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UBC student blinded by domestic attack graduates law school

25 May 2017 04:19


Rumana Monzur Grad 1

As Rumana Monzur was guided to the podium to give a speech to law graduates at the University of British Columbia Wednesday, a hush fell over the crowd of more than 1,000 people gathered at the Chan Shun Concert Hall.


Republican election hopeful allegedly body-slams reporter

25 May 2017 03:33


Montana Special Election

A reporter said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed him Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the nationally watched special election.


Cannabis compound shown to slash seizures in kids with rare form of epilepsy

24 May 2017 23:23


Epilepsy Marijuana Kids 20150510

A compound found in cannabis reduced convulsive seizures in children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly half, a new study shows, validating the anecdotal evidence of some parents who've been pushing for such a treatment.


New report proposes elevator to Granville Island

24 May 2017 22:52


Granville Island elevator mockup

Granville Island is a tourist mecca and major destination in Vancouver, but traffic snarls and poor transit service can make getting there a major pain in the neck. How about taking an elevator?


Canada brings home 1 of 2 Aurora surveillance planes from anti-ISIS mission

24 May 2017 21:00


Operation IMPACT

One of the Canadian air force spy planes assigned to the campaign against the Islamic State has been quietly withdrawn and brought home, CBC News has learned. The CP-140 surveillance plane has flown out of Kuwait since the fall of 2014.


Bell Canada must 'honour' commitment to modernize email system, government says

24 May 2017 20:17


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Overdue by more than two years, there's still no word on when Bell Canada will make good on a $245-million contract to modernize the government's email system.


Justice minister's father calls missing and murdered inquiry a 'bloody farce'

24 May 2017 19:49


Hereditary chief Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson, a hereditary chief and the father of federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, says the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is a "bloody farce" and the commissioners leading it need to be replaced.


Temperatures to 'teeter-totter' across Canada this summer

24 May 2017 19:40


Summer weather forecast

The Weather Network released its summer forecast Tuesday, and chief meteorologist Chris Scott said it may feel like being on a teeter-totter.


Vote recount leaves B.C. Liberals one seat short of a majority

24 May 2017 19:34


Courtenay Comox Ronna-Rae Leonard and Jim Benninger

The final count of the B.C. election has concluded, and the result remains just as uncertain as it was on election night, with the Liberals just short of a majority.


'We don't believe in killing innocents,' says father of accused Manchester bomber

24 May 2017 16:20


Britain Concert Blast

The father of the man identified as the Manchester Arena suicide bomber denies his son was linked to militants, but the chief constable of the city's police force said it was "very clear this is a network we are investigating."


Procter & Gamble to close Brockville, Ont. plant

24 May 2017 15:49


Earns Procter Gamble

The city of Brockville, Ont., is losing its largest industrial employer, a "significant" part of its economy and nearly 500 well-paid manufacturing positions, said Mayor David Henderson, as Procter & Gamble announced today the closure of the plant.


'The Bank of Canada is not spooked:' Why the central bank is holding rates steady

24 May 2017 14:26


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The Bank of Canada keeps its benchmark interest rate steady , but signals that could change once the weak U.S. economy starts to rebound as expected through the latter part of the year.


Price tag for fixing Phoenix pay system now tops original cost

24 May 2017 13:36


Steve MacKinnon

The cost to fix the troubled Phoenix pay system has risen above the original amount the federal government spent to implement it.


Father, 2 brothers of Manchester bomber detained as police hunt for 'network'

24 May 2017 09:41


Britain Concert Blast

The father and a brother of the man identified as the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, have been arrested in Libya, according to a Libyan security forces spokesperson.


'Bitcoin is a classic mania': Value of cryptocurrency surges 400% in a year

24 May 2017 09:00


Bitcoin U.S. dollars

The value of bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency with global name recognition, has surged past $2,000 US.


U.S. views on NATO polarized while allied support climbs

24 May 2017 09:00


Trudeau and Trump

A new report by the Pew Center, a U.S. think-tank, says NATO is looking a lot better to allies than it did two years ago, despite the harsh rhetoric of U.S. President Donald Trump. The research was released just ahead of this week's summit.


Never before has so much steaming hypocrisy occupied the White House: Neil Macdonald

24 May 2017 09:00


USA-TRUMP/SAUDI

Trump is more capable than even his peers in Third World dictatorships of saying something β€” or promising something, or delivering judgment on something β€” and then turning around and doing that very thing, fecklessly and without the slightest shame, and then attacking anyone who notices.


Court orders condo owners to sell following complaints of abusive behaviour

24 May 2017 05:08


Strata dispute

The court battle between a Burnaby couple and their strata corporation has ended with a court order to sell their condo and vacate it within the month.


'Taken from this world too soon': Concertgoers mourned as more Manchester victims ID'd

23 May 2017 13:49


manchester victims composite

A teenage superfan of American singer Ariana Grande, a primary school student "loved by everyone," a mid-20s man and a Polish couple were among the first people publicly identified as being among the 22 killed in an attack following a concert in Manchester, England.


Goodbye cubicles β€” companies invest in 'better' workplaces

23 May 2017 09:00


Deloitte atrium stairs

A growing number of Canadian companies believe it’s time to overhaul the old office layout where cubicles, offices and meeting rooms are the only options. The new buzzwords are flexibility and choice.

          
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