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Niagara council docks Ontario mayor’s pay for asking woman if COVID-19 shot affected her period

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Niagara regional council, acting on a code of conduct investigation, has voted to dock the pay of the mayor of West Lincoln, Ont., six months after he asked a woman in a private Facebook message if the COVID-19 vaccine changed her menstrual cycle.

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Canada’s Kelsey Mitchell secures bronze medal at track cycling world championships

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Olympic champion Kelsey Mitchell won a bronze medal in women’s sprint Friday at the world track cycling championship in Roubaix, France.

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Senior soldier returned to leadership role after investigation into alleged use of racial slur

Brig.-Gen. Simon Bernard

A senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces who was removed from his role in Canada’s vaccine rollout in the spring has been deemed fit to continue as a senior military leader.

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Canada endorses G7 joint statements on trade and investment, forced labour and digital trade

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, participated in the third G7 Trade and Investment Ministers’ Meeting, hosted in London, United Kingdom, by Anne-Marie Trevelyan, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for International Trade…

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Defence Minister Sajjan participates in NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting 

Today, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan marked the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers’ Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. This two-day, in-person meeting allowed for detailed and extensive discussions with Canada’s Allies and partners, and contributed to the ongoing dialogue that is essential to the Alliance’s enduring success.

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Aromatherapy spray recalled in U.S. following rare tropical disease deaths

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U.S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had travelled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India.

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Your guide to a packed Olympic sports weekend

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CBC Sports’ daily newsletter previews a busy Olympic sports weekend, including the return of the women’s soccer team, Canada’s Pyeongchang closing ceremony flag-bearer Kim Boutin and much more.

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Quebec premier says Trudeau must ensure province does not lose a seat

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The number of Quebec MPs would go from 78 to 77 in a planned redistribution of parliamentary ridings in Canada.

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Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge’s ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign

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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is appealing after a Federal Court judge struck down his request for reinstatement as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign.

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Ashley Lawrence out with injury, will miss Canada’s celebration tour

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Canada will be without Ashley Lawrence when it takes on New Zealand in a pair of women’s soccer friendlies billed as a “Celebration Tour.”

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Record 21 humpback calves spotted in Salish Sea over feeding season as whale numbers rebound

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A record number of humpback whale calves have been documented swimming off the coast of Washington State and British Columbia this summer and fall.

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Simmering Canada-U.S. trade dispute erupts into the open

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An emerging trade irritant between Canada and the U.S. that’s been quietly simmering for months has now bubbled into the open. The Canadian government sent a letter to U.S. officials expressing dismay over a proposal involving autos, and hinting that it might prompt a trade action.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Springhill Institution

On October 12, 2021, correctional officers at Springhill Institution, a medium security federal institution, intercepted inmates who were in possession of contraband and unauthorized items.

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Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry—Certain Container Chassis from China

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of certain container chassis originating in or exported from People’s Republic of China have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury. This final injury inquiry was initiated further to a notice received from the Canada Border Services Agency stating that preliminary determinations had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods.

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Record 21 humpback calves spotted in Salish Sea over feeding season as whale numbers rebound

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A record number of humpback whale calves have been documented swimming off the coast of Washington State and British Columbia this summer and fall.

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Senior soldier returned to leadership role after investigation into alleged use of racial slur

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A senior member of the Canadian Armed Forces who was removed from his role in Canada’s vaccine rollout in the spring has been deemed fit to continue as a senior military leader.

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Taxpayers spent up to $720K on salaries for military leaders sidelined by sexual misconduct crisis

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Taxpayers have spent an estimated $639,000 to $720,900 on salaries for high-ranking military officers who have been moved out of their jobs in connection with the military’s sexual misconduct crisis, according to a CBC News analysis.

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Canadian Forces to be deployed to help tackle Iqaluit’s water crisis

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The Canadian Armed Forces will be stepping in to help with the water crisis in Iqaluit. “We will always be there to help Canadians deal with an emergency,” Public Safety Minister Bill Blair tweeted on Friday

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Peter Scolari, who appeared on TV series Newhart and Girls, dead at 66

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Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on Newhart and a closeted dad on Girls and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy, has died. He was 66.

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Competition Bureau obtains court order to advance an investigation of Google

The Competition Bureau has obtained a court order to advance a civil investigation into conduct by Google related to its online advertising business. The Bureau is investigating whether this conduct is harming competition in Canada.

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U.S. Supreme Court will hear challenge to Texas ban on most abortions, but law remains in effect

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The U.S. Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case on Nov. 1. But Justice Sonia Sotomayor says women in Texas seeking abortions “are entitled to relief now.”

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Want to pitch in to help discover unknown planets?

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Bob McDonald’s blog: Astronomers with the Next Generation Transit Survey are looking for volunteers to help comb through telescope data looking for the tell-tale light signature of exoplanets.

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Minister Wilkinson to hold a media availability with State Secretary Flasbarth from Germany and COP26 President Designate, Alok Sharma, on the launch of the $100B climate finance delivery plan

Media representatives are advised that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will join Germany’s State Secretary at the Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, and COP26 President Designate, the Right Honourable Alok Sharma, for a media availability on the launch of the $100 billion climate finance delivery plan.

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Boardwalk reduction on Alexandra Bridge

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) wishes to advise cyclists and pedestrians that the boardwalk on the Alexandra Bridge will be reduced for tests and inspections.

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‘Equal chances’: World Cup skiing has balanced schedule

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Alpine skiing heads into its Olympic season this weekend with the first World Cup races of a 37-event schedule that looks more balanced than in previous years.

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Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on October 22, 2021

Remarks from the Chief Public Health Officer on COVID-19, October 22, 2021

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on October 22, 2021

On October 22, 2021, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on COVID-19.

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Canadians who had allergic reaction to first vaccine dose can safely get second, advisory committee says

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Those who had an allergic reaction to their first shot of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can safely receive future doses of the same product or a different mRNA vaccine, says Canada’s vaccine advisory committee.

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Health-care worker fired for drinking can’t challenge termination using Human Rights Code: Supreme Court

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A Manitoba health-care worker who was fired from her job for drinking alcohol cannot challenge her termination under her province’s Human Rights Code, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. 

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Jones emerges victorious over Koana at Grand Slam of Curling’s Masters

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Canada’s Jennifer Jones avoided elimination at the Masters on Friday morning with an 8-3 victory over Japan’s Tori Koana at the Sixteen Mile Sports Centre in Oakville, Ont.

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Senator Josée Forest-Niesing in Sudbury, Ont., hospital for COVID-19

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Josée Forest-Niesing, Sudbury, senator

Senator Josée Forest-Niesing of Sudbury is in hospital in the northern Ontario city for COVID-19. Her office says Forest-Niesing, a lawyer appointed to the Senate in 2018, is “very grateful for all the encouraging messages and all of the support.”

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Health officials provide update on COVID-19

Health officials provide update on COVID-19

Public health officials will provide an update on COVID-19 in Canada.

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Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Cowansville Institution 

On October 10, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, two packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized on the perimeter of Cowansville Institution, a federal medium-security facility.

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Elephants without tusks evolve quickly due to ivory poachers

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Years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tusks, a new study has found.

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Edward Rogers not giving up, seeking to get rid of 5 members of Rogers board

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Despite being removed as chair of the company that bears his name, Edward Rogers is not giving up in his battle for control, and is looking to get rid of five members of the board.

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Zhang Boheng takes gold in men’s all-around final at gymnastics worlds

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Zhang Boheng of China edged Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto on Friday to win the gold medal in the men’s all-around at the gymnastics world championships.

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Elephants without tusks evolve quickly due to ivory poachers

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Years of civil war and poaching in Mozambique have led to a greater proportion of elephants that will never develop tusks, a new study has found.

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Meet the Keswick Ridge, N.B., farmer growing apples as old as King Louis XIII

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Daryl Hunter has a collection of historical apples in his backyard on Keswick Ridge.

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Scientists find oldest fossils of dinosaurs living in a herd

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A vast trove of fossils unearthed in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region is offering the oldest-known evidence that some dinosaurs thrived in a complex and well-organized herd structure, with adults caring for the young and sharing a communal nesting ground.

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Government of Canada officials to hold a news conference on coronavirus disease (October 22, 2021)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update to be given by Public Health Agency of Canada officials at October 22, 2021 news conference.

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

Andrew Furey

Newfoundland and Labrador’s vaccine passport comes into effect today.​​​​​​​ The passport system must now be used at places like restaurants, bars, bingo halls and performance spaces.

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Conservation officers issue warning after black bear knocks over man in Tofino B.C.

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Conservation officers in B.C. are warning people to stay away from a creek in Tofino, after a man was knocked over by a black bear last Friday.

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Kids at the centre of anti-vaxx movements

Kids at the centre of anti-vaxx movements

The anti-vaccine movement has long revolved around children. As the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine rollout approaches, what can we learn from this phenomenon to improve uptake in kids? Sociologist Jennifer Reich shares her insights.

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Where’s Kevin Vuong? Embattled MP still silent on dropped sex assault charge following election

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A full month after pledging to address a sexual assault charge levelled against him in 2019 and since withdrawn, newly-elected Toronto MP Kevin Vuong has remained silent on the topic and out of sight.

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The danger of COVID-19 misinformation is ‘mind-boggling,’ says Dr. Anthony Fauci

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With the COVID-19 death toll in the United States having surpassed 730,000, Dr. Anthony Fauci tells IDEAS host Nahlah Ayed that he finds it “mind-boggling” that partisanship and skepticism of science continue to fuel the pandemic.

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Montreal pianist ‘keeps audience breathless’ as he wins prestigious international competition

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Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu’s win at the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition on Thursday has catapulted the 24-year-old into stardom and put Montreal on the map as a destination for music education, teachers say.

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Montreal pianist ‘keeps audience breathless’ as he wins prestigious international competition

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Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu’s win at the 18th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition on Thursday has catapulted the 24-year-old into stardom and put Montreal on the map as a destination for music education, teachers say.

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Illegal, untested CBD products are everywhere and could be putting you at risk

CBD store on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario Canada on October 20, 2021.Carlos Osorio for The CBC

CBD is found everywhere, from chocolate bars to pet treats and vape pens to face creams. While CBD itself holds real medicinal promise, Marketplace reveals many CBD products are illegal, come with unauthorized health claims not backed by science and ingredients that can’t be legally verified.

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Canadian women’s soccer reunites for Celebration Tour as squad begins looking ahead

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Canada’s pair of international friendlies against New Zealand on Oct. 23 at Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium and Oct. 26 at Stade Saputo in Montreal has been dubbed the team’s “Celebration Tour,” with games in other Canadian cities expected to be announced in the future.

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Alberta put its contact-tracing system on life support. Can it be resuscitated?

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Alberta announced it would move in August toward treating the pandemic as an endemic — ending contact tracing. That didn’t last, but resuming it has been difficult, contact tracers say.