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YouTube bans dangerous prank videos after risky 'Bird Box Challenge' sweeps internet

People fell down stairs and even crashed cars as part of the challenge, based on the Sandra Bullock film.
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Why the Ontario Trucking Association wants foreign workers to fill trucker shortage

The Ontario Trucking Association says there's a desperate shortage of truckers in Ontario and they have a solution. They want to bring in more foreign workers to do the job because companies can't find enough people in Ontario.

Frequent school reforms hurt N.B. student performance, says auditor general

New Brunswick’s schools are failing to hit performance targets because of frequent reforms to the education system and a lack of accountability, according to a new report by Auditor-General Kim MacPherson.

Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada gets 24-hour security amid online threats

A Saudi teen who fled alleged abuse by her family considers herself "one of the lucky ones" now that she has arrived as a refugee in Canada, but the agency tasked with getting her settled has still arranged 24-hour security for her in the wake of online threats.
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If you see Elizabeth: Family asks OC Transpo riders to help daughter regain confidence

A Kanata family is asking the bus-riding community to help their daughter, who has Down syndrome, regain her confidence as she recovers from the shock of Friday's fatal bus collision.

County vote clears way for gravel operation on Thames Centre farm

Middlesex County has voted unanimously in favour of an amendment to the Thames Centre community plan that will allow gravel extraction on a farm located on Purple Hill Road.
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Montreal News Update

News Update from CBC Montreal
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RCMP to get stronger civilian oversight after years of harassment allegations

The federal government is making major structural changes to the RCMP to strengthen civilian oversight and improve how the force handles harassment and bullying — changes that have been years in the making.
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From friends to foe: Canada and China

How quickly we went from friends to foe. I'll speak with a Chinese expat and human rights activist about the diplomatic tension between Canada and China.

North American International Auto Show 2019

NAIAS was open for a press preview Jan. 14 and 15. It opens to the public Jan. 19. Here's what fans can expect to see.
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U.S. soldiers among the dead in northern Syria suicide bombing

A blast struck near U.S.-led coalition forces on Wednesday in Syria's northern city of Manbij, kiling at least 16, including American soldiers, according to the Central Command
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Father sounds alarm after son approached near elementary school

A Hamilton father is trying to get the word out after two men in a van approached his son while he was walking to school on the Mountain Monday morning.
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Song of the Week - Sandra Bouza

This week we're hearing about the challenges and struggles of being a recording artist from Toronto singer-songwriter Sandra Bouza. She stopped by our studio to tell us more about our Song of the Week, "Where Have You Been."

Filipino-Canadian media personality breaks silence in community on sexual assault

Rachelle Cruz is speaking publicly about an incident of alleged sexual assault in hopes it'll encourage other women in her community to raise their voice in the #Metoo movement.

Machines Like Me

Machines Like Me is a novel by Ian McEwan.
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A steep discount for skiing newbies

Never ever skied before? A new program offers deep discounts for first-timers. We'll check in with Marmot Basin to find out how it's going.
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A non-partisan Snack Checker

A nomination, straight from the top.
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Health Column: prescribing exercise

If exercise were medicine, we'd all be on it -- or so they say. Still ahead - our house doctor Raj Bhardwaj on the rising trend of prescribing exercise instead of pills.
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Video shows former guard closed office door despite evidence of unusual activity in cells

A split-screen video taken the night Adam Kargus was beaten to death inside his locked cell by another inmate at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre shows the guard on-duty closed the door to his office, despite evidence something unusual was taking place inside the cells.
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Mississippi Mills deputy mayor dies in Florida

John Levi, a "pillar of the community" for his politics and philanthropy, passed away Sunday after a brief illness.
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Snowshoeing 101

Snowshoeing 101! How to do it, and where to go for your next snowshoeing adventure in and around Edmonton.
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Fort McMurray's declining population

A dramatic decline in the Fort McMurray area's population is compounding the effects of an already-struggling economy ... we'll hear from business owners about how it's impacting them ... and what needs to be done to entice former residents to come back home
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The Case for Populism

Trump was just the tip of the iceberg. Since his election in 2016, populism has blazed a disquieting trail across Europe, North America and around the world. While many of these movements are marred by racist and nationalistic rhetoric, they also represent a grassroots effort to challenge the political status quo. In this public debate, presented by the Battle of Ideas festival in London, England, a panel argues over whether this new era of political disruption should be embraced, rather than feared.
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The anniversary of the women's march

This Saturday -- on the anniversary of last years global women's march -- women and allies will take to Edmonton's streets with the message: "we can't stop, we won't stop".
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2 Regina men go to great depths to rescue phone at the bottom of a lake

Jason Matity and Luc Lemoine were ice fishing when Lemoine's phone took a trip to the bottom of the Last Mountain Lake. That's not too crazy but what they did to rescue it is quite the tale. They sat down with Morning Edition host Stefani Langenegger to talk about why they went to such great lengths.