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CannaFest 2015: Pot meets rock and roll at B.C. festival

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Rock and roll will meet pot this summer at a music festival in Grand Forks, B.C. Chuck Varabioff of the B.C. Pain Society in Vancouver is organizing...

NHL: 5 things to know for Saturday night

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Sports

The Ottawa Senators visit Toronto with their goalies banged up at a crucial time in their playoff chase. In Vancouver, the Canucks will try to mainta...

5 weekend events in B.C.'s Lower Mainland, March 27-29

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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1. 68: The Show This show is a re-creation of Elvis Presley’s comeback show in 1968. After making films for seven years, Elvis found his way back t...

Employees, customers react to country-wide Future Shop closures

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Reaction poured in from across Canada over news that dozens of Future Shop locations will be closed. Future Shop's parent company Best Buy Canad...

World figure skating championships: Canada's Nam Nguyen 5th in men’s free

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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An aggressive approach by Nam Nguyen paid off Saturday, but didn’t result in a podium finish for the Toronto figure skater. The 16-year-old climbed...

Woman rescued after apparent fall at UBC

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Vancouver Fire crews rescued a 19-year-old UBC student in distress from a forested area near Wreck Beach, early Saturday morning. Vancouver Fire ...

Future Shop stores closed across Canada, some to become Best Buy

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Dozens of Future Shop stores have been closed across Canada, its parent company Best Buy Canada Ltd. announced Saturday. The company said it was shut...

Scarborough townhouse fire kills 1 child, injures mother and 3 others

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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A 10-year-old boy is dead after an early morning fire at a townhouse in Scarborough, Ont., that also left the boy's mother and three other childr...

John Baird, ex-foreign affairs minister, to advise Barrick Gold

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Former foreign affairs minister John Baird has a new job as an adviser to global mining giant Barrick Gold, the corporation has confirmed. In its an...

Yukon inventor opens the door to year-round growing

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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The Yukon Research Centre is growing plants through the winter in a project that could revolutionize the availability of fresh food in the north. T...

Nova Scotia expecting up to 15 cm of snow on Atlantic Coast

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of Nova Scotia as up to 15 cm of snow could hit the province on Saturday, while...

Ex-girlfriend of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz speaks out

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 who apparently chose to crash the jetliner into a mountain last Tuesday had vowed to "do something" ...

Post-ISIS responsibilities up to Iraqis and Syrians, says Jason Kenney

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada's defence minister says whatever happens in Iraq and Syria once the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, is defeated will ...

GreenPAC hopes to put environmental champions on federal ballot

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Ballot decisions rarely about environment American tactic Political action committees, or PACs, are common in the U.S. They're used to funnel f...

Ontario's Sunshine List: Is it still useful?

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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The latest list of Ontario public sector workers who made at least $100,000 last year is out and it's longer than ever – six volumes of names w...

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva wins gold in ladies free program

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Sports

Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia won gold in the ladies free program at the world figure skating championships in Shanghai, China on Saturday.  Tukt...

Solidarity walk held for Strathcona sexual assault victim

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Around 250 people walked in solidarity on Friday evening to show their support for the victim who was viciously attacked in Strathcona.  The communi...

Surrey shooting victim evasive, police say

CBC | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
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Surrey RCMP say a man who was visibly bleeding from his wounds was initially uncooperative with police on Friday.  Police were called to the food co...

Kyle McConkey, B.C. teen who died of leukemia, remembered as fearless, adventurous and funny

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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Hundreds gathered Friday to remember Kyle McConkey, the 18-year-old from Tsawwassen, who died last week after battling a rare form of leukemia. South...

Stephen Harper 'dumb' to say niqab is anti-women, Charles Taylor says

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is "dumb" to say that wearing a niqab is anti-women, according to Charles Taylor, one of the men behind Queb...

Montreal students protest cuts in downtown march

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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More than 1,000 people marched through downtown Montreal on Friday night in the latest demonstration against the Quebec government's cutbacks. ...

Pedestrian dead after being hit by car in Scarborough

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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A pedestrian was been struck by a car and killed in west Scarborough on Friday night. Toronto EMS officials said the collision took place near Eglin...

Vancouver police smash driver's window when he refuses to step out

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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A YouTube video of a Vancouver police sergeant, who smashed a motorist's window, has raised questions about the rights drivers have when they a...

Equinox Gallery exhibit looks at changing storefronts

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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Storefronts may be called the art of everyday, but a new exhibit at Vancouver's Equinox Gallery is much more than that. Pictured Windows tells t...

Iraqi Shia militias refuse to fight with coalition against ISIS

CBC | Posted 03.27.2015 | Canada
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The U.S.-led coalition engaged in airstrikes against ISIS is locked in a major confrontation with some of its most important de facto allies on the g...