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Don’t drink the tap water, Iqaluit mayor tells residents

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A state of emergency has been declared in Iqaluit after city staff found evidence of fuel contamination in the city’s treated water supply. The water is unsafe to drink, even if filtered or boiled, the municipal health department said.

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‘Death by a thousand cuts:’ Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa reflects on democracy in the Philippines

'Death by a thousand cuts:' Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa reflects on democracy in the Philippines

2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa tells Power & Politics democracy is at stake in her native Philippines in the upcoming 2022 presidential elections.

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Deputy Prime Minister Freeland meets with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Washington, D.C.

Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, held a bilateral meeting in Washington, D.C., with the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen.

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Usual suspects help Astros trounce White Sox to reach 5th straight ALCS

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Led by their October-tested stars, the Houston Astros are going back to the AL Championship Series for the fifth straight year. Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer, scored four times and stole a base, and Houston eliminated the Chicago White Sox with a 10-1 victory in Game 4 of their AL Division Series on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court to rule on whether extreme intoxication can be used as a criminal defence

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The highest court in the country heard arguments Tuesday on the constitutionality of a controversial section of the Criminal Code which says self-induced intoxication cannot be used as a defence.

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Canada’s Leylah Fernandez ousted from Indian Wells after grueling 4th-round loss

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Canada’s rising tennis star Leylah Fernandez has been eliminated at Indian Wells. The 19-year-old from Laval, Que., lost to American Shelby Rogers, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 in the round of 16 of the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday.

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Newfoundland couple gets their dream home — by moving it on the water

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Daniele Penney had a dream of living in one special house in McIvers, Nfld., and wasn’t about to let a kilometre of salt water get in the way of making it happen.

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Coach John Herdman views Panama game as key for Canada in World Cup qualifying

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Back home after picking up points via draws in Mexico and Jamaica, unbeaten Canada can move further up the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings when it hosts Panama on Wednesday night at BMO Field.

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Minister Ng speaks with United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, met with Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade, on the margins of the G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting held in Italy on October 11 and 12, 2021.

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Alberta expands overdose prevention app to users in Edmonton amid rising opioid deaths

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The Alberta government has made an overdose prevention app available to users in Edmonton as part of its response to increasing rates of opioid-related deaths in the city this year.

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Athletes Unlimited announces new women’s pro basketball league

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Natasha Cloud watched her wife, Aleshia Ocasio, win the Athletes Unlimited softball title this past summer and now will have a chance to win her own championship in the winter. Cloud will be part of the new Athletes Unlimited basketball league that will debut in January.

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Calls for U.S. to reopen land border to vaccinated Canadians grow louder

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Politicians in both Canada and the United States are pushing the Biden administration to reopen the U.S. land border to fully vaccinated Canadian travellers.

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Canadiens’ Jake Allen set for early-season test with goalie Price, D-man Weber out

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Montreal Canadiens netminder Jake Allen will be getting a lot more work in October after Carey Price voluntarily entered the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Price’s absence is compounded by the fact captain Shea Weber is on long-term injury reserve.

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What to know for this (finally) (hopefully) (mostly) normal NHL season

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter gets you caught up on the big things to follow as the 2021-22 NHL season opens.

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Canada and G20 allies press Taliban to improve aid access, respect for human rights

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Canada joined its G20 allies in pushing Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers to allow humanitarian aid to better reach the country’s suffering people.

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Flu shot very important as pandemic lingers, says specialist

Flu shot very important as pandemic lingers, says specialist

It’s hard to predict what kind of influenza season Canada might see this year, so people should get both their COVID-19 vaccines and a flu shot, even at the same time, says Dr. Susy Hota, Medical director for infection prevention and control at Toronto’s University Health Network.

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B.C.’s indoor mask mandate now includes children aged 5 and up

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British Columbia’s health minister and top public health doctor are set to provide an update today on the COVID-19 situation.

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Quebec health minister won’t budge on Friday’s vaccine deadline for health-care workers

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Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé says Friday is a firm deadline for the province’s health-care workers to be vaccinated or suspended without pay. Several professional orders say they will suspend unvaccinated members’ licences that same day; some union representatives worry about the fallout.

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Indigenous hockey initiative lands prime time ice time in Nanaimo

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The Salish Storm will get to hit the ice at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in Nanaimo, B.C., thanks to the help of community sponsors, volunteers and the City of Nanaimo.

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Four National Film Board of Canada works screening at the 2021 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival. NFB selection includes films by St. John’s filmmakers Monica Kidd and Jennie Williams.

Powerful local stories from Newfoundland and Labrador and acclaimed Indigenous works from across Canada—that’s what the National Film Board of Canada is bringing to the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival (October 13–17, 2021) this year in a selection of four outstanding new films.

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Gabby Petito was strangled to death weeks before her body was found, coroner says

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It wasn’t clear if the determination might lead to additional charges against Petito’s boyfriend and traveling partner, Brian Laundrie, who is considered a person of interest in her disappearance and remains unaccounted for.

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Woman rocked awake by meteorite chunk crashing into her bedroom

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Ruth Hamilton was sound asleep in Golden, B.C., last week when she was awoken by her dog barking, the sound of a crash through her ceiling and the feeling of debris on her face.

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Cannabis has been legal almost 3 years, yet retailers say banks are shutting them out

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As the third anniversary of Canada’s legalization of cannabis approaches, retailers say they continue to struggle to find access to basic financial services from banks.

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Sherien Barsoum named Producer with NFB Ontario Studio in Toronto.

Ontario Studio head Anita Lee announced today that Sherien Barsoum is now confirmed as Producer with NFB English Program in Toronto.

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Bust of Harriet Tubman at St. Catharines, Ont., church shoved over, face smashed

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Niagara police are investigating after a bust of Harriet Tubman was toppled over in St. Catharines, Ont., smashing the face of the famed abolitionist.

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Minister Ng meets with international counterparts at G20 Trade and Investment Ministers meeting

Minister Ng discussed the upcoming World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) with Damien O’Connor, New Zealand’s Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Biosecurity, Land Information and Rural Communitie

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Northern lights put on dreamy show across British Columbia

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The aurora borealis gave British Columbians a show on Monday, from Vancouver Island to Fort St. John and the Kootenays.

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CNSC renews Ontario Power Generation’s site preparation licence for its Darlington New Nuclear Project

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced its decision to renew the nuclear power reactor site preparation licence held by Ontario Power Generation Inc. for its Darlington New Nuclear Project, located in the Municipality of Clarington, Ontario.

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World’s 1st lung transplant delivered by an unmanned drone in Toronto, hospital network says

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University Health Network and Unither Bioelectronique say they have completed the world’s first lung transplant delivered by an unmanned drone.

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Dream turns to WNBA player-turned coach Tanisha Wright in search for stability

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The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season.

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Update: Lane closures on Alexandra Bridge

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists that the Alexandra Bridge will be closed to motorists for inspection and repair work.

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Federal Court rejects Maj.-Gen. Fortin’s bid to challenge removal as head of vaccine rollout

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The Federal Court of Canada has told Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin that military grievance process is the appropriate avenue to address his claim that political interference led to his removal as head of the vaccine rollout.

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Nets won’t allow Kyrie Irving to practice, play until he can be full participant

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The Brooklyn Nets won’t play Kyrie Irving until he can play in all their games, unwilling to let questions about his vaccination status linger into the NBA season.

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Renovations begin at the CBSA’s Regional Processing Centre in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle

Renovations begin at the CBSA’s Regional Processing Centre in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle

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Jets strengthen defence, but goaltending could prove thin behind star Hellebuyck

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The Winnipeg Jets may have filled some holes on defence in the off-season, but there’s uncertainty about the team’s fortunes when all-star goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets a night off.

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Netflix backs comedian Dave Chappelle despite criticism over trans remarks

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A top Netflix executive said Dave Chappelle’s special The Closer doesn’t cross “the line on hate” and will remain on the streaming service despite fallout over the comedian’s remarks about the transgender community.

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Canadiens sign young standout forward Nick Suzuki to 8-year, $63M US extension

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed centre Nick Suzuki to an eight-year, $63-million US contract extension after the 22-year-old led the team in playoff scoring last season with 16 points in 22 games.

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Hundreds forced to flee as lava threatens homes in Spain’s La Palma

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Over 700 residents were ordered to abandon their homes on Tuesday on the Spanish island of La Palma as red-hot lava advanced toward their neighbourhood.

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$1 device developed in Halifax that helps detect COVID-19 in sewers drawing global interest

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A $1 device developed at Dalhousie University that can detect COVID-19 in wastewater has been shipped across Canada and around the world to help researchers and public health in the battle against the deadly respiratory illness.

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$1 device developed in Halifax that helps detect COVID-19 in sewers drawing global interest

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A $1 device developed at Dalhousie University that can detect COVID-19 in wastewater has been shipped across Canada and around the world to help researchers and public health in the battle against the deadly respiratory illness.

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China pledges $290 million to protect nature in developing countries

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China on Tuesday pledged about $290 million to establish a fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries.

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Player’s Own Voice podcast: Nate Riech’s race to remember

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Player’s Own Voice podcast meets with record-breaking Para-runner, Nate Riech.

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Sask. COVID-19 long hauler & restaurant worker faces harassment enforcing proof-of-vaccination policy

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A Regina restaurant worker is facing verbal abuse and threats of physical violence while trying to enforce the province’s proof-of-vaccination policy.

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‘It’s not enough’: Money at the heart of child-care disagreement between Ontario and Ottawa, sources say

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Doug Ford’s government has not yet signed a deal with Ottawa on child care in part because of a “money” disagreement, says a senior Ontario Progressive Conservative official.

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Hydro One wants to charge Ont. homeowner $60K to connect power to his new house

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Allan Robinson says he and his wife, Debbie, saved for a lifetime to build their new home in Minden Hills, Ont. Even though construction is almost complete, he says they can’t move in because they can’t afford to pay Hydro One the $60,000 the utility wants to hook up the electricity.

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Doctor wait-list nears 78,000 as N.S. government gets to work on health-care promises

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Nova Scotia’s wait-list for a new doctor has risen by 60 per cent over the last year, putting added pressure on politicians to act as they head to the House of Assembly Tuesday.

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Volcano cloud passes, lockdown ends for 3,000 residents of Spanish island

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More than 3,000 residents of La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, were told on Tuesday they can leave their homes after authorities ended a lockdown caused by a thick cloud of smoke from a volcano that has devastated the island.

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As beavers return to Britain, their presence becomes a gnawing problem

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The beaver may be a national symbol in Canada, but in the U.K. it’s at the epicentre of a gnawing debate that’s pitted farmers against ecologists. After being hunted out of existence 500 years ago, beavers are back and their toothy presence is causing problems.

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

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The pandemic has forced more than 100 million people into poverty and left over four billion people with little or no social support, health care or income protection, the United Nations says.

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321 days of protest — India’s farmers deepen resolve

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CBC’s Salimah Shivji takes a closer look at India’s farmer protests, where a fatal collision has ignited more anger in the 300-day standoff with the government.