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District of Sechelt declares local state of emergency due to sinkholes

Residents of 14 ocean-view homes on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast have been ordered to leave after an engineering report concluded sinkholes are putting residents at risk.

Who is your chosen family?

This episode of Now or Never looks at why we create chosen families, how they survive now or never moments, and how they sustain us.
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Police arrest suspect who fled scene of collision, 1 in hospital

A two-vehicle collision Thursday evening sent one person to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A look at the psychological phenomenon that makes you cocky in your ignorance — and how we all have it

It's called the Dunning-Kruger Effect. When social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger first wrote about it in 1999, it wasn't taken seriously. Now it's seen as a phenomenon that is having a very real impact on world events, from the 2008 financial crisis to the election of Donald Trump. David Dunning, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, is Michael's guest.

Revisiting Austin Clarke's novel about memory, migration and a chance encounter

For our occasional series about Canadian novels that have not had the attention they deserve, poet, playwright and scholar George Elliott Clarke introduces us to a book by the late Austin Clarke. The Origin of Waves describes one night in the lives of two friends, as they recall five decades worth of memories.

1979 hostage crisis still shapes America's hostility towards Iran, says former White House aide

On the 40th anniversary of the revolution, we explore how it redrew the geopolitical map, and how that realignment still shapes our world. Michael talks to Gary Sick, who was principal White House aide for Iran at the time of the revolution. Sick is now an adjunct professor of International Affairs and a senior research scholar at Columbia's School of International & Public Affairs. He's the author of All Fall Down: America's Tragic Encounter with Iran.
PERSONAL ESSAY

A pilgrim's journey: This woman hiked hundreds of kilometres to find peace

Like the hundreds of thousands of others who have walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Margaret Lynch saw herself in a new light. She tells the story of this personal journey of discovery in her essay.

How democratic is the United States these days really? — Michael's essay

"The comforting myth is that the Congress and the White House act on the wishes of ordinary Americans. If that were the case, gun ownership would be sharply restricted and there would be a single-payer health system, both issues which Americans overwhelmingly support. And of course it will never happen."

Police to lay 1st-degree murder charge against father of girl found dead after Amber Alert

A man who had picked up his 11-year-old daughter to celebrate her birthday is facing a charge of first-degree murder after her body was found in his basement apartment following an Amber Alert, police in Brampton, Ont., said Friday.
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Quebec women's group petitions Canada to end residual sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act

An Indigenous women's association in Quebec has launched a petition to end discrimination in the Indian Act, which they say continues to affect Indigenous women and their descendants despite multiple amendments to the act.
EXHIBITIONISTS

Celebrating love with paper, poetry, playwrights and piñatas

Real love, not the corny kind on this week's CBC Arts: Exhibitionists.
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New Saint John coffee shop serves more than hot beverages

A new coffee shop in uptown Saint John is offering a program to reduce barriers for people seeking work.
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In-bounds avalanche buries 2 people at Castle Mountain Resort

One person was fully buried and another partially buried, both were rescued by ski patrollers and were uninjured.
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At least 1 killed, 4 officers injured in shooting near Chicago

At least one person is dead and four police officers are injured following a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago.
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Woman shot in Etobicoke last weekend has died, police say

A woman who was shot early Sunday morning in Etobicoke has died, police said Friday, marking the city’s ninth homicide of 2019.

The Sunday Edition for February 17, 2019

Listen to this week's episode with host Michael Enright.
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Driver charged in pedestrian's death

A 68-year-old man has been charged following a collision in Kanata Thursday that left a pedestrian dead.
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Former Ocean Ranger worker recalls lasting impact of the 1982 tragedy

Adrian Kavanagh was scheduled to be on the Ocean Ranger when it capsized in a fierce winter storm in 1982. His decision to take some time off probably saved his life.

Metro Vancouver mayors vote yes on SkyTrain extension to UBC

The extension will build upon the Broadway Subway line, which will connect VCC-Clark station to Arbutus Street, and is expected to open in 2025.

Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid settle collusion lawsuits with NFL

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have settled collusion lawsuits against the NFL. Kaepernick and Reid had filed collusion grievances against the league, saying they were blacklisted because of protests during the U.S. national anthem at games.

Diana Athill: looking back at a remarkable literary life and career

Writers & Company looks back at the amazing life and career of editor and memoirist Diana Athill. She died on Jan. 23, 2019, at the age of 101.
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Liberal MP Joyce Murray's son critically hurt on Mexican honeymoon

Liberal MP for Vancouver-Quadra says her son fell from a height while on vacation in Cancun and is awaiting medical evacuation to Vancouver.

1 killed, 4 officers injured in shooting at a manufacturing plant in Illinois

A spokesperson said at least one person is dead following a shooting on Friday afternoon at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Ill.
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Watch World Cup bobsleigh & skeleton in Lake Placid

Watch the world's best bobsleigh and skeleton athletes in action at a World Cup event in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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Opioid treatment moving to rural P.E.I. through new funding

The federal government and P.E.I. signed a $1.1 million agreement Friday to improve addictions treatment on the Island.