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Esi Edugyan on winning her second Giller Prize

Last night in Toronto, Esi Edugyan won the $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Washington Black. Remarkably, this is not her first time taking the honour. Her 2011 novel Half-Blood Blues also won the prize, which makes Edugyan the third author to win the Giller Prize twice.

CBC Music brings you the 12 streams of Christmas

We've put together hours of music to get you through the holiday season.

Celebrated Canadian Olympian on mental health among athletes

On this week's episode of the Player's Own Voice podcast, one of Canada’s most celebrated Olympians Silken Laumann tackles the tough topic of mental health struggles among athletes and adjusting to post-competitive life.

Olympic champ among curling foursome booted from bonspiel for being 'extremely drunk'

A curling rink led by Jamie Koe and featuring 2014 Olympic gold medallist Ryan Fry was kicked out of the Red Deer Curling Classic on Sunday for "unacceptable behaviour" that included being "extremely drunk."
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At least 40 killed in explosion in Afghanistan capital

At least 40 people were killed in an explosion at a hall in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, two government officials say.
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Higgs government unveils throne speech LIVE

Lt.-Gov. Jocelyn Roy Vienneau delivers the first throne speech of Premier Blaine Higgs's minority PC government

Tuesday, November 20, 2018: Esi Edugyan, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and more

Today on q: Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan, cartoonist Liana Finck, Cadence Weapon's Edmonton block party, author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah.

Liana Finck on her new graphic memoir Passing for Human

Liana Finck is a cartoonist for The New Yorker, but she's also made a name for herself on Instagram where her cartoons explore themes like relationships, gender dynamics and anxiety. Finck talks about how drawing changed her life and why less can be more when it comes to her work.

Biologists wonder how many seabirds are dead after Husky oil spill off N.L.

The slightest bit of oil can cause a murre to die of hypothermia in the North Atlantic.
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Warning, Graphic Content: Panthers Trocheck suffers gruesome leg injury

Warning, Graphic Content: Panthers Trocheck suffers gruesome leg injury

Review finds 70% of Hamilton 'unfounded' sex assault cases were improperly handled

Investigators relied on rape myths, interrogated victims like they were perpetrators and gave "disproportionate weight" to what the accused said.
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Decades of abuse at an Ottawa high school

Dozens of students were assaulted at Bell High School between the 1970s and 2000s.
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Mistrial declared in Dennis Oland's murder retrial over 'improper' background checks on jurors

A mistrial has been declared in Dennis Oland's murder retrial because a Saint John police officer conducted "improper" background checks on prospective jurors and "irreparably" tainted jury selection.
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Mother of at-risk Abbotsford youth says federal funding drying up for program that helped save her son

An Abbotsford mother says her son could have been a casualty of the city's ongoing gang war if it wasn't for the support her family received at the South Asian Community Resource Office.
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Police looking for masked man after convenience store robbed at knifepoint

Investigators have released an image captured by surveillance video showing a masked male suspect who police say entered the store on Cannon Street East around 7 a.m. on Nov. 9, brandished a knife and demanded cash from the register.

Inmate charged with attempted murder in Kingston hospital shooting

Kingston, Ont., police have charged a prison inmate with three counts of attempted murder in the shooting of another patient at Kingston General Hospital Monday evening.
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Surrey approves free 2-hour parking at hospital, city hall

The decision came in a city council meeting on Monday evening.
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Justin Timberlake to perform in Winnipeg next February

He's bringing sexy back ... to Winnipeg.
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Labrador marks 100 years since the Spanish Flu

Descendants and others gathered at the Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay to mark the 100th year since the arrival of the Spanish Flu in Labrador.

The Current for November 20, 2018

Today on The Current: a former U.S. ambassador to Russia argues the country should be kicked out of Interpol; we hear about the life and work of Marie Colvin, a tenacious war correspondent who lived, and died, on the edge; and we look at a study that found heat waves have a damaging effect on beetle sperm-counts — and whether that could mean trouble for human fertility.

Deportation averted for vocal Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Supporters of a Russian scientist who fears political retribution from the Putin government if she is deported back to her native country say she'll be allowed to stay in Canada, at least for now.
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Storm could bring up to 25 cm of snow over parts of the province

Parts of New Brunswick, mostly in the south, will be hit with a major snowstorm today, according to a special weather warning from Environment Canada

Canada Post warns southern Ontario to have worst mail delivery delays in country

Canada Post is warning customers of "prolonged delivery delays for the foreseeable future" because of rotating strikes by its largest union and it says the worst delays are expected to be in southern and southwestern Ontario.
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Viola Desmond's unfinished work

The $10 Canadian bill honouring civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond goes into circulation this week. The bill is being celebrated by many across the country. But for some, including advocate El Jones, this is also an opportunity to reflect on the racism that remains today in Viola Desmond's home province of Nova Scotia. She does that on CBC's new daily podcast, Front Burner.
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Ontario First Nation showing 'a sense of pride' having more arts in school

A redoubled focus on the arts, particularly music, is being credited with making strides in supporting students' mental health in a northwestern Ontario First Nation.