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  • Michelle Obama talks social media and raising daughters at Vancouver event

    But Obama said that's what's happening around the world every day. Most people are fundamentally getting along, and they're more alike than they are different, Obama said at the first of two sold-out events she was speaking at on Thursday. "Social ...

    CBC.ca 6 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Stars to wear statement black at BAFTA awards

    The furor over sexual misconduct forms a somber backdrop to the awards, whose front-runners include monster fantasia The Shape of Water, tragicomedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and World War II flag-waver Darkest Hour. A win at the ...

    CBC.ca 6 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Nothing can stop Mike and Jenna, Iqaluit's legally-blind love story

    It's a classic love story: boy meets girl on Skype during a computer repair, boy moves to Canada, boy and girl move to Nunavut. Oh, and both boy and girl are legally blind. Wait, that's not how it goes, you say? Well, don't tell that to Iqaluit's Jenna ...

    CBC.ca 13 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Greyhound bus crash north of Prince George injures one

    A Greyhound bus has crashed north of Prince George, B.C.. A least one person has been taken to hospital with minor injuries after the crash, according to Emergency Health Services. One witness described seeing the bus after it left the road on Highway ...

    CBC.ca 17 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Snowfall, freezing temperatures in store for BC this weekend

    On the South Coast — including Whistler, Metro Vancouver, Victoria, the Sunshine Coast and eastern Vancouver Island — Environment Canada is only warning of the potential for snowfall, but says the coldest air of the season is on its way. Temperatures ...

    CBC.ca 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • What to do in Regina and Saskatoon for the Family Day Weekend

    Hall of Famers like Wendel Clark and Brian Trottier will don their skates for a game between NHL and WHL alumni at the Brandt Centre. Family activities such as obstacle courses and pickup games will also be happening. Disney Day is happening at the ...

    CBC.ca 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • 6 fun things to do this Islander Day long weekend on PEI

    1. Jack Frost Festival. This is one of the most exciting weekends of the winter on P.E.I. if you have small children — The Jack Frost Festival is on. The outdoor fun begins Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Charlottetown Event Grounds on the waterfront ...

    CBC.ca 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Harnessing butterflies: preparing for mental challenges of Olympics

    Months of gruelling training comes down to just one moment at high-level competitions and, for many athletes, the mental strains can be as challenging as the physical ones. Bruce Pinel, a sports psychologist based in Victoria, B.C., has helped ...

    CBC.ca 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • Ladysmith, BC, dog fetches Best in Breed at New York competition

    A Vancouver Island dog had a big win in New York this week. Miss Andie, a Newfoundland, took Best in Breed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. "I think it's something most people in the dog world dream of," said Ladysmith, B.C., resident Cindy ...

    CBC.ca 20 hours, 50 minutes ago
  • New Westminster spends $70000 to spruce up 'Stairway to Nowhere'

    The vision. Velkova would like the staircase resemble the public art project in Bastion Square in downtown Victoria. The display allows people to play music on the railings, which light up in bright colours. "It can become part of a lot of the events ...

    CBC.ca 1 day, 6 hours ago
  • What's open and closed this Family Day in Hamilton

    ... Dundas, Flamborough, Rosedale, Victoria Park, Warden Park and Winona. Rec. centres and arenas will also have modified hours and programs. Libraries: All libraries are closed except for Central Library and Turner Park branch, which will be open 1 p ...

    CBC.ca 1 day, 6 hours ago
  • LGBTQ activists launch petition for new ministerial position, call for representation

    Veronica Greer, who ran as one of four transgender candidates in the 2017 British Columbia provincial election, spearheaded the petition. Transgender candidates hope to break through in B.C. vote. "What we are looking for is representation in ...

    CBC.ca 1 day, 17 hours ago
  • BC lacks climate change policies, especially for wildfires and flooding, audit finds

    British Columbia has no clear plan to prevent threats such as wildfires, flooding and drought as it works to adapt to the risks posed by climate change, the province's auditor general says. Carol Bellringer says there is little monitoring of progress ...

    CBC.ca 1 day, 20 hours ago
  • Cancer warning labels on booze aren't coming back, Yukon says

    The researchers, based at the University of Victoria, want to determine what, if any, impact alcohol warning labels have on consumer attitudes and behaviours. "The world has been watching, and I can feel a collective sigh of relief that the study now ...

    CBC.ca 1 day, 20 hours ago
  • Victoria Street bridge demo now set for Feb. 24-25

    A new date has been set for the demolition of the Victoria Street bridge in Kitchener. The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has confirmed the bridge will now come down starting at 4 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and work will go for about 30 hours until ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 6 hours ago
  • Meat Cove man hopes ice road photo leads to better road maintenance

    A Meat Cove, N.S., resident is hoping a widely shared photo he took on Monday of an ice-glazed road will lead to better maintenance of it. Jerome MacKrous said he, his brother and his friend were driving out of the area Monday morning to attend a ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 6 hours ago
  • Despite lip service on reducing waste, Ottawa gave Alberta plastics giant $35M grant

    A day after the grant was made public, Trudeau hosted a roundtable at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with the heads of multinationals and several international environment activists and academics. There, he promised Canada would use ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 6 hours ago
  • Strait Area Transit hopes to expand to Victoria, Antigonish counties

    Strait Area Transit hopes to roll into more communities this summer. The non-profit transportation service, established in 2008, has applied to the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board to expand services into the town and county of Antigonish, N.S., as ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 13 hours ago
  • Police looking at Florida shooting suspect's 'very disturbing' social media posts

    The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to a law enforcement official and former schoolmates ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 13 hours ago
  • Parents recount personal cost of unavailable, unregulated BC, child care

    Paul Kershaw, a professor with University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health, said Tuesday's throne speech signalled the government's commitment to assist young families who have been "beaten down" by child care and other ...

    CBC.ca 2 days, 17 hours ago