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CFL says 8 franchises have met fully vaccinated threshold of 85 per cent

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Eight of nine CFL teams have met the 85 per cent full vaccinated threshold for COVID-19, the league announced Thursday. There was no immediate indication regarding the one team yet to reach the threshold.

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There’s a children’s COVID-19 vaccine awaiting approval in Canada. What do we know about it?

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CBC answers how the pediatric vaccine is different, where kids will be able to get it, how long approval might take and other questions around COVID-19 vaccinations for younger children.

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Canada quietly lifts blanket travel advisory related to COVID-19

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Canada has lifted a blanket advisory against all non-essential travel outside the country which had been in place since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

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Celtics blacked out in China after Kanter’s Tibet comments

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Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics centre Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetan independence.

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Don’t expect EI if you lose your job for not being vaccinated, minister says

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Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says it’s likely that people who lose their jobs for not complying with employer COVID-19 vaccine policies will not be eligible for employment insurance (EI).

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Canadian figure skater says she was unaware of abuse allegations against former partner

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Canadian figure skater Vanessa James says she’s “deeply disappointed” in her former partner Morgan Cipres, and had no knowledge of abusive behaviour while the two were competing together.

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Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital “for some preliminary investigations,” and returned to Windsor Castle Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace.

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Human remains found at Florida park confirmed to be boyfriend of Gabby Petito

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Dental records confirm that human remains found at a Florida wilderness park belong to Brian Laundrie, whose girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found dead after he returned home alone from their cross-country road trip earlier this year, the FBI says.

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Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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Queen Elizabeth spent the night in hospital “for some preliminary investigations,” and returned to Windsor Castle Thursday, according to Buckingham Palace.

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A bag of peanuts and $70M, please: B.C. woman recalls spur-of-the-moment decision to buy winning Lotto ticket

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A Burnaby, B.C., woman who just won the largest Lotto Max draw in B.C. history says she made the decision to buy the lottery ticket on the spur of the moment.

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A timeline of the Canadiens and Hurricanes’ sudden rivalry

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter recounts the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes offer-sheet-fueled rivalry before they meet on the ice on Thursday night.

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Trudeau pushes back at Admiral McDonald’s letter calling for his reinstatement as top commander

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today criticized a letter from former top military commander Admiral Art McDonald calling for his reinstatement, saying the letter’s contents do not align with the government’s approach to sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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U.S. House finds Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to testify about Jan. 6 siege

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The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally and aide to former U.S. president Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.

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Canada announces accelerated delivery of COVID-19 paediatric vaccine pending regulatory authorization

Pfizer submitted an application to Health Canada for regulatory review of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine COMIRNATY for children aged 5-11. This is an important step toward providing additional protection for our young Canadians.

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Campbell River professional whale watching guide fined $10,000 under the Species At Risk Act for knowingly approaching Threatened killer whales

On September 13, 2021, in Campbell River Provincial Court, the Honourable Judge R. Lamperson found Nicklaus Templeman, the owner and operator of Campbell River Whale and Bear Excursions, guilty of violations under both the Species At Risk and Federal Fisheries Acts.

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Nathan Chen’s winning streak in the spotlight at Skate America

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Nathan Chen has not lost a competition since February 2018. He enters Skate America this weekend as the overwhelming favourite to win his fifth consecutive gold medal.

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Targeting COVID-19 Support Measures

The wage subsidy, rent subsidy and Lockdown Support are set to expire on October 23, 2021. The passage of the budget implementation act provided the government with the authority to further extend these programs until November 20, 2021.

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Jack Hanratty named interim coach of Canadian women’s rugby 7s

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Jack Hanratty has been appointed interim coach of the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team for the remainder of 2021.

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Haiti gang leader threatens to kill kidnapped missionaries if ransom not met

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The leader of the 400 Mawozo gang that police in Haiti say is holding 17 members of a kidnapped missionary group is seen in a video released Thursday saying he will kill them if he doesn’t get what he’s demanding.

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Canadian Medical Association calls for stricter COVID-19 measures in Saskatchewan

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The Canadian Medical Association’s Dr. Katharine Smart, who works in Saskatchewan’s north, issued a statement on Thursday, one day after the province’s chief medical health officer, Dr. Saqib Shahab, broke down while presenting dire new modelling on the COVID-19 situation.

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The Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit

Canada is on the road to economic recovery and employment is now back to pre-pandemic levels. This is thanks to the resilience of employers and hard work of Canadians.

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U.S. House debate and vote on Bannon contempt charge

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The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on whether to hold Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena from the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol siege.

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Canada is on the road to economic recovery and employment is now back to pre-pandemic levels. This is thanks to the resilience of employers and hard work of Canadians.

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Transport Canada introducing new measures for the reintroduction of direct flights from Morocco on October 29, 2021

Canada continues to take a risk-based and measured approach to re-opening the border while prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in Canada.

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A military in crisis: Here are the senior leaders embroiled in sexual misconduct cases

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It’s a leadership crisis without precedent in the Canadian Armed Forces — a fact that only becomes crystal clear when you take a step back and look at the full depth and scope of the sexual misconduct crisis and survey the wreckage among the top ranks.

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Government announces targeted COVID-19 support measures to create jobs and growth

With one of the most successful vaccination campaigns in the world, many businesses safely reopening, and employment now back to pre-pandemic levels, Canadians have reached a turning point in the fight against COVID-19. The government has now surpassed its target of creating a million new jobs. Canada is on the road to economic recovery—but some areas of the country and economy continue to need targeted support.

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Government to spend $7.4B transitioning to new pandemic support programs: Freeland

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The Liberal government says several existing pandemic support programs for individuals and businesses will end this weekend, while billions of dollars will be spent transitioning to new “targeted measures” leading into the spring.

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Canada to receive 2.9M Pfizer doses to begin vaccinating 5 to 11 year-olds once approved, Trudeau says

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Canada will receive enough vaccine from Pfizer for all children aged five to 11 to get a first dose once Health Canada approves it for that age group, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment

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Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.

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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment

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Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.

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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment

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Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.

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Pig-to-human transplants come a step closer with kidney experiment

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Scientists at New York University temporarily attached a pig’s kidney to a human body and watched it begin to work, a small step in the decades-long quest to one day use animal organs for life-saving transplants.

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Winnipeg Jets star Mark Scheifele enters NHL COVID-19 protocols

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Mark Scheifele has been moved into the NHL’s COVID protocols just hours before the Winnipeg Jets are set to drop the puck on their home opener for the NHL’s 2021-22 season.

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Winnipeg Jets star Mark Scheifele enters NHL COVID-19 protocols

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Mark Scheifele has been moved into the NHL’s COVID protocols just hours before the Winnipeg Jets are set to drop the puck on their home opener for the NHL’s 2021-22 season.

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Winnipeg Jets star Mark Scheifele enters NHL COVID-19 protocols

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Mark Scheifele has been moved into the NHL’s COVID protocols just hours before the Winnipeg Jets are set to drop the puck on their home opener for the NHL’s 2021-22 season.

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Great white egret attracts attention in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

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Egrets are more usually spotted in the Everglades or on the Pacific coast so the presence of this egret immediately attracted local photographers, including Bernice Sandy, who took many photos of the unusual bird.

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Great white egret attracts attention in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

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Egrets are more usually spotted in the Everglades or on the Pacific coast so the presence of this egret immediately attracted local photographers, including Bernice Sandy, who took many photos of the unusual bird.

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Great white egret attracts attention in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

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Egrets are more usually spotted in the Everglades or on the Pacific coast so the presence of this egret immediately attracted local photographers, including Bernice Sandy, who took many photos of the unusual bird.

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Supreme Court says people can sue cities over snow removal activities that cause injury

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The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously ruled that municipal snow removal activities are not immune from negligence and liability claims, a decision that could impact cities across the country.

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Canadians should use provincial proof of vaccination to travel internationally: officials

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Canadians should use their provincial and territorial proof-of-vaccination documentation to travel internationally, although it will be up to foreign governments whether to accept it.

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Leaked documents show countries tried to water down UN climate report, Greenpeace says

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The head of environmental group Greenpeace warns countries and corporations may try to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the Earth at upcoming UN climate talks. That’s after leaked documents showed countries such as Australia and Saudi Arabia tried to water down a recent UN science panel report.

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Vast majority of SickKids staff vaccinated, 148 staffers on leave of absence

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Almost all of the 8,258 staffers working at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto have received both COVID-19 shots, officials say, with only 148 staff members who haven’t now placed on a leave of absence.

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Vast majority of SickKids staff vaccinated, 148 staffers on leave of absence

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Almost all of the 8,258 staffers working at The Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto have received both COVID-19 shots, officials say, with only 148 staff members who haven’t now placed on a leave of absence.

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Canadian men’s soccer continues rise up FIFA rankings to No.48

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Canada is continuing to rocket up the FIFA rankings, with the country now listed at No. 48 as of Thursday. 

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Using Canada’s COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel

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Canadian men’s soccer continues rise up FIFA rankings to No.48

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Canada is continuing to rocket up the FIFA rankings, with the country now listed at No. 48 as of Thursday. 

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Leaked documents show countries tried to water down UN climate report, Greenpeace says

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The head of environmental group Greenpeace warns countries and corporations may try to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the Earth at upcoming UN climate talks. That’s after leaked documents showed countries such as Australia and Saudi Arabia tried to water down a recent UN science panel report.

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Leaked documents show countries tried to water down UN climate report, Greenpeace says

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The head of environmental group Greenpeace warns countries and corporations may try to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the Earth at upcoming UN climate talks. That’s after leaked documents showed countries such as Australia and Saudi Arabia tried to water down a recent UN science panel report.

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Leaked documents show countries tried to water down UN climate report, Greenpeace says

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The head of environmental group Greenpeace warns countries and corporations may try to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the Earth at upcoming UN climate talks. That’s after leaked documents showed countries such as Australia and Saudi Arabia tried to water down a recent UN science panel report.

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Leaked documents show countries tried to water down UN climate report, Greenpeace says

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The head of environmental group Greenpeace warns countries and corporations may try to “greenwash” their ongoing pollution of the Earth at upcoming UN climate talks. That’s after leaked documents showed countries such as Australia and Saudi Arabia tried to water down a recent UN science panel report.