since 1993

Since 1993, a group has worked to compile a list of of every refugee and migrant who died while trying to find a safer life Europe.

Olympic relay champ to track athletes: Get with the science or get left behind

Back in the day of Olympic relay champion Glenroy Gilbert, ice baths & stretching were the extent of sports medicine. Now Athletics Canada’s head coach, Gilbert discusses why athletes who add science to their training are a cut above everyone else.

Run rapid-transit buses on 1st Avenue, not 3rd, say Midtown Plaza and World Trade Centre builder

The potential shakeup comes only months before the city plans to make its final route recommendations.

Watch Power & Politics for June 20, 2018

We talk to the Minister of Justice and and the Premier of Saskatchewan about what happens now that weed will be legal on October 17. Trump reversed course on his controversial policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. But, the President says he isn't backing down on his 'zero-tolerance' policy? What does that mean? We'll ask a national security reporter at the Washington Post. Finally, as he walks away from federal politics, Tom Muclair discusses the state of the NDP.

Windsor police 'ready' but concerned amidst marijuana legalization

Windsor police is ready for the impending legalization of marijuana but there are many pieces to "a complex puzzle" which need to be put in place, according to chief Al Frederick.

Samantha Savage Smith gets her creative mojo working again

It's Sled Island time again, and Calgary singer-songwriter Samantha Savage Smith is in studio to sing and talk about her career and her upcoming Sled gigs.

After 35 years as mayor, Belcarra's Ralph Drew stepping down

Ralph Drew was part of the group that led Belcarra into becoming its own municipality in 1979 and has been mayor since 1983.

5 years later, lots sit empty along Elbow River floodway, waiting for Springbank dam

Five years after much of downtown Calgary was under water, there are patches of what look like park land lining the Elbow River in the southwest neighbourhoods Roxboro and Rideau Park.