Chasing dreams together: 2 steeplechase stars from northern B.C. head to Tokyo to take on the world’s best

Alycia Butterworth and Regan Yee originally hail from Prince Rupert and Hazelton, respectively, and while family cannot accompany athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, the duo will have each other to help stay grounded at the Games.

It is an ex-reference: B.C. judge removes ‘dead parrot’ joke from class-action ruling

Hours after a CBC News story highlighted Canada’s judicial love affair with Monty Python, a B.C. judge excised all references to the British comedy troupe’s iconic “dead parrot” sketch from a class-action certification decision in B.C.

Canadian women’s basketball team looks to take next step at Tokyo Olympics

The goal is clear for the Canadian women’s basketball team: play for a medal. After two straight Olympic quarter-final exits, the fourth-ranked team must now get over the hump and into the semifinals. Here’s everything else you need to know about the Olympic women’s basketball tournament.

CBC Radio’s The House: Canada in a changing world

On this week’s show: Canadians in the tourism industry talk reopening and recovery. A panel of MPs tackles Canada’s foreign policy, including relations with Cuba, Haiti and China. And a critic and a supporter of Cuba’s government debate the unrest in that country. Plus — two elections experts discuss the ongoing crisis in the federal… Continue reading CBC Radio’s The House: Canada in a changing world

Canadian swimmers look to resume the pool party they started in Rio

Five years ago in Rio, on opening medal night of competition, it was the Canadian women’s freestyle relay team that got the pool party started by winning a bronze. So on the opening night of swimming at the Olympics inside the Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Saturday, the high-powered Canadian women finally got to show their… Continue reading Canadian swimmers look to resume the pool party they started in Rio

Wildfire evacuees, some far from home and sleeping in cots, get community and volunteer supports

Nearly 3,000 people from across northwestern Ontario have been displaced due to raging wildfires, prompting community outreach and volunteer support, including by one Kenora resident concerned if their cultural needs were being met.

Montreal conservationists work to save vanishing Monarch butterflies from extinction

From caterpillar to resplendent Monarch butterfly, their transformation is renowned and their migration from Mexico to Canada is unique. But the Monarch butterfly population is under threat. This week, experts across North and South America are taking part in the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz.

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we’re not out of the woods yet

Canada will likely face a fourth wave of the pandemic as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread ahead of borders and schools reopening, but there’s growing optimism another surge won’t bring the country back to a crisis point.