Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

NHL legend Reggie Leach pays tribute to Fred Sasakamoose

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An NHL legend from Manitoba is honouring an NHL pioneer from Saskatchewan and the path he cleared for First Nations people dreaming of the big league.

Toronto women's pro hockey gains corporate sponsor

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PWHPA players based in Toronto are now Team Sonnet. The digital home and auto insurance company has made "a significant six-figure commitment" to the PWHPA, according to Sonnet marketing vice-president Brian Long.

Soccer legend Diego Maradona dead of heart attack at 60, his lawyer says

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona has died of a heart attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. He was 60 years old.

There was no one like Diego Maradona

CBC Sports' daily newsletter appreciates the one-of-a-kind life and career of the soccer great after his death at the age of 60.

5 British Columbians dying every day from overdose, coroner reports

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The BC Coroners Service says 162 people died in October due to overdoses from toxic illicit drugs.

Lack of accountability, 'culture of secrecy' allowed Montreal priest to prey on young boys, report finds

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A Montreal priest was able to sexually abuse two young boys, and terrorize several others over a 20-year span, because top officials in the Catholic Church ignored complaints about his behavior and, in some cases, tried to keep serious a...

Terry Fox favoured to appear on new $5 bill, survey suggests

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The top pick out of eight Canadians on a short list to appear on the next $5 bill is Marathon of Hope icon Terry Fox, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Romanian weightlifters lose London Olympic medals due to doping

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Two Romanian weightlifters were stripped of their 2012 Olympic medals on Wednesday after positive doping tests, extending the record of doping cases at any Summer or Winter Games to 77.

Federal Liberal government expected to legalize single-event sports betting

Sports Betting
Federal Justice Minister David Lametti will soon introduce legislation to legalize single-event sports betting in Canada — ending a decades-old prohibition on gambling that experts say has funnelled billions of dollars into the black mar...

Saudi activist's trial moved to specialized terrorism court following rare court appearance

The trial of Saudi activist Loujain Alhathloul, detained in Saudi Arabia since May 2018, has been transferred from Saudi Arabia's criminal court to a court specializing in terrorism charges, according to her family.

Thousands in Bangkok protest against the monarchy and government despite a crackdown

Thailand Protests
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Thailand took to the streets of the capital again on Wednesday as the government escalated its legal battle against them, reviving the use of a harsh law against defaming the monarchy.

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