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Has the fat lady sung for movie theatres? Plus the U.S. election, Canada and a green recovery

What could the U.S. election results mean for a green economic recovery on both sides of the border. Plus should you have the right to repair the stuff you buy? We also look at how movie theatres are trying to survive the pandemic.

And we explain the fight for the right to repair your stuff

Joe Biden has been declared the next U.S. President — so what does that mean for green economic plans on both sides of the border? Plus do you have the right to repair the things you buy? And what happens to the theatre when nobody is going to the movies? (Sylvia Thomson/CBC, Shutterstock, Robert Krbavac/CBC)

The race to become the next President of the United States of America has been a lengthy affair.

But as the 2020 U.S. election wraps up, we explore what the results could mean for Canada and what a green economic recovery might look like on both sides of the border.

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We also take a look at the revenge of Do-It-Yourself.

Once upon a time, handy folks with a wrench and some needle nose vise grips could fix everything from fridges to farm equipment. But today - have you ever tried cracking open an iPhone? Enter the Right-to-Repair movement.

Finally, can the movie theatre survive all the hits that keep coming amid the pandemic? Public health restrictions compound the problem of delayed, and sometimes cancelled, blockbuster film releases.

Between Netflix and the coronavirus, we look at what's happening to your local multiplex.

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