The Story of Us controversy

A new CBC series is being criticized by Nova Scotia officials who say it rewrites the history of Canada's first permanent settlement

  • Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post
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    Dalhousie student faces disciplinary action over Canada 150 post

    A Dalhousie University student is facing disciplinary action over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan said she was given the option to undergo counselling and write a reflective essay after the Halifax-based school conducted an investigation into a complaint about her online comments, but she says she refused. "It was really offensive, to be honest, for the university to tell me that they're going to teach me how to talk about racism in a more collaborative way, when racism is very harsh … there's no nice way to talk about it," the 22-year-old Muslim woman said.

  • 'Get out of my way': Nurse recounts frantic efforts in Edmonton dental office to revive little girl
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    'Get out of my way': Nurse recounts frantic efforts in Edmonton dental office to revive little girl

    Alerted to a medical emergency at the dental office next door, registered nurse Chelsea Moriartey grabbed a crash cart and ran to help. Dr. William Mather was holding a mask over the girl's mouth. The final witness called by tribunal counsel at the dental college hearing into Mather's alleged professional misconduct, Moriartey, who is also a CPR instructor, said she instantly realized the other nurse was using the wrong technique.

  • Breaking down the boot boom: Why are Blundstones so popular?
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    Breaking down the boot boom: Why are Blundstones so popular?

    It seems to be a common problem in mudrooms across Canada, and it's all because of the popularity of Blundstone Originals — slip-on, ankle-length leather boots with elastic sides. "Every porch you go into, pretty much, you're going to see a pile of, typically, rustic browns in the corner," says Jameila Ali, who handles marketing and inventory at First Western Boutique in St. John's, one of Canada's earliest sellers of Blundstones. First Western Boutique on Duckworth Street has been open since 1999, and started selling Blundstone boots shortly after.

  • Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
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    Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman

    The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general. The administration also insisted it's long past time to end the political squabbling and insult trading over President Donald Trump's compassion for America's war dead, even as it lobbed fresh vilification at Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson.

  • Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer
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    Alabama inmate defiant before execution for killing officer

    The convicted killer of a police officer used his final moments before being put to death to curse at the state of Alabama, raising his middle fingers in defiance at the start of a lethal injection his lawyers described as inhumanely painful. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was executed Thursday for the 1997 slaying of Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon. McNabb shot Gordon five times as the officer sat in his patrol car after arriving at a traffic accident McNabb caused while fleeing a bail bondsman.

  • Internet cable installation turns into 'nightmare' for residents
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    Internet cable installation turns into 'nightmare' for residents

    When workers from Bell Canada came to install fibre optic internet cables, Steve Stinson didn't know it would lead to the removal of the tree in his front yard. "I'm going to lose it," Stinson told CBC Toronto, gesturing toward the large linden tree on his tiny property near Dupont and Shaw streets. Stinson said the city workers will be by on Saturday to take down the tree.

  • Nets' national anthem singer kneels to finish performance
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    Nets' national anthem singer kneels to finish performance

    The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance. Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play the Orlando Magic.

  • 8-year-old boy flagged as security threat takes the fight to clear his name to Ottawa
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    8-year-old boy flagged as security threat takes the fight to clear his name to Ottawa

    Two years after Adam Ahmed was stopped at Pearson airport while travelling to a hockey game and flagged as a possible security threat, the young boy's fight to clear his name and that of hundreds of others is heading to Parliament Hill. "It started with Adam, but it's become something a lot bigger," his father, Sulemaan Ahmed, told CBC News ahead of the deputations. Canada's no-fly list — officially called the Specified Persons List under the Secure Air Travel Act (SATA) — dates back to 2007, and while the government has refused to confirm specific numbers, is estimated to contain as many as 2,000 names of people considered a threat.

  • The new Teck Acute Care Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital is finally set to open.
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    The new Teck Acute Care Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital is finally set to open.

    Lynn Colliar has an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the new Teck Acute Care Centre at B.C. Children’s Hospital.

  • Putin brands Canada's adoption of new Magnitsky law as political gamesmanship
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    Putin brands Canada's adoption of new Magnitsky law as political gamesmanship

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused Canada of playing "unconstructive political games" by passing its own Magnitsky law this week. The embassy had already said that Parliament's unanimous adoption this week of a Magnitsky act will cause irreparable harm to Canada-Russia relations. The law targets the actions of gross human rights violators in all countries, not just Russia.

  • 'We should be in alignment': B.C. looks to shift date for Family Day
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    'We should be in alignment': B.C. looks to shift date for Family Day

    B.C. Premier John Horgan is looking into changing the Family Day holiday to align with other provinces. The premier's office says Horgan has long held the position that the February holiday should be changed. The Family Day holiday was created by the then-ruling Liberals in 2012.

  • Discredited vaccine paper from UBC researchers highlights issue in retraction process, experts say
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    Discredited vaccine paper from UBC researchers highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

    A scientific paper linking an ingredient in vaccines to autism in mice has been discredited and a retraction is imminent, but Canadian researchers say the incident highlights a broader problem of flawed studies continuing to be available online. "It attacks the credibility of science ... garbage science has an impact," said Jim Woodgett, investigator and director of research at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto, said of the soon-to-be-withdrawn paper. Elsevier is one of the world's largest scientific publishing companies, overseeing the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry.

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    Why the murder of a journalist in Malta sent ripples as far as Canada

    Consider what's happened since Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a bomb that exploded under her car, and you'll get a glimpse into just how influential she was. In a rare move, Pope Francis sent a letter of condolence to Caruana Galizia's three sons. EU leaders called for a full international investigation into what one termed "an event of unprecedented gravity." Malta's government is offering a $2.2 million reward and full protection for anyone with information on who killed her. Such was the influence of Caruana Galizia, who didn't work for a large news media organization.

  • DFO raids lobster pound, seizes seafood shipment at Halifax airport
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    DFO raids lobster pound, seizes seafood shipment at Halifax airport

    A raid carried out on a lobster pound on Nova Scotia's southwest shore Monday "was a long time coming," according to one local resident. Gerald LeBlanc was standing on a wharf in Belliveaus Cove earlier this week when he said he saw a slew of DFO and RCMP trucks and cars swarm into the parking lot of Guang Da International.

  • To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call her
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    To learn how to say New Zealand leader's name, just call her

    When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to correctly pronounce the name of New Zealand's incoming prime minister, he — unwittingly — went straight to the top. According to The New Zealand Herald, Tiger Webb of Australia's ABC Radio called the New Zealand Parliament on Friday to find out how Jacinda Ardern, who takes over as prime minister this coming week, pronounces her surname. Webb was transferred to the Labour Party's offices, and none other than Ardern herself answered the phone.

  • Bus driver could face disciplinary action for showing support for Bill 62 protest
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    Bus driver could face disciplinary action for showing support for Bill 62 protest

    A Montreal city bus driver who showed support for protesters denouncing Quebec's new religious neutrality law could face disciplinary action, a spokesperson for the city's public transit agency has confirmed. A driver was seen and heard honking and covering his face during a protest against the new law, known as Bill 62, on Friday morning. Kathryn Jezer-Morton, one of the protest organizers, told CBC News "it really seems unfair" that the driver would suffer any consequences for expressing his opinion.

  • 'Facebook found my truck': Limited edition truck returned to its owner
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    'Facebook found my truck': Limited edition truck returned to its owner

    Social media helped Gary Morehouse find his stolen truck. When Morehouse left a Harvest Jazz and Blues concert one September morning, he discovered his limited edition Harley Davidson Ford F-150 gone from its spot in downtown Fredericton. "I can't remember quite what he said, but he was a pretty tired, worn-out guy," Morehouse said.

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    Langley RCMP investigate after woman found dead in dumpster fire

    Langley RCMP's serious crime section is investigating after a woman was found dead in a dumpster fire Friday morning. The woman's body was found around 6 a.m. PT in the 20100-block of the Langley Bypass, while the fire department was extinguishing a dumpster fire, according to police. Craig van Herk with the Langley RCMP said investigators are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything in the area before that time.

  • Mock vote to give students in Nunavut chance to have their say in territorial election
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    Mock vote to give students in Nunavut chance to have their say in territorial election

    Students in grades 4 to 12, who are too young to vote in Nunavut's election, will instead get the chance to cast their ballots in a mock election at their schools on Oct. 30. A national charity, Civix, sent ballots modelled on real ballots with the actual candidates names on them to schools participating in the Student Vote initiative this week. Dombrowski says she expects 1,500 students to participate this time.

  • 'The Future is Female': T-shirt worn by student sparks discussion at Guelph high school
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    'The Future is Female': T-shirt worn by student sparks discussion at Guelph high school

    Brown said she would like the teacher to apologize but said that is unlikely. The teacher involved did not return calls for comment. "Education is about empowerment and it creates dialogue," Prendergast said.

  • 'I'll never stop fighting,' says Kitchener Rohingya man after 2-week stint in Bangladesh camps
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    'I'll never stop fighting,' says Kitchener Rohingya man after 2-week stint in Bangladesh camps

    Amid the despair and hunger of a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, Ahmed Ullah watched as a young girl snuck into a food line. Instead, she was beaten by members of the Bangladeshi military. The Kitchener, Ont., resident spent two weeks helping Rohingya refugees in camps near Cox's Bazar, a city and fishing port in southeastern Bangladesh.

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    Gilbert Rozon allegations leave Just For Laughs at mercy of government, private sponsors

    The allegations of harassment and sexual assault facing Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon have Montreal's legendary international comedy festival facing an uncertain future, experts say. A number of women are accusing Rozon of misconduct spanning three decades, according to French-language newspaper Le Devoir and radio station 98.5 FM. The allegations have not been verified by CBC/Radio-Canada and have not been proven in court.

  • Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested
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    Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested

    A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. No one was seriously hurt in the attack that started at around 8.30 a.m. in the Haidhausen area, east of downtown Munich. Police said they believe it was not a terror attack, they suspect instead that the assailant had psychological problems.

  • Ian Tyson sings the praises of Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove
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    Ian Tyson sings the praises of Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove

    Great is his take on the Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove west of Edmonton. "Great sight lines, good sound and the setting there kind of creates a vibe that sets up a good show," Tyson said. Last month the singer songwriter, who penned classics like Four Strong Winds and Someday Soon, played the opening concerts of the 35th anniversary season of the Horizon Stage.

  • Cannabis sobriety 'pilot' tests now underway, says federal Health Minister
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    Cannabis sobriety 'pilot' tests now underway, says federal Health Minister

    The federal Minister of Health told her provincial counterparts at a meeting in Edmonton that much work is being done to prepare for the fast-approaching legalization of cannabis. Ginette Petitpas Taylor said at a news conference following a  meeting with provincial and territorial health ministers that her priority is to craft a "prevention" program to launch before the July 1, 2018 legalization date. "Prevention in this area is key," said Petitpas Taylor, who explained that was a takeaway lesson from jurisdictions in the United States that have already legalized cannabis.