Long hours, emotional toll pushed tissue bank specialist to leave New Brunswick | CBC News

Long hours, emotional toll pushed tissue bank specialist to leave New Brunswick | CBC...

During her time as a certified tissue bank specialist in New Brunswick, Parise Léger commonly worked more than 30 hours in a stretch. At one point, Léger said, she was one of only two specialists assigned to collect tissue donations, such as bones, tendons, heart valves and occasionally corneas, from anywhere in the province. But…
Philippines’ Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back to Canada | CBC News

Philippines’ Duterte loses patience, orders trash shipped back to Canada | CBC News

Ottawa has hired a company to bring dozens of containers of rotting garbage back to Canada from the Philippines. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced on Wednesday that her government has awarded a contract to Bolloré Logistics Canada.   "The company will begin preparation for shipping in the coming days. The removal will…
U.S. anti-abortion activists once ‘chipped away’ at Roe vs. Wade — now they’ve picked up a sledgehammer | CBC News

U.S. anti-abortion activists once ‘chipped away’ at Roe vs. Wade — now they’ve picked...

The anti-abortion movement is hitting an aggressive new stride in the United States. Whether it breaks into a sprint toward the Supreme Court is worrying reproductive rights activists amid a renewed push to reverse the long-standing precedent that legalized abortions. As part of a frenzy of recent legislative activity, Alabama and Missouri last week sought to criminalize nearly…
First legal outdoor planting season underway for recreational cannabis | CBC News

First legal outdoor planting season underway for recreational cannabis | CBC News

For the first time, Canadians are busy planting weeds in their gardens, rather than trying to prevent them. Or more accurately, they're planting "weed" in their gardens. The federal Cannabis Act specifies that each household can cultivate up to four plants — either indoors or out. Manitoba and Quebec have opted to prohibit homegrown cannabis,…
Brexit firebrand Farage appears poised for victory as EU divorce flounders | CBC News

Brexit firebrand Farage appears poised for victory as EU divorce flounders | CBC News

Under an unseasonably warm spring sun, a lineup of retirees crowded the sidewalk, waiting to get into Brentwood's hottest nightclub. The Sugar Hut, in Essex county, northeast of London, attracts British reality TV stars, but not usually senior citizens. The group had lined up to hear the populist, anti-establishment rhetoric of a man they view…
Risks vs. rights: Why some experts say it’s time for Twitter and Facebook to ban anti-vaccination posts | CBC News

Risks vs. rights: Why some experts say it’s time for Twitter and Facebook to...

As measles cases continue to rise in Canada and the U.S., experts are calling on social media platforms to ban anti-vaccination posts, saying the risks to public health created by misinformation outweigh the right to free speech. Industry giants like Facebook and Twitter recently announced measures to try to steer users toward scientifically sound information about vaccines,…
Raptors ride balanced attack past Bucks to even East final 2-2 | CBC Sports

Raptors ride balanced attack past Bucks to even East final 2-2 | CBC Sports

Kyle Lowry had 25 points, a limping Kawhi Leonard had 19, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 120-102 on Tuesday, tying the Eastern Conference finals series at two wins apiece. In one of the best all-around victories of this post-season, six Raptors scored in double figures. Norman Powell had 18 points, Serge Ibaka…
Federal government to buy two more Arctic ships from Irving to prevent layoffs | CBC News

Federal government to buy two more Arctic ships from Irving to prevent layoffs |...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Wednesday that the federal government is buying two more Arctic patrol ships on top of the six it has already ordered from Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding. However, unlike the first six ships, which are being built for the navy at a total cost of $3.5 billion, a government source…
Dishwasher that came with house catches fire, and owner learns it was subject of Whirlpool class action | CBC News

Dishwasher that came with house catches fire, and owner learns it was subject of...

A man in London, Ont., said he'll think twice about leaving his dishwasher running overnight after the appliance's control board overheated and caught fire and left his kitchen covered in soot. Geoff Evans had kicked up his feet to watch TV on May 12 when he heard an unusual buzzing noise coming from his kitchen. He went upstairs to investigate…
‘Distasteful alliances’: The secret story of Canada’s fight against migrants | CBC News

‘Distasteful alliances’: The secret story of Canada’s fight against migrants | CBC News

In 2009 and 2010, two boats carrying hundreds of Tamil asylum seekers from Sri Lanka — the Ocean Lady and the MV Sun Sea — reached Canadian shores. Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed to do everything in his power to prevent the arrival of other ships carrying what he called "illegal" migrants. This Migrant Smuggling Prevention…

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