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Liberals to release platform on Wednesday amid tightening polls and looming debate

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Liberals will release their full election platform Wednesday, a day ahead of the first televised leadership debate of the summer campaign. The move comes as polls suggest the party has ceded ground to the Conservatives.

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Trudeau calls out ‘anti-vaxxers’ for putting kids at risk, as campaign event disrupted by protesters

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau made an election campaign stop Tuesday in Sudbury, Ont., at a Laurentian campus, and while he didn’t address the university’s financial troubles, he told protesters who were disrupting the event “they’re wrong” for opposing COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Finland bests Switzerland to claim bronze at women’s hockey worlds

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Finland won the bronze medal at the women’s world hockey championship with a 3-1 win Tuesday over Switzerland in Calgary.

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Canada’s Nicholas Bennett hopes Tokyo 2020 performance inspires others with autism

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At 17, Nicholas Bennett didn’t necessarily expect to win medals at the Tokyo Paralympics. And with his Games now complete, there were no surprise podium appearances. Instead, the Parksville, B.C., native, who has autism, achieved a much bigger goal.

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Shapovalov rebounds with 1st-round victory at U.S. Open after early exit in Cincinnati

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Canada’s Denis Shapovalov cruised into the second round of men’s singles competition at the U.S. Open with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Argentina’s Federico Delbonis on Tuesday in New York.

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Ousted Jeopardy! host Mike Richards also out as executive producer, Sony exec says

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Mike Richards, the producer once chosen to succeed Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!, will no longer be serving as executive producer on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, effective immediately, according to an email to staff from a Sony executive.

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Erin O’Toole says he’ll balance the federal budget ‘without cuts’

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole promised Tuesday to restore the federal government’s fiscal balance over the next decade and eliminate the gargantuan federal deficit “without cuts” to public services.

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AFN chief outlines priorities for federal leaders with Truth and Reconciliation top of the list

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald unveiled her organization’s top five wishes for federal leaders in this election, putting a commitment from whoever wins to continue on the path of truth and reconciliation at the top of her list.

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Mets players Baez, Lindor apologize for thumbs-down jab at fans

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Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor have apologized to Mets fans after Baez revealed a thumbs-down celebration gesture adopted by players was in part a dig at New York fans who have booed the underperforming club.

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Mike Richards no longer executive producer on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, Sony exec says

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Mike Richards, the producer once chosen to succeed Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!, will no longer be serving as executive producer on Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune, effective immediately, according to an email to staff from a Sony executive.

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Elks release offensive lineman Jacob Ruby for breach of COVID-19 protocols

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The Elks announced Ruby’s release Tuesday, the last day of the team’s 10-day isolation period for Tier 1 players, coaches and staff following an outbreak of COVID-19 among players.

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Group representing Manitoba churches in COVID-19 challenge reinstates president who had judge followed

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A group representing multiple churches across the country fighting COVID-19 public health orders announced Monday that its president has been reinstated after taking leave upon admitting he hired private investigators to follow both a judge presiding over a case in Manitoba and some senior government officials.

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Mike Richards no longer executive producer on Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, Sony execs say

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Mike Richards, the producer once chosen to succeed Alex Trebek as host of Jeopardy!, will no longer be serving as executive producer on Jeopardy! or Wheel of Fortune, effective immediately, according to an email to staff from Sony executives.

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‘This is not normal,’ Edmonton doctor says as hospitals fill up with unvaccinated patients

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Alberta has been facing thousands of new coronavirus cases since last week — and according to frontline workers, it’s mostly in unvaccinated people. Dr. Aisha Mirza has been talking about it with her COVID-19 patients in the emergency department at Grey Nuns Community Hospital in Edmonton.

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No Ontario vaccine passport announcement coming Tuesday as province sees 525 new COVID-19 cases

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The province is not making an announcement about a vaccine passport system in Ontario Tuesday, a spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford’s office says.

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Cam Newton reportedly cut by Patriots, who turn to rookie Mac Jones at QB

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The Patriots released quarterback Cam Newton on Tuesday, clearing the way for rookie Mac Jones to open the season as New England’s quarterback, according to a person with knowledge of the move.

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Parties submit final candidate lists to Elections Canada with more women running than ever before

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All of the main federal parties have filed paperwork with Elections Canada detailing who will be running for them in the coming election, closing the door on any further changes to the candidate list before Canadians cast their ballots on Sept. 20. 

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First Nations leaders endorse Liberal candidate while at an NDP event

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Two First Nations leaders from Manitoba endorsed a Liberal candidate running in the province’s north while standing next to NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh at a campaign event.

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Luge World Cup event in November moved from Whistler, B.C., to Russia

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Luge’s governing body took upcoming World Cup races away from the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday, citing ongoing difficulties in getting foreign athletes into and out of the North American countries during the pandemic.

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Groups demand accountability for violent death of man with schizophrenia in Ontario jail

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Legal and mental health groups are calling for accountability and change in Ontario’s correctional system following a coroner’s report that determined jail guards contributed to the death of a mentally ill man by beating and restraining him five years ago.

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Making solar energy more accessible by integrating panels into building materials

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New technology that integrates solar panels into building materials like shingles, siding and windows is becoming more common and researchers say such products could make solar energy more accessible and affordable.

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Canada’s GDP shrank by 0.3% in 2nd quarter, ending 9-month streak of expansion

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Canada’s economy shrank by 0.3 per cent in the three months between April and June as the third wave of COVID-19 prompted consumers and businesses to keep spending to a minimum.

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New book debunks Winnipeg-lab conspiracy theory but questions collaboration with Chinese military scientist

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A new book concludes co-operation between Canada’s National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg and China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology played no part in the origin of the coronavirus pandemic but raises questions about links between one of the researchers fired from the lab and a prominent Chinese virologist affiliated with the military.  

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Jury selection begins in fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes’s claims that she was abused by the company’s chief operating officer, who at the time was her boyfriend, could complicate jury selection in her highly anticipated fraud trial, legal experts said.

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Canada reaches agreement with U.S. to support refugees’ travel to safety

The Government of Canada continues to exhaust every option to get as many Afghans to safety as possible, in partnership with our allies around the world. In the first phase of our operation, Canada evacuated roughly 3,700 people from Afghanistan—the majority of whom are refugees who supported Canada’s mission, and will soon begin new lives in this country.

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Overdose awareness day shines light on more than 7,000 B.C. lives lost — and what’s still at stake

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Advocates have long been calling for access to a safer drug supply for users in B.C. as more and more toxic drugs flood the streets. Last year was the deadliest on record, with more than 1,700 people fatally overdosing.

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Ottawa gives update on Afghanistan after U.S. troops withdraw

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The federal government is giving an update on the developing situation in Afghanistan and efforts to evacuate citizens as the Taliban declared victory following the U.S.’s withdrawal Tuesday morning.

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Remarks by President Rumina Velshi at the Palo Verde Women in Nuclear Leadership Symposium 

On August 17, 2021, Rumina Velshi, CNSC President and CEO, delivered remarks at the Palo Verde Women in Nuclear Leadership Symposium. In her remarks, she discussed the essential role that leaders play in the success of diversity and inclusion efforts. The fundamentals of nuclear safety – including safety culture and emergency preparedness – are better achieved by diverse teams who bring forward a variety of perspectives.

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California fire approaches Lake Tahoe after mass evacuation

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A ferocious wildfire swept toward Lake Tahoe on Tuesday just hours after roads were clogged with fleeing cars when the entire California resort city of South Lake Tahoe was ordered to evacuate and communities just across the state line in Nevada were warned to get ready to leave.

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

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South Korean officials are expressing cautious hope that COVID-19 transmissions are beginning to slow, after battling the country’s worst wave of infections for weeks.

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Thousands of utility workers push to restore power in Louisiana after Ida

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Louisiana communities battered by Hurricane Ida faced a new danger as they began the massive task of clearing debris and repairing damage from the storm: the possibility of weeks without power in the stifling, late-summer heat.

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Paralympic wake-up call: Canadian races to bronze on track with lifetime-best performance

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A Canadian captured bronze at the track with a lifetime performance in Tokyo, while other athletes competed in cycling, wheelchair basketball and more. Here’s more of what you missed at the Paralympic Games on Tuesday.

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After 16 years, couple learns cherished Maud Lewis painting is likely a fraud

This painting was sold as an authentic Maud Lewis, but an appraisal raised doubt about its origins.

A Halifax couple is warning art lovers to be cautious after learning their treasured Maud Lewis painting is likely a fraud. 

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This moon mission is landing in Labrador’s Mistastin Lake crater

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The researchers say the crater has similar properties to the moon and can be a teaching moment for young astronauts.

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Para Swimming – W/M Finals – Day 7

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Watch coverage of the 2020 Paralympic Games from Tokyo, Japan.

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What school will look like this fall as Canada struggles to bring COVID-19 under control

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What students face heading back to class during this fourth wave of COVID-19 will look strikingly different depending on where they live in the country.

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Twitter’s slap-down of Liberal video reveals growing role of social media giants in election

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Social media companies are playing a more active role in this election than they have in the past in the name of fighting misinformation. But where should the line be drawn between misinformation and free speech, and how much should they have to reveal about how those decisions are made.

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How Conservatives came around to supporting a carbon tax — and whether it’s here to stay

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For more than a decade, federal Conservatives across Canada have taken aim at carbon tax policy with great vitriol. Now the Conservatives have pulled a 180-degree turn — though the issue may remain politicized in the future.

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Canadians demand to know why they can fly — but still not drive — to the U.S.

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Canadians are growing frustrated with current U.S. travel rules that allow them to fly — but not drive — to the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Advocacy group starts COVID-19 briefings to ‘fill the void’ left by Alberta government officials

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A group called ProtectOurProvince Alberta is launching a series of COVID-19 briefings starting Monday at 4 p.m. MT, saying it’s doing it to “fill the void” left by the provincial government, which hasn’t held any COVID-19 briefings for weeks as case counts and hospitalizations have surged.