Michael Drapack

Field Producer

Michael Drapack is a field producer with CBC's The National based in Toronto.

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Manitoba judge under investigation shortly after her appointment

A newly appointed Manitoba judge is under investigation by the province’s judicial oversight body, but court officials won't say why.

Can computers call a better game than human umpires? Major League Baseball wants to find out

Major League Baseball is testing a system that uses radar at home plate to track pitches and make precise calls on strikes and balls, gauging whether computers can call a more accurate game than humans.

Silver Cross Mother remembers mission Canada's military would rather forget

Diana Abel's son, Cpl. Michael David Abel, was killed in an accident while serving with the Airborne in Somalia in 1993.

Maker of GMO salmon says it sold 4.5 tonnes in Canada this year but won't say to whom

Prepared sashimi products are where you're likely to find genetically engineered salmon in Canada, the CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that produces the fish, told investors Thursday.

Stand-up paddleboarding: Sport federations squabble over control

International Canoe Federation and International Surfing Association each want to control stand-up paddboarding, while SUPers like Olympian Larry Cain just want to get on and paddle.

China's Kunlun Red Star officially joins CWHL

In The Great Hall at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night, The CWHL and the Chinese Hockey Association made it official — China will have a team in the CWHL.

Canadian Women's Hockey League could be expanding to China

Indications are China will ice a team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League for the 2017-18 season. The league has not confirmed the addition of the Chinese team but players and agents are already talking about the potential benefits to both the league and the sport.
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Fort McMurray in photos, in the year since the wildfires

The massive forest fires that engulfed much of Fort McMurray in early May 2016 caused the evacuation of 80,000 residents and destroyed nearly 1,600 buildings. Here's a photographic look at how the landscape has changed one year later.

Colin Campbell called Senators trainer 'an absolute freaking idiot'

The senior VP of the NHL, Colin Campbell, called the head athletic therapist of the Ottawa Senators 'an absolute freaking idiot' in a 2013 email over concussion concerns.

NHL concussions lawsuit: 12 more ex-players join

Eighteen-year NHL veteran Grant Ledyard is among a new group of former players to join a lawsuit against the league. The lawsuit alleges the NHL knew or ought to have known about the link between repetitive concussive events and long-term brain damage but failed to protect or educate its players.

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