Thursday, November 15, 2018: Carol Off, Michael K. Williams and more

Today on q: As It Happens host Carol Off, actor Michael K. Williams, Adrian Morris and Frank Kadillac of Neon Dreams.

Mom pushes tests for deadly pancreatic cancer that may steal her future Christmases

After nearly a year of suffering from persistent abdominal pain, pushing for answers from health professionals, taking more tests and finally paying for a CAT scan out of pocket to speed up the process, Leesa Dolynchuk had a diagnosis: Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Shovels at the ready: Snowfall warnings issued for western Alberta

Bundle up. A section of Alberta is going to get buried in snow, and fast.

Police board seeks feedback on sexual assault investigation policy

The London Police Services Board (LPSB) has released its draft sexual assault investigation policy and is seeking feedback before making it official.

Raped woman worries about man's sexsomnia defence

Seven years after she was raped by a stranger, an Ottawa-area woman is still seeking closure and waiting in trepidation for what justice could mete out.

Rohingya at Bangladesh camp resist repatriation plan to Myanmar

The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return.

Theresa May faces chaos after Brexit secretary resigns

Brexit was always going to be a challenge, but it’s hard to imagine how Prime Minister Theresa May can recover now from the biggest blow so far: the resignation of Dominic Raab, her chief negotiator and the minister responsible for Brexit.

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant announces political future LIVE

Liberal Leader Brian Gallant announces his political future in the aftermath of his minority government being defeated in New Brunswick.

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When René Lévesque and the PQ swept into power in 1976

It was a historic win for René Lévesque and the Parti Québécois, when the party took a crushing majority of seats in the 1976 Quebec election.

Cannabis shortages lead to new distribution rules for Alberta pot shops

Alberta has changed the way pot shops order cannabis in an effort to make the process more fair for retailers who are struggling to keep shelves stocked.

Veterans Affairs reverses decision, opens beds for Allied war vets

Veterans Affairs will expand access to Halifax’s Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Hospital after a veteran was denied access because his wartime service wasn’t with the Canadian military. Now the minister of veterans affairs says 25 beds will be opened to Allied and modern-day veterans.

Runway lights were on, snow was falling in plane crash that killed Brampton couple

Ronald Chamberlain and his wife, Mildred, crashed into the grass near a runway at the Brantford airport around 1:19 a.m. Tuesday. Emergency crews didn't arrive on scene until almost seven hours later.

Nurse practitioners call on province for change to their profession

Nurse practitioners have been a part of the healthcare system in Ontario for several decades, yet they say they still face barriers in their ability to provide complete care to their patients.
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Watch World Cup speed skating from Japan

Watch live action from the speed skating World Cup stop in Obihiro, Japan, including Canadian stars Ivanie Blondin and Ted-Jan Bloemen.
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Watch the Grand Prix of Figure Skating from Russia

Watch live coverage of the fifth Grand Prix of Figure Skating event of the season in Moscow.

Ford government poised to cut watchdog posts for children, environment: sources

Ontario's Finance Minister Vic Fedeli is poised to eliminate at least two provincial watchdog positions on Thursday as the Ford government launches its cost-cutting drive, CBC News has learned.

Inside the hunt for alleged Mexican drug lord El Chapo

The man who led the team of DEA agents that captured El Chapo explains why the alleged Mexican drug lord was able to slip away so many times.

(Live at 8:00 am ET) Championship Figure Skating on CBC: Grand Prix of Russia - Ice Dance - Rhythm Dance

Ice dance - rhythm dance. From the Megasport Sport Palace in Moscow, Russia.

Lakehead University researcher studying how well Thunder Bay waterfront cleanups working

A researcher at Lakehead University says she was surprised by some of her findings when probing whether wildlife and vegetation are returning to formerly polluted hotspots in Lake Superior, along the Thunder Bay waterfront.

Ottawa to spend $90M to build, repair First Nations police stations

The federal government will spend nearly $90 million to build and repair police stations in First Nation and Inuit communities.

Property owner under fire for not cleaning up burned down heritage building

Ray Decorby said he would not comment on what the next step is for cleaning up the burned down house in the city’s downtown.

Edmonton woman pleads guilty to dangerous driving causing death

In an Edmonton Court of Queen's Bench, Stephenie McNeil, 28, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing the death of 14-year-old Taylor McKenzie on July 27, 2016.

A family of family doctors opens new clinic in Sudbury

At a new family medical clinic in Sudbury south end you could be helped by one of two married doctors or her father. And her mother works there too.

Fire crews battle blaze at old Trinity United Church in downtown Kitchener

Fire crews are working to extinguish a blaze at the former Trinity United Church in downtown Kitchener.