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Saskatchewan's Brad Wall questions equalization formula

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall set off a debate about equalization — the revenue-sharing formula between Ottawa and the provinces — Wednesday. ...

Sidney Crosby Hockey School in Cole Harbour deemed success by NHL star

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Home
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There's still a couple of days left in NHL star Sidney Crosby's inaugural week-long hockey school, but the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is already ca...

Google Science Fair finalists include 2 Canadians

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Two Ontario students are finalists for the Google Science Fair this year, with projects that involve drinking water for humans and less acidic water f...

"Milk" versus "melk": Have you noticed that the way we talk is changing? Linguists have.

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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You may have noticed that the way Canadians speak is changing and the reason why words sound different these days is because linguists have confirme...

Sask. man, 24, dies after jumping off houseboat in B.C.

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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An investigation is underway into the death of 24-year-old Saskatchewan man who jumped from a houseboat on Mara Lake, in B.C., and did not resurface. ...

AC682: Air Canada Toronto-Deer Lake flight lands safely in Halifax

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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An Air Canada flight that left Toronto en route to Deer Lake, on Newfoundland's west coast, has landed safely in Halifax after declaring an emergency ...

Field of Play: A flag-bearer with staying power

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Home
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The Parapan American Games about to unfold in Toronto and Southern Ontario will be the largest in history. Conservatively speaking, they will involve ...

WestJet pilots vote against forming union

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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The majority of WestJet's nearly 1,300 pilots have voted against forming a union at the Calgary-based airline, according to the WestJet Professional...

Polar bear diving record linked to melting sea ice

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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A hungry polar bear has been witnessed diving and swimming underwater for more than three minutes without coming up for air, smashing a previous recor...

Calgary hit by storms again as tornado warning issued

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Environment Canada says a storm spotter reported a tornado northeast of Langdon, Alta., just before 4 p.m. MT. Tornado warnings have been issued ...

Body found in Rivière des Prairies

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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The body of a 23-year-old man believed to have drowned on the Rivière des Prairies has been found. Police have been scouring the water since the we...

Canada election 2015: Laureen Harper tours Conservative campaign offices

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper's wife Laureen is out campaigning today while the Conservative Party leader prepares for tomorrow's debates in Toronto. Laureen Harper...

Didier Drogba's inaugural Impact game littered with ghosts of team's past

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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The long-awaited introduction of soccer legend Didier Drogba will take place tonight at Saputo Stadium during Montreal Impact's game versus the Ne...

Invermere cyclist with no ID in coma after being found at the side of the road

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Police in Invermere, B.C., are looking for the public's help to solve a mystery after a man in his 20s was found unconscious,seriously injured and ly...

Vancouver real estate a seller's market as fewer homes listed

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Bidding wars are pushing home prices up across Metro Vancouver as the number of homes listed continues to drop. According to the Real Estate Board of...

Quebec couple driving to wedding killed in Maine crash

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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The family of a Quebec couple found in a crashed car in a heavily wooded area of Maine helped searchers locate the two while retracing their route to ...

Loblaw warehouse to become massive store, condo development

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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An historic but crumbling warehouse at Bathurst Street and Lakeshore Boulevard that was once home to Loblaw Companies head office will be restored to ...

Montreal taxis to accept debit and credit this October

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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The last-minute scramble to find cash for your cab will soon be a thing of the past — as of Oct 15, all taxis in Montreal will be required to acc...

Bail hearing begins for taxi driver accused of running down passengers

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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A bail hearing began Wednesday for Nick Forlinano Gauthier, a 32 year-old taxi driver facing several charges including dangerous driving and assault w...

CBC Musical Nooners August 6: Qristina and Quinn Bachand

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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With a musical connection that only siblings can share, B.C. brother-sister duo Qristina and Quinn Bachand bring their Celtic and roots sound to th...

MH370: Debris found on Réunion Island likely belongs to missing airliner

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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A French prosecutor says there is a "very strong presumption" that plane debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion belongs to missing Ma...

Canada's tornado season slower than normal, Environment Canada says

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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It has been a slow year for tornadoes in Canada, Environment Canada reports. That's despite a spate of recent tornado reports – including a "mons...

Veld to issue 40% refund after festival cancelled due to storm

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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VELD ticket holders will receive a 40 per cent refund after the festival was cancelled early due to Sunday's thunderstorm.  Promoters cancelled the ...

The BBC Is About to Repeat Canada's Mistake

Barry Kiefl | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Politics
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As the BBC approaches its 100th anniversary, the venerable broadcaster is in a pitched battle for its future. The Canadian experience provides a lesson on how not to fund the BBC. Canada abandoned the licence fee in the 1950s on the premise that TV was too expensive to be funded by individual households.

Toronto will begin sending water quality alerts after storms

CBC | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada
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Toronto will issue public updates when storms and wet weather affect Lake Ontario. The decision to issue the updates was not one the government made...