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Extreme cold weather won't chill economy, unless it lasts

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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A blast of icy, winter weather that grounded flights and caused havoc across much of North America on Monday likely won't leave a major economic ...

Canadian Olympic hockey team to be revealed

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Sports

The wait is almost over. Following months, even years, of speculation on who will make Canada's 2014 Olympic men's hockey team, executive d...

Attawapiskat First Nation walkers trek to Ottawa with message

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Three walkers left Attawapiskat First Nation on Jan. 4 with the goal of trekking to Ottawa with a message for the government and their chiefs. Commu...

4 protests that got close to Stephen Harper

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

Stephen Harper hasn't yet had to come up with his own version of the Shawinigan handshake, but he has found himself surprisingly close to protest...

Dean Blundell Show cancelled after 13 years on Toronto airwaves

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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After a troubled few months, Dean Blundell and his namesake radio show will no longer be on the airwaves at CFNY's 102.1 the Edge. Blundell has ...

Mayor Rob Ford upbeat about storm clean up

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Mayor Rob Ford praised the progress clean up crews have made clearing fallen trees and branches after the December ice storm, but warned this week&ap...

MP Rob Anders to be challenged in own riding

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Politics

A new group has announced it will challenge MP Rob Anders for the Conservative party nomination in the riding of Calgary West before the next election...

Tomas Plekanec, Jaromir Jagr named to Czech Olympic squad

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Jaromir Jagr is in, Dominik Hasek is out for the Czech Republic's Olympic team heading to Vancouver in February. Jagr, 37, has spent the last tw...

Angelo Epassa, 4, missing since boarding school bus

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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A young boy got on a yellow school bus in northwest Toronto on Monday morning and has not been seen since, which has police concerned for his safety. ...

Surrey School District extends its 'No Letter Grades' program

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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The Surrey School District has extended a pilot program that marks a fundamental shift in how its elementary students are evaluated, abandoning tradit...

'Fluffy' Earth-mass planet is lightest ever to be weighed

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Astronomers have found and measured the mass of the lightest known planet outside the solar system, a "fluffy" celestial body 200 light-yea...

CanJet? More Like Can't Jet

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Travel

CanJet Airlines is facing criticism after about 400 passengers were left stranded on a runway in Fredericton for about six hours today when two planes...

Adding up the wind chill

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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With an extreme wind chill warning in effect for Toronto, here's a brief explanation of how the wind doesn't affect the temperature outside ...

Olivia Chow denies lieutenant-governor appointment rumour

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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New Democrat MP and possible Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow says she hasn't been offered an appointment as lieutenant-governor of Ontario,...

Acohol abuse programs in B.C., Amsterdam use moderation

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Innovative alcohol abuse treatment programs in Amsterdam and Vancouver are abandoning the idea of abstinence, instead letting chronic alcoholics have ...

Typo keyboard maker scoffs at BlackBerry patent lawsuit

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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The technology startup being sued by BlackBerry for allegedly infringing on the Canadian smartphone maker's keyboard design says the legal action...

Hockey Night Online: Canadians on the bubble

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada Sports

Watch on demand as host Rob Pizzo and guest Jim Hughson of Hockey Night in Canada discuss which players may or may not be named to Canada's Olym...

Ice storm highlights Toronto the Good - and the vulnerable

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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This winter's ice storm caused widespread power outages, with thousands going without power for days. It also revealed how dire the living condit...

Real estate boom continues in Canada's largest cities

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Repeated warnings of an overheated market failed to deter home buyers in Canada’s largest cities in 2013, with the number of Toronto home sales up t...

Drowning deaths in Quebec at 23-year low

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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A dramatic reduction in drowning deaths in 2013 in Quebec has made last year the least-deadly year since 1990. Fifty people drowned in 2013, says the...

Flu shots while pregnant tied to lower preterm birth risk

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Pregnant women who received a flu shot were less likely to deliver early or have babies with low birth weight, say researchers in Nova Scotia who ca...

Ice storm response too Toronto-centric, Tories argue

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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The Ontario Tories are calling the provincial response to December's pre-Christmas ice storm a "debacle", saying Premier Kathleen Wynne...

Climate change activists disrupt Stephen Harper event

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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Two climate change activists managed to sneak up behind Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday just as he was getting ready to start a question and ...

Daniel Boyer, FTQ president, promises vigilance in 2014

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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The Quebec Federation of Labour says that, despite a difficult year owing to allegations of misconduct at the province’s corruption inquiry, it’s ...

French news station TF1 airs 'cliché' video of wintry Quebec

CBC | Posted 03.08.2014 | Canada
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A French news station is raising some eyebrows after it aired a travel feature on Quebec City that some are calling cliché. The news announcer intro...