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Watch live as Premier Jason Kenney officially launches his government's $30 million war room to fight what it calls misinformation about the province's energy industry.

SAUDI-ARAMCO/IPO

The Saudi kingdom has been talking about selling some shares of its prized oil giant for years. But the Saudi Aramco IPO comes during a rough time for global oil producers.

Terry Coventry

A 74-year-old man from Whitehorse says he’s going to stay in the city for his final days, foregoing life-saving hemodialysis available to him in Vancouver, to inspire the government to offer the treatment close to home.

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There were no survivors when a twin-engine propeller aircraft crashed into a quiet, rural community in southwest B.C. on Tuesday night, RCMP have confirmed, although there's no confirmation yet on how many people were aboard the small plane.

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A pair of armed people targeted a New Jersey kosher grocery in an attack that killed six people including the shooters, though the motive of the attack remains unclear, public safety officials say.

Time Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg, the teen activist from Sweden who has urged immediate action to address what's being called a global climate crisis, on Wednesday was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2019.

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"Increased volcanic activity" on White Island is holding New Zealand police back from recovering the bodies of those presumed dead in Monday's eruption.

Janice George

The Squamish Nation in B.C. voted last night to approve one of the largest real estate projects run by a First Nation in Canada.

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A series of unlikely events helped uncover what happened in 1962 to two newborns in Come By Chance, N.L. — but it might have remained unknown if someone hadn't asked questions and connected the dots. "It's so hurtful. It's like your heart is broken all of the time," says one of the men.

RCMP

Police organizations are attempting to recruit more women, but a key consideration of how to best support and retain women who are already in uniform is being overlooked, write Souhila Baba and Andréanne Angehrn.

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Karel Pekarek's terminal cancer went undiagnosed after two visits to two emergency rooms in B.C.'s Lower Mainland in June. His family knows an earlier diagnosis may not have saved his life, but they say it could have eased his pain as he died.

Mexico US Canada Trade

Canada has again joined Mexico and the U.S. to sign on to the final — and this time they really mean final, apparently — text to improve the North American free trade agreement. What do these changes mean for Canada?

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Canadian soldiers spent a dozen years fighting a war in Afghanistan. Almost 160 of them lost their lives to that mission. A new report out of Washington says the war failed to achieve its aims. So why aren't our MPs asking questions?

Male jobs collage

An estimated 33,000 young men in Alberta are looking for work but not finding it. That number has doubled in the span of seven months, putting the unemployment rate for males under the age of 25 at nearly 20 per cent, roughly twice the rate of their female peers.

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British Conservative Leader Boris Johnson, a politician known as much for making off-colour comments and headline-grabbing gaffes as winning elections, has been on his best behaviour during the Brexit election. If the polls are any indication, it's working.

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A conversation between allies long ago — one the participants themselves may have forgotten by now — neatly but indirectly summed up Canada’s experience in the Afghan war.

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While Alberta Premier Jason Kenney calls on the federal government to approve the Teck Frontier Mine — a proposed open-pit oilsands mine, the largest ever — one First Nation is accusing him of indirectly sabotaging the project by neglecting to address lingering environmental concerns.

Byron Wood

Health-care professionals who work in Vancouver-area hospitals and medical clinics will no longer be required to attend 12-step programs if they want to keep their jobs after being diagnosed with addiction.

B.C. Supreme Court

A B.C. woman has lost a desperate bid to preserve sperm taken from her late husband in the hours after his death in the hope she might still be able to bear his child.

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Octopus versus eagle

John Ilett and his colleagues were working at a fish farm off the coast of northern Vancouver Island this week when they spotted a bald eagle in the death grip of an octopus and filmed the unfolding drama.

Micah Messent

Micah Messent was passionate about the environment, education and reconciliation. His legacy is being honoured through an endowment to support two awards for Vancouver Island University students and an award to be given annually by the Canadian Parks Council.

Netflix-TV

With Netflix, Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and several other major American streamers now competing in Canada alongside homegrown counterparts including CBC Gem and Crave, many film and TV creators here are expressing a cautious optimism.

TERRACE BOWLING ALLEY

Chris Olson wants Terrace city council to allow more time before the land is redeveloped, so someone can lease Barney's Bowl and a permanent solution can be found.

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There were no survivors when a twin-engine propeller aircraft crashed into a quiet, rural community in southwest B.C. on Tuesday night, RCMP have confirmed, although there's no confirmation yet on how many people were aboard the small plane.

Kitimat LNG

The decision by Chevron Corp. to try to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Kitimat LNG project on the B.C. coast throws a symbolic dash of "long-dated cold water" on growth in the Canadian natural gas industry, an analysis says.

Distracted Driving B.C.

The decision is expected to provide more clarity on murky distracted driving regulations, with the ruling judge outlining the definition of using a device while driving. 

Janice George

The Squamish Nation in B.C. voted last night to approve one of the largest real estate projects run by a First Nation in Canada.

Karelpekarek

Karel Pekarek's terminal cancer went undiagnosed after two visits to two emergency rooms in B.C.'s Lower Mainland in June. His family knows an earlier diagnosis may not have saved his life, but they say it could have eased his pain as he died.

Military Suicides 20190415

A conversation between allies long ago — one the participants themselves may have forgotten by now — neatly but indirectly summed up Canada’s experience in the Afghan war.

Byron Wood

Health-care professionals who work in Vancouver-area hospitals and medical clinics will no longer be required to attend 12-step programs if they want to keep their jobs after being diagnosed with addiction.

Cranbrook christmas decor

Among the bounty open to the highest bidder until Dec. 11 are eight larger-than-life soldiers, nine giant green bells and a few massive poinsettias. All of them were used for decades to decorate the city's downtown during past holiday seasons.

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The holidays can bring hazards into your home that can pose a danger to your feline family members. Veterinarian Sandy Jamieson offers advice.

Crash scene

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP have confirmed multiple fatalities after a small plane crash on Gabriola Island, located off the east coast of Vancouver Island.

B.C. Supreme Court

A B.C. woman has lost a desperate bid to preserve sperm taken from her late husband in the hours after his death in the hope she might still be able to bear his child.

speculation tax increases to 2%

The B.C. government has announced it is raising the Speculation and Vacancy Tax on Dec. 31 from 0.5 per cent to two per cent for foreign owners and for satellite families, the majority of whose income is not reported on a Canadian tax return.

MENG WANZHOU

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered Canada's attorney general to turn over a trove of documents related to Meng Wanzhou's arrest to the Huawei executive's legal team.

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Metro Vancouver Transit Police have arrested a man for allegedly groping a female SkyTrain passenger, only to discover the man was already wanted for a second alleged groping incident on public transit in June.

Sharla Marr

Sharla Marr was on top of all her Christmas baking this year — until a bear broke into her freezer and munched its way through her holiday supplies.

HARBOUR AIR ELECTRIC PLANE

Vancouver-based Harbour Air on Tuesday completed the first test fight of an all-electric commercial seaplane.

Sports News

CBC | Sports News

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The Montreal Canadiens say Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe has been diagnosed with oral cancer. The 71-year-old played most of his 16-year NHL career with the team and won six Stanley Cups.

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The Montreal Canadiens' recent eight-game slide certainly shone a light on the team's deficiencies and if there is one thing most fans can agree on it's that there are many. But where the debate rages is how general manager Marc Bergevin should address them, and at the centre of that debate is the team's first-round pick in next June's draft.

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Last year's NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard drew a crowd in his return to Toronto on Wednesday. While downtown billboards heralded him coming back for the first time as a Los Angeles Clipper, the 28-year-old faced a media throng at the morning shootaround.

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Russian boxers will only take part in the Tokyo Olympics next summer if doping sanctions forcing them to compete as neutral athletes are overturned, the general secretary of the Russian Boxing Federation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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Tiger Woods deferred the first pick for pairings in the Presidents Cup, and then made sure he was in the opening match Thursday with Justin Thomas at 5:32 p.m. ET against Marc Leishman, the Australian who led qualifying for the International team at Royal Melbourne.

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Many fans commemorated the Toronto Raptors' championship win in June with tattoos. Waterloo, Ont., tattoo artist Sean Martin says he doesn't judge because he's used to people 'wanting weird things tattooed in weird places.'

World Champions

The Player's Own Voice podcast learns about the intense team building process for the reigning world champions, Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes

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Santa Claus's pen is probably running out of ink keeping track of the NHL this year.

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Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million US contract over nine years, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.

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John Tavares scored two goals and added an assist at the Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 Tuesday night.

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Sean Monahan scored for the fourth straight game, Cam Talbot stopped 46 shots and the Calgary Flames extended their winning streak to six straight games under interim coach Geoff Ward with a 5-2 win over the listless Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday night.

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Sebastian Aho had a pair of goals as the Carolina Hurricanes blew past the Edmonton Oilers with a 6-3 victory on Tuesday.

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Connor McDavid committed an uncharacteristic error in the Oilers' 6-3 loss to Carolina.

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The Winnipeg Jets scored three goals in a two-minute span during the second period to propel them to a 5-1 victory against Detroit on Tuesday — extending the Red Wings' losing streak to 12 games.

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Tomas Tatar's 10th goal of the season ended Tristan Jarry's franchise-record shutout streak and sparked the Montreal Canadiens to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.

Kim Boutin's Breakthrough

After taking a break to understand her limits, Canada's Kim Boutin has become a world record-setting speed skater.

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Today's edition of our newsletter is about the surprising news that the Dallas Stars fired their head coach for "unprofessional conduct," and what the NHL plans to do about its crisis of coaches behaving badly.

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Two nights after Paul George's hostile treatment in Indiana, it should be nothing but love for his teammate Kawhi Leonard in Toronto.

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The Dallas Stars on Tuesday dismissed second-year head coach Jim Montgomery due to "unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League."

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Gary Bettman addressed a potential new code-of-conduct policy for the league on Monday. At the NHL Board of Governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif., he spoke publicly for the first time since various allegations surfaced against coaches.

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