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This week in Canadian pop culture history: Queen Elizabeth II’s birth, Sun News Network launch

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April 17 Lester B. PearsonNational Film Board of Canada / Library and Archives Canada 1967Prime Minister Lester Pearson announced the…

Essential Nintendo Wii U: The Top 10 Best Games

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Zelda, Mario and Splatoon are among our top picks for the underrated console

New on the Nintendo Switch: Mar. 3, 2017

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It’s Switch time! Nintendo’s new console launches on Friday with eight games. Here’s what’s available, along with their prices in…

Oscars, Diana Krall, Murdoch Mysteries top week’s essential entertainment

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Let’s face it: this week is all about the Oscars. All other entertainment events fall under the great Academy Awards…

This week’s Nintendo eShop downloads: Mario vs. Donkey Kong

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It's quiet on the Nintendo download front as the company prepares the launch of their new Switch console on Mar. 3

Facebook employees now get 20 days to mourn, extended family benefits

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Canadians get a minimum of three days bereavement leave, which may be unpaid depending on your province of residence

It’s true but not new: UPS trucks avoid left turns to save money and time

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Why are Travel+Leisure, Quartz and The Independent wasting their resources on this story from 2010?

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Dec. 25

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A list of all of notable Canadian pop culture events on Christmas day

Mythbusting study reveals that when poor people are given cash, they really do spend it well

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There’s a pervasive myth that giving cash to the poor is a waste because they’ll just spend it on “cigarettes and…

5 tips that brands use to curate perfect Christmas playlists

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How retailers use advice to create perfect playlists for their brands

In Oscars first, gender-fluid performer Kelly Mantle considered for both male and female acting categories

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As the Oscar race begins to heat up, a milestone: gender-fluid performer Kelly Mantle is officially submitted for consideration in…

Canadian arts organizations unknowingly advertise on Breitbart.com

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When the Globe and Mail called up numerous Canadians arts organizations to ask why their ads appeared on controversial news website Breitbart.com,…
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Journalism

One-on-one with Global National anchor Dawna Friesen

The Winnipeg-born journalist talks candidly about sexism, news bloopers, and the fine line between family and work
Television

Everybody Loves George Stroumboulopoulos

Now that his program is on the main CBC network, 'The Hour' and its host prepare for a new set of challenges
Television

It’s not easy being Wendy Mesley

The CBC journalist talks about her TV newsmagazine 'Undercurrents', being a homebody and, yes, we went there, her bad hair days
Music

Mae Moore’s real life

The Canadian singer-songwriter reflects on her 'Collected Works 1989-1999'
Comedy

Jessica Holmes makes a big return to CBC’s Air Farce

The comedienne dishes on impersonating Céline Dion & Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, opening for Seinfeld, Ellen and Oprah
Books & Publishing

Meet Jann Arden, best-selling author

The prolific singer-songwriter talks music and chats up her latest collection of personal journals
Industry

Meet two people who invisibly influence the future of CBC

CBC union presidents Kam Rao and Jonathan Spence are presenting opinions from the public broadcaster's workers to decision makers
Comedy

Inside the Mind of Rick Mercer

We speak to the comedian and Canadian icon, in the midst of the second season of his news satire show, 'Monday Report'
Celebrity

Being Ben Mulroney

In a candid Q & A session, Mulroney talks about fame, family and the new season of 'Canadian Idol'
Industry

Inside the mind of Canadian radio’s most important executive

A one-on-one conversation with Susan Marjetti, CBC's executive director of Radio and Audio