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Trudeau takes questions at Cambridge town hall LIVE

April 16, 2019

News·Live Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions at town hall event in Cambridge. Social Sharing Posted: Apr 16, 2019 7:00 PM ET | Last Updated: April 16 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions at town hall event in Cambridge. 0:00 Report Typo or Error|Send Feedback

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‘Apple can’t help’: How a molecular biologist trained stay-at-home moms to recover lost iPhone photos

April 6, 2019

Jessa Jones has always loved fixing things, and as a kid growing up in rural Maryland she knew that’s what she wanted to do for a living. But unlikely as it sounds, it was a battle with a blocked toilet that ultimately drove Jones to reshape a medical career — and specialize in recovering people’s […]

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The National for April 05, 2019

April 6, 2019

News·Video Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News Social Sharing Posted: Apr 05, 2019 10:00 PM ET | Last Updated: April 6 Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News 45:35 Report Typo or Error|Send Feedback

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‘We can’t eat our way out of this problem’: Buying canola oil won’t offset China’s cuts

March 27, 2019

An online push for Canadians to buy more canola products can’t begin to replace China’s appetite for roughly four million tonnes of raw seed a year — but canola farmers and industry representatives say every sale and sign of support counts for something. “It’s heartwarming,” canola farmer Lane Stockbrugger said from his farm near Englefeld, Sask. Stockbrugger, who is the chair of Saskatchewan’s […]

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Ottawa establishing investigation unit, national toll-free helpline to address abuse in sport

March 13, 2019

One month after a CBC News and Sports investigation revealed at least 222 coaches involved in amateur sports over 20 years have been convicted of sexual offences, Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan announced more initiatives to end what she calls “dirty secrets” in the country’s athletic landscape. On Wednesday afternoon, Duncan introduced an […]

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Why airplanes can be grounded — and the consequences

March 12, 2019

The Ethiopian Airlines crash killing all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians, marks the second time that aircraft has been involved in a deadly accident in less than six months. In October, a Lion Air jet of the same Boeing model plunged into the Java Sea, killing 189 people.  As investigators probe the cause of these accidents, some airlines and […]

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Parents ‘spreading the fear’ to their kids over Momo Challenge

March 2, 2019

Children frightened by stories about the so-called Momo Challenge — purported viral videos of a creepy creature that instructs kids how to harm their family or themselves — can blame at least one group of individuals for freaking them out: their parents. “Facebook parents are the ones who are spreading this like wildfire,” said Paul Davis, a social media […]

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Growing anti-vax movement has global ramifications

February 25, 2019

Welcome to The National Today newsletter, which takes a closer look at what’s happening around some of the day’s most notable stories. Sign up here and it will be delivered directly to your inbox Monday to Friday. TODAY: The anti-vaccination movement is spreading worldwide, leading to record-setting numbers in the resurgence of preventable disease. Electric cars are on […]

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Amber Alert mobile system working despite glitches, but could be tweaked, experts say

February 16, 2019

Some people received duplicate alerts on their mobile phones, some not until hours after the incident, and some as far away as Manitoba. But despite those glitches, the Amber Alert sent out Thursday to locate a missing 11-year-old Brampton, Ont., girl shows the mobile emergency system seems to be doing what it was intended to do, experts say.  Ontario […]

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What’s next for Alberta? Premier Rachel Notley weighs in on oil industry’s future

February 9, 2019

Alberta’s oil sector is under intense pressure from an economic downturn, cuts to production and uncertainty around the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, leaving many deeply concerned about the future of the province and its energy-based economy. The National co-host Rosemary Barton travelled to Edmonton this week to host a town hall where Premier Rachel Notley answered questions from Canadians about the difficult issues facing […]

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