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Bill Clinton’s health ‘trending in the right direction’ but will remain in hospital

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Former U.S. president Bill Clinton will remain in hospital overnight, his spokesperson said on Twitter, adding that Clinton’s health indicators were “trending in the right direction.”

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U.S confirms it will accept Canadian travellers with mixed vaccines

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Following weeks of speculation, the United States announced late Friday it will accept mixed vaccines when new rules kick in on Nov. 8 requiring all foreign travellers to the country to be fully vaccinated.

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Canada’s Richie Laryea confirms Panama player spat at him during World Cup qualifier

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Richie Laryea calls it “one of the biggest forms of disrespect.” The Canadian wingback was referring to the act of spitting at someone, the way he was targeted by a Panama player late in Canada’s 4-1 win in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play Wednesday.

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Deputy Prime Minister concludes successful G7 and G20 Finance Ministers’ Meetings and Annual Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank

This week the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, successfully concluded a trip to Washington, D.C., where she attended the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund and the G7 and G20 Finance Ministers’ and Central Banks Governors’ Meetings, as well as meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee.

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China pulls Qur’an, Bible apps in crackdown on Apple store

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Amazon’s audiobook service Audible and phone apps for reading the holy books of Islam and Christianity have disappeared from the Apple store in mainland China, the latest examples of the impact of the country’s tightened rules for internet firms.

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Olympic decathlon champ Damian Warner gets loose with other sports after post-Games break

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Olympic decathlon champion Damian Warner will be casting a wide sporting net as he starts preparations for a busy 2022 season. Warner planned to shoot hoops with his coach and play some badminton Friday as he slowly eases his body back into a regular routine.

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Iqaluit city staff to announce water testing results after supply deemed unsafe to drink

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The city of Iqaluit will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. ET today to announce the results from testing of the city’s water supply, which was declared unsafe to drink on Tuesday.

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Yukon premier announces vaccine mandate, passport program starting Nov. 30

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All Yukon government employees and front-line health workers will need to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 30, Premier Sandy Silver announced Friday, and Yukoners will need to show proof of vaccination to access restaurants, bars and gyms.

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Two weeks set aside for former top soldier Jonathan Vance’s trial

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Two weeks have been set aside for the trial of the country’s former top military commander, an Ontario Crown attorney confirmed today.

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Hundreds of homes flooded in Athens as storms sweep across Greece

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Severe storms swept across Greece Thursday, flooding hundreds of homes in Athens and prompting evacuations on the island of Evia that was ravaged by summer wildfires.

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Players to watch on the Canadian NHL teams this season

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter looks at the seven Canadian-based NHL teams through the lens of an interesting player to follow in 2021-22.

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Body of missing fisherman found off N.S. coast

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The 52-year-old captain of the fishing boat the Miss Janet went missing early Thursday.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Stony Mountain Institution 

On October 7, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized in the maximum security unit at Stony Mountain Institution.

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Alberta technical college ordered to pay former teacher who was fired for pregnancy

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A human rights commission has ordered the Alberta Pipe Trade College to pay $35,000 to a former instructor who was fired because she was pregnant.

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Election recount in Toronto riding stopped, Liberals confirmed as victors

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Elections Canada says a ballot recount in the federal Toronto riding of Davenport has been halted, with the Liberals confirmed as winners.

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Soulpepper and the NFB present the Canadian premiere of Jordan Tannahill’s spellbinding VR experience, Draw Me Close. After captivating audiences around the world, this one-of-a-kind immersive experience comes to Toronto in winter 2021.

From November 2 to December 12, 2021, Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Company and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will present the Canadian premiere of Draw Me Close, a critically acclaimed immersive experience by award-winning playwright and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill, co-produced by the NFB and the National Theatre (NT) of Great Britain. Draw Me Close is an exciting return to the stage for Soulpepper. Originally programmed in Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha’s inaugural season of programming, Draw Me Close will be the first opportunity for audiences to return to Soulpepper’s theatre since the industry shut down.

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Alberta’s reporting of comorbidities questioned after boy, 14, removed from COVID-19 death count

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Nine months after being diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumour — and two days after his family says he tested positive for COVID-19 — Nathanael Spitzer of Ponoka, Alta., died in hospital.

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‘A true lava tsunami’ from La Palma volcano following quakes

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A second 4.5-magnitude earthquake in two days has rattled the Spanish island of La Palma. The two quakes were the strongest to hit the Canary Island off northwest Africa since the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted Sept. 19. Rivers of molten rock that scientists described on Friday as “a true lava tsunami” forced the evacuation of more than 300 people late Thursday. About 7,000 people in all have had to flee since the eruption.

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No safe injection site, homeless shelters force those in need in Dryden, Ont., to help each other

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There’s a great divide in Dryden, Ontario’s smallest city: People needing immediate help for addictions and homelessness are being told it’ll take time to put evidence-based solutions like safe consumption sites in place. But for individuals like Shauna Pinkerton, time isn’t on their side.

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Contemplating the emotional side of spaceflight

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Bob McDonald’s blog: Actor William Shatner’s nakedly emotional response to his sub-orbital flight is a welcome reminder of the perspective-changing potential of a trip to space.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at the Regional Reception Centre 

On October 1, 2021, correctional officers at the Regional Reception Centre, a federal multi-level security institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring contraband and unauthorized items into the institution.

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New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

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Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system.

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UPDATED – Lane reduction and closure on J.C. Van Horne Bridge

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise motorists of a lane reduction and a full bridge closure on the J.C. Van Horne Bridge for repair work.

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Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on October 15, 2021

Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, October 15, 2021

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Statement  from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 15, 2021

On October 15, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

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Sprint legend Usain Bolt calls Canada’s De Grasse ‘the guy to beat’

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World’s fastest man Usain Bolt says Andre De Grasse’s consistency on reaching the podium makes him the frontrunner to dominate the sprint scene.

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Public servants have to be vaccinated by Dec. 17, says N.L. government

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The provincial government announced the mandate Friday at a media briefing detailing how it will handle vaccination status as workers transition from working at home to returning to the workplace.

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U.K. lawmaker dies after stabbing during constituency meeting

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British Conservative lawmaker David Amess has died after being stabbed Friday during a meeting with constituents at a church in eastern England. A 25-year-old man has been arrested.

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CNSC issues BWXT Medical Ltd. a Class IB nuclear substance processing facility licence to operate the Nuclear Medicine Production Facility

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission announced its decision to issue BWXT Medical Ltd. a Class IB nuclear substance processing facility licence to operate a nuclear medicine production facility in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Lane closure on Chaudiere Crossing

Public Services and Procurement Canada wishes to advise motorists, pedestrians and cyclists that there will be a lane closure on the Union Bridge of the Chaudiere Crossing for repair work.

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After skipping earlier invitations, Trudeau meeting with B.C. First Nation on Monday

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The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Nation will meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, about two weeks after he apologized to the First Nation’s leadership for not responding to invitations to join them to mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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La Niña’s back. Here’s how it will affect the weather

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For the second straight year, the world is heading into a new La Niña weather event. Here’s more on what to expect and what that means for the weather and the hurricane season.

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Undercover officers trudged mud-soaked field for remains with alleged killer, court hears

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An undercover officer was on the stand for his third day as a key witness commentating on audio recordings and a video of the vehicle’s route as the accused led officers to where he allegedly dumped his estranged wife’s remains.

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Meaghan Mikkelson’s Olympic hockey hopes ride on recovering knee

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Three-time Canadian Olympic medallist Meaghan Mikkelson is focused on recovery, hoping to make the 2022 Olympic squad when the roster drops in about 10 weeks.

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Parks Canada’s new Coastie Initiative gets you in the picture with science

Citizen-centred research with the University of Windsor will help monitor coastal changes at five national parks.

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Federal public health officials give update on COVID-19 in Canada

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Canada’s chief public health officers provide update on COVID-19.

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New documents reveal dozens more children died at northern Manitoba residential school

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A northern Manitoba First Nation has learned that dozens more children died at a residential school in the community, than 30 previously known deaths.

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When Canada was ‘just too cold’ for playoff baseball

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Forty years ago, the Montreal Expos were facing chilly temperatures at home during a playoff run for baseball’s National League championship.

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Member of group occupying Brantford, Ont., golf course says he’ll stay ‘as long as the grass grows’

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A group of protesters have been occupying the Arrowdale Golf Course in Brantford, Ont., for days, with one man from Six Nations of the Grand River telling CBC Hamilton, “This is our land,” as the city tries to sell a portion of it.

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Joint Statement of Support for the Special Envoy of the ASEAN Chair on Myanmar

The Governments of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Timor-Leste, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, on behalf of the European Union, remain deeply concerned about the dire situation in Myanmar, its growing toll on the people of Myanmar, and its worsening implications for regional stability.

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U.K. lawmaker dies at scene of stabbing

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Police say a man has died in an incident where a British lawmaker was attacked in eastern England.

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With average prices up another 14%, Swiss bank UBS warns of housing bubbles in Canada

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Average house prices rose 14 per cent in the past year, new data shows Friday, as Swiss bank UBS says Toronto and Vancouver markets are in the midst of two of the biggest housing bubbles in the world.

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Lee Valley warns customers of delays of up to 1 year, higher prices to come

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Ottawa-based Lee Valley Tools has a bleak warning for anyone looking to buy high-end garden shears, brass escutcheons or crokinole boards any time soon: good luck.

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N.B. government employees ordered not to make First Nations title acknowledgements at events

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New Brunswick Attorney General Ted Flemming, in a memo to all provincial staff, ordered that no “territorial or title acknowledgements” be made in reference to First Nations lands.

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U.S. to open border to fully vaccinated travellers starting Nov. 8

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The United States is set to reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers starting starting Nov. 8, and will apply to those travelling by air, land or passenger ferry.

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Action, not talk, needed on climate, Queen Elizabeth signals to world leaders

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Queen Elizabeth said she was irritated by world leaders who talk about climate change but do nothing to address global warming, and said it was still unclear who would turn up at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

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British MP stabbed multiple times, Sky News reports

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Police have been called to an incident in eastern England amid reports lawmaker David Amess has been stabbed during a meeting with constituents.

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Parliament to return on November 22 with focus on vaccine mandate — PMO

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The Prime Minister announced Friday morning that the swearing-in of the new cabinet will take place on Oct. 26, and Parliament will return on Nov. 22.

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Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate QR codes available for download during next 3 days

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Ontario is making COVID-19 vaccine certificate QR codes available for download during the next three days, beginning Friday morning with those born between January and April.

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Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (October 15, 2021)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Public Health Agency of Canada officials at October 15, 2021 news conference.