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Devils lock up former No. 1 pick Jack Hughes with 8-year, $64 million US extension

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The New Jersey Devils have secured their best player until the end of the decade, signing centre Jack Hughes to an eight-year, $64 million US contract extension.

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5 Quebec City police officers suspended after video shows violent treatment of Black youth

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Quebec City’s police department says it’s suspended five of its officers who were involved in the violent detention of two young Black people over the weekend.

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Goggia fastest in 1st training run before weekend of women’s races at Lake Louise

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Italy’s Sofia Goggia had the fastest time in the first training session as the world’s top female alpine skiers prepared for a pair of downhill races this week at Lake Louise. Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., had an impressive first training run, finishing seventh in 1:53.13.

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First case of omicron COVID-19 variant confirmed in Alberta, Hinshaw says

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“I’m reporting we have now one confirmed case of the omicron variant in Alberta,” Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, told a news conference Tuesday.

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B.C. identifies 1st case of omicron variant

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B.C. has identified its first case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, health officials confirmed Tuesday. 

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Maple Leafs’ Mrazek set for brief AHL stint before NHL return from groin injury

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Goalie Petr Mrazek was a full practice participant Tuesday with the Maple Leafs for the first time since reaggravating a groin problem on Oct. 30. The plan is to have him link up with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this weekend for game action with the parent club in Minnesota and Winnipeg.

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Josephine Baker becomes 1st Black woman honoured at France’s Pantheon

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Josephine Baker — the U.S.-born entertainer, anti-Nazi spy and civil rights activist — was inducted into France’s Pantheon on Tuesday, becoming the first Black woman to receive the nation’s highest honour.

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‘Buying time’: How Canada came around on pandemic travel bans

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Countries are acting swiftly to isolate regions where COVID-19 variants of concern have emerged. Many scientists are not convinced that travel bans actually work. Some say bans encourage countries to downplay outbreaks or hide new variants. Others say bans can buy time.

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Why baseball teams are spending so much — and why it’s about to end

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter explains why baseball free-agent signings escalated so quickly in the last few days, and why the sport could be headed for a long work stoppage.

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Ottawa requiring COVID-19 testing for some travellers, consulting experts on booster shots

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Incoming air travellers from all countries except the United States will be required to take COVID-19 tests when arriving in Canada, the federal government announced today.

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No immediate plans to shut border with Canada over omicron variant, U.S. says

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The White House says it has no immediate plan to tighten the border with Canada again after new COVID-19 cases involving the omicron variant.

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Ottawa wastewater researchers monitoring omicron variant

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The scientists watching Ottawa’s wastewater for COVID-19 say the new variant hasn’t escaped their testing and they’re starting to collect data about how prevalent it may be in the community.

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3 killed, 6 wounded in Michigan high school shooting

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A 15-year-old student opened fire at his Michigan high school about 50 kilometres north of Detroit Tuesday, killing three students and wounding six people, including a teacher.

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Head of Alberta’s beleaguered police watchdog agency resigns

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The head of Alberta’s police watchdog agency has resigned, signalling what critics say is a long-foreshadowed breakdown in the chronically underfunded agency.

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Ben Josephson tasked with guiding Canadian men’s indoor volleyball team to 2024 Olympics

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Volleyball Canada has named Ben Josephson coach of the national senior indoor men’s team after he led the Trinity Western University men’s program in Langley, B.C., to five national titles, most recently in 2019.

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Government of Canada backs emerging leader in silicon chip photonics that produces navigation sensors for self-driving vehicles 

Canada’s cleantech entrepreneurs are proving their power to take on today’s environmental challenges. Working in partnership with innovative companies, the Government of Canada is supporting the growth of a greener economy.

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Calgary to host CEBL’s Edmonton Stingers for upcoming Basketball Champions League Americas

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Calgary will host the third window of group stage games for the upcoming Basketball Champions League Americas.

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Routine fishery officer inspection leads to significant penalties of $88,644, and a fishing prohibition for a North Coast commercial salmon harvester

On July 2, 2021, Garry Dean Stoner was sentenced in Terrace Provincial Court after pleading guilty to 12 counts under the Fisheries Act for violations that occurred between June and September 2017, and in July and August 2018, in waters north of Haida Gwaii.

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‘I’m so far from that,’ Tiger Woods, his leg and back hurting, says of PGA Tour return

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Tiger Woods had nothing to say about the February car crash that shattered his right leg and he had even less of an idea what his future in golf holds except that he’s a long way from deciding whether he can compete against the best.

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Habs legend Patrick Roy wants to be the team’s new general manager

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Patrick Roy, a Montreal Canadiens legend, says he would like to become the team’s new genera manager.

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Minister Ng to visit Washington, D.C.

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, joined by members of the opposition, will be visiting Washington, D.C. from December 1 to December 3, 2021.

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12 players with OHL’s Wolves test positive for COVID-19, team activities halted

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The Ontario Hockey League’s Sudbury Wolves have suspended all team activities after 12 players tested positive for COVID-19. Games on Wednesday at Sault Ste. Marie and a home-and-away series against Barrie on Friday and Saturday are postponed.

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Death of an inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary

On November 27, 2021, Glen Farrow, an inmate in the minimum security unit of Dorchester Penitentiary, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.

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Government of Canada Announces $1-Million Grand Prize Winner  of the Women in Cleantech Challenge

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, in concert with MaRS, announced the $1-million grand prize winner of the Impact Canada Women in Cleantech Challenge: Amanda Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Summit Nanotech, based in Calgary, Alberta.

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Ministers and Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (November 30, 2021)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by the Minister of Health, the Minister of Transport and Public Health Agency of Canada officials at November 29, 2021 news conference.

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Witness at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial describes her as Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘Number 2’

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A longtime pilot for the late financier Jeffrey Epstein resumed his testimony at Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial Tuesday, saying that the British socialite charged with helping the financier find teenage girls to sexually abuse was “Number 2” in the hierarchy of Epstein’s operations.

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Wolastoqey chiefs add forestry companies to title claim case

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Wolastoqey chiefs in New Brunswick are shifting their Aboriginal title claim case to pursue the province’s largest forestry companies in a bid to reclaim title to much of their traditional territory.

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New caller ID law now in place to help fight wave of spam and spoof calls

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Canada’s telecommunications regulator is bringing in new laws that will force phone companies to do a better job of identifying who is calling, to help users inundated by nuisance phone calls from telemarketers.

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Minister Joly meets with Latvia’s prime minister and foreign minister

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday met with Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia, and Edgars Rinkēvičs, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Latvia, on the margins of the NATO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

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Marilyn Manson’s home searched in abuse investigation

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Authorities searched the home of musician Marilyn Manson, whose legal name is Brian Hugh Warner, on Monday after allegations of physical and sexual abuse by several women.

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As Russia masses its troops, Canadian soldiers in Eastern Europe keep watch

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Canadian troops in the Baltic state of Latvia are just 300 kilometres from the border with Russia, as tens of thousands of Russian troops mobilize and take a combat-ready stance to the south. On a visit to the base, some told CBC News they’re keeping a close eye on developments.

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Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group Collaborate on Three New Standards

Accessibility Standards Canada and CSA Group are proud to announce that they are collaborating on the development of three accessibility standards.

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European Union asks China for ‘verifiable proof’ of tennis star Peng Shuai’s whereabouts

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The European Union said Tuesday it wants China to release “verifiable proof” that tennis player Peng Shuai is safe and to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into her sexual assault allegations.

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Canada’s top social sciences and humanities researchers honoured for extraordinary achievements

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the winners of the 2021 Impact Awards, celebrating the most accomplished social sciences and humanities researchers in Canada.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at the Regional Reception Centre

On November 24, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution.

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Canada and Long Plain First Nation reach settlement agreement on 1916 Surrender – Mismanagement of Sales Specific Claim

Today, Chief Dennis Meeches and the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, announced that Long Plain First Nation and the Government of Canada have reached a settlement on the 1916 Surrender – Mismanagement of Sales Specific Claim.

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Government of Canada supports leading-edge company specializing in polystyrene recycling that helps protect the environment

Canada’s cleantech entrepreneurs are proving their power to take on today’s environmental challenges. Working in partnership with innovative companies, the Government of Canada is supporting the growth of a greener economy.

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Arctic could see more rain than snow in 30 years, study suggests

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There could be more rainfall than snow in the Arctic in as little as 30 years because of the world’s changing climate, according to a new study that predicts the transition will happen decades earlier than previously anticipated.

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Canadians to benefit from new caller ID technology to combat spoofed calls

As of today, telecommunications service providers will certify whether a caller’s identity can be trusted by verifying the caller ID information for Internet Protocol-based voice calls. This new technology will help reduce the frequency and impact of caller ID spoofing. As service providers continue to upgrade their IP networks and offer compatible phones to their customers, more and more Canadians will be able to see the effects of STIR/SHAKEN.

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Canada and FCM Announce Support for Energy Efficient Affordable Housing

The SAH initiative is investing $1,701,030 in 16 plans, studies and pilot projects to support the building or retrofitting of 16,753 units in communities across Canada.