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Drinking watger

Microplastics contained in drinking water pose a "low" risk to human health at current levels, according to the World Health Organization.


A spat over the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is a sign of the growing box office muscle of the Walt Disney Company, which ended a sharing arrangement with Sony Pictures.

Trudeau Foreign Relations 20190821

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a foreign policy speech in Montreal today that had a noticeable domestic flavour, railing against the Conservatives and accusing them of flirting with "the forces of populism."

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Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northwestern Russia hasn't posed any radiation threat.


U.S. President Donald Trump doubled down on his comments accusing American Jews who vote for Democrats of "great disloyalty" Wednesday, saying any vote for a Democrat is a vote against Israel.


Shaw Communications Inc., Vidé​​​​​​​otron and Eastlink have joined major Canadian telecom companies that have expressed concern over the CRTC's decision to lower the prices that smaller internet providers have to pay them to use their networks.

Andrew Berry Sketch

A B.C. man accused of stabbing his two daughters to death is offering an alternate explanation for the murders, alleging that someone else came into his home and attacked his family.

Trans Mountain Pipe Stockpile

The federally owned Trans Mountain Corporation said Wednesday it has issued "notice to proceed" directives to construction contractors, mobilizing the workforce it needs to expand the pipeline.

PARL Ethics 20190821

The Liberal majority on the House of Commons ethics committee has voted down an opposition motion to call Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion to testify about his report concluding that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau violated the Conflict of Interest Act over the SNC-Lavalin affair.

mountain pine beetle

Lodgepole pines can send distress signals warning nearby trees of an imminent attack and urging them to get their defences in place, a new study from the University of Alberta found.


The Danish government expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over U.S. President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.

Lauralee Kelly

The Ontario government's revised sex-education curriculum for elementary schools includes instruction on health, cyber safety and consent, and requires school boards to allow parents to exempt children from certain teachings — though it's not clear how that policy will play out.

Black hole

First, astronomers made history when they detected a gravitational wave from two black holes merging. Then it was two neutron stars. Now, astronomers believe they've detected a gravitational wave coming from another first-time discovery: a black hole swallowing a neutron star.


We are still two months from the federal election, but industry groups, partisan advocates and unions have been busy spending big money on highly targeted Facebook ads to push their agenda.

Leah foster fight

Saskatchewan foster parents Erin and Trevor McLellan care for a six-year-old girl who has had thousands of epileptic seizures. The McLellans decided to go public after a dispute with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services over how much they are compensated.

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A Canada Border Services Agency agent breached federal privacy law when she took a photo of confidential police information and emailed it to a member of her family, says an internal report.


Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says NGOs are responsible.

Oyen collision

Three people are confirmed dead in the fiery 10-vehicle crash in a highway construction zone that prompted an evacuation alert in southern Alberta on Tuesday.

Grizzly bears, Whitecourt

Marjie Whitehead was watering the plants in her greenhouse just after noon on Saturday when she and her two dogs discovered three young grizzlies on her property near Whitecourt, Alta.

Feeding the fire

After decades of negotiations and planning, Thaidene Në​​​​​​​né​​​​​​​ National Park Reserve is now a protected area in the Northwest Territories.

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U.S. border protection has barred a young Canadian woman from crossing the border after cannabidiol (CBD) oil was found in her backpack — a non-psychoactive product of the cannabis plant she uses to treat the painful side effects of scoliosis.


Seven workers who were arrested during a Canada Border Services Agency raid at Vancouver's Hastings Racecourse on Monday have been ordered out of the country after Immigration and Refuge Board of Canada hearings.

Abbotsford Police Department car

Abbotsford Police are investigating a fatal hit and run that occurred on Tuesday night.

Evac order expanded

The BC Wildfire Service says a cold front from the Arctic is delivering more rain to the region thereby reducing fire activity.


The city of Vancouver says 75 residents of Oppenheimer Park, a tent city in the Downtown Eastside, have accepted offers to move into housing as the deadline to clear out of the park passes.


The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) says two officers attended the scene where a 14-year-old from Langley died from an apparent overdose. 

Cameron Dockrill

The aftermath of the motorcycle crash looks dramatic: the black sports bike is crushed into the back of a dump truck, its frame firmly wedged between the rear tire and the bed of the truck.

First Nations Seal Harvest Press Conference

A First Nations-led group in British Columbia is pushing for permission to cull seals and sea lions, pitching it as one way to help save the West Coast’s struggling salmon.

Spawning sockeye salmon Adams River B.C. 2018

With some of this year's salmon runs projected to be the lowest on record, West Coast salmon fishermen are demanding disaster relief from the federal and provincial governments.


When Vancouver's Michelle Liu tees off at the Canadian Women's Open, at just over 12 years of age, she'll be the youngest to ever do so. Liu spoke with CBC News ahead of her record-breaking debut on what she's looking forward to at her first big tournament.

60 million dollar man

The winner of a record breaking lottery jackpot, retired commercial fisherman and Richmond resident Joseph Katalinic, say he plans to “live like a king” with his new-found fortune.

Southern resident killer whales

B.C. scientists are trying to get a better look at one of the South Coast's most threatened marine mammals using thermal imaging cameras installed off Galiano Island, B.C. 

police searching for Brent Erskine

Victoria Police say a man who is charged with abducting his four-year-old daughter from Victoria has been arrested.

Watershed Park

Delta police have identified a person of interest in the case of suspicious meat found in North Delta’s Watershed Park.

Olivia Malcom memorial 10 June 2018

Charges have been laid against a Burnaby man police say was involved in a tragic crash that claimed the life of a teenager on Ladner Trunk Road last year.

Downtown Eastside

The numbers don't show evidence that things have grown significantly worse in a short period of time. So why do so many feel we're at a sudden breaking point?

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A masseur has been criminally charged after a woman alleged she was sexually assaulted in her downtown Vancouver home last week.

Andrew Berry Sketch

A B.C. man accused of stabbing his two daughters to death is offering an alternate explanation for the murders, alleging that someone else came into his home and attacked his family.

Trail building

Volunteer trail builders in the Chilliwack. B.C., area say provincial enforcement officers are cracking down on their unauthorized trails on Crown land, but gaining permits takes years in some cases.

Taxes 2015 Extra Income 20160407

A B.C. man who describes himself as a "natural person" not subject to tax law has taken his fight against prison time to the province's highest court — and he has lost, resoundingly.

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Blue Jays Dodgers Baseball

Max Muncy homered in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 Wednesday night for their 50th home victory of the season.

Japan Olympics Torch

With the Tokyo Olympics less than a year away, speculation is growing in Japan over who will be the final torchbearer to light the cauldron in the new Olympic Stadium, in the traditional ritual that begins every Games.

Ohashi scores perfect 10 at Aurora Games

American Katelyn Ohashi captures her second perfect 10 of the year at the Aurora Games in Albany, N.Y.

Northern Trust Golf

Rory McIlroy is unconvinced by the new staggered start to be used at this week's season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta and questioned on Wednesday whether it could affect the tournament's prestige.


The 20-year-old from Richmond Hill, Ont., toppled Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 6-2, 6-3 in third-round play on Wednesday in the first-ever meeting between the two players.


When Vancouver's Michelle Liu tees off at the Canadian Women's Open, at just over 12 years of age, she'll be the youngest to ever do so. Liu spoke with CBC News ahead of her record-breaking debut on what she's looking forward to at her first big tournament.


Megan Baltzell and Brittany Schutte each drove in five runs and Alex Hugo had a home run and four runs batted in as the United States thumped Canada 21-4 Wednesday in a women's baseball World Cup qualifier.


Anne-Catherine Tanguay, Brooke Henderson, Alena Sharp, Brittany Marchand and Jaclyn Lee have forged a tight bond on the LPGA Tour this season, and that circle will expand to a total of 15 Canadians at the national championship this week. Tanguay spoke on Wednesday about the sense of community Canada's elite female golfers have developed across the sport's amateur and pro ranks.


The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager.


Sinclair said Wednesday time has helped ease the pain of Canada's disheartening 1-0 World Cup quarter-final loss to Sweden on June 24 in Paris. The veteran team captain's focus now is on leading the squad into the 2020 Tokyo Games and chasing a third straight Olympic medal.

SOC MLS NYFC Impact 20180921

The Montreal Impact have fired head coach Rémi Garde and replaced him with Wilmer Cabrera. The move comes 27 games into the Garde's second season with the club as the Impact struggle to hang on to a Major League Soccer playoff spot.

TEN Rogers Cup Mens 20160725

Canada's Steven Diez is one victory away from his first main-draw berth at a Grand Slam after winning his second-round U.S. Open qualifier on Wednesday.

TEN Rogers Cup Women 20190811

Rogers Cup champion Bianca Andreescu will be seeded 15th when the U.S. Open main draw begins play on Monday. Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the tournament in 50 years on Aug. 11 after all-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams abruptly pulled out of the final due to a back injury.

Miracle at 35

Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbour with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones.

Senators colin white ottawa

The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Colin White to a six-year contract with an average annual value of $4.75 million US.


Phil Scrubb scored 24 points as Canada's men's basketball team completed a two-game sweep of New Zealand with a 103-100 overtime win in pre-FIBA World Cup action on Wednesday.

Sweden Pay Dispute Women's Hockey

Female hockey players in Sweden will go ahead with their boycott of an international tournament in Finland because of their unhappiness about pay and working conditions.


Russian race walker Sergei Bakulin, who was previously stripped of a world title for doping, has been banned again, this time for eight years.

Luge Redemption for Sam Edney

The Player's Own Voice podcast looks at how Canada's most successful male luger coped with the setbacks related to Russian doping scandals.


Canadian canoeist and 11-time world sprint champion Laurence Vincent Lapointe says she won't cast aside a 15-year Olympic dream she has put her heart and strength into, despite testing positive for the muscle-building substance Ligandrol.

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