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Randy Bachman reunites with beloved stolen guitar after 46 years

Legendary Canadian musician Randy Bachman's cherished Gretsch guitar was stolen from a Toronto hotel in 1976. After decades of searching and a stroke of luck, Bachman got the stolen guitar back during a Canada Day concert in Tokyo.
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Convoy protesters return to Ottawa for Canada Day

Freedom Convoy protesters returned to Ottawa during the first in-person Canada Day celebrations since the pandemic. With vehicles unwelcome, protesters marched on foot in the capital, angry about COVID-19 restrictions and at the government.
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Damian Warner on what motivates him since record-breaking decathlon gold

Olympic decathlon gold medallist Damian Warner sat down with CBC’s Ian Hanomansing and shared why staying humble is so important to him, and what drives him after breaking the Olympic record for decathlon points.
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Canadian IndyCar driver Robert Wickens competes in 1st hometown race since crash

After a devastating crash four years ago, few thought race car driver Robert Wickens would ever race again. He's back behind the wheel using hand controls to race in his hometown of Guelph, Ont., for the first time since his spinal cord injury.
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The National | Canada Day, Ontario gas tax break, Damian Warner

July 1, 2022 | Canada Day brings in-person celebrations and freedom convoy protests back to Ottawa. Ontario gets a gas tax break for six months. Plus, Damian Warner on life since winning decathlon gold.
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Ontario gas tax cut takes effect

The Ontario government’s promised gas tax cut took effect on Friday, reducing the provincial tax by 5.7 cents per litre, amid record-breaking gas prices.
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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner appears in Russian court

U.S. women's basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in Russian court Friday to face cannabis possession charges. If convicted, she could face up to 10 years behind bars. Deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy supported Griner in court, saying the Russian Federation has wrongfully detained the WNBA player.
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Russian missile strikes kill at least 21 near Odesa

At least 21 people including two children were killed today from a Russian cruise missile strike near Odesa, Ukraine. The motive of the attack is unclear, but it comes after Ukraine scored a recent military victory in the Black Sea.
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Alberta’s health-care system is overstretched, staff and patients say

Staffing shortages have led to long wait times for patients in Alberta hospitals over the past few weeks, and some doctors say these are signs of a health-care system under strain. The CBC’s Julia Wong spoke to one family about their harrowing ordeal at the Red Deer hospital.
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Canada Day celebrations return in person after 3 years

Thousands of people celebrated Canada Day in person in Ottawa for the first time in three years, marking Canada's birthday with music and reflection on reconciliation.
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Celebrations and reflections mark Canada's 155th birthday

The first in-person Canada Day celebrations since the beginning of the pandemic are underway in the nation's capital. Revellers enjoyed various festivities on July 1 ranging from live performances to citizenship ceremonies for new Canadians.
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Canadian WWI soldier finally laid to rest in Belgium

The remains of Pte. John Lambert, who died during the First World War, were finally laid to rest in Belgium with his family in attendance for the ceremony.
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How Indigenous fire-keeping could mitigate another Lytton, B.C., disaster

A year after Lytton, B.C., was destroyed by fire, there are calls for wider use of traditional Indigenous fire-keeping as a way to help guard against similar disasters.
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The National | Travel frustration, Lytton anniversary, WWI soldier

June 30, 2022 | Cancelled flights, airport delays and lost baggage are frustrating travellers ahead of a long weekend. What’s being done about it? A year after Lytton, B.C., was destroyed there are loud calls to use Indigenous knowledge to control wildfires. Plus, a First World War soldier laid to rest generations after his death.
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Pandemic learning disruptions could impact transitions to high school, post secondary

Virtual learning created many challenges for students and now some are worried the transition to high school or post-secondary education will be even harder.
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Canadians urged to get COVID-19 booster doses

Canadian health officials are urging people to be sure to get their third or fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose, especially with an expected case surge in the summer or fall.
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Canada to send drones, armoured vehicles to Ukraine

Canada has promised to send new drone cameras and armoured vehicles to Ukraine on the last day of the NATO leaders summit, which also emphasized the need for members to increase defence spending.
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U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to climate change fight

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a blow to the fight against climate change by ruling the Environmental Protection Agency can’t put limits on emissions from coal-fired energy plants.
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Security tight in Ottawa as protesters arrive for Canada Day

Tight security has been set up in downtown Ottawa ahead of Canada Day celebrations, including metal detectors, as protesters have already started arriving.
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Protests renew debate about Canadian flag

There are renewed calls for people to stop using the Canadian flag as a protest tool, and to instead use it to celebrate values like diversity and inclusion, while for many Indigenous people, the flag remains a symbol of colonialism.
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Ryan Reynolds answers 10 questions about Canada

Actor Ryan Reynolds answers 10 questions from The National’s Ian Hanomansing about Canada, including his favourite restaurant and the biggest misconceptions his American friends have about his home country.
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RCMP commissioner faces new accusations of interference following N.S. shooting

A newly released letter adds fuel to allegations of political interference by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki following the Nova Scotia mass shooting. Critics say there must be serious consequences if the allegations are proven to be true.
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The Putin opponents who fled Russia to fight for change

Many of Vladimir Putin’s opponents have fled Russia as his regime arrested opposition figures and journalists. They tell CBC’s Terence McKenna what they’re doing now and how they’re continuing their fight.
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Canadians help teach displaced Ukrainian students

Several Canadians, including former astronaut Chris Hadfield, are volunteering with an aid group holding virtual lessons for displaced Ukrainian students — inside and outside of the embattled country.
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The National | B.C. shootout hostage, R. Kelly sentenced, Putin opponents

June 29, 2022 | A woman held hostage during an attempted bank robbery in Saanich, B.C., tells her story. R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison. Plus, the Putin opponents living in exile and speaking out against the war.
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Are convoy protesters a threat to Canada Day in Ottawa?

Authorities in Ottawa are hoping to prevent a repeat of the convoy that paralyzed the capital last winter. Freelance investigative journalist Justin Ling explains how the Freedom Convoy has evolved, the threat it poses and what its organizers' ultimate goal is.
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Unionizing efforts come to Starbucks, food service workers

Starbucks is the latest major food service company to see unionizing efforts spread across Canada recently.
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Patrick Brown won’t run as MP if he loses to Poilievre

Conservative leadership candidate Patrick Brown told CBC News he won’t run as an MP for the party if Pierre Poilievre wins, and may seek re-election as Brampton, Ont., mayor.

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