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So Yeon Ryu, Ewart Shadoff share lead at ShopRite LPGA

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So Yeon Ryu finally quit thinking about her swing and thought only about scoring just in time to birdie the last three holes for a 6-under 65 and a share of the lead with Jodi Ewart Shadoff in the ShopRite LPGA on Friday.

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Court throws out challenge to Saskatchewan’s proof-of-vaccination policy

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A Court of Queen’s Bench justice in Saskatoon has ruled against a group arguing that the province’s vaccine policies are a violation of charter rights.

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What is the now-shuttered Ozy Media — and why did its COO pretend to be a YouTube exec?

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Ozy Media is shutting down less than a week after a story in the New York Times raised questions about the media organization’s claims of millions of viewers and readers, while also pointing out a potential case of securities fraud.

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Residential school survivor criticizes Trudeau for travelling on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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A residential school survivor says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to travel for a family vacation to Tofino, B.C. on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation shows “his words don’t match his actions.”

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What Canada’s ambassador to China was doing at the White House

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Canada’s ambassador to China was in an unusual setting on Friday: the White House. The visit happened without fanfare. It comes amid a broad rethink in Washington about future relations with China — a conversation that has implications for Canada.

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Canada joins over 40 countries at final, formal multilateral opportunity to prepare for COP26

With less than a month until COP26, Canada joined over 40 countries this week in Milan for Pre-COP—the final formal ministerial meeting to prepare for November’s global summit. Countries from around the world discussed the need and the mechanisms to keep the goal of 1.5°C within reach, fully implement the Paris Agreement, and help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.

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Threatened Hollywood strike could ripple into some projects in Canada

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More than 60,000 people who work behind the scenes in U.S. film and television began casting ballots on Friday on whether to give their union a strike mandate. Though Canadian union members aren’t affected, some ripples may be felt north of the border.

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Canucks sign star free agents Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson: reports

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed restricted free agents Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes to new contracts, according to multiple media reports.

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What you need to know for the Jays’ final playoff push

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter runs through the scenarios as the Toronto Blue Jays try to climb into the playoffs on the final weekend of the regular season.

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Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on October 1, 2021

Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, October 1, 2021

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Michael Spavor ‘overjoyed’ to be reunited with his family in Canada

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In his first public statement since returning to Canada, Michael Spavor says he is “overjoyed” to be reunited with his family.

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH): Update on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health: Update on COVID-19 vaccines and the risk of myocarditis and pericarditis

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Drumheller Institution 

Between September 15, 2021, and September 25, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, multiple contraband and unauthorized items were seized in the minimum security unit and on the grounds of the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution.

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Military began monitoring COVID-19 in early 2020 but still failed to predict pandemic’s path, documents show

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Newly-released documents show the Canadian military was concerned enough about the initial spread of COVID 19 to begin monitoring and planning for a response in late January 2020. However, experts say it later dropped the ball in terms of forecasting the trajectory and the impact of the virus.

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 1, 2021

On October 1, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

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Flight attendants union calls to limit food and booze service to stem tide of unruly passengers

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The union representing flight attendants at Canada’s major airlines says reducing on-board food and drink service might help combat a rise in unruly passenger behaviour.

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British pork industry warns of massive pig cull due to labour shortages

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Britain’s pig farmers on Friday warned of a crisis unless the government took urgent steps to ease an acute shortage of abattoir workers and butchers that has left up to 150,000 pigs backed up on farms and facing a costly cull.

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Toronto FC’s Jacob Shaffelburg joins Canada squad for World Cup qualifying

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Winger Jacob Shaffelburg, who has turned heads in recent games with Toronto FC, has been called up by Canada for its next batch of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches.

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Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine

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Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has reinstated his decision to subject a thermal coal mine expansion in Alberta to a federal review.

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Federal Court of Canada approved the Gottfriedson settlement agreement for former Day Scholars at Indian Residential Schools

The Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today.

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B.C. subsidizes energy drilling on caribou habitat it promised to protect, study says

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British Columbia is subsidizing oil and gas well drilling on the same land it has promised to protect for caribou, new research has found.

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Ontario minor hockey association ends use of Blackhawks logo

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The Blackhawks logo will no longer appear on hockey jerseys in Point Edward in the midst of a reckoning over the use of Indigenous imagery and names in sports.

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NASA targets the moon’s South Pole for a rover mission

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Bob McDonald’s blog: NASA’s VIPER rover will scout for water ice in craters where the sun doesn’t shine.

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Federal Court’s decision related to Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders

Government of Canada issued a media statement on Federal Court’s decision related to Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders.

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The National Battlefields Commission inaugurates the new Halloween Garden on the Plains of Abraham, where legends come alive though folk art.

This morning, the National Battlefields Commission (NBC) inaugurated the new Halloween Garden on the Plains of Abraham, where Park legends come alive through folk art.

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Minister speaks with Ontario set to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for long-term care workers

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Ontario will announce mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for long-term care workers in the province on Friday, a source told CBC News. Meanwhile, Ontario logged 1,315 new cases of COVID-19 over the last two days.

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NWSL calls off weekend games after sexual misconduct allegations against coach

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The National Women’s Soccer League will not play the games scheduled for this weekend as it deals with the fallout from allegations of sexual misconduct against a former coach.

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Sask. cancer patient frustrated, frightened after Alberta surgery cancelled amid COVID-19 surge

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Sharon Durham was scheduled for surgery in Edmonton to treat her aggressive cancer, but it was cancelled just a day before the operation as Alberta faces an unprecedented health-care crisis.

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Health Minister Patty Hajdu and officials offer a pandemic update

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Federal public health officials are delivering an update on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

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‘We are still here’: Hundreds march in Iqaluit on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Jack Anawak, a residential school survivor and Nunavut politician, led a procession of about 1,000 people in Iqaluit Thursday, carrying an orange and white flag with an “all children matter” banner, in memory of any children who died at residential schools. 

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2 arrested at B.C. pipeline construction site as academics share concerns over loss of Indigenous artifacts

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RCMP say they are negotiating with demonstrators who have taken control of a Coastal GasLink construction site in northern B.C. as tensions surrounding the natural gas project rise again.

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No regulation of plastic ending up in Great Lakes

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As more studies examine the amount of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, experts are calling on governments to create regulations to tackle the problem.

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Ford government had right to cut number of Toronto wards during 2018 election, Supreme Court rules

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government was operating within its legal powers when it cut the number of wards in Toronto in the middle of the 2018 municipal election, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. 

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Mother of hospitalized 5-year-old says her decision not to get vaccinated was a ‘big mistake’

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A Regina mother says she hopes her five-year-old son’s bout with COVID-19 will cause others to take the disease seriously.

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Seizures of contraband and unauthorized items at Drummond Institution 

Between September 14 and 16, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, several separate packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at the Drummond Institution, a federal medium security facility.

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Workers at Blue Origin, Bezos’s rocket company, allege sexism, safety risks

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A group of more than 20 current and former employees are accusing Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin rocket ship company of having a toxic work environment and not adhering to proper safety protocols.

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Competition Bureau obtains court orders related to its challenge of Secure’s acquisition of Tervita

The Competition Bureau has obtained court orders to further inform its challenge of Secure Energy Services Inc.’s acquisition of Tervita Corporation before the Competition Tribunal.

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Squid Game is a brutal show about social inequalities — and it’s Netflix’s next major hit

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Netflix has recently announced that South Korean dystopian horror series Squid Game -— famed for its brutal violence — could be its biggest release ever. CBC News spoke with two culture experts to understand its themes and origins.

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Fresh fears as more lava flows from volcano on La Palma island

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Lava flowed from a newly opened crack in the Cumbre Vieja volcano on Spain’s La Palma island on Friday, carving a different path from previous flows and raising fears of more destruction while fine ash forced islanders to don masks and goggles.

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Statement on Latin American Heritage Month

In October, Canadians celebrate Latin American Heritage Month

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Canada ready to welcome the world to Canada Pavilion in Dubai 

Canada is ready to welcome the world at Expo 2020 Dubai, which will run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Canada’s participation at this world exposition, which includes more than 190 countries and international organizations, will showcase Canada’s expertise in leading-edge technology, education and tourism and will promote the richness and diversity of its culture thanks to the immense talent of its artists.

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Lingering effects of COVID-19 taking financial, emotional toll on India’s population

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While India provides public health care, the system is chronically underfunded — and there’s a growing dependence on private hospitals, with a large proportion of Indians forced to pay bills out of pocket. At the same time, those left widowed or orphaned by the pandemic are struggling to access government assistance.

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Broadway determined to stage a big comeback despite reopening stumbles

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The stakes are high as plays and musicals return to the Broadway stage after the pandemic shutdown, but already there have been setbacks.

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Coroner investigating Joyce Echaquan’s death calls on Quebec government to recognize systemic racism

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A coroner’s report following a three-week inquiry into the death of Joyce Echaquan calls on the Quebec government to recognize the existence of systemic racism.

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Canada’s economic engine stalled in July as GDP contracted again

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The total value of all the goods and services Canada produced shrank for the third time in four months in July, a sign that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the country’s economy.

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Statement on German Heritage Month and Oktoberfest

This October, Canada celebrates German Heritage Month and Oktoberfest.

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Peter Nygard charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement by Toronto police

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Merck says experimental pill cuts worst effects of COVID-19

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Merck & Co. said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and that it would soon ask health officials in the U.S. and around the world to authorize its use.

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The Minister of Health and Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (October 1, 2021)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by The Minister of Health and Government of Canada officials at October 1, 2021 news conference.

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

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Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit a record on Friday for the fourth straight day, and confirmed cases continued to surge as well.