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Ko gets 13th straight round in 60s, leads by 4 at Founders Cup

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Jin Young Ko, leading at the Founders Cup, needs one more round in the 60s to join Annika Sorenstam in the LPGA Tour record book.

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3rd-place Cavalry FC draws against provincial rival FC Edmonton

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FC Edmonton struck first and held on for a 1-1 draw Saturday against their provincial rivals Cavalry FC in Canadian Premier League action on Saturday in Calgary.

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Pospisil retires with injury, Shapovalov advances in Canadian matchup at Indian Wells

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Denis Shapovalov advanced to the third round after Vasek Pospisil retired with an injury early in the first set, as the all-Canadian matchup came to a premature end.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to step down amid corruption probe

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his close associates are accused of trying to secure his rise to the leadership of his party and the country with the help of manipulated polls and friendly reports in the media, financed with public money.

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Police in India arrest politician’s son in killing of 4 protesting farmers

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Four farmers died Sunday when a car owned by Junior Home Minister Ajay Mishra ran over a group of protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, a town in Uttar Pradesh state, officials and farm leaders said.

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UBC forestry prof name-dropped on Ted Lasso says she might have to start watching show

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Suzanne Simard says she has no concrete knowledge of how writers on the hit Apple TV show Ted Lasso came to know her name or work — only a hunch that someone involved on the show has read her bestselling book.

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Canada fails to qualify for Rugby World Cup for 1st time ever

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Canada was knocked out of contention for the Rugby World Cup on Saturday by Chile in a 33-24 defeat. They had qualified for all nine previous editions, stretching back to 1987.

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WADA revokes Moscow anti-doping laboratory’s licence to test samples

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has revoked the Moscow laboratory’s licence to test samples in a new twist in the long-running Russian doping saga, WADA said on Saturday.

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen could face retaliation for revelations

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Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network giant could be considering legal action after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year.

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Pavan, Humana-Paredes oust Olympic beach volleyball champs in Tour Finals semi

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Melissa Humana-Paredes overcame a left shoulder injury and teamed with Sarah Pavan for a 21-15, 21-12 semifinal win over 2020 Olympic champions April Ross and Alix Klineman at the FIVB World Tour Finals on Saturday in Italy.

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Legendary Inuk bush pilot, 76, flies past aviation milestone with 40k hours of flight time

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Renowned Inuk bush pilot Johnny May Sr. recently surpassed 40,000 hours of flight time. And the 76-year-old says he plans to keep right on going. He’s been flying for 59 years and is the first Inuk pilot from the eastern Arctic.

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Dartmouth paddler moves forward despite ongoing concerns around COVID

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The competitive paddling season may be over but training continues for 18-year-old Ian Gaudet, despite questions around COVID-19 that continue to plague the sports community.

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Amid tensions with Taiwan, China claims desire for ‘peaceful’ reunification

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping said on Saturday that a “peaceful” reunification of Taiwan with China’s mainland was in Beijing’s interests, despite ratcheted-up military threats against the self-governing island.

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Iain Stewart to step down as head of Public Health Agency of Canada

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Iain Stewart is out as head of the Public Health Agency of Canada, replaced by Dr. Harpreet S. Kochhar, currently an assistant deputy minister of health.

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Randy Bachman’s lost 1957 Gretsch guitar found 45 years later — in Tokyo

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For 45 years, Randy Bachman tried filling the void left behind by a guitar — the guitar — he strummed some of rock music’s most iconic songs with. He purchased hundreds of other Gretsch guitars, but the former Guess Who guitarist was unable to find that guitar until recently.

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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to see hand specialist after finger surgery

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to be sidelined several weeks after surgery Friday to repair two injuries to his right middle finger.

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Canadian women add 4 games to pre-Olympic hockey slate vs. Alberta junior men’s teams

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The Canadian women’s hockey team will play the Alberta Junior Hockey League’s Drumheller Dragons on Oct. 18, Olds Grizzlies Oct. 29, and Camrose Kodiaks Nov. 3 as part of its Olympic preparation before facing the Calgary Canucks Jan. 10 in Calgary.

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1980s book on residential school experiences was rejected by first publisher who didn’t believe it

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Celia Haig-Brown’s book Resistance and Renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School was one of the first texts to describe the experiences of residential school survivors from their perspectives.

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

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The airport in Indonesia’s resort island of Bali held a simulation exercise on Saturday to make sure procedures were in place to welcome back international tourists who have been mostly shut out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lebanon power outage expected to last several days, official says

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Lebanon has no centrally generated electricity after the country’s two biggest power stations shut down due to a fuel shortage, a government official said on Saturday.

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Volcanic lava in Spain’s La Palma engulfs more buildings

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Buildings near the volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma were engulfed by rivers of lava early on Saturday, with the drama of the red-hot eruption intensified by the spectacle of flashes of lightning.

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Mi’kmaw quillwork podcast delves into issues of Indigenous identity

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Kay Sark and Cheryl Simon co-host the podcast Epekwitk Quill Sisters, sharing what it takes to create their quill art, the same way generations of Mi’kmaq before them did.

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With infertility, sometimes daring to hope is the most difficult thing

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Every time the fertility treatments don’t play out as hoped, it costs you something deep in yourself, writes Aaron Hoyland.

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Tea and sympathy: Canadian frigate helps Royal Navy solve a high-seas catering crisis

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The Canadian Navy came through for its U.K. cousin this past week by donating badly-needed stocks of Earl Grey tea to HMS Queen Elizabeth while at sea in the Pacific.

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New data suggests Canada’s ‘gamble’ on delaying, mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines paid off

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New Canadian data suggests the strategy to delay and mix second doses of COVID-19 vaccines led to strong protection from infection, hospitalization and death — even against the highly contagious delta variant — that could provide lessons for the world.

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Defeated Tory MP says review of Conservatives’ election loss will examine O’Toole’s performance

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The defeated Conservative MP now tasked with determining where his party’s federal election campaign went wrong says he intends to “hit the ground running” within the week — and his work will include an examination of leader Erin O’Toole’s campaign performance.

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Before his death, Quebecer behind one of the largest online black markets used offshore accounts to dodge law

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The late Alexandre Cazes used shell companies to illegally buy a luxury villa and to acquire citizenship in two countries, according to files in the Pandora Papers leak. At least two of his offshore companies may have remained undetected by authorities, a Radio-Canada investigation reveals.

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Canada’s Leylah Fernandez rolls to victory in 1st match since U.S. Open

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Canadian Leylah Fernandez is picking up right where she left off. The 19-year-old, playing in her first tournament since a stunning run to the U.S. Open final in September, defeated France’s Alizé Cornet 6-2, 6-3 in her opening match at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., on Friday.

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Navigating Thanksgiving with unvaccinated relatives

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Ian Hanomansing speaks to two Canadians about how they are navigating Thanksgiving with their unvaccinated relatives and the difficult conversation they are forced to have.

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Canada’s pledge to settle Afghan refugees slow, leaving thousands in limbo

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Canada has pledged to settle 40,000 Afghan refugees, following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, but the process is slow and is leaving many vulnerable people in limbo.

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Rasmus Andersson racks up assists on all 3 Flames goals in victory over Jets

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Flames defenceman Rasmus Andersson assisted on all three Calgary goals in a 3-1 pre-season win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

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Blue Bombers continue asserting dominance with blowout win over Elks

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Andrew Harris ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers extended their win streak to six games with a 30-3 rout of the Edmonton Elks on Friday.

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Mercury soar to WNBA Finals behind Diana Taurasi’s clutch 4th quarter

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Diana Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, and Brittney Griner had 28 points and nine rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 Friday night to advance to the WNBA Finals.

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Texas wins bid to reinstate near-total ban on abortion

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A U.S. appeals court on Friday reinstated Texas’s near-total ban on abortion, dealing a setback to abortion rights advocates.

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Canada’s Hadwin in the hunt ahead of weekend play at Shriners Children’s Open

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Sam Burns made a pair of 6-foot par putts on the only two greens he missed in regulation, ran off eight birdies in the morning for an 8-under 63 that left him a shot behind Sungjae Im and Chad Ramey on Friday in the Shriners Children’s Open.

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Jury in Nunavut coroner’s inquest rules 2016 death of man shot by RCMP a homicide

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The jury in a coroner’s inquest rules death of Charles Qirngnirq, a 21-year-old Nunavut man shot by RCMP in 2016, a homicide.

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Judge grants temporary injuction at B.C. logging site, citing economic harm to logging company

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Lawyers for Teal Jones appeared in court Friday to argue for an interim injunction against old-growth logging blockades on southern Vancouver Island, while the company appeals a Supreme Court decision that put an end to its original injunction.

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Rowdy Tellez uses home run, defence to spark Brewers to Game 1 win in NLDS

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Rowdy Tellez spoiled Charlie Morton’s gem with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and threw out a runner at home plate, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over Atlanta 2-1 Friday in the opener of their NLDS. Meanwhile, the Houston Astros claimed a 2-0 series lead on the Chicago White Sox.

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Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin injured in pre-season game against Flyers

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Alex Ovechkin left the Washington Capitals’ pre-season finale against Philadelphia on Friday night with what the team called a lower-body injury.