Skip to content
live

The Big Story

Not even a pandemic can stop escalating CEO riches

Not even a pandemic can stop escalating CEO riches

A fresh annual report shows that by January fourth the average CEO of a top-100 Canadian company had already made the annual salary of the average Canadian worker. This shouldn't surprise anyone.
Wild pigs are one of the world's most invasive species. They're spreading across Canada.

Wild pigs are one of the world's most invasive species. They're spreading across Canada.

It begins a couple of decades ago, with a Saskatchewan farmer spotting some black shapes sniffing around his crops. Today these wild pigs number in the tens of thousands and may even have spread as far as Ontario.
One year after Jan. 6, is America headed for a civil war?

One year after Jan. 6, is America headed for a civil war?

Last year's attack on the Capitol building by supporters of former president, Donald Trump, was a shocking scene. But it was merely a visual representation of the problems that have long been simmering below the surface.
How close to the breaking point are our hospitals?

How close to the breaking point are our hospitals?

At least one group of hospitals has called a "Code Orange" this week as health care workers battle a tsunami of Covid-19 admissions. That's a protocol usually reserved for mass casualty incidents, when there are too many victims to care for.
Should humans try to dim the sun?

Should humans try to dim the sun?

It's called solar geoengineering, and it's an idea being researched right now. If we can't blunt the impact of global warming with the measures available to us, eventually time will run short and humanity will need to take drastic action.
Tracking a Killer: The Cold Case of Elizabeth Bain

Tracking a Killer: The Cold Case of Elizabeth Bain

In June of 1990, 22-year-old University of Toronto student Elizabeth Bain disappeared. Her body has never been found, but police say it was a homicide. Elizabeth’s boyfriend Robert Baltovich was convicted of her murder.
The Reheat: The world of celebrity sex tapes

The Reheat: The world of celebrity sex tapes

Whether a publicity stunt or revenge porn, the celebrity sex tape has long been a salacious and voyeuristic fascination for the media and its subjects' fans.
Inside the Hallmark holiday movie empire

Inside the Hallmark holiday movie empire

If you're a Christmas movie person, then you already know Hallmark is a behemoth. But you might not know just how it became so dominant. It's a long story, born from a collision of religion and capitalism.
A holiday thank you, from us to you

A holiday thank you, from us to you

As The Big Story takes its annual (and long overdue in 2021) holiday break, the team answers some questions from Jordan and shares their memories of a very strange and very tough year to be trapped in a news cycle.
BONUS: What do small businesses need to survive?

BONUS: What do small businesses need to survive?

If you've heard any of our bite-sized interviews with small business owners, then you know they've faced closure so many times during this pandemic it's become part of their lives.
Rogers Sports & Media
2001 Thurston Drive Ottawa, ON, K1G 6C9
© 2006-2022 Rogers Sports & Media. All rights reserved.
Be the first to read breaking stories. Allow browser notifications on your device. What are browser notifications?
No thanks