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Canada's premier investigative series. Friday at 9 PM on CBC Television.
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Don't forget to tune in tomorrow night to Elephants on Board: A Journey to Remember tomorrow night at 9 PM on the fifth estate. 

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We’ve heard about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there has never been a warning about sugar on our food labels - despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff is making more of us fat and sick. Gillian Findlay reveals ‘The Secrets of Sugar’ in the fifth estate’s season premiere.  Watch it Friday October 4th at 9 pm on CBC-TV.

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CBC News reports that the Canada Revenue Agency issued a rebate cheque for nearly $400,000 to a top Quebec Mafia figure Nicolo Rizzuto, even though he owed the tax department $1.5 million at the time, heightening concerns of possible infiltration of the agency by organized crime. For more on the Rizzuto crime family watch our 2012 documentary Who’s Killing The Rizzutos? : http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2011-2012/whos-killing-the-rizzutos

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We’ve heard about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt. But there has never been a warning about sugar on our food labels - despite emerging research that suggests the sweet stuff is making more of us fat and sick. Gillian Findlay reveals ‘The Secrets of Sugar’ in the fifth estate’s season premiere. Watch it Friday October 4th at 9 pm on CBC-TV.

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The Costa Concordia salvage operation is underway off of the Italian coast, where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012. You can watch the operation live on CBCNews.ca and for more information about the cruise liner disaster watch our documentary online : http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2012-2013/2012/12/costa-concordia-the-captains-tale.html

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Cyclingnews.com reports that the IOC is still awaiting the return of the Bronze Medal that Lance Armstrong won at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Armstrong was ordered to return the medal in January after he was stripped of all of his results post 1998 because of his doping activities. For more on the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong watch our documentary Master of Spin : http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2012-2013/2012/11/lance-armstrong-master-of-spin.html

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Tonight on the fifth estate Mission Improbable. Cyndy Vanier thought she'd hit the big time when she signed up with SNC-Lavalin for a high risk mission working undercover in Libya. Linden MacIntyre investigates how a billion dollars worth of business with a dictator and a mysterious plot landed Vanier in a prison cell in Mexico. Tune in at 9 PM on CBC Television.

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ESPN.com reports that Canadian Basketball prospect Xavier Rathan-Mayes, who has worked with controversial basketball recruiter Ro Russell, has been deemed ineligible to play at Florida State this season because of issues with his high school coursework.  Watch our documentary Fast Break for more on the mysterious machinery that feeds pro basketball's star-making system: shady "prep schools" where aspiring ball players -- who pay big bucks to be there -- attempt to make the grade for university without setting foot in the classroom : http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2011-2012/fastbreak/

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Over two years ago, thousands of lives were lost and the landscape of Japan was changed forever by a tsunami that saw more than five million tonnes of debris swallowed up by the ocean. Tonight on the fifth estate, Mark Kelley reports on the Second Wave of the tsunami headed for Canadian shores, and a remarkable human drama that links our country with Japan. Tune into Second Wave on the fifth estate at 9 PM on CBC Television. 

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Tonight on the fifth estate The Unrepentant, Linden MacIntyre stares down some of Canada's most frightening criminals. They are dangerous, disordered personalities whose lack of guilt and shame makes them both fascinating and horrifying. Tune in at 9 PM on CBC Television.
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