Meet the PhD student who makes science accessible through social media

Samantha Yammine is a science communicator. The University of Toronto PhD student has been sharing her knowledge of science to the public through selfies, videos and anecdotes about her daily work as a researcher.

CBC News Alberta March 18, 2018

The latest Alberta news and weather on Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 p.m.

March Madness: Top-seed Xavier blows lead, falls to No. 9 Florida State

Xavier is the second No. 1 seed to bow out of the NCAA Tournament. Florida State beat the Musketeers 75-70 to move on to the Sweet 16, where the Seminoles will face Gonzaga.

CBC Vancouver News

All the top stories from the week plus breaking news and weather for the weekend.

Cambie corridor neighbours raising concerns about squatters

Neighbours in the Cambie corridor are raising concerns over vacant and boarded up properties that have been left empty by developers, but are now housing squatters.

Putin claims crushing victory in Russian presidential vote

Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia's president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that "we are bound for success."

'16 years': the phrase you'll be hearing from the NDP as long as they're in power

Government MLAs have used the phrase over 480 times while the house has been in session.

800 roast beef meals served to Edmonton's inner city community

Hundreds of members of Edmonton's inner city enjoyed a warm meal today for what might have been the first time in a long time.

Canadian whistleblower on why he exposed 'problematic' Facebook data misuse by Trump consulting firm

A Canadian data analytics expert says he wanted to expose a "problematic" invasion of privacy when he sounded the alarm and alleged a data company he helped found misused personal information from millions of Facebook users while working for Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Indian Wells: Resurgent del Potro hands Federer 1st loss of season to claim title

Juan Martin del Potro rallied from three match points down in the third set and beat top-ranked Roger Federer 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (2) to win the BNP Paribas Open and hand the Swiss superstar his first loss of the year.

York University, union say they're ready to return to bargaining table

York University and CUPE 3903, the union representing around 3,000 contract faculty, say they are ready to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday.

Ivanie Blondin captures mass start silver at speed skating finals

Canada's Ivanie Blondin finished second in the women's mass start event at the speed skating World Cup finals in Minsk, Belarus on Saturday. She picked up 120 points for her silver medal to finish third in the overall mass start standings.

Laine moves into tie for scoring lead as Jets topple Stars

Patrik Laine scored twice to extend his point streak to 15 games and move into a tie for top NHL goal scorer as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Sunday.

Calgary siblings devastated after Arizona crash leaves triplet sister dead


Winnipeg panel looks at Indigenous healing practices as alternative to justice system

The trials involving the killing of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine have put the Canadian justice system under scrutiny, with critics saying the system is failing Indigenous communities. So is there a better way?

CBC Toronto News March 18, 2018

Keep up-to-date on developing stories in the Greater Toronto region weeknights immediately following The National.

The National for March 18, 2018

Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News

Calgary council needs to 'hit pause and regroup' on Olympic bid, says councillor

Calgary Coun. Jyoti Gondek took to Facebook on Sunday to share her concerns with the city's potential Olympic bid project.

CBC Montreal News March 18, 2018

The CBC Montreal News team brings you up-to-date with today's top stories

Game Wrap: Patrik Laine scores twice, extends point streak in win over Stars

Laine scored his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season, extending his point streak to 15 games in Winnipeg's 4-2 win over Dallas Sunday.

Game Wrap: Patrik Laine scores twice, extends point streak in win over Stars

Laine scored his 42nd and 43rd goals of the season, extending his point streak to 15 games in Winnipeg's 4-2 win over Dallas Sunday.

New federal gun control bill expected this week

The federal government is expected to introduce new legislation this week that would strengthen laws surrounding the selling of firearms in an effort to crack down on gun violence.

Stepping up to battle prostate cancer

Teams of people climbed the steps of some of Edmonton's tallest buildings to raise money for prostate cancer research.

Short track worlds: Hamelin wins overall title

Quebec's Charles Hamelin won the 1,000-metre race Sunday in Montreal at the world short track speed skating championships.

Raptors' 11-game winning streak ended by Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Raptors 132-125 Sunday, ending Toronto's 11-game winning streak Sunday.