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It's Time for the Music Industry to Speak Up About CBC Funding Cuts

Michael Raine | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Raine

The CBC is suffering from a series of funding cuts implemented by the federal government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The 2012 federal budget cut $115 million from the CBC over three years. While this has negative consequences for all Canadians as this national institution is forced to cut jobs and scale back its reach and scope, the country's music and arts communities, in particular, stand to lose. In many cases, it's already happening.

CBC Sued Over Alleged Use Of 32-Second YouTube Clip

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.19.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been sued in U.S. federal court over its use of a 31-second YouTube clip of a snowstorm in Buffalo, N.Y. In a l...

Chris Hyndman's Obituary Recalls His Charisma, Wit, Smile

CP | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living

The "Steven and Chris" star was found dead last week in an alleyway outside the Toronto residence he shared with husband Steven Sabados.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Canada election 2015: Harper defends economic, environmental record

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, seeking another term in office, defended his government's performance on the economy and environment early i...

Leaders' pre-debate tweets stir up conversation online

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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As the first debate of the federal election campaign approached, the leaders of the major parties took to Twitter to share very different messages.  ...

Federal leaders' debate: What's in it for Toronto?

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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What will Thursday night's federal leaders' debate hold for Toronto? Mayor John Tory, for one, is hoping to hear about funding for expanding...

Man flashed knife in attempted TTC subway robbery: police

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Police released pictures Thursday of a man they say brandished a knife during an attempted robbery on a TTC train. Toronto police say the male suspec...

BC Ferries 'Angel' Gives Family Last Chance To See Dying Relative

CBC | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"We took him off life support half an hour after we arrived."

City takes years deal with 'eyesore' house

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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The column supporting the roof and balcony at 441 Pacific Avenue lurches out unnaturally. Nearly every roof shingle curls skyward. Municipal notices p...

Maclean's leaders' debate: live coverage

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May square off Thursday night in the first leaders' debate of the 2015 federal election...

Mont-Tremblant ordered to reinstate police chief Michel Ledoux

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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A former Mont-Tremblant police chief's secret recording of officers and union negotiations was "a serious mistake," but not grounds f...

Arctic pseudoscorpions' secret lives revealed

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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It looks like a creepy-crawly from an adventure movie set in a desert or tropical jungle, but this eight-legged creature with crab-like pincers makes...

Female MMA fighters still a rarity despite the 'Rousey effect'

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Johannie Gervais sees the beauty in a well placed push kick. When she speak of fighting, it's more Hindu war gods than rip-your-face-off. And wh...

Police confirm search for Shawn Kapadia in Welland Canal

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Toronto police have confirmed multiple marine units have been searching the Welland Canal to find the body of Shawn Kapadia. Toronto and Niagara polic...

CBC Musical Nooners August 7: The Washboard Union

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Vancouver-based sextet The Washboard Union bring their authentic blend of country and bluegrass to the CBC Musical Nooners stage Friday. The Washboa...

Tornado touches down near Foremost in southeastern Alberta

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Video posted on Twitter shot from the back of a pickup truck speeding away from a tornado in southeastern Alberta helped Environment Canada confirm a ...

TransLink Compass Card problems mean cheaper bus fares

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Bus users across Metro Vancouver will benefit from a temporary drop in fare prices as TransLink grapples with how to make the Compass Card effective a...

#NoNetflixTax: The internet has fun with Harper's TV-centric Twitter video

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Federal leaders: They're just like us! Prime Minister Stephen Harper took to Twitter Wednesday night with a message of solidarity for the bing...

Drake and Degrassi peers reunite in Toronto

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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Could this be the least awkward high school reunion ever? Toronto rapper Drake got back to his Degrassi roots on Thursday with a class of 2006/2007 ...

24 pellet gun attacks in Abbotsford end in man's arrest

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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​Abbotsford Police have arrested and charged a 21-year-old man with assault with a weapon in connection with 24 pellet gun attacks. The arrest co...

Cyclist, police share different versions of same story on Facebook

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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A cyclist says she was pulled over and roughed up by police for no reason other than her race. The police say the woman went through an amber light, ...

Fentanyl overdoses: Accused traffickers appear in Vancouver court

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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A North Vancouver couple have pleaded not guilty to multiple charges related to the distribution of fentanyl. Walter James McCormick and his common l...

Sidney Crosby, Nathan MacKinnon donate to Cole Harbour hockey

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Home
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Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche centre Nathan MacKinnon continue to give back to their hometown of Cole Harbour, N...

Cheryl Bau-Tremblay's boyfriend questioned by police

CBC | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada
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The boyfriend of a pregnant Beloeil woman who hasn't been seen since Saturday is being questioned by police.  The Sûreté du Québec says h...