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Pearson airport expects 121,000 travellers today

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Toronto Pearson expects today to be one of the busiest of the year with an estimated 121,000 people passing through the airport.  Officials ask all ...

How Silent Night became the Christmas song that stopped World War I

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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The Christmas song Silent Night has long been a cherished part of our shared culture — in 2011 it was even granted UNESCO cultural heritage st...

Toronto look ahead: Busy day at Pearson, mail deadlines, gas plant scandal

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Good morning GTA and happy Friday.  Christmas Day is quickly approaching and that means the annual holiday travel rush is in full swing. Toronto Pe...

UPAC, Quebec's anti-corruption unit, makes strides in 2014

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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The head of Quebec’s anti-corruption unit, UPAC, says investigators made headway in 2014, with a total of 15 arrests on charges including fraud agai...

Police search for suspects in Rivière-des-Prairies fatal shooting

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Police are searching for clues and suspects after a man was fatally shot Thursday night in Rivière-des-Prairies. “Upon their arrival they discove...

3 species of bats listed as endangered

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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The federal government has listed three species of bats under threat from white-nose syndrome as endangered. The listing, announced Thursday, include...

Woman stabbed in Viewmount Park

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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A woman was rushed to hospital after a stabbing in the city's north end last night. The incident occurred in Viewmount Park, in the Lawrence Ave...

Kathleen Wynne talks public trust, Pan Am Games in year-end interview

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Kathleen Wynne says she has more work to do when it comes to earning the public’s trust. Matt Galloway, the host of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, sa...

Holiday giving? Don't pick a charity by financial statements alone

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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When it comes to charitable donations, Canadians seem to have become so fixated on picking a charity based on its administrative costs that they may b...

BlackBerry to announce 3rd quarter fiscal 2015 results

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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BlackBerry will release its third-quarter fiscal 2015 results at 7 a.m. on Friday. The announcement comes two days after the debut of its newest phon...

Justin Trudeau goes one-on-one with CBC host Andrew Chang

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau was in the hot seat this week when he sat down for a one-on-one interview with CBC host Andrew Chang. Trudeau wa...

NHL: 4 stories from Thursday night

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Sports

It was an exciting Thursday night in the NHL that included a tribute to former Montreal Canadiens captain, the end of a considerable winning streak an...

Ugly Christmas sweaters: How an 'excuse to be silly' went trendy

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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In the festive world of ugly Christmas sweaters, nothing is too extreme. Want a sweater with tinsel or twinkle lights? No problem. Just tack the extr...

Sex assault charge laid against Clayton Bo Eichler, already accused of 2 homicides

CBC | Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada
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Regina's Clayton Bo Eichler, in custody and accused of killing two women in 2013, is now facing charges relating to an alleged sexual assault in ...

Retired North Vancouver superintendent John Lewis re-hired, accused of double dipping

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Some might call it double dipping, but the superintendent of North Vancouver's school district says he's doing nothing wrong by collecting ...

Canada Post holiday mail deadline is Friday for cards, next week for parcels

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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If you have holiday cards and parcels to send, you had better do it quick. Canada Post is racing to keep up with a surge of holiday mail in the final...

Baby dies at Cartierville daycare

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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An eight-month-old baby died at a daycare in Montreal’s Cartierville borough Thursday afternoon. According to police, there were no indications of ...

Saku Koivu honoured by Canadiens, fans in ceremony

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Saku Koivu received a lot of love from the Montreal Canadiens organization and fans. The team paid tribute to the player that meant so much to Montrea...

Pop Danthology 2014 another YouTube hit for Vancouver's Daniel Kim

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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With almost two million YouTube views in just three days, Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology mashup is yet another viral hit for the Vancouver man.  ...

Westmount ends negotiations with SNC-Lavalin

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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The City of Westmount is ending direct negotiations with SNC-Lavalin after having been in talks since the spring over noise complaints at the McGill U...

Jordan MacWilliams, Delta police officer, charged with 2nd-degree murder, appears in court

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Delta police officer Jordan MacWilliams, charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting two years ago outside the Starlight Casino i...

Deck the city hall: Toronto councillors have some holiday fun

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Toronto city councillors and the reporters that cover them blew off a little steam at city hall on Thursday by decorating their offices for the holida...

Amrik Virk moved out of advanced education ministry in B.C. government shuffle

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Beleaguered B.C. government minister Amrik Virk has been shuffled out of his post as advanced education minister to minister of technology, innovatio...

Homicide victims are getting younger, police say

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Twenty-one homicides from this year remain unsolved in Toronto, including the shooting deaths of two teenagers near a west-end high school. On Oct. 6...

Firefighters' union worried about battling highrise blazes

CBC | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada
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Toronto firefighters are warning they need more resources to deal with highrise fires, one day after a fatal fire at a Parkdale apartment building. O...