Exclusive: Halifax Fire Dept admits to systemic gender discrimination

December 12, 2017 — CBC News The National ♦ Female firefighters in Halifax have faced systemic historic gender discrimination at work, according to a settlement involving the city, the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Service and former firefighter Liane Tessier. In depth radio segment that aired on CBC’s Information Morning in Nova Scotia: World at Six radio news story:

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Can television news remain relevant in a digital era?

November 3, 2017 — CBC News ♦ The National is re-launching Monday with new hosts and a new format. But the show, like every nightly news show, faces challenges: Declining audiences and competition from a multitude of news sources online. Producers say the new National will address those challenges. Stephanie vanKampen looks at how the CBC – […]

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Teaching empathy through theatre

September 23, 2017 – CBC News The National ♦ End of life researchers turn to theatre to teach medical and nursing students compassion for palliative care patients.

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From spectators to volunteers, how fans saved a music festival

July 28, 2017 – CBC News The National (online interactive feature) ♦ From the threat of opiate-laced drugs to sexual assaults, music festivals in Canada are facing huge challenges keeping patrons safe. Now, festival goers themselves are taking security into their own hands. Click here for a Youtube video about drug testing at Evolve

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More room for Canada on Broadway

July 4, 2017 – CBC News The National ♦ For decades, Canadians have been drawn to Broadway’s limelight. Now, a uniquely Canadian production is paving the way for a maple leaf moment in New York City.

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New dance production celebrates Indigenous stories

June 21, 2017 – CBC News The National ♦ A new dance production examining the plight of residential school survivors has debuted in Toronto. In a departure from other productions, this one is made by, for and about indigenous people.

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Meet Jose Bautista’s favourite artist

June 20, 2017 – CBC News The National ♦ A Toronto man has become the favourite artist of famed baseball player Jose Bautista after turning his life around. Daniel Mazzone went from homeless to mortgage broker, to self-trained collage artist.

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