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Was 2018 the year of social media reckoning?

The q online panel looks back at the social media conversation this year, which started with the Facebook Cambridge Analytica controversy and is now ending with a heated debate about adult content on Tumblr.

Even dying will cost more, as Whitehorse looks to raise taxes and fees next year

The $81.3 million operating and maintenance budget for 2019 will see increases in residential taxes, solid waste, water and sewer rates, and even cemetery costs.

Little people advocates push to change 'midget' hockey name

An organization representing people with dwarfism is pushing for Alberta hockey teams to remove the word "midget" from age categorizations and league names.
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N.L. Liberals climb to highest support in 2 years: CRA poll

A poll released Wednesday shows a steady uptick in popularity for the ruling party in the last six months, while the PCs hold steady and the NDP slightly dips.
My Life in Books

5 books that inspired actor and author Meg Tilly

The author of the new romantic thriller Solace Island shares some of her favourite books.
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Jurassic Park, Brokeback Mountain join U.S. National Film Registry

The U.S. National Film Registry is turning 30 and will bring in a new crop of films ranging from dinosaurs' return from extinction, a cowboys-in-love drama and stories showcasing Native Americans.
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Minister defends new school for colleague's riding while other projects postponed

Finance Minister Ernie Steeves is defending his government's plan to postpone school projects in eastern New Brunswick but allow a proposed school in the education minister's riding to go ahead.
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Farm fined $15K in connection with P.E.I. fish kill

A P.E.I. farming operation has been fined $15,000 for its role in a fish kill four years ago.
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Distinctive door decals make care home less confusing for residents with dementia

Last week, plain beige doors at the Mt. Cartier Court intermediate and extended care facility were covered with made-to-measure vinyl decals to make them look like they're made of different materials, such as antique wood, wrought iron or stained glass.
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Garneau sets out new pilot safety rules to address flight fatigue

Transport Canada has laid out strict new safety rules in a bid to ensure pilots are well rested and alert.
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Air ambulance called in after serious crash in Bolton injures child, 2 others

An air ambulance was sent to the scene of a serious crash near Bolton, Ont., that left three people, including a child, injured on Wednesday.

Detective hopes lifelike DNA mugshot will lead to break in Sudbury cold case

In the nearly 20 years since Renee Sweeney was murdered, her case has remained unsolved. But police are hoping new technology will prompt fresh leads. They've released a computer-generated image of the suspect created using DNA from the crime scene.

United States sets mixed freestyle world record at short-course event

The United States set a world record in the 4 x 50-metre mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships. The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Russia.

Dozens of child sex dolls seized by Canadian border agents

Canadian border officers have intercepted dozens of sex dolls with child-like size and features, an emerging pattern child welfare advocates fear could fuel more exploitation of real children.
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Why everyone needs to chill out about month-to-month job numbers from StatsCan

The monthly numbers are used as political weapons, but it's the longer-term trends — from a variety of measures — that show us what's really going on.
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Arctic contaminants researcher wins $100K lifetime achievement award

A Canadian government scientist who has attracted attention for his research in Arctic contaminants was given a lifetime achievement award by a charitable foundation on Wednesday.
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Winnipeg woman jailed for concealing remains of 6 infants appeals conviction

The Manitoba Court of Appeal will hear arguments this morning on why it should throw out the conviction of a Winnipeg woman found guilty of concealing the remains of six infants in a storage locker in 2017.

Snail Mail performs live in the q studio

Snail Mail is on almost every tastemaker's year-end music list for 2018. It's the project of singer-songwriter Lindsey Jordan, who dropped by with her band to perform from their debut album Lush and to talk about Snail Mail's whirlwind year.
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Saskatoon looking for contractors that 'provide value back to the citizens'

"It gives an opportunity to the business community to provide value back to the citizens and that's money spent that creates wealth in the community as well," said Mayor Charlie Clark.

French police detain 5 amid hunt for gunman in deadly Strasbourg attack

A senior French government official says five people have been detained as police hunt for the gunman in the attack of the Strasbourg Christmas market.
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'My grandma would be so proud': Celebrating 50 years of Candy Cane Lane

Ten founding family members gathered on Dec. 9 for a reunion on Candy Cane Lane. It’s been a couple of years since any of them had been back to visit during the holidays.

Myers-Briggs tests in the workplace help the employer, not the employee, says author

Using the Myers-Briggs personality test is a way to engineer a workforce while appearing to care about employees' self fulfillment, says Merve Emre, the author of The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing.
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How the Huawei arrest is playing out in China

Nathan VanderKlippe, the Globe and Mail's Asia correspondent, reports on how the Canadian arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is being talked about in China.

Joy to the World: a guide to CBC Music's Christmas special

This special broadcast is one of the most popular events of the year on the CBC Music airwaves.

Man pleads guilty to assaulting 11-month-old baby

A 30-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault of an 11-month-old baby.