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Lonely shoveller in St. John's blizzard

A blizzard in eastern Newfoundland has much of St. John's hunkering down for the day, facing an onslaught of severe weather, including heavy snow and strong winds, with a state of emergency for the city in place.

1/17/2020 2:32:25 AM

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will give an update on Canada's response to the destruction of a Ukrainian passenger flight in Iran last week that killed all 176 people aboard. CBC News will carry his remarks live starting at 10:30 a.m. ET. 

1/17/2020 7:14:27 AM

Guy with thermostat

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at ways to reduce the emissions from heating and how the oil and gas industry could help access some of Alberta's lithium deposits.

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM

Del Bigtree at VIP event

As anti-vaccination misinformation continues to persist online, an undercover Marketplace investigation provides a rare glimpse into inner workings of the movement.

1/17/2020 3:00:32 AM


Several immigration lawyers say they're concerned about Canada's new preclearance act, which gives added powers to U.S. customs officers to strip-search, question and detain U.S.-bound travellers on Canadian soil. The federal government says the act will benefit Canadians by streamlining things at airports.

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM


Former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join President Trump's impeachment trial defence team, Trump's legal team and a source said on Friday.

1/17/2020 10:06:04 AM


Thursday's Senate vote means the revised North American free trade agreement is on its way to Donald Trump's desk for a signature, possibly as early as next week. But how quickly will Canada ratify?

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM


Health advocates say a safe supply of opioids is critical to help stop people from overdosing on tainted street drugs. Now, a pilot project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside provides some high-risk users with access to an automated machine that dispenses opioids prescribed by a doctor.

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM


Environment Canada's Dave Phillips has crunched three decades of data to pinpoint winter's most miserable day, depending on where you live.

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM

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As the #MeToo movement sweeps across industry after industry, some in the fundraising sector say it's time for their profession to step up efforts to tackle and prevent sexual harassment.

1/17/2020 4:00:00 AM

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If ever there was a time the Conservatives should avoid doing the same thing while expecting a different outcome, this would be it, writes Éric Blais.

1/16/2020 2:26:41 PM


Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said President Donald Trump is a "clown" who only pretends to support the Iranian people but will "push a poisonous dagger" into their backs, as Iran's supreme leader struck a defiant tone in his first Friday sermon in Tehran in eight years.

1/17/2020 4:03:31 AM

Guinea Ebola Vaccine

Dalhousie University professor Matthew Herder accessed hundreds of government documents to find out what really happened as Canadian scientists tried for years to get the pharmaceutical industry interested in their discovery of an Ebola vaccine.

1/17/2020 3:00:00 AM

Tammy Bouvette

The office of B.C.'s attorney general has appointed one of the country's top defence lawyers to probe the conduct of prosecutors involved in a second-degree murder charge laid against a babysitter in 2011.

1/16/2020 9:52:28 PM


China's population has crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall.

1/17/2020 5:08:42 AM