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  • Kennedy Stewart named mayor of Vancouver; one of several B.C. turnovers
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    Kennedy Stewart named mayor of Vancouver; one of several B.C. turnovers

    Former New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart has won a neck-and-neck mayoral race to lead Vancouver, as local government saw shakeups across the region. Supporters chanted, "Kennedy, Kennedy," and broke out in dance as results came in early Sunday morning, heralding Stewart in as the first Independent mayor of Vancouver in more than 30 years.

  • One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers
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    One year to election: Trudeau Liberals gear up for tussles on climate, premiers

    Twelve months from now, Canadians will pass judgment on the Trudeau government and decide whether its first mandate should be its last or if it deserves another four years. As the one-year countdown to the next federal election on Oct. 21, 2019 starts ticking, Justin Trudeau's Liberals appear reasonably well positioned to win a second term. In particular, they're aiming to upend the introduction of a carbon tax — one of Trudeau's signature policies, the central pillar of the Liberal plan for combating climate change.

  • North Korea's box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification
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    North Korea's box of bones: A mythical king and the dream of Korean unification

    On a divided Korean peninsula, tales of King Dangun - the mythical founder of the first Korean kingdom more than 4,350 years ago - play a quiet but persistent role in keeping the dream of reunification alive. This mythology made an appearance in September when North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took South Korean President Moon Jae-in to the top of Mount Paektu, the supposed birthplace of Dangun. Moon also invoked the legend in an unprecedented speech in Pyongyang, calling for Korea to be reunited.

  • Former PQ minister Lise Payette remembered as role model for female politicians
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    Former PQ minister Lise Payette remembered as role model for female politicians

    Members from across Quebec's political spectrum gathered at a downtown Montreal theatre to celebrate the life of Parti Quebecois cabinet minister Lise Payette, who died in September at the age of 87. A large group of citizens also lined up to pay their respects to the Quebec feminist, author, journalist, politician and television personality. Quebec Premier Francois Legault described Payette as an "audacious" person who always fought for women's equality.

  • Argonauts rally past Alouettes on record-tying rushing TD
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    Argonauts rally past Alouettes on record-tying rushing TD

    It was sweet redemption for James Franklin. Franklin's record-tying one-yard TD run with 56 seconds remaining rallied the Toronto Argonauts to a 26-22 win over Montreal on Saturday night. It came after Tevaughn Campbell returned Franklin's interception 37 yards for the touchdown at 9:10 of the fourth to put the Alouettes ahead 21-16.

  • Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital
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    Lynn says she's better after illness sent her to hospital

    Loretta Lynn says she is doing better after a brief hospital visit to treat an illness that kept her from attending a CMT tribute to her and other female country artists. A message posted on Lynn's official Facebook page Saturday afternoon said she is feeling better and is now resting at home. Lynn's post said she was sick, but did not provide additional details.

  • Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
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    Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents. Its residents, backed by foreign activists who have gathered at the site, have been waiting for bulldozers to move in at any time after an Oct. 1 deadline from Israel for the villagers to demolish their own homes expired.

  • Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in 5 provinces
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    Health officials investigate salmonella outbreak in 5 provinces

    Public health officials in five provinces are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has affected 45 individuals. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said that as of Oct. 19, 37 laboratory-confirmed cases of Salmonella infantis illness were being investigated in British Columbia, with five cases in Alberta, and one each in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec. The individual from Quebec reported travelling to B.C. before becoming ill, a news release says. Many of the individuals who became sick reported eating cucumbers, but other potential sources are also being considered.

  • Money 123: How pot legalization could affect your premium
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    Money 123: How pot legalization could affect your premium

    Legalization of recreation marijuana has sparked public concern about impaired driving and road safety. What does it mean for your car insurance rates, if you’re caught driving while under the influence. In this edition of our Money 123 series, Erica Alini examines how legal pot might affect premiums.

  • Fatal stabbing incident forces closure of Line 3, parts of Line 2
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    Fatal stabbing incident forces closure of Line 3, parts of Line 2

    Emergency crews were called on scene at 5:45 p.m. where police learned that two males were fighting and one was stabbed. While police say Kennedy station is closed, the TTC says buses are stopping at the station via the passenger pick up and drop off.

  • Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opens in Calgary
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    Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opens in Calgary

    Manmeet Singh Bhullar Park officially opened Saturday, three years after the Calgary-Greenway MLA was killed in a tragic accident while helping others in need. "We spent the last three years trying to imagine what this would be and I feel so happy because there are so many people around here, they all seem to be enjoying this park, being able to remember Manmeet," said his wife, Namrita Rattan. The first turbaned Sikh to hold a cabinet position in Alberta, Bhullar stopped to help another motorist who got stuck in bad weather just north of Red Deer in November 2015.

  • Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion
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    Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

    The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday. As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers. Based on sales projections, 75 per cent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday's drawing, up from 59.1 per cent in Friday's, said Carole Gentry, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

  • 'Everybody's a teacher' and a student: Northern Sask. food centre helps feed community, celebrate tradition
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    'Everybody's a teacher' and a student: Northern Sask. food centre helps feed community, celebrate tradition

    The centre has been getting off the ground for the last few months, and provides food to those in need. This week, the centre's partners are coming together for a community feast and celebration of its launch. "Now that I've been experiencing it, I can tell you the magic works," said Helene Hebert, who also sits on the board of directors.

  • 'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs
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    'Complete control': Apple accused of overpricing, restricting device repairs

    Apple often overestimates the cost of repairs to its products and threatens third-party shops who are willing to fix them for a fraction of the price, a CBC News investigation has learned. Customers who enter an Apple Store with a seemingly minor hardware problem, such as a flickering screen, are often faced with a large bill because they are told they need to replace major parts of the device. Apple only allows its devices to be repaired by Apple Store technicians or "authorized" service centres in order for them to remain within warranty.

  • Tornado recovery efforts continue, one month after the storm
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    Tornado recovery efforts continue, one month after the storm

    One month after tornadoes ripped through parts of Ottawa and Gatineau, the communities they hit are still reeling from the damage. Thirty houses in the small community of Dunrobin have been or will be demolished. In Gatineau, almost 1,700 housing units were damaged by the storm.

  • Nunavut musicians celebrate mental health in Resolute Bay
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    Nunavut musicians celebrate mental health in Resolute Bay

    Nunavut musician Colleen Nakashuk, who performs as Aasiva, says music has been an important outlet for her. Nakashuk​ said it was a great experience visiting Resolute Bay, where she also attended a grant writing workshop, Inuit games and a storytelling circle. The musician, whose music features ukulele, Inuktitut lyrics and throat singing, also brought 50 ukuleles to the community and held workshops with some of the students.

  • 'You can't do this to people': Sixties Scoop survivors tell their stories in Winnipeg
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    'You can't do this to people': Sixties Scoop survivors tell their stories in Winnipeg

    Shannon Marks and her mother Linda Dwyar may be together today, but they are still working at putting together the pieces of a relationship torn apart for more than two decades. Marks and her baby sister were taken from Dwyar in 1969, in what we now call the Sixties Scoop. Dwyar was living in BC at the time, and had taken her daughters to a child welfare agency looking for help to get away from an an abusive relationship.

  • Assisted death providers worry new rules could affect patient access
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    Assisted death providers worry new rules could affect patient access

    As Health Canada prepares to introduce new reporting requirements on Nov. 1 for clinicians involved with medical assistance in dying, practitioners and observers are lauding the changes, but also raising concerns about what they could mean for providers and patients. Assisted death was legalized in Canada in June 2016, but since then, data collection about patients and providers has been inconsistent across the country. Health Canada will publicly report the data each year.

  • Furnace company pays it forward by giving new units to Regina's German Club
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    Furnace company pays it forward by giving new units to Regina's German Club

    The nightmare before Christmas for Regina's German Club was the estimated cost of at least $70,000 to replace the building's aging furnace system. It's taken a huge hinderance off of our plate," said Kerri Van Loosen, President of the German Club. The German Club had been fundraising to fix the furnace but now that that aspect is taken care of, the money raised will go toward other repairs and upgrades needed, Van Loosen said. The furnaces could be installed as early as Wednesday.

  • Meet the people of Eel Ground First Nation who are using food to reclaim culture
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    Meet the people of Eel Ground First Nation who are using food to reclaim culture

    There are about 650 people who live on the Eel Ground First Nation, along the Miramichi River, and it's a safe bet that Freda Simon, 64, has served a meal to just about every one of them. Early in October, the people of Eel Ground gathered to celebrate the opening of the Natoaganeg Community Food Centre with song, speeches, and a feast. The centre, which is a split-entry home on the main drag, is a bright space where people can sit down for a hot meal twice a week, pick up produce and wild meat from the local food bank, learn to prepare traditional, healthy meals and volunteer.

  • Becoming a cannabis sommelier
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    Becoming a cannabis sommelier

    Becoming a cannabis sommelier Everyone wants in on the pot game now that recreation cannabis is legal in Canada. It’s an industry that was underground until legalization. Now, so-called cannabis experts are out of the shadows but without a way for them to become qualified.

  • Audi's electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug
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    Audi's electric SUV faces four-week delay because of software bug

    FRANKFURT/SEOUL (Reuters) - Audi's first electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) will hit showrooms four weeks later than planned because of a software development issue, a spokesman for the German luxury car brand said on Sunday. The spokesman said Audi's e-tron midsize SUV faced delay because the carmaker needs new regulatory clearance for a piece of software that was modified during the development process. Audi staged a global launch of the e-tron in San Francisco last month as part of its effort to expand the market for premium electric vehicles and grab a share from California-based Tesla, which has had the niche largely to itself.

  • UK Brexit minister Raab says open-minded on extending post-Brexit transition
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    UK Brexit minister Raab says open-minded on extending post-Brexit transition

    Britain is open-minded about extending the post-Brexit transition period if it means the European Union drops its proposals for the so-called Irish backstop, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday. "If we need a bridge from the end of the implementation period to the future relationship ... I am open minded about using a short extension of the implementation period," Raab told BBC TV. "It is an obvious possible route as long as it is short, perhaps a few months, and secondly that we know how we get out of it and obviously it has to solve the backstop issue so that that falls away then as a possibility." Raab also said he thought a deal needed to be done by the end of November in order to get the legislation through the UK parliament in time.

  • 'It's kind of my first language': How 2 women are using art and film to heal
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    'It's kind of my first language': How 2 women are using art and film to heal

    Filmmaker Beth Wishart MacKenzie first met Lana Whiskeyjack at a former residential school in Alberta. "She showed me at that time this terracotta sculpture, because she uses art as her way to healing and wellness," Wishart MacKenzie said. Whiskeyjack's mixed-media sculpture Losing My Talk depicts a tortured face that represents her late uncle and the legacy of residential schools. It's at the heart of Wishart MacKenzie's latest film Lana Gets Her Talk, which is screening at Yellowknife's Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre as part of an installation — pikiskwe-speak — that's centred on Whiskeyjack's artwork.

  • Alberta farmer donates 10,000 kgs. of root vegetables to food banks
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    Alberta farmer donates 10,000 kgs. of root vegetables to food banks

    A farmer near Pigeon Lake has donated close to 10,000 kilograms of root vegetables to the Calgary and Edmonton food banks, and plans to harvest and donate a similar amount this week. Steve Breum, owner of Gone Green Farms, started the Alberta Farm To Food Bank initiative this season. On Oct 10, he delivered close to 5,000 kgs of vegetables to the Edmonton Food Bank, and in the same week donated a similar amount to the Calgary Food Bank.