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54 Alberta schools declare COVID-19 outbreak, 702 schools are on alert: Alberta Health

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A new Alberta Health outbreak list, posted online Wednesday afternoon, details the impact of the pandemic’s fourth wave in classrooms, as the province resumes public reporting of school outbreaks.

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Blue Jays GM Atkins excited about team’s future despite crushing end to season

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With a strong core anchored by some of the game’s top young players, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is feeling bullish about the team’s possibilities entering the off-season.

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Disgraced Canadian soccer coach in court on sex charges as women’s game faces reckoning

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Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian National Team women’s coach Bob Birarda is scheduled to appear in B.C. provincial court Thursday on nine sex-related charges.

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Liberals defeat Bloc in Châteauguay–Lacolle riding after recount

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After a recount, Liberal incumbent MP Brenda Shanahan will hold onto the riding of Châteauguay–Lacolle, winning by only 12 votes and defeating Bloc Québécois candidate Patrick O’Hara who was at first declared the winner.

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What to know for Canada’s latest set of World Cup qualifiers

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter previews the Canadian men’s soccer team’s upcoming round of World Cup qualifying matches, which kicks off with a big test in Mexico on Thursday.

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Nadia Chaudhri, beloved Montreal neuroscientist with fans worldwide, has died

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Toronto Six set to begin more ‘normal’ 2nd season in Premier Hockey Federation

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The COVID-19 pandemic not only limited the Six to a seven-game season, but curtailed the players’ interaction on and off the ice because of gathering restrictions. The Six opened training camp this week at Canlan Sports-York looking forward to a more “normal” second season of practices and games in a rebranded league.

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Liam Millar aims to make mark with new Swiss club, help Canada reach World Cup

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Liam Millar has already made a mark at Liverpool. Now the 22-year-old Canadian winger is looking to blaze a trail in Switzerland with FC Basel, while also helping Canada through a challenging stretch of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying games.

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 6

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for October 6th.

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Courage owner: Team believed Riley to be in ‘good standing’

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The owner of the North Carolina Courage said Wednesday the organization was not aware of allegations of sexual harassment against former coach Paul Riley until the report that led to his firing and apologized for the franchise’s “failure” to create an environment where players felt safe in coming forward.

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NHL investigating Evander Kane for fake vaccine card: reports

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San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is being investigated on allegations that he used a fake COVID-19 vaccination card, according to media reports.

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B.C.’s seniors advocate calls for paid sick leave, more staff in long-term care to prevent COVID-19 deaths

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B.C.’s seniors advocate says the province must expand paid sick-leave provisions for staff, hire more registered nurses, eliminate shared rooms and increase the scope and frequency of COVID-19 testing in order to prevent further outbreaks and deaths from the disease.

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Habs star Price likely to miss start of season recovering from illness, surgery

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Montreal coach Dominique Ducharme says he does not expect Carey Price to practise before the start of the regular season, making it unlikely the superstar goaltender will be ready for the Canadiens’ season opener.

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Vietnam agrees to zoning arrangement to allow for safe trade from Canada in the event of an African swine fever outbreak

Today, Canada’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Mary Jane Ireland, announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Vietnam Food Administration have agreed to an African swine fever (ASF) zoning arrangement to allow for the safe trade of swine products from disease-free zones in Canada in the event of an ASF outbreak.

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NFL’s Laurent Duvernay-Tardif joins healthy eating program to improve kids’ health

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NFL offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is tackling a new challenge: he’s partnered with Sodexo, a food service company that runs school cafeterias, to promote healthier eating habits for children. 

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WHO urges widespread rollout of malaria vaccine for children in Africa

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Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, mostly children under five. The World Health Organization is endorsing Mosquirix, the only approved vaccine against the disease, in addition to the continued use of bednets and spraying.

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After my mom’s health scare, I learned to cook rich desi food in a healthier way

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My mother’s angioplasty at the age of 54 was a wake-up call for me to better understand and manage my health, writes Hina Husain.

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Author says City of Hamilton is ‘aggressively’ removing his signs honouring a former slave

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Author Andrew Hunter has posted dozens of signs around the community of Dundas remembering a former slave, but the City of Hamilton says they violate a bylaw that could come with fines.

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Man gets suspended sentence for racially abusing trio of England players online

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A man who posted a video on Facebook in which he racially abused England soccer players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka following the European Championship final was handed a suspended prison sentence on Wednesday.

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Military ‘simply doesn’t get it’ when it comes to sexual misconduct, PM says

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today the military “still doesn’t get it” when it comes to sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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NFB names Osas Eweka-Smith as Publicist and Public Relations Officer based in Halifax. With this position, NFB’s media relations team now reaches from Atlantic to Pacific.

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has named Osas Eweka-Smith as its new Publicist and Public Relations Officer, based in the NFB’s Halifax office. She will be working on media relations campaigns as well as public relations outreach.

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‘Looking ugly’: Why skiing might ditch its combined event

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When skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Marco Schwarz won the world titles in Alpine combined last February, they didn’t expect to have just one more such race in their careers. But the 2022 Beijing Olympics might be the last time top-level skiers compete in the traditional discipline that pits speed and technical racers against each other.

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Mountie who shot, killed Nunavut man says he feared for his own safety

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The RCMP officer who shot and killed an armed Inuk man five years ago in Gjoa Haven says he pulled the trigger because he feared for his own safety, his partner and those living in the remote Nunavut community.

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National Film Board of Canada unveils TRACES, an interactive installation in the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

On September 28, Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson, and Marie-Geneviève Mounier, Commissioner General for Canada at Expo 2020 Dubai, will unveil TRACES, an interactive installation open to the public throughout the world’s fair, from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022, at the Canada Pavilion site.

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Toronto teacher found not guilty of negligence in teen student’s drowning

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A Toronto teacher was found not guilty in the drowning of a 15-year-old student during a 2017 school canoe trip after a judge ruled Wednesday that his actions weren’t a “marked and substantial departure” from the reasonable standard of care.

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Hack of streaming service Twitch reveals passwords, payment info of users

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Live streaming video service Twitch has been hacked in a breach that has exposed the financial information of many of the people who use it.

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Urgent government action needed to tackle COVID-19 health-care crisis, medical leaders warn

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More than 30 national and provincial health organizations are trying to decide which of the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on Canadian health care they should tackle first.

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Backgrounder: COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the federal workforce

Under a new policy, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration (CPA), including members and reservists of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The requirement for employees to be vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely, or on-site. Contracted personnel who require access to federal government worksites will also need to be vaccinated.

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Joint Statement on Iraq’s Early Elections

“The foreign ministers of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Secretary of State welcome the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission’s (IHEC) preparations for the October 10 election. This early election is an opportunity for Iraqi voters to democratically determine their future.

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Federal public servants, RCMP and air and rail travellers must be vaccinated by month’s end, Trudeau says

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his government’s mandatory vaccine policy today — a mandate that will require public servants to either get their shots by month’s end or be forced into an unpaid leave of absence. All would-be travellers must also be fully vaccinated by Oct. 30 to board planes, trains or marine vessels.

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Trudeau says he regrets travelling to Tofino, B.C., on 1st National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said travelling for a family vacation to Tofino, B.C., last week on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was a mistake.

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YouTube drops singer R. Kelly’s official channels after sex-trafficking conviction

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YouTube said it has removed R&B singer R. Kelly’s channels from its video platform, distancing itself from the singer who was convicted of sex trafficking last month.

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Unique works with striking imagery to match their bold creativity. NFB returns to Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), October 6 to 17, 2021.

The NFB will be back in force at Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) with six productions and co-productions.

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Brazil, Mexico challenge Canada for 2022 men’s world curling berth

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Following a challenge, reigning Canadian champion Brendan Bottcher will face the Brazilians and Mexicans in an Americas Zone Challenge at the Lacombe Curling Club on Oct. 29-31 to win a berth in the 2022 world men’s curling championship.

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What you need to know about the NWSL sexual misconduct scandal

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The National Women’s Soccer League is reeling from sexual harassment and misconduct allegations involving one of its most prominent coaches, and the fallout has led to series of firings and resignations. Here’s what you need to know.

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Here’s the new reality under Texas’s abortion law — and how it could affect the rest of the U.S.

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If the U.S. Supreme Court soon overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, the country could see archipelagos of abortion access — and the next battle will be over travel across state lines for procedures. It’s happening in Texas.

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Rachel Décoste named Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, at the National Film Board of Canada. New position to lead the NFB’s diversity, equity and inclusion effort as part of an organization-wide transformation.

National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Chairperson Claude Joli-Coeur announced today that Rachel Décoste has been appointed as Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, a newly created position at the NFB, effective September 27, 2021.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for federally regulated transportation employees and travellers

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced that, as of October 30, the Government of Canada will require employers in the federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation sectors to establish vaccination policies for their employees. Also effective October 30, travellers departing from Canadian airports, and travellers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, will be required to be fully vaccinated in order to travel.

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How a small-town B.C. council meeting became a source of COVID-19 disinformation worldwide

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The city of Dawson Creek, B.C., has removed a previously published portion of a recent city council meeting video after it began circulating in COVID-19 disinformation groups worldwide.

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Emergency summit grapples with health system debilitated by COVID-19

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More than 30 national and provincial health organizations are trying to decide which of the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on Canadian health care they should tackle first.

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Delirium ‘incredibly common’ among patients in ICU, Alberta doctor says

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The terrifying tale that an Alberta man shared last week of the 39 days he spent on a ventilator in an intensive care unit battling COVID-19 included what he called severe hallucinations. It’s called ICU delirium, and it’s very common.

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NFB and MOCA Toronto partner on digital artwork Charity by Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko. Exploration of an unlikely public art controversy in a Toronto suburb launches online September 29.

The National Film Board of Canada has partnered with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Toronto on the new digital artwork Charity, created by the Toronto-based collective of Parastoo Anoushahpour, Faraz Anoushahpour and Ryan Ferko.

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Canada’s Pavan, Humana-Paredes win opener at beach volleyball finals

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Canadian duo Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes opened their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals with a straight-sets victory over the Netherlands’ Madelein Meppelink and Sanne Keizer in Sardinia, Italy on Wednesday.

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Military nurses to begin work at Edmonton hospital as Alberta battles 4th wave of COVID-19

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Canadian military nurses will begin work at an Edmonton hospital today to help alleviate pressure on a critical care unit overburdened with COVID-19 patients.

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When is it time to break the silence? Renée Blanchar’s documentary Le silence (The Silence, Ça Tourne Productions/NFB) opening in Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke on September 24.

Following an award-winning showing at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Renée Blanchar’s feature documentary Le silence (The Silence) will open in theatres on Friday, September 24. The film will be presented in its original French version in Montreal at the Cinémathèque québécoise, in Quebec City at Cinéma Cartier and Cinéma Le Clap, and in Sherbrooke at the Maison du cinéma.

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Death of an inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary

On October 2, 2021, E.M., an inmate from Dorchester Penitentiary, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes. The individual’s name has been anonymized to comply with a court-ordered publication ban to protect the identity of the victim.

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Canadian Blood Services welcomes unvaccinated donors

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The Canadian Blood Services says it has received many questions from people wondering if they can donate blood if they haven’t been fully vaccinated.

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Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify

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With record numbers of military flights near Taiwan over the last week, China has been showing a new intensity and military sophistication as it steps up its harassment of the island it claims as its own and asserts its territorial ambitions in the region.

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Don’t call them ladybugs, says naturalist Brian Keating

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Brian Keating was recently enjoying a stunning view of the Creston Valley from the Thompson Rim Trail when he stumbled across what he thought were ladybugs. Hundreds of them.

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Number of rural Afghan children in Kabul hospital jumps

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An increasing number of severely malnourished children from the Afghan countryside are flocking to a Kabul children’s hospital after international aid for rural clinics dried up.