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Britain to bring in butchers from abroad to deal with backlog of pigs

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Britain will offer six-month emergency visas to 800 foreign butchers to avoid a mass pig cull, it said on Thursday, after farmers complained that an exodus of workers from abattoirs and meat processors had left the pork sector fighting for survival.

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Isabelle Weidemann lowers national 5k record at Canadian speed skating trials

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Isabelle Weidemann is making an early impression at the Canadian long track speed skating championships in Calgary. Weidemann skated to a national record in the 5,000 metres on Thursday with her time of six minutes 46.81 seconds.

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Real estate heir Robert Durst sentenced to life in prison for murdering best friend

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New York real estate heir Robert Durst was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without chance of parole for the murder of his best friend, Susan Berman, more that two decades ago.

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Canadians to remain among world’s top energy users even as government strives for net zero

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Canadians are — and will remain — among the biggest consumers of energy over the next decade even as policies ramp up to make the country more energy-efficient, a global energy forecast suggests.

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6 in 7 coronavirus cases in Africa are not being detected, WHO study suggests

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Only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent’s estimated infection level may be 59 million people, according to a new study by the World Health Organization.

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Fresh water flown to Iqaluit after city’s supply deemed undrinkable

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The first shipment of potable water for Iqaluit residents arrived by plane Thursday after tap water in the Nunavut capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum.

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Alberta’s top doctor apologizes to family of 14-year-old after saying he died from COVID-19

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While an initial report had indicated that COVID-19 was a secondary cause of the teen’s death, a subsequent review has determined that not to be the case, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw told a news conference.

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Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan strikes twice for Lyon in Champions League win

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Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan scored twice Thursday in Lyon’s 5-0 win over Portugal’s Benfica in UEFA Women’s Champions League Group D play Thursday.

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For Canadian 80-and-over Boston Marathon champion, oatmeal and rest keys to success

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82-year-old Canadian Keijo Taivassalo ran a time of four hours 10 minutes 23 seconds in the Boston Marathon, well over half an hour ahead of his nearest 80-and-over competitor.

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Alberta’s COVID-19 update for Oct. 14

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Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is joined Thursday by AHS president Dr. Verna Yiu to provide an update on the province’s work to protect public health.

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Canada says spitting incident triggered bad blood in World Cup qualifier win over Panama

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A Canada Soccer spokesman confirmed Thursday that Canadian wingback Richie Laryea said a Panama player had spat at him in the dying minutes of the World Cup qualifying game at BMO Field.

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Why some young Albertans are leaving the province

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COVID-19 helped one family in Airdrie, Alta., decide it was time to return to Prince Edward Island after a decade of the Alberta Advantage. That family is far from alone.

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Canadian men’s soccer is looking more and more like a World Cup team

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter breaks down last night’s electrifying win over Panama and looks ahead at what’s next for the Canadian men’s soccer team in World Cup qualifying.

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Windows at Cambridge, Ont., pharmacy and bistro smashed by rocks with anti-vaccination message

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Police are investigating after two businesses in Cambridge, Ont., had their windows smashed by rocks carrying anti-vaccination messaging.

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for Oct. 14

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The latest on the coronavirus outbreak for October 14th.

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Travel Advisory: REMINDER – Border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada

Travel Advisory: REMINDER – Border measures remain in place for travellers entering or returning to Canada

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Former Winnipeg hockey coach found dead after being charged with sexual assault of players

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A former Winnipeg hockey coach who was charged last month with sexual assault and child pornography offences, has been found dead.

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Ontario’s vaccine verification app for businesses now available as 417 new COVID-19 cases reported

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Ontario reported 417 new cases of COVID-19 and the deaths of three more people will the illness on Thursday.

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Trudeau expected to add some new faces when he announces post-election cabinet on October 25

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will unveil his new post-election cabinet on October 25, multiple government sources tell CBC News. Trudeau is expected to add several new faces — while some veteran ministers could be leaving cabinet altogether.

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Long-time sportscaster Rod Black announces departure from TSN

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Longtime TSN announcer Rod Black says he has left the network after a decades-long career covering sports.

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By blinking first on vaccine deadline, Quebec may have given unvaccinated health workers upper hand

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The Quebec government’s decision to delay the vaccination mandate by a month is raising questions about the province’s leverage with unvaccinated health-care workers, and whether it’s been squandered.

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Calgary volunteer basketball coach killed in ‘random crime’ after defending friend

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A man who volunteered coaching basketball and served with organizations to make Calgary “a better place” was shot by a stranger outside a downtown nightclub while defending a female friend from unwanted sexual advances, police say.

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Kenyan Olympic runner Agnes Tirop found dead as police seek husband

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Kenyan Olympic runner and two-time world championship bronze medalist Agnes Tirop was found dead at her home Wednesday with stab wounds, and her husband was missing and wanted for questioning, police said.

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Ottawa Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to 7-year, $57.5M contract

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Brady Tkachuk and the Ottawa Senators have agreed to a seven-year, US $57.5 million contract, announced hours before the team’s home opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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CFL selects Hamilton to host 2023 Grey Cup

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Hamilton will host the 2023 Grey Cup game, two years after staging the upcoming 2021 contest at Tim Hortons Field.

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Supreme Court to hear appeal of ex-soldier convicted of sexual assault, voyeurism

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The Supreme Court of Canada has signalled it will hear the appeal of a former Canadian soldier who was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually touching an unconscious female colleague and secretly recording another while she used the washroom.

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TSB to release report into possible link between trains and wildfire that engulfed Lytton, B.C.

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The Transportation Safety Board is expected today to release the results of its investigation into the “possible relation” between train activities and a wildfire this summer in Lytton, B.C.

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Police searching wooded area in northern Ontario for clues in 1996 missing person case

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Twenty-five years after a teenager went missing in northern Ontario, police are searching a wooded area in Temiskaming District this week after getting a fresh tip on the disappearance of Mélanie Ethier.

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Charge laid in connection with COVID-19 outbreak at Charlottetown school

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The P.E.I. Department of Justice and Public Safety confirms a person connected to the COVID-19 outbreak at West Royalty Elementary School has been charged under the Public Health Act. 

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Leylah Fernandez pulls out of Billie Jean King Cup, leaving Canada without its top 2 players

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Leylah Fernandez says she will not compete in this year’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals, leaving Canada without its top two players heading into the women’s international tennis tournament.

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IOC VP says challenging China on human rights record is outside its authority

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International Olympic Committee vice-president John Coates says challenging China on its human rights record as Beijing prepares to host the 2022 Winter Games is not within the organization’s abilities.

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Alphonso Davies emerging as the Christine Sinclair of Canada’s men’s team

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Coach John Herdman paid young star Alphonso Davies the ultimate compliment after Canada’s 4-1 win over Panama on Wednesday, comparing him to the greatest soccer player in Canadian history.

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New App Provides Remote Access to COVID-19 Resources for Workplaces

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched a new mobile app to help make workplace health and safety resources on COVID-19 accessible to workers in Canada.

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Court hears Sask. man’s chilling claim to undercover officer about body disposal

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An undercover police officer says a road trip with Greg Fertuck went topsy-turvy when the man now accused of killing Sheree Fertuck spontaneously began talking about being the subject of a murder investigation, his wife’s disappearance — and successfully dumping bodies.

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Hotspot of ocean biodiversity discovered off coast of Makkovik, thanks to fisherman

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Researchers found an underwater cliff covered in corals and sponges this summer during a scientific mission, after an unusual incident was reported by a Labrador fisherman.

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Thunder Bay’s brewing industry is booming, but can it support 5 breweries?

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As the city sees the brewing industry grow, some wonder whether there are enough beer drinkers to go around.

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Prince William says great minds should focus on saving Earth not space travel

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Prince William has taken a thinly veiled swipe at the billionaires embroiled in a space tourism race, saying the world’s greatest brains should instead be focused on solving the environmental problems facing the Earth.

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Innu Nation repeatedly blindsided by Muskrat Falls announcements, letters show

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Weeks before Ottawa and Newfoundland and Labrador unveiled their $5.2-billion agreement in principle on rate mitigation, the Innu Nation warned Liberal Premier Andrew Furey it would “not tolerate” a deal reached without its input.

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Lava spread on Spain’s La Palma forces 300 more people from homes

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Around 300 more people fled their homes early on Thursday as flows of molten rock pouring from the Cumbre Vieja volcano threatened to engulf another area on the Spanish island of La Palma.

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Canada seeks to claw back $25M in COVID relief from thousands of fishers

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More than 4,000 fish harvesters are on the hook for $25 million in federal COVID-19 assistance.

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Conservative Party’s national council suspends member after bid to recall O’Toole as leader

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A member of the Conservative Party of Canada’s national council has been suspended after spearheading an effort to trigger an early review of Erin O’Toole’s leadership.

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Northern B.C. First Nation launches pilot project to deliver medical supplies by drone

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The project’s first drone took off on Wednesday afternoon, flying about four kilometres to carry health-care supplies from the village of Fraser Lake to a nearby Indigenous community, located about 100 kilometres north of Prince George, B.C.

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How hot is your ‘hood? New map takes Ottawa’s temperature

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A new map produced by the City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health reveals vast differences in surface temperatures measured across the city during a heat wave in July 2019. Ecologists say we have a lot to learn from it.

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

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The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases fell in the last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August.

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Skepticism over Catholic compensation for residential schools

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As Canadian Catholic bishops say they will give $30 million to support survivors of residential schools, CBC’s Jason Warick explains why some are skeptical about the pledge.

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Fire in southern Taiwan kills at least 46 people, injures dozens

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The death toll from a fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight has further risen to 46 killed, according to local officials Thursday who said at least another 41 people were injured.

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Hillary Clinton, Louise Penny on the catharsis of writing a political thriller

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The National’s Adrienne Arsenault talks to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Canadian crime author Louise Penny about the catharsis of writing about a female secretary of state undoing the damage of a reckless, alt-right-supporting former president in the political thriller State of Terror.

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As misinformation campaign against transgender rights intensifies, Ottawa must act

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According to law student Charlotte Dalwood, it’s time for the federal government to ask the Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the charter protects transgender Canadians’ rights to equality and freedom from discrimination.

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The U.S. land border is reopening, but Canadians with mixed vaccines are still in limbo

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At the same time the U.S. reopens the land border, it will start requiring that foreign travellers entering the country be fully vaccinated. The U.S. hasn’t said yet if it will accept passengers with mixed vaccines.

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Supreme Court to decide on Hamilton-area homeowner’s appeal in 2016 fatal shooting of Indigenous man

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The Supreme Court of Canada is handing down its decision today in the case of Peter Khill, a Hamilton-area homeowner whose acquittal in the shooting death of Indigenous man Jon Styres in 2016 was overturned by Ontario’s Court of Appeal.