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External LinkThe pandemic was already polarizing — now vaccines have become partisan as well
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In the latest sign that the pandemic is politically polarized, polls suggest Canadians who support the Liberals or New Democrats are on average more willing to be vaccinated than those who support the Conservatives.

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkNew device allows Toronto specialists to 'stream live' from brains of patients with Parkinson's, epilepsy
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Building on decades-old technology known as deep brain stimulation, which can help control the shakes and muscle tightness tied to brain disorders like Parkinson's, a new device offers a Canadian first: The ability to capture brain activity around-the-clock.

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkChess fans hail The Queen's Gambit for upending male-dominated sport
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The Queen’s Gambit is Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series to date. Chess enthusiasts believe it is bringing more people to the game, in the process making it more accessible to a group historically kept out of it — women.

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkStuck in a hotel during a Christmas pandemic, Neskantaga residents wait for water crisis to end
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More than 40 days after they evacuated their community due to an oily sheen tainting their water supply, residents of Neskantaga First Nation are struggling to maintain a sense of normality.

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkPlenty of booby traps on a path to economic recovery littered with unknowns

As the finance minister in a minority government that will one day soon have to face the electorate, Chrystia Freeland must do her best to satisfy a majority and plan for a future with many uncertainties.

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkBelleville council approves budget that includes 'devil's chair'
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A policing expert and a local advocacy group are concerned that the council in Belleville, Ont., has approved the purchase of a prisoner restraint chair, sometimes referred to as the “devil’s chair.”

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkB.C. hospital cuts 4 B.C. Indigenous health workers' jobs during racism probe
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Four unionized Indigenous health and wellness workers were terminated from St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver during a provincial investigation into racism in B.C.'s health-care system, CBC News has learned.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 19:16:52 EST

External LinkIndigenous Services minister to acknowledge Liberals won't meet promised drinking water target
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Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller will announce today the Liberal government won't meet its commitment to lift all long-term drinking water advisories in First Nations by March 2021, according to a senior government source with knowledge of the file. 

Wed, 2 Dec 2020 06:00:00 EST

External LinkAlberta's hospital system under significant strain, says medical official
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November was the worst month for the pandemic in Alberta so far, with cases going from 6,002 active cases of COVID-19 Nov. 1 to 16,628 cases by Nov. 30, an increase of 10,626.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 08:01:41 EST

External LinkCanadian actor Elliot Page shares he is transgender
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Elliot Page, Halifax's own Hollywood star, has shared that he is transgender. The actor is known for his Oscar-nominated role in Juno, as well as Inception and most recently The Umbrella Academy.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 12:59:32 EST

External LinkCanada's economy bounced back at record 40% pace in third quarter — but GDP still below pre-COVID level
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Statistics Canada says the economy grew at a record annualized pace of 40.5 per cent in the third quarter as businesses came out of COVID-19 lockdowns.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 10:10:13 EST

External LinkWhat cities can learn from the biggest battery-powered electric bus fleet in North America
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Transit systems are going electric to prepare for a low-carbon future. But it’s not as easy as you might think. Here’s a closer look at what can be learned from a Canadian pioneer in electric transit, Toronto, which has the largest battery powered electric bus fleet in North America.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 10:49:16 EST

External Link32 salmonella cases in 6 provinces tied to pet hedgehogs
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Four people have been hospitalized and 28 others made ill from outbreaks of salmonella infections in six provinces caused by exposure to pet hedgehogs, the Public Health Agency of Canada says.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 17:02:30 EST

External LinkWoman who spent years scrubbing explicit video from internet urges tech firms to make it easier to remove
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She was only 14 when she was groomed into having virtual sex with an older man she met on social media. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says she's one of thousands whose images are shared around the world who are finding it hard to report sexually explicit material involving minors and have it removed.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 04:00:00 EST

External LinkConservatives push for parliamentary committee study of failed vaccine deal

The federal Conservatives are calling for a parliamentary committee probe of the Liberal government's plan to refit a National Research Council facility in Montreal to start producing a COVID-19 vaccine.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 12:59:33 EST

External LinkA robbery won't keep this restaurant owner from serving up kindness
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Mithun Mathew gives free food from his St. John's restaurant to vulnerable people. When his food truck was robbed and cooking supplies were stolen, he decided to give even more.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 04:30:00 EST

External LinkJanssen seeks Health Canada approval for its COVID-19 vaccine
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A fourth company has submitted its COVID-19 vaccine candidate for Health Canada approval, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Monday.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 20:20:43 EST

External LinkWill body cams work as police say they're supposed to? Experts weigh in
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Police body cameras hit the streets of Iqaluit on Monday as part of the RCMP’s national pilot project. But the debate on what benefits the cameras may offer is far from over, according to experts.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 14:02:27 EST

External LinkThis woman is sleeping on top of her local Home Hardware roof to raise money for North Bay area food banks
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Kathie Hogan of Powassan, a small community in the North Bay region is getting ready for a chilly night on the roof of the local Home Hardware store — for a good cause.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 14:02:52 EST

External LinkHuman remains found in Belgium in 2016 identified as Newfoundland Regiment member
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The remains of a member of the Newfoundland Regiment, discovered four years ago in Belgium, have been identified as Pte. John Lambert, who was 17 years old when he died in battle 103 years ago.

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 10:41:11 EST