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Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar to perform at Super Bowl

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Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time on stage together at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. Five music icons will perform on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

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Flight attendants say abuse from passengers rising due to pandemic

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Canadian flight attendants say they are being subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse from passengers as the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on.

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Brazilian soccer great Pele leaves hospital after weeks

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele has been discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month, according to a statement from the facility. The 80-year-old removed a tumour from his colon on Sept. 4.

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Trudeau flew to Tofino, B.C., with family on 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Though Trudeau’s itinerary for Thursday initially stated he was in “private meetings” in Ottawa, it was later updated to note he was in Tofino.

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NWSL’s Courage fires head coach Paul Riley over misconduct allegations from players

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The National Women’s Soccer League and North Carolina Courage has fired head coach Paul Riley after a report in The Athletic detailing allegations of misconduct toward players.

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The Former Shubenacadie Indian Residential School National Historic Site of Canada, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

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Lawyer wants inquiry into alleged threats of retaliation against MLA and CBC journalist by Lethbridge police

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A Calgary defence lawyer is calling for a public inquiry into allegations that members of the Lethbridge Police Service have threatened retaliation against NDP MLA Shannon Phillips and CBC journalist Meghan Grant for exposing misconduct within the force.

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Speedy Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers says he worked on explosiveness over summer

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Winnipeg Jets fans might miss the speedy winger’s flight path if they blink this season. Ehlers worked on boosting his takeoff during the summer.

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Canada’s 4 largest provinces see vaccine uptake boosted by mandates

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Federal data shows tens of thousands of people in Canada’s largest provinces received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine after public announcements of a vaccine passport, even before the new policy came into place.

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Ethiopia kicks out 7 UN officials amid pressure over Tigray blockade

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Ethiopia said Thursday it is kicking out seven United Nations officials whom it accused of “meddling” in the country’s internal affairs, as pressure grows on the government over its deadly blockade of its Tigray region.

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Afghan girls’ soccer team settles in Portugal, welcomed by national women’s captain

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Farkhunda Muhtaj, captain of Afghanistan’s senior national team, visited the girls soccer team in Portugal that she helped escape the country under Taliban rule.

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Royal Canadian Navy ship completes Northwest Passage journey for first time since 1954

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HMCS Harry DeWolf sailed through the Northwest Passage to complete training exercises and strengthen relationships with communities in the Arctic.

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Court dismisses judicial review from nurses’ union demanding better PPE

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A judicial review brought on by the The Ontario Nurses’ Association that demanded better access to personal protective equipment to protect its members has been dismissed.

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Government of Canada and the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum Commemorate the National Historic Significance of the former Shubenacadie Indian Residential School

Government of Canada and the Mi’kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum Commemorate the National Historic Significance of the former Shubenacadie Indian Residential School .

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Kingston, Ont., pub loses liquor licence for breaking pandemic rules

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Ontario’s alcohol licensing agency has removed the ability of a Kingston, Ont., sports pub to serve alcohol because the business owner broke pandemic rules.

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‘It’s really scary’: Alberta physicians face more aggressive, misinformed patients

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Some family physicians in Alberta say they are dealing with an increasing number of aggressive, misinformed and untrusting patients who want a note exempting them from getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

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How should you spend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation?

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On Sept. 30, let us honour Indian residential school survivors, but also honour and remember the ones who did not survive. Think about them, because they too need to make their way back home. 

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Alberta MP to create ‘Noah’s Law’ private member’s bill following homicides in Hinton, Alta.

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An Alberta MP is calling for changes to sex-offender laws following the killings of a 24-year-old mother and her 16-month-old son in the town of Hinton.

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How Indigenous ‘cultural burns’ can replenish our forests

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In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at how Indigenous fire practices can help us avoid high-intensity wildfires and how plastic pellets are ending up in the Great Lakes.

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Canadian tech firm Lightspeed lost $2B in value after short-seller attack

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Fast-growing Canadian payment processing company Lightspeed is pushing back after a short seller alleged the company has misled investors about its financial health, causing a $2 billion plunge in the company’s value.

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Sense of sadness for Lisa Thomaidis in leaving national women’s basketball team coaching position

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While Canada Basketball didn’t renew Lisa Thomaidis’s contract for the national women’s team, she’s looking forward to coming up for air after nearly a decade of juggling two head coaching jobs.

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Virgin Galactic allowed to resume flying SpaceShipTwo following investigation

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday said it closed its mishap investigation into the July 11 Virgin Galactic Unity 22 launch, which deviated from assigned airspace on descent, and lifted a grounding order the regulator imposed earlier.

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No Time to Die: Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond will leave fans shaken and stirred

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After a long wait, Daniel Craig’s last appearance as 007 is arriving in theatres. No Time to Die comes with the usual James Bond elements and an extra side of sentimentality.

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Boxing bouts at Rio 2016 Olympics were fixed, independent investigation says

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Boxing bouts for medals at the 2016 Olympics were fixed by “complicit and compliant” referees and judges, an investigation reported on Thursday.

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Kenora NDP candidate calls out violent, disturbing incidents on campaign trail

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The NDP candidate for Kenora, Ont., says she experienced a number of disturbing incidents during the last federal campaign, and is now calling for safe spaces for women running for office.

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Kilauea volcano erupts in Hawaii — but no sign lava is moving out of national park

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One of the most active volcanoes on Earth is erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed Wednesday that an eruption has begun in Kilauea volcano’s Halema’uma’u crater at the volcano’s summit.

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The Conservative vote in Alberta shrunk. Here’s why

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Albertan Sheila Juhlin has voted Conservative in nearly every federal election for decades, but this time she hesitated. She’s not the only one — analysts say a 14-point drop in support for the Tories should send a message that what once worked for the party in Alberta may not work anymore.

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Statement from the Minister of National Defence on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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2021 Skate Ontario Sectional Series September Hub Event on CBC: DAY 2

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Ontario’s best figure skaters take to the ice for the 2021 Skate Ontario Sectional Series September Hub Event.

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Joint statement by Ministers Bennett, Wilkinson, Lametti, Guilbeault, Miller and Vandal on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada; the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada; the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; and the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, today issued the following statement:

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

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Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer says it’s a “tragedy” that people in the province are facing cancelled surgeries and a deeply strained health-care system even as vaccines against COVID-19 are widely available. 

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U.K. police officer gets whole life sentence for murder of Sarah Everard

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A British police officer was on Thursday given a whole life sentence for the murder of Sarah Everard after abducting her as she was walking home, Sky News said, a case which shocked the country and sparked protests over male violence toward women.

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Liberals defend climate plan ahead of global summit, despite missing targets

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The Liberal government is pushing forward with plans to curb the latest wave of COVID-19 and they’re confident their climate change targets are sufficient, said Dominic LeBlanc.

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Tristan Woodfine moves past Olympic snub, eyes Canadian marathon record in London

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Tristan Woodfine returns to the London Marathon on Sunday as the lone elite Canadian runner after setting a personal-best and Olympic qualifying time of 2:10:51 at the event last Oct. 4. This time, he’ll attempt to break Cam Levins’ 2:09:25 national record.

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Ottawa should allow use of status register to find lost residential school children, survivors say

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The discovery this summer of suspected unmarked graves on the grounds of former residential schools across Canada was a reminder that the actual number of child deaths at these institutions is a dark unknown. 

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Indigenous people in Toronto badly undercounted by census, but experts hopeful for change

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Though the Indigenous population in Toronto has been drastically undercounted in official Statistics Canada data, community members and advocates say they are hopeful a shift has begun that will change things.

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How survivors fought to create Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Two residential school survivors who pushed for greater awareness of the harms caused by the schools reflect on Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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How a day for truth and reconciliation inspired these Indigenous artists

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Three Saskatchewan artists created original works for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, covering the erasure of Métis culture, residential schools, and lacklustre efforts at reconciliation.

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Former basketball player Linklater wants truth emphasized on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Canadian Michael Linklater, an ex-professional basketball player, has dedicated his life to leading by example as an Indigenous athlete. Now, with the first national Truth and Reconciliation Day on Thursday, Linklater hopes his people’s plight since the founding of Turtle Island comes to light.

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Conservative member attacking O’Toole’s leadership could be dropped from party council, president warns

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The president of the Conservative Party says party national council member Bert Chen’s sponsorship of a petition “attacking” leader Erin O’Toole puts him at risk of being dropped from the council.