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Andre De Grasse wins 100m at Canadian track and field championships

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Home
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First, lightning struck, then sprinter Andre De Grasse lit up the track. The Markham, Ont., athlete bested Aaron Brown, his biggest challenger at t...

Police seek suspect in Bloor & Ossington sex assault

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Toronto police are asking for the public's help after a woman was allegedly forced into a car and sexually assaulted early Friday morning.  A 2...

Saturn's Rings, Jupiter and Venus will dazzle this July

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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It's a great time of year for sky watching, out at the beach, in a camp ground, or in your backyard.  Here are three things to look for in th...

New Vancouver zipline opens — take a ride with CBC's Paul Hunter

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Watch CBC's Paul Hunter ride 190 metres down the new zipline at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Park. The zipline, which commemorates the park&...

American tries to figure out what Canadian road signs mean, fails

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr returned home to Massachusetts this week after spending some time "car camping" near the coast of New B...

Father John Misty's cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" in Vancouver captures international attention

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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U.S. indie music star Father John Misty's acoustic cover of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs at a recent exclusive session for CBC Music has garn...

Grass fire in Joe Rich east of Kelowna, B.C.

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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There is a fire in Joe Rich east of Kelowna which is sending thick smoke into the air.  According to RCMP, emergency crews are at the scene of a ...

Q&A: TransLink CEO Doug Allen on transit referendum failure

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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An overwhelming 'No." That was the message Metro Vancouver residents sent in this year's transit plebiscite that asked people in the ...

MPs' pension bill, transgender rights bill and others left to die by Senate

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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MPs and senators have vacated Parliament Hill for the summer, leaving behind the procedural drama and cranking up the barbecues as they head into the...

Vancouver's record dry conditions lead to tough new restrictions

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Metro Vancouver officials are escalating water restrictions in the wake of a record breaking heat spell, that's not over yet. The say public fou...

British sailors accused in Halifax gang rape photographed assault, documents say

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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A woman, who four members of Britain's Royal Navy are accused of sexually assaulting, told a police investigator she fell unconscious following a...

WestJet bomb threats likely a 'hoax or a vendetta' against airline, expert says

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Five threats, including four bomb scares, have targeted WestJet flights this week — the latest on a flight from Las Vegas to Victoria on Thursday ni...

2 survive small plane crash near Orangeville

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Two people survived a small plane crash at a resort near Orangeville, Ont., on Friday.  Lee Graham, the owner of Rainbow Ridge Resort, told CBC New...

Air Algerie crash class-action suit filed in Quebec court

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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A class-action lawsuit against Air Algerie was filed at the Montreal courthouse on Friday, led by a Quebec resident who lost his wife and two sons i...

Ron Planche's 'edgy' political video wins the Internet

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Politics

Messaging is everything in politics and it's never more important than in an election year.  Politicians seeking to cut through the noise to g...

Bert Easterbrook, Cannabis Day protester, to burn Stanley Cup Riot award

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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A man honoured for heroism during Vancouver's Stanley Cup riot plans to protest outside of city hall on Friday against police charges at recent...

Quebec law office shooting leaves 2 with serious injuries

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A man and a woman suffered serious injuries after a suspect opened fire inside of the Côté-Gosselin law office in Terrebonne, Que. The shooting h...

Andre De Grasse: Who could challenge him as Canada's fastest man?

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EDMONTON — With his blistering performances this season, Andre De Grasse has caught the attention of anybody following Canadian track and field team...

Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy listed as day-to-day after injury

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy is listed as day-to-day after being knocked out of Thursday's CFL game by a hit to the head. Willy ...

NASA's New Horizons navigator Frédéric Pelletier guides Pluto probe

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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For Frédéric Pelletier, working from home is a really, really long distance affair.  Pelletier lives in Quebec City. His job is to plot a cours...

SNC-Lavalin asks for court delay after receiving 1,000 new documents

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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New evidence in the SNC-Lavalin fraud and corruption case has delayed court proceedings by at least three months. Crown prosecutor Richard Roy at the...

The definitive Radio Noon summer reading list

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Short on ideas of what to read this summer?  Check out this great list of summertime suggestions from Radio Noon listeners. And let us know your re...

Luxury car sales in B.C. nearly 50 per cent above the national average

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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When it comes to buying luxury cars, British Columbia leads the rest of Canada, says a new report from Scotiabank. Luxury car sales account for 15 pe...

Canada's economy isn't in recession, despite report, Joe Oliver says

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Despite an economy that's shrunk every month for which we have data this year, the federal finance minister says Canada is not in a recession an...

Gavin Lerik, 6 years old, saves family from fire

CBC | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada
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Firefighters in Sooke, B.C., are applauding the efforts of a young boy who helped his family escape a fire early Thursday morning. Six year-old Gavi...