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Canada’s Kia Nurse to miss Mercury’s Game 5 of WNBA semifinals with knee injury

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Canadian women’s basketball star Kia Nurse will miss Game 5 of the WNBA semifinals with a right knee injury.

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Ottawa to consider vaccine mandate exemptions for some remote Indigenous communities

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The federal government is working on exemptions to its newly released mandatory vaccine policy for people in remote Indigenous communities, many of which are only accessible by air.

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Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

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A federal magistrate judge in Nevada is siding with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 US in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas.

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What you need to know for baseball’s next playoff round

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter previews each of the four Division Series, including a matchup between baseball’s top two teams.

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Decades-long plan to protect caribou in Nunavut nearing completion

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In this week’s issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the decades-long attempt to protect caribou populations in the North and the lack of available information on climate risk in Canada.

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External review finds ‘toxic’ workplace environment persists at Royal Canadian Mint

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A Royal Canadian Mint employee says bullying and harassment are still widespread in the Crown corporation — a claim that comes as a new report obtained by CBC News makes sweeping recommendations to tackle racism and a “traumatizing” and “toxic” workplace environment in the mint’s security division.

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Closure of Gilmour Hill to vehicular traffic

The National Battlefields Commission (NBC) wishes to advise motorists of a closure of Gilmour Hill for preventative strengthening works.

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Conservative MP, friends say they were stunned by murder charges against party volunteer

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Conservative MP Mike Lake says he and his team were “shocked” to learn that Rakesh David, a 25-year-old volunteer for his office, has been accused of killing his grandmother, mother and brother in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Court says Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas should be dismissed

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A federal magistrate judge in Nevada is siding with Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers against a woman who sued for more than the $375,000 US in hush money she received in 2010 after saying the international soccer star raped her in Las Vegas.

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Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc ‘not interested in apologies’ after Trudeau’s snub, leadership says

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Leadership of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation said Thursday they are “not interested” in further apologies from the federal government after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ignored the community’s invitations to visit on the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation last week.

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N.L.’s vaccine passport rolls out Friday. Here’s how it works

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The government has unveiled details of Newfoundland and Labrador’s vaccine passport program a day ahead of its Friday release. The system is set to cover a wide swath of public life when it becomes mandatory on Oct. 22.

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Auston Matthews, Patrick Kane, Seth Jones are 1st players named to U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team

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Chicago winger Patrick Kane and defenseman Seth Jones and Toronto center Auston Matthews were the first three players named to the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team on Thursday.

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Brace yourself — gas prices are hitting records as global energy crisis arrives in Canada

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An acute energy crisis is making its presence felt in North America as consumers are finally starting to feel the pinch of much higher prices to fill up their cars and heat their homes.

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Brace yourself — gas prices are hitting records as global energy crisis arrives in Canada

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An acute energy crisis is making its presence felt in North America as consumers are finally starting to feel the pinch of much higher prices to fill up their cars and heat their homes.

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18 ex-NBA players charged in $4M health-care fraud scheme

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Eighteen former NBA players have been charged with defrauding the league’s health and welfare benefit plan out of about $4 million, according to an indictment Thursday.

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What should we expect from Canada’s rising tennis stars at Indian Wells?

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Anastasia Bucsis is joined by Vivek Jacob to preview the 2021 BNP Paribas Open, as Canada’s young tennis stars Bianca Andreescu, Leylah Fernandez, Dennis Shapovalov, and Felix Auger-Aliassime are looking to leave their mark at Indian Wells.

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Minister Ng meets with international counterparts at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ministerial meeting

Toward its commitment to a long-term economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to develop a strong global economy that is inclusive, green, and sustainable, Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadian businesses and the free flow of products and services across international borders.

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Singh wants to see paid sick leave, vaccine passport from minority Liberal government

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NDP leader Jagmeet Singh says he wants to see the government take “concrete, immediate” steps on a range of issues — from pandemic supports to climate change to reconciliation — in order to secure NDP support in the next Parliament.

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Amber Alert issued for 2 children, aged 1 and 3, kidnapped in Sutton, Que.

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Sûreté du Québec police say Chase Champigny, 3, and Mayden Champigny, 1, were kidnapped by 33-year-old Maryse Desmarais.

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Women in agriculture are more than just ‘farm wives’

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Megz Reynolds says it’s worth examining why women are still being seen as an extension of their husband’s work, instead of as farmers in their own right.

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Keanu Reeves among 2021 inductees to Canada’s Walk of Fame

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Canada’s Walk of Fame announced its 2021 inductees on Wednesday, including actors Keanu Reeves and Graham Greene, retired lieutenant-general Romeo Dallaire and musician Bruce Cockburn.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Cowansville Institution 

On October 3, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized on the perimeter of Cowansville Institution, a federal medium security facility.

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Sask. Premier Scott Moe to give update amid record COVID-19 hospitalizations

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Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe is giving a COVID-19 update on Thursday morning as the province continues to struggle with high case numbers.

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Canadiens’ goalie Carey Price enters player assistance program

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Montreal Canadiens star goalie Carey Price will be away from the team while voluntarily taking part in the NHL/National Hockey League Players’ Association assistance program.

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Controversial whistleblower Chelsea Manning fighting to be let into Canada

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Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. intelligence analyst who was convicted in one the largest breach of classified information in history, is fighting to be allowed into Canada.

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Afghanistan’s anguish: Humanitarian crisis looms in wake of Taliban takeover

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Many Afghans say Taliban rule has led to better security, now that the bloody insurgency is over. But Afghanistan faces a humanitarian catastrophe, and the struggle to survive deepens every day.

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Minister Ng concludes successful meeting on WTO reform in Paris

A rules-based multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core, is essential to achieving a strong, sustainable and inclusive global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Beware of scams using false CBSA credentials

Beware of scams using false CBSA credentials

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Pfizer asks U.S. to allow COVID-19 shots for kids ages 5 to 11

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Pfizer asked the U.S. government Thursday to allow the use of its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages five to 11 — and if regulators agree, shots could begin within a matter of weeks.

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Canada’s Kate Bazeley in search of ‘magical race’ at Chicago Marathon

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Elite distance runner Kate Bazeley of St. John’s is set to compete in her first World Marathon Major on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. ET in Chicago, where the 37-year-old mother of three daughters is hopeful of setting another personal-best time.

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Investigators board ship that was anchored near ruptured California oil pipeline

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U.S. Coast Guard investigators have boarded a massive cargo ship as part of the ongoing probe into what caused the rupture of a California oil pipeline that sent crude washing up on beaches.

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Airport shut in Spain’s La Palma due to volcano ash

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The airport on the Spanish island of La Palma shut down again Thursday because of ashfall from a volcano that has been erupting for almost three weeks.

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Employment lawyers brace for first wave of COVID-19 layoffs as vaccine mandates kick in

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Canada is facing a potential wave of terminations tied to mandatory workplace vaccine policies as a growing number of employers require workers to be fully inoculated against COVID-19 — or risk losing their jobs, legal experts say.

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

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Rebel-held northwest Syria is facing an unprecedented coronavirus surge, and aid agencies are calling on the world to help provide humanitarian and medical aid, increase hospital capacity and ensure people are vaccinated.

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‘Keep the earth fresh’: Young eco-warriors clean up litter on Calgary’s Bow River

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While the city may keep the streets and parks clean, these eco-warriors are picking up trash on the river’s edge.

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New program will turn nuisance deer into meals for New Brunswickers in need

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The Government of New Brunswick has set up a program that will direct meat harvested from Saint Andrew’s annual nuisance deer hunt toward food banks to help feed families in need this year.

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Pakistan earthquake kills at least 20, injures hundreds

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A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and many flimsy mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 200, an official said.

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Energy sector tries to show next generation it’s more than pumpjacks

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There are a lot of conversations happening in Alberta these days about climate change and the future of energy. Some of them are happening around the kitchen table.

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Boats, cars, couriers: Drugs arrive on Cape Breton in multiple ways, police say

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Police say in some cases, drugs are mailed by courier companies. Fishing boats are meeting out at sea and packages dumped into the ocean are hauled ashore by boats using a set of co-ordinates. But in Campbell’s opinion, the most common way of moving drugs is having them driven to Sydney from Halifax.

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Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in recognition of his “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism.”

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Airport shut in Spain’s La Palma due to volcano ash

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Ash from the erupting Cumbre Vieja volcano forced authorities in Spain’s La Palma to close the airport on the island on Thursday, Spanish air traffic operator Aena said.

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Why calls for ‘right-to-repair’ rules are revving up again for vehicles in Canada

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Canada’s aftermarket auto sector plans to push Ottawa for legislation it says will help to ensure people can continue choosing who can fix their vehicles amid increasing computerization. But manufacturers believe an existing agreement can still deliver for both consumers and repair shops.

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Pandemic early warning system has issued only a handful of alerts since start of 2020

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The country’s pandemic early warning system has issued only a handful of alerts — most of them unrelated to deadly variants of COVID-19 — since facing intense public scrutiny and criticism from Canada’s auditor general, new federal documents show.

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New Brunswick set partisanship to the side to deal with a pandemic. And it worked

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This collaborative model could be used for other public policy objectives, if leaders can agree to suspend partisan considerations in the pursuit of a greater goal, writes Wes McLean.

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Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted on freeing Catholic Church from residential school compensation deal: source

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No one in the federal government is saying who made the final decision to absolve the Catholic Church of its financial responsibilities to residential schools survivors. A source with direct knowledge of the controversial 2015 case tells CBC News that then-minister of justice Jody Wilson-Raybould wasn’t consulted.

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Ottawa urged to crack down on Facebook after bombshell whisteblower testimony before U.S. Senate

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Startling testimony delivered this week by a former Facebook employee should spur Ottawa to rein in the social media giant with tougher and more comprehensive regulations, say technology experts and people fighting against online hate.

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If you watched Squid Game in English, did you really watch Squid Game at all?

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With Netflix’s Squid Game holding down the No. 1 spot in over 90 countries, it seems non-English shows have firmly arrived for English speaking audiences. But as translated content takes its place in the mainstream, it has raised the question — are we all even watching the same thing? 

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Field visits by phone, locked-up PPE flagged by nursing home staff in 1st wave, documents show

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Health and safety documents obtained by CBC News illustrate key issues at several nursing homes in eastern Ontario as the pandemic began in early 2020, including complaints about a lack of PPE, poor communication with staff, fear of reprisals for speaking out about issues and concerns about staffing shortages.

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Chris Taylor’s walk-off home run sends Dodgers past Cardinals in NL wild-card game

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Chris Taylor hit a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers past the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday night in the NL wild-card game.

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FC Edmonton’s 1st-half surge enough to topple Pacific FC

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Two first-half goals were enough as FC Edmonton held on for a 2-1 over Pacific FC on Wednesday in Canadian Premier League action.