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Teams Homan, Hasselborg earn victories in fans return at Grand Slam of Curling Masters

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With fans bellowing encouragement, the occasional smattering of applause after a quality shot and even the intermittent ringing of a cowbell, it certainly felt like old times at the curling rink on Wednesday.

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Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling

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“To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?” Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

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Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling

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“To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?” Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

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Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling

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“To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?” Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

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What Canadians need to know about how climate change is affecting their health

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Climate change is hurting us, and a global report released today warns the impact on people’s health — especially the elderly, the young, and the vulnerable — will get far worse if leaders fail to commit to more ambitious climate targets at COP26.

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Ronaldo saves Manchester United again with dazzling last-gasp header against Atalanta

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The greatest scorer in the competition’s history soared to head in an 81st-minute winner as United erased a two-goal halftime deficit to beat Atalanta 3-2 in a wild match at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling

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“To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?” Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

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Emotional Sask. chief medical health officer pleads with public amid dire new COVID-19 modelling

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“To see young lives lost to a vaccine-preventable disease — how can we accept this?” Dr. Saqib Shahab said Wednesday

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Federal immigration department employees reporting racist workplace behaviour, says survey

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A report examining workplace racism at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) describes repeated instances of employees and supervisors using offensive terms with their racialized colleagues.

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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks after call with prime minister

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh speaks after call with prime minister

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a news conference following his call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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The Raptors are back in Toronto, nature is healing

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter takes stock of the current sports landscape, where things appear to be relatively normal for the first time since before the pandemic.

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Minister Ng to attend G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, will deliver remarks at the G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting in London, the United Kingdom, on October 21 and 22, 2021.

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FIFA plans to have World Cup tournament draw in April

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FIFA is set to make the 2022 World Cup finals tournament draw in Qatar on April 1 — with two of the qualifying teams still unknown because of match schedule delays in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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­Canada needs more competition

Pre-recorded remarks from Matthew Boswell, Commissioner of Competition – Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference – October 20, 2021

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Commissioner of Competition advocates for more competition in remarks to Canadian Bar Association

Today, Canada’s Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, championed the power of competition in building a more prosperous Canada at the Canadian Bar Association Fall Symposium.

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Items linked to boyfriend of Gabby Petito found in state park

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Items believed to belong to Brian Laundrie were found Wednesday in a Florida wilderness park as the search continued for clues in the slaying of Gabby Petito, an attorney for his family said.

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Skate America kicks off the Grand Prix season

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Skate America is happening Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas and CBC Sports figure skating analyst Asher Hill breaks down the big stories.

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Skate America kicks off the Grand Prix season

Skate America kicks off the Grand Prix season

Skate America is happening Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas and CBC Sports figure skating analyst Asher Hill breaks down the big stories.

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Christine Sinclair looking to lead Portland to another trophy after winning Olympic gold

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A country cheered when Christine Sinclair led the Canadian women’s soccer team to Olympic gold this summer. Now the Canada captain looks to help her club team, the Portland Thorns, to a remarkable fourth trophy this year.

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Conservatives say they oppose ‘secret’ move to introduce mandatory vaccine rule for MPs

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The Conservatives say they oppose the “secret” move by Parliament’s governing body to introduce a new mandatory vaccination policy for the House of Commons and object to the idea of more virtual sittings of Parliament.

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Equity in the great outdoors: Toronto campaigns look to make green spaces more inclusive

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Programs aim to rectify what experts say is a long-standing problem in Toronto: green space access is far from equal, and low-income, racialized communities are often left out.

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Many Albertans are frustrated and angry with the unvaccinated, but what to do with those feelings?

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As Alberta continues to deal with its fourth wave of COVID-19, anger and frustration top the list of feelings Albertans have when asked about those who choose not to be vaccinated, a new poll conducted for CBC News suggests.

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Many Albertans are frustrated and angry with the unvaccinated, but what to do with those feelings?

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As Alberta continues to deal with its fourth wave of COVID-19, anger and frustration top the list of feelings Albertans have when asked about those who choose not to be vaccinated, a new poll conducted for CBC News suggests.

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Canada’s closer to having a U.S. ambassador — 2 years later

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Canada is closer to having a U.S. ambassador — finally. It’s been more than two years since the U.S. had a top envoy in Ottawa. Political stalemate is one reason for the delay. Now a Senate committee has advanced the nomination of telecom exec David Cohen.

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Canadian athletes must be vaccinated to compete in Olympics, Paralympics in Beijing

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The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic committees announced they will mandate that all team members must be vaccinated in order to attend the Beijing 2022 Games. 

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Facebook set to rebrand itself with new parent company name: report

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Facebook Inc., under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new name for its parent company that focuses on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday.

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Netflix workers stage walk-out over Chappelle transgender comments

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Netflix employees are staging a walk-out on Wednesday in an unprecedented show of defiance to protest the streaming giant’s decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle’s controversial new comedy special, which they say ridicules trans people.

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How Biden’s ambitious agenda is being nibbled away

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Holdouts within the U.S. president’s own party are pruning his plans for what’s supposed to be a transformative agenda. Here’s the latest on his massive budget bill.

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Countries must cut fossil fuel plans by more than half to reach global climate targets: UN report

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The world needs to cut by more than half its production of coal, oil and gas in the coming decade to maintain a chance of keeping global warming from reaching dangerous levels, according to a UN-backed study released Wednesday.

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COVID-19 vaccine for 5-11 year-olds hasn’t been approved yet but the U.S. already has a rollout plan

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Kids age 5 to 11 will be able to get a COVID-19 shot at their doctors’ offices, pharmacies and potentially even their schools, the White House said Wednesday as it detailed plans for the expected authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for younger children in a matter of weeks.

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Toronto detective stole drugs from active criminal cases, court told

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A veteran Toronto homicide detective has admitted to obstructing justice and stealing drugs from two active homicide cases, according to courtroom testimony and police records reviewed by CBC News.

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Olympic flame arrives in Beijing amid boycott calls

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The Olympic flame arrived in Beijing on Wednesday amid calls from overseas critics for a boycott of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games.

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The world is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. Here’s what that means

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Canada has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 to fight climate change. At the upcoming COP26 climate summit, hitting net-zero globally by 2050 is a key goal. What does it involve? Why is it so important? Here’s a closer look.

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Canada’s inflation rate jumps to new 18-year high of 4.4%

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Canada’s inflation rate rose to a new 18-year high of 4.4 per cent in September, with higher prices for transportation, shelter and food contributing the most to the jump in the cost of living.

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The world is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. Here’s what that means

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Canada has committed to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 to fight climate change. At the upcoming COP26 climate summit, hitting net-zero globally by 2050 is a key goal. What does it involve? Why is it so important? Here’s a closer look.

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Volcano in southern Japan erupts with massive smoke column

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A volcano in southern Japan erupted Wednesday with a massive column of gray smoke billowing into the sky.

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

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The World Health Organization says there was a seven per cent rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week — the only region in the world where reported cases increased.

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Rising gas prices drive switch to electric vehicles in Nova Scotia

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Hundreds of people have taken advantage of an incentive program announced this year.

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Equity in the great outdoors: Toronto campaigns look to make green spaces more inclusive

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Programs aim to rectify what experts say is a long-standing problem in Toronto: green space access is far from equal, and low-income, racialized communities are often left out. 

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‘Coastie’ pics a fun way people can help Parks Canada track coastline changes 

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A couple of Parks Canada employees on P.E.I. were brainstorming ideas around all the selfies that visitors take in the national park. And the idea of a “coastie” was born, now launched across the country.

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Senior leader at Thunder Bay, Ont., hospital removed after Nazi imagery discovered on his social media

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The hospital in Thunder Bay, Ont., has removed a senior official from a leadership council for violating its social media policy after images of Nazi-affiliated items were found on his social media, although Keith Taylor told CBC he’s “not a Nazi” but is a “history buff.” WARNING: This story contains images, language that may be distressing.

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Queen accepts medical advice to rest for a few days

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Queen Elizabeth has accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has cancelled a trip to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday.

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Mary May Simon promises ‘positive’ workplace at Rideau Hall in 1st interview as Governor General

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Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon is promising staff that she will build a positive work environment after her predecessor Julie Payette left the job amid accusations that Rideau Hall had become a toxic workplace under her watch.

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Mary May Simon promises ‘positive’ workplace at Rideau Hall in 1st interview as Governor General

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Gov. Gen. Mary May Simon is promising staff that she will build a positive work environment after her predecessor Julie Payette left the job amid accusations that Rideau Hall had become a toxic workplace under her watch.

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The gentleness of children is universal. Body cams prove it

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Several studies have utilized child-mounted body cameras and it is fascinating to see the stark contrast with the footage we have in the adult world, writes pediatrician and researcher Dr. Hasan Merali.

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Canadian figure skaters descend on Skate America as Grand Prix set to begin

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Canadian figure skaters are set to compete under the Las Vegas lights at Skate America as the Grand Prix Circuit roars back to life with the winter Olympics on the horizon. 

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With Mounties due for a pay bump, cash-strapped municipalities seek reprieve from Ottawa

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Mounties are due to receive a chunk of retroactive pay after negotiating their first-ever collective agreement. Some municipalities say the looming salary bump will stress their finances — and they want Ottawa to step up.

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With Mounties due for a pay bump, cash-strapped municipalities seek reprieve from Ottawa

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Mounties are due to receive a chunk of retroactive pay after negotiating their first-ever collective agreement. Some municipalities say the looming salary bump will stress their finances — and they want Ottawa to step up.

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How the COVID-19 microchip shortage has brought Canada’s car industry to a halt — again

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A shortage of computer chips produced overseas is having a lasting impact in Canada, not only on consumers looking to buy a new car, but also on the people who make them.

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After years of war in Kandahar, Taliban leaders now seek aid from former enemies

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Two months after the Taliban swept into Kandahar — part of its march toward the ultimate collapse of Afghanistan — CBC News went back to the southern region where Canadians had fought and died.