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Parliament imposes mandatory vaccination rule on most MPs

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Members of Parliament — and anyone else entering the House of Commons — will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when Parliament returns on Nov. 22.

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Alberta’s COVID-19 update

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Premier Jason Kenney is joined by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, and AHS CEO Dr. Verna Yiu to update the province on COVID-19.

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Messi, Salah each score twice in goal-filled day of Champions League play

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Lionel Messi and record-breaker Mohamed Salah converted coolly taken penalties to seal 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool amid a goal rush on a wild night in the Champions League.

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Canada deploys Aurora Air Detachment to Japan to bolster the integrity of global maritime sanctions against North Korea 

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced the deployment of a CP-140 Aurora Air Detachment under Operation NEON to Kadena Air Base, located in Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, to support ongoing multinational efforts to counter North Korea’s attempts to evade sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

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Canada’s Olympic skaters — of every kind — are in the spotlight

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter looks ahead to the upcoming Olympic seasons for Canada’s Beijing-hopeful skaters.

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Minister Sajjan to participate in NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, will participate in the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting being held in Brussels, Belgium, from October 21 to October 22, 2021.

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Provincial health officials provide update on COVID-19 in B.C.

Provincial health officials provide update on COVID-19 in B.C.

Minister of Health Adrian Dix, along with Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, provide an update on COVID-19 in B.C. on Oct. 19, 2021.

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The reconciliation project is vulnerable to cynicism — and Trudeau’s Tofino trip didn’t help

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Justin Trudeau’s visit to the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation in British Columbia on Monday was a moment of reckoning — over the prime minister’s latest vacation-related scandal and over his entire record on reconciliation.

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Taliban promise plots of land to families of suicide bombers

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The Taliban have promised plots of land to relatives of suicide bombers who attacked U.S. and Afghan soldiers, in a provocative gesture that seems to run counter to their efforts to court international support.

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Travis Hamonic on leave from Canucks to work through personal matter

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The Vancouver Canucks will be minus veteran defenceman Travis Hamonic for the foreseeable future while he works through a personal matter, according to general manager Jim Benning.

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Tk’emlups leaders’ open letter set steps for PM to prove commitment to reconciliation

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Senior members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation in B.C. have issued an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that offers seven immediate steps he could take to show he is serious about reconciliation.

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Struggling with money trouble and internal conflict, Green Party cuts staff

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Layoffs are once again hitting the Green Party as party brass look to shave costs in an organization facing persistent financial and political problems.

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Struggling with money trouble and internal conflict, Green Party cuts staff

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Layoffs are once again hitting the Green Party as party brass look to shave costs in an organization facing persistent financial and political problems.

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Blue Jays’ payroll ‘will continue to rise’ coming off 91-win season

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ 91-71 record in 2021 was a sharp turnaround from their 67-95 mark two years ago. Team president Mark Shapiro believes there is room for improvement and told reporters on Monday, “We’re going to get better.”

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Blue Jays’ payroll ‘will continue to rise’ coming off 91-win season

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The Toronto Blue Jays’ 91-71 record in 2021 was a sharp turnaround from their 67-95 mark two years ago. Team president Mark Shapiro believes there is room for improvement and told reporters on Monday, “We’re going to get better.”

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Committee probing Jan. 6 siege on U.S. Capitol plans contempt vote for Trump ally Steve Bannon

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The U.S House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection was moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump’s allies in contempt as the former president pushes back on the probe in a new lawsuit.

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Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson breaks leg, sidelined at least 10 weeks

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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Nick Robertson will be out a minimum of 10 weeks with a broken leg. He suffered the injury on Sunday in a game with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies, with whom he has two assists in as many games this season.

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U.S. Olympic committee trying to help Kaillie Humphries compete at Olympics

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The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Tuesday that it is still trying to help world champion bobsledder Kaillie Humphries obtain a way to compete in this winter’s Beijing Games, though it stopped short of predicting if the effort would be successful.

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Why the world is facing a global energy crunch

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The world is gripped by an energy crunch — a fierce squeeze on some of the key markets for natural gas, oil and other fuels that keep the global economy running and the lights and heat on in homes. Heading into winter, that has meant higher utility bills and more expensive products.

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Romania’s ICUs in crisis as COVID-19 cases rise

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Romania reported record numbers of daily coronavirus deaths and infections on Tuesday, as a hospital system stretched to breaking point by the EU’s second-lowest vaccination rate ran out of intensive care beds.

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Rapper Kanye West officially changes his name to Ye

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A Los Angeles judge on Monday approved the request of the rapper, producer and fashion designer to legally change his name from Kanye Omari West to just Ye, with no middle or last name.

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Occupational Health and Safety Students Invited to Apply for Scholarship

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2022 Dick Martin Scholarship Award.

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Parents anxious as dispute between optometrists, Ontario government drags on

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Since the beginning of last month, optometrists in Ontario have refused service to children under 20 and seniors 65 and older, and anyone covered by OHIP. “Someone’s got to give here because some of our most vulnerable are suffering,” says one parent.

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Parents anxious as dispute between optometrists, Ontario government drags on

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Since the beginning of last month, optometrists in Ontario have refused service to children under 20 and seniors 65 and older, and anyone covered by OHIP. “Someone’s got to give here because some of our most vulnerable are suffering,” says one parent.

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Canadian Authors and Illustrators Shine as the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair Begins

Canada is in the spotlight as the Guest of Honour country at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair

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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 maintenance work.

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RCMP says it’s collaborating with Haitian police following Canadian’s kidnapping

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it’s working with police both in Haiti and the U.S. in the abduction of a group of 17 missionaries, including a Canadian, as the Caribbean country once again struggles with a spike in gang-related violence.

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RCMP says it’s collaborating with Haitian police following Canadian’s kidnapping

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says it’s working with police both in Haiti and the U.S. in the abduction of a group of 17 missionaries, including a Canadian, as the Caribbean country once again struggles with a spike in gang-related violence.

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Ottawa sending more help to N.W.T. to deal with COVID-19 surge

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Federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa has approved a request from the N.W.T. to provide “surge capacity support” for infection prevention and control, contact tracing and testing.

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HBC sues Quebec retailing family for using Zellers name

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Members of a Quebec family behind the recent trademark applications for companies bearing the name Zellers are the focus of a lawsuit by Hudson’s Bay Co. ULC, which owns the defunct retail brand.

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Ancient Crusades-era sword found by diver off coast of Israel

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An Israeli scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country’s Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders.

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Moon rocks collected by Chinese spacecraft contain volcanic clues

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Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic spacecraft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday.

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Moon rocks collected by Chinese spacecraft contain volcanic clues

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Moon rocks that a Chinese robotic spacecraft brought back to Earth last year have provided new insights into ancient lunar volcanic activity, a researcher said Tuesday.

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Player’s Own Voice podcast: It’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier’s time to shine

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Player’s Own Voice podcast meets with the ice dance duo who, after years of peak performances, finally find themselves as the top Canadian team.

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Cranbrook beavers in city park to be relocated, but some citizens want them to stay

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The City of Cranbrook, B.C., will delay the relocation of a family of beavers in a city park until the spring of next year, but some citizens say staff is ignoring alternatives to ensure the family can stay where they are.

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

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Many scientists are pressing the British government to reimpose social restrictions and speed up booster vaccinations as coronavirus infection rates, already Europe’s highest, rise still further.

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Seoul says North Korea tested possible submarine missile

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North Korea on Tuesday fired at least one ballistic missile into the sea in what South Korea’s military described as a weapon likely designed for submarine-based launches, marking possibly the most significant demonstration of the North’s military might since U.S. President Joe Biden took office.

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The WHO hopes its new panel can determine the origin of COVID-19. Some experts are skeptical

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An “imbalanced” group of experts and with China’s resistance to co-operate means the World Health Organization’s new panel is leaving some experts dubious it will determine the origin of COVID-19.

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St. Lawrence Estuary is swimming with abundance of whales

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Why there are such impressive numbers of humpbacks this year in the St. Lawrence estuary is a mystery. But one marine biologist has theories that point to climate change.

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Sask.’s hospitality sector has become a COVID long-hauler. We all need to work together to drive the recovery

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The fourth wave of COVID-19 has been the worst-case scenario for Saskatchewan. On top of the human cost, it has been devastating for the Saskatchewan hospitality sector.

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Rural Canada’s ‘visible homelessness’ problem driven by pandemic, high cost of housing

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In the past, homelessness was more hidden, with people couch surfing, sleeping in cars or living in buildings without heat or running water. The pandemic revealed pre-existing problems and worsened others, especially in rural Canada, where anti-poverty interests say more tent encampments are popping up.

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Rural Canada’s ‘visible homelessness’ problem driven by pandemic, high cost of housing

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In the past, homelessness was more hidden, with people couch surfing, sleeping in cars or living in buildings without heat or running water. The pandemic revealed pre-existing problems and worsened others, especially in rural Canada, where anti-poverty interests say more tent encampments are popping up.

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New COVID-19 cases in Japan’s capital plummet to 11-month low, but health officials not sure why

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Daily new COVID-19 cases have plummeted in Japan, with possible factors including a belated but remarkably rapid vaccination campaign. But experts worry that without knowing what exactly why cases have dropped so drastically, Japan could face another wave.

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Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros to take 2-1 ALCS lead

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Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam — Boston’s third in two games — and the Red Sox routed the Houston Astros for the second straight time, winning 12-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.

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Canada’s women’s hockey team drops 3rd straight tune-up game against men’s junior A opponent

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The Drumheller Dragons held Canada’s women’s hockey team off the scoresheet Monday, blanking the national squad 8-0 in a tune-up game.

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Drysdale strikes in OT to push Ducks past Flames

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Jamie Drysdale scored the overtime winner for the Anaheim Ducks in a 3-2 victory over the host Calgary Flames on Monday.

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Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros to take 2-1 ALCS lead

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Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam — Boston’s third in two games — and the Red Sox routed the Houston Astros for the second straight time, winning 12-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.

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Derrick Henry rushes for 143 yards, 3 TDs as Titans stun Bills

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Derrick Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left, and the Tennessee Titans stopped Josh Allen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak in the final seconds to beat Buffalo 34-31 on Monday night, snapping the Bills’ four-game winning streak.

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Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros to take 2-1 ALCS lead

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Kyle Schwarber hit a grand slam — Boston’s third in two games — and the Red Sox routed the Houston Astros for the second straight time, winning 12-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven AL Championship Series.

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Jyoti Gondek will be Calgary’s next mayor, CBC projects

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