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Anti-terrorism powers: What's in today's legislation?

The Canadian government wants to lower the threshold of proof for arresting someone suspected of being involved in a terrorist act, and to let CSIS "disrupt" conversations and activities.

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Stephen Harper makes his case for new powers to combat terror

Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveils the details of his government's latest bid to boost the anti-terror powers of Canada's law enforcement and intelligence agencies during an appearance at a Richmond Hill, Ont., community centre.

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Ian Holloway appointed to Security Intelligence Review Committee

On the day his government is proposing new powers for CSIS, Stephen Harper has also moved to fill one of two vacancies on the spy service's oversight body by appointing Ian Holloway, the current dean of University of Calgary's law school.

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Tim Hortons job cuts, loonie's latest low & Coke's new recipe: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP

From Tim Hortons serving a bitter jolt to long-serving employees, to Canada's loonie plunging below 80 cents before diving deeper still, it was an eventful week in business news. Good thing the CBC's Jacqueline Hansen is here to get you caught up in our weekly video recap of the week that was.

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Canadian dollar closes at 78.67 cents US

The Canadian dollar hit a six-year low Friday after a report showing Canada’s GDP fell 0.2 per cent in November.

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FCC's new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind

Internet speed now has to be a lot faster in order to qualify as advanced broadband in the U.S. — five times faster than high-speed broadband in Canada.

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Fire at Mars test habitat shows dangers of manned mission

A fire at a simulated Mars habitat, located in the Utah desert, demonstates the dangers that a manned mission to the Red Planet might face.

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Truck-stop health care fills a void for drivers, farmers in U.S.

Dr. Rob Marsh practises in a more tranquil setting compared to his days with the U.S. military's elite Delta Force unit - a job that took him to Somalia and other health-care hot spots. Now he has a clinic at a truck stop in Virginia that serves truckers and farmers, who don't always have easy access to care.

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FCC's new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind

Internet speed now has to be a lot faster in order to qualify as advanced broadband in the U.S. — five times faster than high-speed broadband in Canada.

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Geckos in Namibia evolved to lose sticky feet in desert

Move it or lose it. In the case of geckos studied in Namibia, it's an adage that seems to have stuck.

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Fracking linked to 4.4 magnitude quake in Fox Creek

Alberta's energy regulator says a significant earthquake in the province last week was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing. Scientists say that if that's true, it will have been the largest earthquake ever to happen as a result of an industrial operation.

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Medical marijuana easily 'dispensed' in Vancouver

Marijuana is being openly sold in specialty stores in Vancouver under the guise of a government-approved system meant to limit sales for medical use only, a documentary by the CBC's fifth estate shows.

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Rabies: What to know about the virus in Canada

Officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are on alert after two families had a frightening brush with a rabid wolf, but how common is the virus across Canada? Here are some things you should know.

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Truck-stop health care fills a void for drivers, farmers in U.S.

Dr. Rob Marsh practises in a more tranquil setting compared to his days with the U.S. military's elite Delta Force unit - a job that took him to Somalia and other health-care hot spots. Now he has a clinic at a truck stop in Virginia that serves truckers and farmers, who don't always have easy access to care.

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Casey Kasem's children urge elder abuse prosecution against widow

The children of Casey Kasem are urging Los Angeles police to make progress in an elder abuse investigation focusing on the radio legend's widow.

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Black or White contains 'a few treasures'

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer square off in this racially-charged family drama from director Mike Binder.

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Best new movies and videos for week of Jan. 26: The Watchlist

Pure joy from Paddington, a surprise from Liam Neeson and an Austrialian version of Wild starring Mia Wasikowska — Eli Glasner runs down the best new movies on the big and small screen.

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NHL: 7 must-see goals from Friday night

The Vancouver Canucks ended their home-ice scoreless streak with a win, Jarome Iginla recorded his 1,200th point and the Penguins and Blues needed extra time to earn victories. Here's a look at the seven goals that tell the story from Friday night in the NHL.

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Super Bowl XLIX: Seahawks or Patriots?

A titanic matchup is on tap for Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday in Arizona, with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks — the top seeds in their respective conferences — battling for the NFL championship. Who will win? Two of our writers take sides.

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4 more years: Weston Dressler returning to Saskatchewan Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed receiver Weston Dressler to a four-year deal.

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