Michael Drapack

Filed Producer

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

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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.

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.

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.
Feature

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.
Analysis

Dick Pound: IOC needs to review bidding process

In a 2003 report to the IOC, former vice president Dick Pound predicted the organization would suffer through several problems if it didn't adjust its bidding process for potential host cities.
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Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi reach settlement, lawyer says

Less than three weeks from a lengthy civil trial and after eight years of litigation, former NHL player Steve Moore has reached a settlement with Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks, according to Bertuzzi's lawyer Geoff Adair.

Steve Moore makes 1st appearance at civil trial vs. Todd Bertuzzi

Former NHL player Steve Moore on Wednesday appeared at his civil trial against one-time Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for the first time since it began in 2006.

NHL rejected Steve Moore's disability claim, according to court documents

The National Hockey League refused to give Steve Moore $220,000 in a disability payment unless he dropped his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks, new court documents allege.

Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore trial has new start date

A new court date has been set for former NHL player Steve Moore's civil suit against Todd Bertuzzi to be heard. The trial will begin on Sept. 8, 2014, and is scheduled to last three months before a jury.
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Curve in ice launched Olympic luger to his death, researcher says

A small section of the Whistler sliding track acted as a ramp that launched Nodar Kumaritashvili to his death at the 2010 Winter Olympics, an American professor suggests in an interview with the fifth estate that will air Friday on CBC-TV.

Bertuzzi loses appeal in Moore case to keep side agreement details private

Lawyers for Todd Bertuzzi and Orca Bay, the company that owns the Vancouver Canucks, have lost an appeal to keep secret the details of an agreement that shares costs between them should they lose a $38 million lawsuit brought against them by Steve Moore.