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GAME 5

Capitals rebound from pair of losses to storm past Hurricanes

Nicklas Backstrom needed five games to match his goal output from the entire 2018 playoffs, and he and Alex Ovechkin have the defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals one victory away from the second round.

Stanley Cup playoffs schedule and TV info

Watch the action live on CBC TV or streamed through CBCSports.ca and the CBC Sports app.

Earth Day parade marches through East Vancouver

The Earth Day event held in Vancouver was organized by students from Windermere Secondary School.

Surrey Vaisakhi parade draws crowd of 500,000 people

Every year at the Vaisakhi festival, thousands of people march through Surrey in celebration, and each year the Kang family prepares and distributes hundreds of potato patties.

Thousands turn out and toke up at annual 420 cannabis festival

Police say no arrests have been made during 420 festivities at Sunset Beach in Vancouver while thousands of weed enthusiasts gather to celebrate cannabis culture.
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This sustainable 'rammed earth' home is a sparkling example of Earth-friendly living

Tour this self-sufficient hideaway with with amethyst, turquoise and ammonites built right into its walls.

How a deck of cards earns one restaurant lineups out the door

Most businesses hope good products and excellent service are enough to encourage positive recommendations. But the smartest companies actually have strategies to ignite word-of-mouth chatter. It’s the oldest form of advertising, but it’s the most effective by far.

Sharks cope with levels of heavy metals in their blood that would kill other animals

Researchers studying Great White sharks have found lethal levels of mercury and arsenic.
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Marijuana activists and enthusiasts gather for annual Edmonton 420 celebration

Marijuana legalization hasn't stopped the annual gathering at the Alberta Legislature. About 400 marijuana enthusiasts spent the afternoon celebrating cannabis.

Why the long face? Human faces evolved to reveal emotions and communicate

Compared to our ape ancestors, our faces are more expressive and more readable.

Why your recycling may not actually get recycled

Most of us dutifully set out our blue boxes in the belief that some of the waste we generate will be put to good use. The truth is that most of it piles up in landfills, is incinerated or ends up in a floating mound of plastic in the ocean, says Diane Saxe, an environmental lawyer whose recent job as Ontario’s environmental commissioner was just eliminated.

What makes a supertaster & how to know if you are one

If bitterness and spiciness tend to feel amplified for you, you might be a supertaster — someone who experiences taste more intensely than the average person. In Scrumptious, CBC Radio's science columnist Torah Kachur explores the heightened tastebuds of the supertaster.

Can't stop procrastinating? We asked an organizational behaviour expert for help

Tips you'll want to read sooner rather than later.
GAME 6

Jets eliminated by Blues as Jaden Schwartz nets natural hat trick

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series Saturday night to advance to the second round.

Pee-oneering archeology. A new technique uses urine to study the ancient past

Salts from urine can trace where and when domestic animals moved into villages.

Sorry, Canada — the Leafs are your last hope to bring the Cup home

The Montreal Canadiens were the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup in 1993, and it's a good bet the drought will continue. The Winnipeg Jets' elimination at the hands of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday left one lonely Canadian team remaining in the playoffs: the Toronto Maple Leafs.

€500 a month for WhatsApp? Study suggests cash values for 'free' digital services

A new study by MIT researchers puts a dollar value on all the free digital goods people use, and builds the case that online activity can and should become part of GDP — which currently doesn't include digital services as part of a country's economic worth.
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Canada advances to Cup semis at women's World Rugby Sevens in Japan

Canada defeated Russia 17-14 in the Cup quarter-finals at the women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan on Saturday.

Scientists have put a human brain gene into monkeys. Have they crossed the line?

The genetically modified monkeys performed a bit better on memory tests than non-modified monkeys

Cat video festival raises funds for orphaned kittens

This weekend, Vancouverites can see the best and funniest cat videos at the CatVideoFest at Vancity Theatre, while also doing a good deed.
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Watch women's World Rugby Sevens: Japan

Watch action from the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event in Japan, including Team Canada's semifinal match against the United States.
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Road to the Olympic Games: World team trophy in figure skating

Watch Road to the Olympic Games, our weekly program spotlighting the best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the world. On this week's edition of the program, watch coverage of the world team trophy in figure skating championships.

Stanley Cup playoffs on Hockey Night in Canada: Jets vs. Blues Game 6

The Winnipeg Jets face the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on Hockey Night in Canada. Watch coverage with our free live stream on the CBC Sports app.

Stanley Cup playoffs on Hockey Night in Canada: Jets vs. Blues Game 6

Watch live on television and online as the Winnipeg Jets face the St. Louis Blues in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs on Hockey Night on Canada.

FBI arrests leader of armed militia stopping migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group who have been stopping migrants who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico.