Milos Raonic wins in straight sets to reach Round of 16 at Australian Open

Milos Raonic stands as the lone Canadian remaining at the Australian Open.

Newfoundland Drive bank hit in 4th straight robbery with heavy equipment

A thief used a front-end loader early Saturday morning to rip away part of the wall of a St. John's bank.

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Atlantic News Update

News Update from CBC Halifax

Cut costs and reduce food waste at home? There's a simple recipe, experts say

Food waste in Canada has been targeted as an environmental, social and economic concern. Columnist Andrew Coppolino asked experts how people can make inroads at home.

'Our loss can't mean nothing': Mother of Humboldt Broncos therapist pleads for mandatory semi driver training

Carol and Lyle Brons say nothing can bring back their daughter, Dayna, who was killed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, but that there is something politicians can do for others.

How the polar vortex influences winter weather in Manitoba and beyond

CBC Manitoba meteorologist John Sauder explains the phenomenon known as the polar vortex.

Minimalist prof talks Netflix hit 'Tidying Up'

Karen Ridd is an instructor in Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College who teaches a course on minimalism. She talked with Up to Speed host Ismaila Alfa about why

New exhibition at Beaverbrook Art Gallery showcases women metalsmiths

The pieces displayed in Her Metal: Six New Brunswick Metalsmiths, which opens Saturday, are "response pieces" inspired by paintings and drawings in the gallery's permanent collection

Humane society warns to keep pets indoors amid deep freeze

The Guelph Humane Society is reminding pet owners to keep their pets warm and inside during the deep freeze this weekend.

The last man of Port Hood Island and his promise to survive climate change

Alone and stranded on a speck of an island in the Atlantic Ocean is exactly how David Smith likes to spend his winters. Even though it's getting more dangerous all the time.

Island man determined to keep his crown in short story-writing contest

Island writers are sharpening their pencils — if people still do that — in anticipation of the launch of a contest to write a short story of 2,500 words or less in just one week.

Montreal police create cold case squad, add investigators to sex crimes units

The shake up is the result of a process started by Martin Prud’homme, who served as interim chief of police for a year before returning to his job as head of the Sûreté du Québec in December.

Where's all the snow? Not as much white stuff in Iqaluit this January

People around Iqaluit and hunters have noticed there isn't as much snow as usual for this time of year. Data from Environment Canada suggests they're right, and the reason is likely in the jet stream over Hudson Bay.

How Prologue to the Performing Arts breaks down barriers for students

The Prologue to the Performing Arts organization has a simple mission: to expose as many young students as possible across Ontario to the performing arts, no matter what community or neighbourhood they come from.

At least 20 killed in Mexico pipeline explosion

At least 20 people were killed and dozens were injured on Friday when a pipeline ruptured by suspected fuel thieves exploded in central Mexico as dozens of people tried to fill up containers, state and federal authorities said.

No cutting, no gutting: A Quidi Vidi wharf is off limits to fishers

Yoga, lunches and wedding photos are OK, but there's no cleaning of fish on a wharf in historic Quidi Vidi Village.

Snowstorm looming today for Hamilton area

Hamilton and Niagara region are preparing for a snowstorm Saturday, with high winds and 15 to 25 cm of snow on the way.

Rare bird is the talk of a Halifax retirement home

Chukars are the national bird of Iraq and Pakistan. Last summer, one appeared outside the Parkland Clayton Park. He's been there ever since and has become a beloved part of life at the Halifax retirement complex.

Regent Park kids being squeezed out of their own pool, city councillor says

Families from across the city are flooding into Regent Park's state-of-the-art recreational facilities, leaving local kids from low-income families out in the cold, according to the local city councillor.

Nova Scotia wants to hire more black and Indigenous jail guards

The department is currently advertising the positions for its jails in Dartmouth, Yarmouth, Cape Breton and Pictou County, hiring that is restricted to black and Indigenous applicants.

(Live at 4:45 am ET) Freestyle Skiing World Cup on CBC: Ski Cross - Idre Fjäll

Ski Cross from the Idre Fjäll Resort in Idre Fjäll, Sweden.
Weekend Briefing

An early election? Get ready for one, and all the wildcards that come with it

There's political gossip in the wind: the Liberals might be itching to go to the polls earlier than expected.

Feeling lonely? You're not alone - and it could be affecting your physical health

With researchers sounding the alarm that loneliness can cause serious physical as well as mental harm, and statistics indicating rates are on the rise, here are coping strategies people are using to deal with their feelings of being disconnected.

Feds likely to hold on to pipeline past 2019 election, says Morneau

The federal government is likely to own the Trans Mountain pipeline until the political risks facing the project are safely past — certainly until after the coming election, says Finance Minister Bill Morneau.