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Calls to 'Cancel Canada Day' draw mixed reaction

CBC News asked people in many parts of the country whether they will be celebrating Canada Day and whether they support the cancellation of events in light of the findings of potential unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. and the Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.

Burma's Suu Kyi can't win election without youth vote

The generation that could carry pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to victory in Burma's parliamentary byelections Sunday is the one born during the nearly 20 years she spent under house arrest.

Film on disfiguring acid attacks gets Women's Day TV premiere

This International Women's Day, the U.S. cable network HBO and its Canadian counterpart are airing an Oscar-winning documentary that aims to raise awareness about a barbaric form of domestic violence: acid attacks against women.

COVID-19 means added anxiety at school, but you can ease your kids' fears, experts say

For many families, back to school can be a difficult time, especially if your kids are starting at a new school. This year, the pandemic is adding to the stress. But experts say there are ways parents can ease their children's fears.

How a Scarborough organization is helping people feel better about using food banks

A non-profit organization that runs food banks in Scarborough serving more than 1,000 households every week is now allowing clients to “shop” at their own pace. "We decided to set up a system which is more dignified; people have their own choices," Suman Roy says. 

Transport minister finally meets with families of Boeing 737 Max crash victims

Canadians who lost family members and loved ones when a Boeing 737 Max crashed in Ethiopia almost a year ago have finally got their apology from Transport Minister Marc Garneau.  

Black parents call on province to 'decolonize' curriculum in effort to fight racism in schools

For anti-Black racism in schools across Ontario to stop, the first step needs to be an overhaul of the curriculum to make it more inclusive, a Black parents group says

How the COVID-19 lockdown helped this fashion designer overcome tragedy and create a new show

Kadeem Faustin, 27, lost his mother a decade ago. Months later, a temporary paralysis ended his dance career. But this year, the COVID-19 lockdown gave the fashion designer the time he needed to come to terms with his grief and rethink his new show, which premieres Oct. 21 during Fashion Art Toronto.

How COVID-19 relief funding could help a traditional African arts school reach youth across Canada

Thanks to COVID-19 relief funding, Sanaaj Mirrie is hoping to expand her traditional African dancing and drumming classes from the Afiwi Groove School online across the country.

More takeout means more waste from single-use containers. Here's a possible solution

COVID-19 has forced restaurants to offer more takeout, but that means more waste from single-use containers. Meet the owner of 'Suppli' who has set out to change that.