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Dead infants found in U-Haul storage locker in Winnipeg

cbc.ca — Winnipeg police are holding a news conference at 11 a.m. CST to release details about the discovery of dead infants. They have not said how many infants were found or where but CBC News has learned there are three bodies - possibly four - in various states of decomposition.
Oct 21, 2014

Dead infants found in U-Haul storage locker in Winnipeg. Police news conference happening now. Watch LIVE: cbc.ca/1.2807312

Oct 21, 2014

RT @calphonso: Horrible. Dead infants found in Winnipeg in a U-Haul storage locker, police say cbc.ca/1.2807312

Oct 21, 2014

Horrible. Dead infants found in Winnipeg in a U-Haul storage locker, police say cbc.ca/1.2807312

Backup power equipment failures 'brought GNB down'

cbc.ca — Government servers experienced two hard crashes in one morning after backup power equipment failed at the Marysville Data Centre (MDC) in June. The MDC houses IT systems used by the Departments of Justice, Health, Public Safety, Social Development, Finance, and more. The repercussions were far-reaching, took days to repair, and even solicited involvement from then-Premier David Alward.

How libel chill is quashing negative online reviews

cbc.ca — The aggressive action taken by some businesses against those who post negative reviews online about their product or service is having a chilling effect on some reviewers who fear being sued, observers say. "It's a tremendous issue. We're running into that all over.

Soldier struck in Quebec hit and run dies

cbc.ca — One of two soldiers wounded in a hit-and-run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, Quebec provincial police say.

Revenue Canada's political activity audits biased, think-tank says

cbc.ca — The Broadbent Institute is calling for an independent probe of the Canada Revenue Agency, saying tax auditors are targeting critics of the Harper government while letting right-leaning groups off the hook.
Oct 21, 2014

Revenue Canada's political activity audits biased, think-tank says #cdnpoli cbc.ca/1.2806217

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for girlfriend's death

cbc.ca — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail on Tuesday in connection with the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said sentencing involved a "delicate balance between criminal and interests of society" and said before handing down her assessment that she hoped the result would provide some closure to the Steenkamp family.
Oct 21, 2014

ICYMI: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for girlfriend's death cbc.ca/1.2806959

Oct 21, 2014

RT @KristenThom: Wow: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for girlfriend's death cbc.ca/1.2806959

Corson braves panic attacks

cbc.ca — Shayne Corson is known for being a tough, aggressive opponent on the ice. But last season, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward was battling bigger personal demons behind the scenes. In this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, Corson speaks publicly for the first time about the severe panic attacks he suffered last season.
Oct 21, 2014

Just noticed that Shayne Corson is in that photo with Clint Malarchuk. He dealt with anxiety, too. cbc.ca/sports/hockey/…

Foreign scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom

cbc.ca — Hundreds of scientists around the world are asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end "burdensome restrictions on scientific communication and collaboration faced by Canadian government scientists." The call was made in an open letter drafted by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists, a group that represents U.S.
Oct 21, 2014

Foreign scientists call on Stephen Harper to restore science funding, freedom cbc.ca/1.2806571

Ebola scare sparks PR blitz from hospitals, businesses and government agencies

cbc.ca — U. S. President Barack Obama has appointed an Ebola Czar. Canada has Ebola dry runs and rapid response teams. Airports, cruise lines and hospitals are adding Risk Managers and Public Relations heavyweights to their payrolls. The cynics may sneer but others say full-on public messaging is simply smart.
Oct 21, 2014

From the #Ebola czar to rapid-response teams: How gov'ts are playing the #Fearbola PR game bit.ly/1t3Xvwn via @TheCurrentCBC

6 things to know about N.W.T.'s infrastructure plans

cbc.ca — For the second year in a row, the Northwest Territories legislature is budgeting an additional $50 million for infrastructure projects. N.W.T.'s Finance Minister Michael Miltenberger released the capital budget last week and now members of the legislative assembly are reviewing what the territory plans to spend. The money kicks in next April.
Oct 21, 2014

For the 2nd yr, NWT legislature is budgeting additional $50 million for infrastructure projects: cbc.ca/news/canada/no…

ISIS mission: CF-18s leave CFB Cold Lake, Alta., for Kuwait

cbc.ca — Six Canadian fighter jets are flying out of CFB Cold Lake, Alta., today to join the fight against against ISIS in the Middle East. CBC will livestream the departure of the CF-18s and a news conference by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson from Cold Lake, Alta., starting at 9:40 a.m. MT/11:40 a.m.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @CBCNews: 6 CF-18s leave Alberta today as part of Canada's efforts in U.S.-led ISIS mission ift.tt/1yfnjFZ pic.twitter.com/ZHI2ICDh6D

Gamergate: Has the online world turned against women?

cbc.ca — Game developer Brianna Wu has been subjected to online threats of violence and rape and has had her home address posted on the web -- all because of her views on Gamergate, the highly charged debate over sexism in gaming.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @CBCRadioQ: Game dev Brianna Wu (@Spacekatgal) & feminist writer Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) on sexism in gaming: goo.gl/FT7s8Q

RCMP head Bob Paulson to testify on MPs' access to Parliament Hill

cbc.ca — RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau and Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers will testify before the House procedure committee looking into the privilege complaint filed by NDP MP Yvon Godin after he was briefly barred from making his way to the Chamber earlier this fall.
Oct 21, 2014

I'll be watching the first bit, but must head to Procedure&House Affairs to cover RCMP Commish Paulson at 11am cbc.ca/news/politics/… #hw

102 snakes seeking sanctuary slither into home near Regina

cbc.ca — They writhed, wriggled and slithered their way inside an unsuspecting family's home near Regina. Then, the 102 garter snakes were plucked up and taken to a wildlife shelter. A local snake expert says it's not unusual for snakes to wind their way under the soil and into your home this time of year.

Me, Myself and Us: Renowned Canadian psychologist tells us how our personalities shape our lives

cbc.ca — If you've ever wondered why you act the way you do and whether you can change, it turns out it's probably just as complicated as you feared. Psychologist Brian Little joins us to tell us how your personality affects your life and what you can do about it. Do you
Oct 21, 2014

@TheCurrentCBC I scored 83%. Is there a category for social chameleon? Try the self-monitoring quiz yourself at cbc.ca/thecurrent/epi…

Man charged with drunk driving causing death after QEW crash

cbc.ca — One person is dead and another has been charged with impaired driving causing death after a collision in the Niagara-bound lanes of the QEW at Stoney Creek Tuesday morning. The collision has closed all Niagara-bound lanes as police investigate. The crash happened around 5:12 a.m. at Fifty Road.