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Bubba Wallace becomes 1st Black driver to win in NASCAR Cup Series since 1963

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Bubba Wallace became just the second Black driver to win at NASCAR’s top Cup Series level when rain stopped Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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Rapid tests needed in some Ontario schools when daily cases surpass 1,000, says science table head

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The head of Ontario’s Science Table says the province has an “ethical obligation” to make rapid tests available for elementary school students in hotspot communities, but only if COVID-19 cases double current levels.

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What’s behind a trucker shortage in Canada? Britain’s labour crisis offers a clue

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While Britain struggles with supply chain disruptions caused by trucker shortages, across the pond, Canada’s trucking industry is also struggling to fill thousands of jobs as it grapples with an aging workforce and poor working conditions.

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9 players on Cuba’s U-23 baseball team defect in Mexico

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Nine of the 24 players on Cuba’s national team at baseball’s U-23 World Cup defected during the tournament in Mexico, the Cuban government confirmed Sunday.

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The Blue Jays deserved a better fate

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter laments the Jays’ bad luck in missing the playoffs and looks at some of the decisions they face in the off-season.

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Pro women’s league, female head coach on Thomaidis’ wishlist for Canada women’s basketball

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Head coach Lisa Thomaidis and Canada Basketball announced a mutual split last week following a disappointing Olympic appearance, but the woman who saw the program grow from a niche national interest into a medal threat hopes that upward trajectory only continues.

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Canadian artillery soldiers assume Queen’s Guard duties in England

Members of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery United Kingdom Public Duties Contingent (RCA UK PDC) began their month-long Public Duties in London and Windsor with Changing of the Guard ceremonies held at Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace on October 4, 2021.

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Alberta man who survived COVID-19, 39 days on a ventilator, speaks out

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Nearly 40 days on a ventilator. A tracheotomy. Forty-five pounds lost. Countless hours of physiotherapy. And now, PTSD and flashbacks. Paul Hemsing of Medicine Hat, Alta., is still recovering months after nearly dying of COVID-19, and is warning of the trauma the disease can inflict.

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Mets say manager Luis Rojas out after 2nd-half meltdown, 2 losing seasons

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Luis Rojas was let go as manager of the New York Mets on Monday after two losing seasons. The team declined its option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, making the announcement a day after finishing third in the National League East with a 77-85 record.

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Canada formally requests negotiations with U.S. over Line 5 pipeline dispute

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The federal government has invoked a 1977 pipeline treaty in an effort to settle the Line 5 pipeline dispute.

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Drunken Birds selected as Canada’s submission for international film Oscar

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Drunken Birds will represent Canada in the race for an Oscar nomination for best international feature film. Montreal’s Ivan Grbovic directed and co-wrote the drama, about a lovestruck Mexican drug cartel member who becomes a seasonal migrant worker in rural Quebec.

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Sask. pregnant woman dies from COVID-19 in Edmonton after emergency C-section

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Jennifer Rosebluff-Thomas died from COVID-19 in an Edmonton hospital after delivering a preterm baby at 29 weeks. The unvaccinated mother was unconscious during the emergency C-section and never held her newborn before she died.

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Flyers’ Alain Vigneault denies player medication allegations

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Philadelphia Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault on Monday denied accusations he gave players drugs without doctor’s consent as suggested in a string of social media posts by former player Robin Lehner.

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Statement by Minister Garneau on Line 5 transit pipeline

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: Canada is firmly committed to ensuring its energy and economic security while protecting the environment for future generations. This includes working with the United States to improve the health of the Great Lakes. For more than 65 years, Line 5 has been the safest way to transport Canadian hydrocarbons from western Canada to central Canada, helping provide energy that is essential for heating homes and powering Canada’s economy.

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‘It’s fantastic what they did’: NHLers reflect on banner summer for Canadian women

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From Olympic gold captured by the women’s soccer team to Maggie Mac Neil and Penny Oleksiak’s early charge in the pool in Tokyo, the women’s hockey team winning the world title, and Leylah Fernandez’s historic run at the U.S. Open, Canadian women dominated the field of play this summer. Their accomplishments are not lost on several NHL players.

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Afghan women ministers warned Canada of Taliban atrocities in June: senator

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Afghan women ministers made pleas to Canadian politicians for help two months before the Taliban took control of Kabul, Sen. Salma Ataullahjan says.

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Seven Indigenous works from the NFB featured at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ award-winning Seen Through Woman Productions/NFB feature doc Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy presented along with short documentary and animation.

Audiences across Canada will be able to share in powerful Indigenous storytelling, including seven National Film Board of Canada (NFB) produced and co-produced works, as the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival (October 19–24) offers six days of online programming.

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Leylah Fernandez to front Canada’s team at Billie Jean Cup

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U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez will lead Canada’s team into the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup women’s international tennis tournament in November.

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Racist Calgary mayoral candidate gets 18 months jail time for violating Ontario judge’s hate speech order

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Kevin J. Johnston has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for publicly branding Toronto restaurateur and philanthropist Mohamad Fakih a “terrorist” and a “baby killer” after being ordered to stop defaming the Paramount Fine Foods owner in 2019.

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Henrietta Lacks’s estate sues biotech firm over ‘stolen’ immortal cancer cells

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The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a biotechnology company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital took from the Black woman in 1951 without her knowledge or consent as part of “a racially unjust medical system.”

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outage

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Facebook and Facebook-owned apps Instagram and WhatsApp have been hit by an outage on Monday affecting users around the world.

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Statement honouring the Sisters in Spirit vigils across Canada 

I urge all Canadians to take time today to honour the Indigenous women, girls and Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people who are missing or have been murdered.

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COVID-19 vaccine mandate coming for hockey players, coaches, volunteers in northwest Ontario

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Hockey Northwestern Ontario has announced sprawling vaccine rules for nearly everyone involved in minor hockey — a move it says is designed to keep youth players safe this season.

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Backyard pool rentals make big splash in Toronto. But it’s not going swimmingly for neighbours

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The renting out of backyard private pools was one of this past summer’s hottest trends in the GTA. But Toronto Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong has received some complaints from angry neighbours and he’s hoping the city will look into regulating the practice in time for next summer.

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Crosby, McDavid, Pietrangelo named to initial Canadian Olympic hockey roster

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Two-time gold medallist Sidney Crosby was one of three players named Monday to Canada’s initial roster for the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing. Edmonton Oilers teammates Connor McDavid and Alex Pietrangelo are the others.

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Star Trek’s Captain Kirk is rocketing into space — for real

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Star Trek’s Captain Kirk is rocketing into space this month, boldly going where no other sci-fi actors have gone before.

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Cassowaries can be deadly, but humans raised them 18,000 years ago, researcher suggests

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Eggshells have led a team of scientists to a startling discovery — that as early as 18,000 years ago humans may have been hatching and raising cassowaries, considered one of the world’s most dangerous birds.

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Alberta elk ranchers want province to OK hunt farms despite disease, ethical concerns

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Alberta game ranchers are lobbying governments in the province in a renewed attempt to legalize hunt farms.

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Alberta reported more COVID-19 cases in September than any month prior, data shows

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September was arguably Alberta’s worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic, data suggests. More Albertans tested positive than in any month prior, and records for hospital and ICU admissions were set. September was also the deadliest month since the second wave. Experts look at what could come next.

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Southern California beaches, marshland under threat after massive oil spill

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A large oil spill off the Southern California coast left fish dead, birds mired in petroleum and wetlands contaminated, in what local officials called an environmental catastrophe.

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One year later, here’s what shoppers and businesses think about N.L.’s plastic bag ban

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One year after Newfoundland and Labrador implemented a ban on retail plastic bags, many shoppers are in favour, but at least one grocery store misses the old bags.

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U.S. prosecutors want former Manitoba reservist sentenced to 25 years

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American prosecutors want former Manitoba reservist Patrik Mathews and his co-accused, Brian Lemley Jr., sentenced to 25 years in prison, saying they joined forces in working toward a civil war that would “decimate racial and ethnic minorities and subjugate women.”

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Recall for some Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night blister packs

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Two lots of Advil’s Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack are being recalled due to a labelling error.

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Canadian Olympic men’s hockey power rankings: First impressions

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Now that we know the NHL will be heading to Beijing to compete at the Olympics, sports talk in this country will centre around picking Team Canada. Between now and the team announcement, Rob Pizzo will be giving you the many versions of his Canadian men’s hockey team.

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Yellowknife garden produce safe to eat, contains more nutrients, say researchers

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The findings are based on samples gathered from 47 garden plots in the area in 2020, as part of a two-year study that aims to answer the question: is it safe to eat vegetables grown in gardens around Yellowknife, Ndilǫ and Dettah?

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

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New Zealand on Monday abandoned its long-standing strategy of eliminating coronavirus amid a persistent delta outbreak, and will instead look to live with the virus and control its spread as its vaccination rate rises.

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Canadian Olympic men’s hockey power rankings: Ep. 1

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The NHL season is now in part a tryout for various Olympic teams. Rob Pizzo breaks down his current version of Team Canada.

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Defending champ Bianca Andreescu, fellow Canadian Leylah Fernandez ready to storm Indian Wells

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Canada’s young tennis stars, including defending champion Bianca Andreescu and Leylah Annie Fernandez of U.S. Open acclaim, are taking to the hard courts at the BNP Paribas Open this week.

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Afghans sell off anything just to survive

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The CBC’s Susan Ormiston reports from a new flea market in the Afghan capital, Kabul, where desperate residents are hawking household goods for money as economic collapse looms.

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Cape Breton’s high rate of drug use has devastating effects

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The Nova Scotia government says the eastern health zone, which includes Cape Breton, has the highest rate of deaths from drugs in the province.

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What role do Western University’s fraternities have in ending gender-based violence?

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Western’s student council is looking at cutting ties with the London, Ont., university’s fraternities and sororities. The University Students’ Council president says the consideration is unrelated to last month’s sexual assault allegations.

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Engineering researchers at UW look at safety and security of automated vehicles

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University of Waterloo’s Autonomous Vehicle Research and Intelligence Lab has partnered with vehicle supplier Magna International for project that will look at how to make automated vehicles safer and more secure.

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Wellness culture’s link to COVID denialism

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Journalist Matthew Remski explains why new age spirituality is such fertile ground for anti-vaccine movements.

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2 U.S. researchers share Nobel medicine prize

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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to U.S. scientists David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch.

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Sask. court file reveals new details of Catholic Church compensation for residential school survivors

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A Saskatchewan judge has released files detailing the Catholic Church’s controversial $79-million compensation deal for residential school survivors following a successful court application by CBC News and the Globe and Mail.

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Rental scam cheats would-be tenants out of $4,300 and leaves owners with a shocking surprise

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A scam based on a fake listing on Kijiji — with a puzzling twist — not only duped a family of renters out of thousands of dollars, but left the Ottawa couple who own the home feeling stunned and violated.

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Northern Ontario’s largest employers don’t require workers to get COVID-19 vaccinations

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While most government workers in northern Ontario have to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19, the thousands who work in the private sector do not, and it is creating tensions on the job.

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Feeling anxious and tired as things reopen? Here are tips to help

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Experts say it’s normal to feel awkward, worried or even exhausted at the prospect of re-entering social situations. The key is to be honest about how you’re feeling, and go easy on yourself.

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Canadians have ‘woken up’ to the need for Indigenous education, says creator of popular course

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Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) is taking a lead role in helping hundreds and thousands of people better understand Indigenous history in Canada.

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5,000 travellers who defied hotel quarantine rules got big fines, but no sign of fines in Alberta

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While more than 5,000 air travellers who refused to quarantine in a hotel when they arrived in Canada were hit with big fines, CBC News has yet to confirm that any such fines were issued in Calgary or Montreal.