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The kindness of strangers: a no-strings-attached offer on a lonely flight to Vancouver

I met you on an airplane 17 years ago, right as I was embarking on a move to Vancouver from Australia. I had just said goodbye to my whole family at the Sydney airport. The last thing I saw was my dad; the look on his face showed how upset he was that I was leaving.

Michael Spavor, identified as Canadian in China Ottawa cannot locate, organized North Korean exchanges

A Canadian citizen in China that Canada lost contact with after he was questioned by Chinese authorities has been identified by sources as Michael P. Spavor, the founder of a company that arranges cultural exchanges with North Korea
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Alberta expanding what midwives can do, on top of funding increases

Alberta is expanding what midwives can do.

Safer opioids needed to stem overdose epidemic, Canada's top doctor says

Canada's chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a "safer supply" of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts.
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CBC Northbeat December 12, 2018

Every weeknight, we take the pulse of the North and reflect its diversity
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N.W.T. gov't doesn't know what it needs to fix foster care: auditor general

Staff from the auditor general’s officer are back in Yellowknife, encouraging MLAs to hold the health department’s responsible when it comes to the delivery of child and family services in the Northwest Territories.
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Cancer care mistakes, including surgery on wrong patient, detailed in Manitoba critical incident reports

Five different incidents involving cancer care occurred in a three-month period in 2017, according to newly released Manitoba Health critical incident reports.

Humboldt Broncos parent, others applaud changes to bus crash intersection

The Saskatchewan government is promising to install rumble strips, lights, signs and road markers at the site where the Humboldt Broncos bus collided with a transport truck.

Toronto's only food startup incubator to shut down due to lack of funding

Toronto's only food startup incubator says it is shutting down due to a lack of funding, leaving dozens of food companies without production space.
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Port au Port East man left homeless after blaze destroys house, Red Cross says

The charity said its disaster volunteers have helped a man find shelter and clothing after his house was destroyed by fire.

Cocaine, cash seized after Norway House RCMP execute search warrants

Six people have been arrested after a pair of drug busts by RCMP in Norway House, Man.

Southern Alberta's Polar Express train offers round-trip rides to the 'North Pole'

Aspen Crossing, in Mossleigh, Alta., has been bringing Chris Van Allsburg award-winning holiday tale, The Polar Express, to life for the past four winters.

Edmonton tax hike lower than expected, mayor projects

Edmonton property owners are facing between 2.5-per-cent and 3 per cent increase in their taxes 2019, as city council gets closer to passing the 2019-22 budgets.
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Vote for the ultimate holiday treat in CBC Daybreak North's Sweet Sixteen tournament

Ginger snaps? Shortbread? CBC Radio One's northern B.C. morning program Daybreak North wants to know what its audience believes is the ultimate holiday treat.

4 members of Francophonie Games committee resign over controversy

Four members of the board of directors of the organizing committee of the 2021 Francophonie Games announced their resignation Wednesday afternoon, citing "undue controversy" around the planning of the games. CBC News learned last Thursday that the cost of the games, to be hosted in Moncton-Dieppe, had ballooned more than sevenfold — from an initial bid of $17.5 million back in July 2015 to a request now for $130 million.

Magic card players gather to defeat municipal bylaw

Magic: The Gathering players are gathering to overturn a bylaw which inhibits their ability to buy and sell trading cards.

Federal exemption paves way for N.L. payday loan legislation

After two years of waiting, payday loan legislation is one step closer to reality in Newfoundland and Labrador after the federal government provided a needed exemption.
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CBC Montreal News December 12, 2018

The CBC Montreal News team brings you today's newsmakers and stories
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CBC Edmonton News December 12, 2018

Stories that matter and analysis to make sense of what's happening
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Rob Pue visits Alert, Nunavut and is terrorized by an arctic hare

Rob Pue visits Alert, Nunavut and is terrorized by an arctic hare
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CBC Calgary News December 12, 2018

Current and comprehensive news stories from around Calgary and Southern Alberta
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Marielle Thompson - Don't Cross Me

2014 Winter Olympic ski cross champion Marielle Thompson is asked some peculiar questions by CBC Sports' Anson Henry in another episode of Don't Cross Me.

Via Rail reaches $989M deal with Siemens over Bombardier

Via Rail has reached a deal to replace its fleet of aging passenger cars at a cost of nearly a billion dollars. But much to the dismay of the Quebec government, the contract is going to a German company over Montreal-based Bombardier.

CBC Vancouver News at 6

CBC Vancouver News team gets the story beyond the headlines.

Ottawa Fury FC says soccer body seeking to push it out of USL

Ottawa Fury FC says CONCACAF is seeking to bar it from playing in the United Soccer League in 2019.