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USL Championship final called off following widening COVID-19 outbreak

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The United Soccer League has cancelled Sunday’s USL Championship final, citing “multiple” positive COVID-19 tests among the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

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Canadian solider killed during live fire exercise at CFB Wainwright

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A Canadian soldier was killed during a live training exercise at CFB Wainwright late Friday, according to the Department of National Defence.

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Warriors coach Steve Kerr votes in presidential election, reminds others of importance

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr cast his vote, then spent some of his own time Saturday morning greeting others who visited the ballot drop-off location at Chase Center in San Francisco.

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Canadian solider killed during live fire exercise at CFB Wainwright

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A Canadian soldier was killed during a live training exercise at CFB Wainwright late Friday, according to the Department of National Defence.

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Second wind gives Doc Redman a 1-shot lead in Bermuda

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Doc Redman found the wind far more manageable Saturday, and he took advantage with a 4-under 67 for a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Bermuda Championship.

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Canadian soldier killed while training in Wainwright, Alta. 

A Canadian Army soldier has died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained while training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright, Alta. The deceased soldier’s next of kin have been notified. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, as we confirm the wishes of the family.

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Damian Warner out of the cold, into temporary training home for Tokyo Olympics

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Nine months before the Tokyo Olympics, Canadian decathlete Damian Warner finally has a place to train indoors after his regular track facility at Thompson arena on the Western University campus in London, Ont., closed in the spring due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Economic recovery threatened if some workers, households left behind, Macklem says

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An economic rebound that leaves behind parts of the Canadian labour force in the short term could end up jeopardizing the recovery from COVID-19 in the long run, Canada’s top central banker says.

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No changing clocks in Yukon this weekend, as territory scraps seasonal time change

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Yukon is ditching seasonal time changes this year, switching to permanent daylight time. 

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Orthodox priest shot at church in France, attacker at large

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French police say a Greek Orthodox priest was shot Saturday outside his church in the city of Lyon, and police are hunting for the assailant.

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Andrey Rublev advances to Vienna Open final after opponent injures thigh

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Andrey Rublev of Russia advanced to his fifth final of the season on Saturday after an injured Kevin Anderson pulled out in the second set of their semifinal at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna.

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U.K.’s Boris Johnson to impose lockdown for England until Dec. 2, ITV reports

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It’s not yet clear when the lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 will begin. The prime minister is expected to announce his government’s plan following a cabinet meeting on Saturday.

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 31, 2020  

On October 31, 2020, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

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Sydney Pickrem discusses life in the ISL

Sydney Pickrem discusses life in the ISL

CBC Sports’ Scott Russell recaps ISL action and then talks with Canadian Olympian Sydney Pickrem about what it’s like to compete in the ISL’s Budapest bubble.

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Joe Biden, Barack Obama make a final appeal to Michigan’s Black voters

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Joe Biden enters the final weekend of the presidential campaign with an intense focus on appealing to Black voters, whose support will be critical in his bid to defeat U.S. President Donald Trump.

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7 business owners share lessons they’ve learned through success and hardship during the pandemic

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Trusting your gut and making quick decisions are just some of the pieces of advice entrepreneurs are sharing about their experience running a business this year.

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Halloween costumes stored in the metaphorical CBC Archives basement

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Those old Halloween costumes? Well, there’s images of some of them still hanging around.

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Ontario sees 1,015 new COVID-19 cases as 7-day average reaches all-time high

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Ontario reported 1,015 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the second-highest number recorded since the outbreak began in late January.

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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Saturday

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The latest federal modelling on COVID-19 suggests the surge in cases could continue in the coming weeks unless Canadians take action now, which has prompted a new warning from the country’s chief public health officer.

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Olympic Games Replay: 2019 World Athletics Championships – Part 2

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Relive some of the biggest moments from the track and field championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Canada’s largest school board to spend $2M in bonuses for principals, vice-principals this school year

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The Toronto District School Board has announced that it will spend more than $2 million in extra compensation for its top managerial staff, citing what it calls “unprecedented demands” of this year’s school opening.

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Statement marking the 20th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 

The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence Anita Vandenbeld issued the following statement today in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security:

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Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 29, tests positive for coronavirus

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Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 29, has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she has “mild symptoms.” Halep skipped the U.S. Open in September due to fears of catching the coronavirus.

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James Bond actor Sean Connery dead at age 90

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Scottish actor Sean Connery, the first actor to play James Bond on film and for many fans the best, has died. He was 90.

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Why two Americans, one pro-Biden and one pro-Trump, are voting for the first time after decades in Canada

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Two American women who call Canada home say the upcoming U.S. election is more important than ever, so for the first time since moving here decades ago, they sent in absentee ballots — one for Joe Biden, the other for Donald Trump.

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Why our immune system might be better at fighting COVID-19 than we think

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Experts say there’s a lot more to consider before we can definitively say coronavirus antibodies don’t last long enough to protect us.

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What’s the germiest surface in a supermarket? You might be surprised

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In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s biggest grocery store chains have increased their cleaning and disinfecting measures. But how well is that working?

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Things fall apart in the United States — and Canada takes a hard look in the mirror

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Canadians like to think they’ve been vaccinated against the political insanity that seems to be consuming American democracy. But we’re not immune — and past instances of abuse of democratic principles in this country suggest we’re not prepared, either.

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Things fall apart in the United States — and Canada takes a hard look in the mirror

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Canadians like to think they’ve been vaccinated against the political insanity that seems to be consuming American democracy. But we’re not immune — and past instances of abuse of democratic principles in this country suggest we’re not prepared, either.

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The big bet behind Joe Biden’s campaign: Let Donald Trump have the spotlight

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In the third — and so far most successful — presidential run in his long political career, the former vice-president did something that ran against every fibre of the reputation he built over nearly a half century: He let the other guy talk more.

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Safe at home — watch parties thrive during scary movie season 

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With theatres in some parts of Canada closing their doors, film fans are turning to technology to enjoy their favourite scary movies together.

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For working to support global justice, I could face U.S. sanctions

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Canadian government needs to push back against President Donald Trump’s executive order subjecting ‘foreign persons’ to sanctions if they support the work of the International Criminal Court, writes Margaret M. deGuzman.

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For voters in battleground Pennsylvania, a series of pitfalls could upend U.S. election

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With 20 electoral college votes and an electorate that swings between Republicans and Democrats, Pennsylvania is seen as one of a handful of battleground states. Observers are worried that a few key voting issues could dramatically shift the balance of power in the state and possibly the presidential race itself.

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Florida takes centre stage in a presidential election like no other

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The state of Florida has played an outsized role in U.S. presidential elections for decades. This year, the race in the Sunshine State could be more of a nail-biter than usual.

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Banking barriers: How the Canadian financial sector excludes Black entrepreneurs, stifling innovation

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Cultural and physical barriers get in the way of Black business owners trying to access banking services in Canada. They share their stories of poor customer service, racial discrimination and unconscious bias at the bank.

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Are conspiracy theories really ‘a new religion’?

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Conspiracy theories may be ultra-divisive today, but there was a time when they were an acceptable form of knowledge. They are powerful in political battle — and even more so in an age of rising populism. But if you think we’re in a golden age of conspiracy theories, think again.

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‘Everyone’s really tired’: Why combatting the second wave will be mentally harder than the first

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What’s happening in British Columbia right now is happening across much of Canada: Manitoba recorded a record-high 480 COVID-19 cases on Friday, Alberta has a record-high 5,172 active cases, and every province outside the Maritimes has seen a surge since the summer ended.

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3 Vancouver workers fired after fatal Cleveland Dam water surge

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Three Metro Vancouver employees have been fired in connection with a deadly water surge that occurred when a spillway gate at the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver opened unexpectedly during maintenance in early October.

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Watch the International Swimming League from Budapest

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The new season the International Swimming League continues Friday in Budapest, Hungary.

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Infographic: Immigration to Canada in 2019

Infographic: Immigration to Canada in 2019

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The National for October 30

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Manitoba takes drastic measures to stop surge of COVID-19 cases.

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World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe, WNBA champion Sue Bird announce engagement

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The sports power couple announced their engagement with a photo posted to Sue Bird’s Instagram account on Friday and a representative for Megan Rapinoe confirmed the news to Reuters, as congratulations for the couple poured in across social media.

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World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe, WNBA champion Sue Bird announce engagement

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The sports power couple announced their engagement with a photo posted to Sue Bird’s Instagram account on Friday and a representative for Megan Rapinoe confirmed the news to Reuters, as congratulations for the couple poured in across social media.

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How these 3 Manitoba First Nations are working together to fight COVID-19, keep spirits up this Halloween

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Some of the First Nations in Manitoba that were among the earliest to see cases of COVID-19 are working together to fight the spread of the virus, and leadership says collaboration is key to face the challenge.

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How Canada’s men’s basketball Olympic fate could be decided by the NBA schedule

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With the NBA and its players reportedly negotiating a return to the court some time between the end of December and middle of January, that four-week gap could determine whether Canada’s men’s basketball team qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Victim’s family ‘filled with anger’ after convicted murderer escapes from B.C. prison

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An inmate serving a life sentence for first-degree murder has escaped from prison in Mission, B.C.

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Christian Coleman suspension exhibits an indifference to doping control process

Christian Coleman suspension exhibits an indifference to doping control process

CBC Sports’ Morgan Campbell gave his opinion on U.S. sprinter Christian Coleman’s recent ban after missing three drug tests, which will knock him out of the next summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

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RCMP says members have responded to more than 88,000 mental health calls this year

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As questions mount about how police officers handle mental health calls, a new RCMP report shows the number of interactions between Mounties and people experiencing mental health crises has increased in most provinces and territories.

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How a B.C. doctor’s plan to treat 300 people with addictions, mental illness could tackle the overdose crisis

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A Vancouver psychiatrist says that, two decades ago, he never would have imagined the state of addiction and homelessness in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside would deteriorate the way it has.

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Government extends international travel restrictions

Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the Government has extended the Mandatory Isolation Order and temporary travel restrictions for all non-US travellers, unless their travel is for non-discretionary reasons, to November 30, 2020.