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Climate warrior Jane Goodall isn't sold on carbon taxes and electric vehicles
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 04:00:12 EDT
English primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall poses for a photograph.

World-renowned primatologist and climate activist Jane Goodall says carbon pricing schemes like the one Canada has deployed aren't a silver bullet to solve the pressing threat of climate change.


Fear of China gnaws at summit in Washington
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 04:00:33 EDT
Long shot of House of Representatives

A subcurrent of worry pulsed through a summit involving distant Asian nations this week in Washington, but the event also offered a window into angst of global concern: Fears of a military standoff with China.


Shooting blanks: Why so many Canadian defence policies fail to launch
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EDT
A Canadian soldier in combat gear and camo makeup is shown in profile.

With absolutely no exceptions, every defence policy presented by the Canadian government over the past five decades has presented a vision of the world beyond our borders going to hell in a handbasket. The wars may be different, the adversaries might change, threats might have evolved — but the language almost always stays the same.


Q&A: 'Civil War' director Alex Garland on why writing female leads is less boring than writing for men
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EDT
Alex Garland is seen on set of the movie Civil War along with two men in army fatigues.

The highly anticipated film Civil War lands in theatres this week. The acclaimed filmmaker Alex Garland wrote and directed the feature. He spoke to CBC's Eli Glasner about the project, political divisiveness and why he centres so many of his films on women.


Why what's good for your heart could also help delay dementia
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EDT
Japanese dancer ReiNa dances as she teaches dance moves to students.

Medical researchers are exploring why nutrition, physical activity and other changes that are good for our hearts also tend to boost the health of the brain.


Canadians urged to avoid all travel to Israel as country braces for potential Iranian attack
Fri, 26 Jan 2024 04:01:20 EST
A woman speaks into a microphone.


Winning bidder for multimillion-dollar Gretzky card case says he's changed his mind
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:50:43 EDT
Jack Arshawsky is holding a wayne gretzky hockey card

The winner of the multimillion-dollar case of 1979-1980 O-Pee-Chee hockey cards — the set that contains Wayne Gretzky's rookie card — says he no longer wants them and is trying to find them a "better home."


Chinese custom or suspicious sale? Judge questions debtor's sale of house to son for $1
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:54:41 EDT
6626 Dover Road Nanaimo

When Hai Huang and his wife transferred ownership of their half-million-dollar home to his son for $1, the man to whom Huang owed $436,000 had questions. This week, a B.C. Supreme Court judge found the transfer of the home was a suspicious sale.


After community backlash, celeb chef David Chang will no longer enforce 'chili crunch' trademark
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:04:35 EDT
An adult Asian man wearing a khaki sweater speaks while holding a microphone.

After days of criticism, celebrity chef David Chang said he will no longer enforce the trademark for his chili crunch condiment. 


Quadriplegic Quebec man chooses assisted dying after 4-day ER stay leaves horrific bedsore
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 17:45:20 EST
A man gets his tears whiped


Former U.S. ambassador gets 15-year prison sentence after decades as secret Cuban agent
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:57:20 EDT
A July 11, 2001 file photo of Victor Manuel Rocha, who was then the U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia.

Victor Manuel Rocha, a former career U.S. diplomat, was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison after admitting he worked for decades as a secret agent for communist Cuba. The plea agreement leaves many unanswered questions about a betrayal that stunned the U.S. foreign service.


CEO leaves Native Women's Association of Canada engulfed in turmoil
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 21:27:41 EDT
An Indigenous organization's CEO speaks in front of a floral backdrop.

The most prominent Indigenous women's organization in Canada announced on Friday the departure of its chief executive officer amid internal turmoil.


Two of this Ontario city's highest paid employees don't even work there
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 10:48:37 EDT
Brampton city hall

Ontario's recently released Sunshine List of public sector employees who make over $100,000 reveals that two former Brampton employees — one fired in 2018 and the other fired in 2022 — took home over $1.5 million combined last year.


Rescue of trapped killer whale calf temporarily suspended
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:06:29 EDT
An orphaned orca calf is shown in a lagoon


Mac Neil edged by McIntosh in 100m fly as reigning Olympic champion sets the retirement record straight
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 19:14:01 EDT
A female swimmer is seen with her head above the water during an event.

Canadian Olympic swimming champion Maggie Mac Neil took time on Friday ahead of her 100-metre butterfly race at the Speedo Canadian Open to clarify a few things about her swimming future.


Eleanor Coppola, Hearts of Darkness director and matriarch of famed filmmaker family, dead at 87
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 19:30:39 EDT
Eleanor Coppola is seen at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2016.

Eleanor Coppola, a writer and director who documented the making of some of her husband Francis Ford Coppola's iconic films, including the infamously tortured production of Apocalypse Now, and who raised a family of filmmakers, has died. She was 87.


Animal control had 'no lawful basis' to seize dogs before fatal Edmonton attack, city review finds
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:15:39 EDT
Flowers seen on the ground in front of a house with a garage in the front.

The City of Edmonton says animal control officers acted appropriately when investigating two previous dog attacks at the south Edmonton home where an 11-year-old boy was later killed.


Ex-Thunder Bay police chief charged by OPP with obstruction, breach of trust
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 13:57:22 EDT
A woman in a police uniform poses for a photo.

Ontario Provincial Police have charged Sylvie Hauth, a former Thunder Bay police chief, as their investigation into the service brings forward more counts against current and former members of the force. Hauth's lawyer says she's confident she'll "prevail" at trial.


CSIS chief defends his spies' work after PM casts doubt on reliability of agency's reports
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EDT
A man in a suit sits at a desk behind a microphone.

The head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service appeared before the foreign interference inquiry Friday to defend his agency's work, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested he sometimes doubts the reliability of CSIS reports.


Canada broke its treaty promise, but Blood Tribe is barred from suing, Supreme Court rules
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 11:46:48 EDT
A building is shown in the background, with a sign that reads Supreme Court of Canada shown in the foreground.

Canada acted dishonourably by breaching its treaty obligations to the Blood Tribe in Alberta, but the band is barred from suing by the province’s statute of limitations, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled.