CBC British Columbian
- UBC health students get training to help Indigenous patients
Curriculum trains students in cultural competency with emphasis on creating a safe, trusting relationship for Indigenous patients.
- The mystery bang that shook northeast B.C. was probably a fireball, astronomer says
Several residents of the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake regions of northeast B.C. heard a loud bang and experienced shaking Wednesday night in an event an astronomer says is consistent with a meteor shooting through the area.
- City of Vancouver says ammonia still the safest option for rink refrigeration
An ammonia leak is being blamed for the deaths of three people at an arena in Fernie, B.C. — but the City of Vancouver says it still believes ammonia is the safest option for cooling its rinks.
- TransLink to start consulting public on distance-based fare options
TransLink is ramping up conversations around changing its fare system, so people pay based on how far they travel.
- North Shore anglers warned about river hazards after heavy rainfall
Fire officials and longtime fishermen are concerned tourists and new anglers often aren't aware of the dangers of fishing on the Capilano river after a heavy rainfall.
- Raptors land 1st punch, knock out Bulls in home opener
Veteran C.J. Miles and the Raptors' young second unit guaranteed Toronto opened the new NBA season with a victory on Thursday.
- Figure Skating's Back! Team Canada Heads to Rostelecom Cup
Piper Gillies, Paul Poirier and Nam Nguyen are heading to Moscow for the first Grand Prix of the season. And now that it's fall, Olympians like Penny Oleksiak and Simone Biles are getting into the season.
- Kings' Jeff Carter out indefinitely after surgery to repair leg cut
Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a cut on his left leg.
- Move over Bolt: Has Andre De Grasse found a new rival?
Andre De Grasse lost his final chance at beating Usain Bolt when he suffered a hamstring injury on the eve of the world track and field championships. But the emergence of American Christian Coleman has track fans salivating of a potentially new and exciting rivalry.
- Fan-tastic! Man catches two HR balls in NLCS
After catching Justin Turner's game-ending home run at Dodger Stadium over the weekend, Keith Hupp came up with his second homer souvenir in the NL Championship Series, corralling the ball Cubs star Javier Baez hit into the bleachers at Wrigley Field on Wednesday night.
- Bill Morneau tries to divest himself of a controversy: Aaron Wherry
Just before question period, the finance minister summoned reporters to explain that he would be divesting himself of a million shares in his family business. In the House of Commons, the opposition would attempt to divest from Bill Morneau its pound of flesh.
- The Pollcast: What to watch in Monday's federal byelections
Four parties are in the running to win the byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean. Who has the best shot? Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined by the CBC's Nick Gamache and Radio-Canada's Louis Blouin to discuss.
- Airport security stops calling police on passengers carrying prescription pot
Canadian airport security screeners have stopped calling the police every time they process a passenger travelling with medical marijuana. CATSA changed its policy this month after an exponential growth in the number of passengers with prescription pot in their carry-on luggage.
- 'Not up to the federal government' to challenge Quebec's religious neutrality law: Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke for the first time about Quebec's controversial religious neutrality legislation Thursday saying it's not up to his government to challenge the law but that he would "always defend" people's rights under the charter.
- Fate of alleged Amanda Lindhout kidnapper now lies with judge as trial wraps
After weeks of emotional testimony, the fate of a man charged with holding Canadian journalist Amanda Lindhout hostage is in the hands of an Ontario Superior Court judge.
- Postmedia sees Q4 profit on sale of Informart unit
Postmedia Network Inc. reported a $40.3-million profit in its latest quarter, boosted by the sale of its Infomart business.
- Rogers Communications sees 'anemic' iPhone 8 demand
The CEO of Rogers Communications says he is seeing little demand for Apple's iPhone 8, adding to concerns about prospects for sales of the device.
- Nissan to suspend domestic production of cars for Japan market
Nissan Motor Co. is suspending domestic production of vehicles for the Japanese market for at least two weeks to address misconduct in its inspection procedures that led to a major recall, it said on Thursday.
- Cenovus selling Palliser assets in Alberta to Torxen for $1.3B
Cenovus Energy Inc. says it has agreed to sell its Palliser crude oil and natural gas assets in southeastern Alberta to Torxen Energy and Schlumberger for $1.3 billion.
- Canadian cities in the hunt for Amazon's HQ2 — but is it worth the shot?
The possibility of a Canadian city turning into the next Seattle — Amazon's existing home — is tempting, but experts say it's a risky proposition that comes with some drawbacks, like making operations more challenging for local technology companies.
- 18 illnesses tied to frozen breaded chicken products, Public Health Agency of Canada says
The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating 18 cases of salmonella linked to frozen raw breaded chicken products.
- Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat, doctors say
The passing of singer-songwriter Gord Downie also puts a spotlight on the need for more funding for research into the form of brain cancer that about 1,000 Canadians are diagnosed with every year.
- Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task
Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after procedures were carried out. The practice, deemed unnecessary by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year, found Radio-Canada's Enquête.
- Governments grappling with how to keep pot bought online out of the hands of underage users
The Liberal government's point man on pot legalization says strict safeguards will be put in place for home delivery of the drug once it is available for purchase online as planned.
- Kids not getting enough exercise, spend too much time with screens, StatsCan reports
Most Canadian children and youth are still not getting the recommended amount of daily physical activity.
Arts & Entertainment
- Los Angeles police investigate Harvey Weinstein sex assault allegation
Los Angeles police say they are investigating a possible sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein — the first involving the producer in the city.
- 'He really inspired me': Gord Downie's brother on his legacy and the work still left to be done
A day after the world learned of Gord Downie's death, his brother Mike Downie says their collaboration on an ambitious project aimed at reconciliation has motivated him to keep pushing for improved conditions within Canada's Indigenous communities.
- Shia LaBeouf pleads guilty to misdemeanour charge in Georgia
Shia LaBeouf will spend the next year on probation after the Transformers actor pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour charge of obstruction stemming from a public outburst in Georgia.
- British Film Institute strips Harvey Weinstein of high honour
The British Film Institute says it has stripped Harvey Weinstein of the BFI Fellowship, which the now-disgraced producer was awarded in 2002.
- Gord Downie's muse: 4 topics that influenced his songs
Gord Downie is known primarily as a chronicler of Canada, but his lyrics also dealt with bigger ideas, writes John Mazerolle.