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Public Health struggles to manage COVID cases

(CNS): Government is struggling to report the daily COVID-19 cases and details because Public Health is swamped by the amount of people needing to be tested, as the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads rapidly through the community. In today’s results, which were not released until 8:20pm, 1,350 PCR tests have been conducted since the last report on
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Barkers hotel refused over set backs

(CNS) The Central Planning Authority refused permission for a 5-storey boutique hotel close to Barkers Beach in West Bay as a result of technical setback issues, according to the minutes from the CPA meeting on 29 September, which have now been published. The refusal was not based on the concerns of a formal objector, which
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Delays expected at A&E due to upgrade work

(CNS): The Health Services Authority is urging patients not to go to Accident and Emergency unless they are experiencing a true emergency. The hospital has embarked on the next stage of its multi-phased project to expand the A&E department and improve the service. Due to the upgrade work, walk-in patients are warned of potential delays
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Anti-bullying policy to become part of education law

(CNS): Government is planning to amend the Education Law to include the National Anti-bullying Policy and develop relevant regulations. In a message marking Anti-bullying Month, Education Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly said the policy, which was approved by the Education Council last November, has formed the bases for individualized policies in all government schools and around 70%
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Cops called out to 16 crashes over weekend

(CNS): Police officers were called out to 16 road collisions over the weekend as the RCIPS relaunched its road safety campaign, Operation Quaker, focusing on nighttime speeding and DUI. Only two people were arrested for drinking and driving, while 12 speeding tickets were issued and another two dozen tickets were issued for other traffic offences.
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Annual bulk waste collection starts in West Bay

(CNS): The annual bulk waste collection by the Department of Environmental Health ahead of the Christmas season gets underway in West Bay next week. Large unwanted waste will be collected from the kerb Monday through Saturday, covering a different district on Grand Cayman each week until the end of the month. Residents are asked to
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Wanted man hands himself in

(CNS): Charles Walton III (24), who was wanted by police in connection with gun related crimes, turned himself in to the detention centre yesterday. Police said that Walton, who had been described as aggressive and dangerous, has now been arrested and remains in custody as police continue their enquiries surrounding the firearms offences he is
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Local sports coach legend dies at 83

(CNS): Gerald “Jerry” Harper, affectionately known to many as Coach Fatcalves, died Sunday morning at The Pines Retirement Home, and the local sports community is in mourning for the legendary coach and much loved character. Despite battling a severe varicose veins disability for many years, which eventually placed him in wheelchair, the sports icon remained
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Little Cayman COVID free but Brac sees two cases

(CNS): Public Health has confirmed that a Little Cayman resident who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while on Grand Cayman on Friday is isolating on that island and was not allowed to travel back to the Sister Island. Little Cayman has not yet had a case of the virus and since everyone who had come into
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Lawyer drafts bill, begins campaign for ganja vote

(CNS): Local lawyer Orrie Merren and businessman Prentice Panton have joined forces to spearhead a campaign for government to decriminalise the private possession and recreational use of ganja. Having already written draft legislation and contacted government about their proposal, Merren and Panton hope they can persuade PACT to move towards a sustainable cannabis policy for
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India, the world's third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, rejects net zero emissions target

India on Wednesday rejected calls to announce a net zero carbon emissions target and said it was more important for the world to lay out a pathway to reduce such emissions and avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures.
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Boris Johnson thinks he doesn't need business. It's a huge gamble

Boris Johnson's government has just laid out its annual tax and spending plans with a clear central theme: building back better after the pandemic.
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Analysis: With 100 days until the Winter Olympics, Beijing races to control Covid outbreak

Wednesday marks the start of the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics, but not everyone is in the mood to celebrate, as officials instead race to suppress a widening outbreak of Covid-19.
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'The Trump of the tropics' gets a reelection boost

Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, is up for reelection and just got an endorsement from former President Donald Trump amid controversy. CNN's Isa Soares reports.
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Islanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change

A group of Torres Strait Islanders living off Australia's north coast filed a court claim against the Australian government on Tuesday, alleging it has failed to protect them from climate change which now threatens their homes.
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2% of Elon Musk's wealth could solve world hunger, says UN official

A small group of ultra-wealthy individuals could help solve world hunger with just a fraction of their net worth, says the director of the United Nations' World Food Programme.
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Beijing says it's time for companies to pay their overseas debts

Beijing is making one thing clear to the country's embattled property developers: Pay your debts. All of them.
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This exec was central to banning Trump on Twitter. Now she's facing thorny issues in democracies abroad

Two months after former US President Donald Trump was inaugurated in 2017, Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde was asked how she felt about his proposition that he might not have won the White House without the social media platform.
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2 million Brits get a raise as minimum wage jumps to $13 an hour

Up to 2 million UK workers will be getting bigger paychecks starting in April following a hike to the minimum wage.
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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.
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How rich people could help save the planet from the climate crisis

Rich people don't just have bigger bank balances and more lavish lifestyles than the rest of us -- they also have bigger carbon footprints.
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Denis Villeneuve on why he cast Timothée Chalamet in 'Dune'

"I know you," murmurs Paul, the young protagonist of Denis Villeneuve's "Dune." He's referring to a beautiful woman who has wandered in his unconscious, all windswept hair and piercing gaze, halfway between dream and perfume advert. Now she stands before him, flesh and blood; a vision no more. Yet she's flintier than anticipated, brusquer than the fantasy. Expectation, meet reality.
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The South Korean artist who spent three decades on a single painting

It was the late 1980s when South Korean artist Myonghi Kang began work on her painting "Le temps des camélias" ("The Time of Camellias"). Living in Paris' 19th arrondissement at the time, she would periodically revisit the then-vertical canvas to add strokes of color or floral forms.
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Historic music venue to re-open in London after $100 million revamp

Historic London music venue KOKO, where the likes of Madonna, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Coldplay have performed, will re-open next spring following a $100 million revamp.
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Michael Jordan's sneakers sell for record-breaking $1.47M

A pair of Nike Air Ships sneakers worn by Michael Jordan have sold for a record-breaking $1.47 million (£1.07 million) at auction.
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Emma Raducanu is the new face of Dior

Emma Raducanu has been named a Dior ambassador just over a month after winning the women's singles title at the 2021 US Open.
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Large-scale nude photos highlight disappearing Dead Sea

With desert peaks stabbing the sky and a thin blue ribbon of Dead Sea shimmering in the distance, the ghostly figures of around 200 men and women -- painted head to toe in white -- began appearing from behind an outcrop.
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Striking photos capture the Arctic's remotest buildings

The Arctic invites images of emptiness. Harsh temperatures lead to barren, sparsely populated landscapes beyond the reach of most travelers. This inaccessibility is what first drew Austrian photographer Gregor Sailer to the region.
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Meet the luxury travel agent who plans trips for former US presidents and world leaders

On a personal trip to Ethiopia in 2015, former US President George W. Bush encountered a pleasant surprise.
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Royal Caribbean announces nine-month world cruise

It would've been unthinkable 12 months ago as the cruise industry reeled from the effects of Covid, but one operator is now offering an epic new voyage that will last nine months and take travelers to more than 150 destinations.
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The A380 superjumbo is back. Here's where it's flying

When Airbus announced plans to cease production of its A380 aircraft back in 2019, heartbroken aviation fans found solace in the fact that the superjumbo wasn't set to stop flying anytime soon.
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The world's most spectacular airport landings

There's a lot to love about travel. Experiencing a new culture. Eating great food. Staying in top notch hotels... and landing in a new airport.
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Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work

Almost two decades since Concorde retired, interest around supersonic travel has been picking up pace, and several super-fast planes are under development. Airlines seem interested: United has already committed itself to offering supersonic routes as early as 2029.
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World's most powerful passport revealed

The global gap in travel freedoms has never been wider, says the latest report by London-based global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.
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The police officer took a bruised toddler from an abusive home. She took his heart.

A Christmas tree full of ornaments inside Lt. Brian Zach's office tells you Christmas is his favorite time of year.
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How a CNN Hero inspired people in Bali to collect nearly 500 tons of plastic for recycling

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck Indonesia's island of Bali, tourism -- the driving economic force in the region -- just about came to a halt.
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The homecoming queen gave away her crown to comfort a grieving family

Brittany Walters made a promise to her mother the day she passed away from cancer: Brittany and her father would go to homecoming, where the high school senior was nominated for queen.
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Budget 2021: Millions will be worse off in 2022, says IFS

An economic research group says many people will see their living standards fall over the next year.
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Wembley park killings: Danyal Hussein jailed for life for murdering sisters

Danyal Hussein must serve a minimum of 35 years for murdering Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry.
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Emiliano Sala: Flight organiser convicted over plane deaths

David Henderson is convicted of endangering the safety of an aircraft in which two people died.
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UK boat detained by France amid fishing rights row

A minister says his officials are "urgently" investigating the situation surrounding the detained boat.
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Olympians among protesters blocking Fawley oil refinery

Sailor Laura Baldwin and gold medal canoeist Etienne Stott are protesting in a pink boat.
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Priti Patel: Missing migrants an absolute tragedy

The Home Secretary says the apparent loss of several migrants at sea is "appalling".
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Diamond worth £2m 'almost thrown away' by Northumberland owner

The gem, which is larger than a pound coin, was thought to be a low-value costume jewellery stone.
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Budget 2021: Surge in house prices predicted to slow

Official forecasters still expect house prices to rise in each of the next five years.
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COP26: Nicola Sturgeon urges protesters not to disrupt Glasgow

The first minister calls on climate activists not to worsen disruption for residents of Scotland's biggest city which is hosting COP26.
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Rishi Sunak confuses northern towns in market visit gaffe

The Chancellor praises the "world-famous Burnley market" during a visit to Bury, 20 miles away.
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Naz Shah: Woman admits threatening Bradford MP via email

Sundas Alam sent the threatening messages to Bradford West Labour MP Naz Shah, a court hears.
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Covid-19: Budget signals Tory shift and China rations diesel

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday morning.
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Budget 2021: Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer misses debate after positive Covid test

Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves replaces the Labour leader to respond to Rishi Sunak's statement.
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Covid: When can I get my Covid booster jab?

More than five million people in England have been offered a booster jab.
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Major study to gather long Covid patient data in Scotland

It is hoped the results of the study could be used to forecast which patients will need treatment.
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Covid in Scotland: Figures show booster gap in high-risk groups

More than 100,000 Scots are waiting for a booster despite receiving their second dose more than six months ago.
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Cancelled Guernsey Covid event 'not attack on free speech'

Organisers say the cancellation of their event is "an attack on democracy".
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Budget 2021: Did you get what you wanted?

We ask five people across the UK if they got what they wanted from Rishi Sunak's Budget.
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Fast fashion: 'We all have to face up to clothes' climate impact'

Fashion uses more energy than aviation and shipping combined - how can it become more sustainable?
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Joy Division: Photographer Kevin Cummins on capturing the post-punk icons

Photographer Kevin Cummins on turning his Joy Division photos into a time capsule of the city.
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'You have to prove your faith when you're dating as a black Muslim'

Radio 1 Newsbeat speaks to black Muslims about their experiences in the dating world and society.
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Budget 2021: How green is Chancellor Rishi Sunak?

From planes and trains to insulation - this is how green the Budget looked ahead of COP26 starting on Sunday.
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Autumn Budget 2021: Key points at-a-glance

Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget in the House of Commons. Here's what you need to know.
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Budget 2021: Eight ways Rishi Sunak's plans affect you

The chancellor has delivered his Covid recovery Budget, here's how it will affect your money.
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Benin Bronzes: 'My great-grandfather sculpted the looted treasures'

Nigerians welcome the return of artefacts - including Cambridge University's cockerel - looted in 1897.
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Mina Smallman says justice has been done after daughters' murderer jailed.

Mina Smallman paid tribute to the officers who found the killer of her daughters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman.
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Abuse survivor fights for justice after 70 years

A victim of sexual abuse in a children's home in the 1950s wants an inquiry and an apology.
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RRS Sir David Attenborough: Take a tour on board

The BBC’s Rebecca Morelle takes a tour as it prepares for its first mission to the Antarctic.
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Camilla calls for unity to tackle sexual violence

The Duchess of Cornwall calls for unity to protect women from sexual violence.
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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder's extradition appeal explained

The US begins its appeal in order to extradite the WikiLeaks founder. We explain how we got here.
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Drink spiking: ‘We don’t feel safe going out any more’

Three women explain how drink spiking has impacted them ahead of a nationwide venue boycott.
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The Papers: Sunak's spending spree and 'the Bankers' Budget'

Reaction to Rishi Sunak's Budget leads all but one of Thursday's front pages.
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Cumbria weather: Homes flooded and travel disrupted

The Environment Agency says a "handful" of homes have been hit, with more wet weather to come.
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Covid-19: No lockdown expected this winter, says Murphy

The Stormont finance minister says the executive is right to be "cautious" in easing restrictions.
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Emiliano Sala: Search for answers over fatal crash continues

The conviction of the man who arranged the fatal flight is only one part of a complex jigsaw.
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Sir David Amess' pet named Westminster Dog of the Year

The MP, who was stabbed to death a fortnight ago, said French Bulldog Vivienne lifted his spirits.
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Macklem plays down wage-and-spending surge but promises faster hikes if inflation spikes

That increase in mortgage rates that everyone has been warning you about may be coming faster than you thought. Depending on who you listen to, it may be a lot faster.
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Former RCAF pilot still barrel rolling at 90

It isn't often that someone turning 90 still has the chance to do what they love, but Ron Holden is still flying sky high, literally and figuratively.
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With a target on its back, upbeat oil industry wants to help Canada reach its climate goals

With the UN climate conference just days away, profits and production are on the rise in Canada's oilpatch — prompting calls for the sector to earmark funds to speed up efforts to reduce emissions. Three experts address issues facing the industry, including the impact of COP26, Canada's climate goals and technology that can reduce emissions.
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Trudeau departs for high-stakes talks in Europe on climate change, pandemic

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves today for a week-long swing through Europe. His first stop is the Netherlands, a country with close historic and diplomatic ties to Canada.
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Ontario is unveiling new long-term care legislation. Here's what advocates want in it

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's government will reveal new legislation Thursday for the province's long-term care homes, where COVID-19 outbreaks have to date killed more than 3,800 people during the pandemic. Advocates say it's an opportunity to really transform a failing system.
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Bells damaged in the Halifax Explosion a century ago to be installed at city hall

The 2 bells will replace a speaker system that has been in place since the 1990s.
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Indigenous groups slam Quebec's new 'Citizenship and Culture' course

The Assembly of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador says the new compulsory course for Quebec students is driven by "nationalist ideology." The First Nations Education Council says even the name of the new course is problematic.
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Onions recalled over salmonella

Goodfood brand onions have been recalled due to concerns they could be contaminated with salmonella.
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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

The Russian capital brought in its strictest COVID-19-related lockdown measures in more than a year on Thursday as nationwide one-day pandemic deaths and infections hit new highs amid slow vaccination uptake.
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Métis woman in 'excruciating pain' ordered to leave Winnipeg hospital after long wait

Jacqueline Flett, a Métis woman who lives with diabetes, says she was told to leave the hospital's wait room by security guards who said nurses claimed she was using the camera on her phone to take photos or video, which isn't allowed in hospitals.
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Fired staffer alleges sexual harassment, intoxication in suit against Alberta premier's office

A former Alberta legislature staff member is suing the premier's office, saying she suffered from a toxic workplace culture and was fired as retribution for speaking out with allegations of sexual harassment and heavy drinking by ministers and staff.
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Food banks, already in crisis mode due to pandemic, are bracing for more visits as cost of living rises

Food banks in Canada have seen a major surge in visits throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with the high cost of living and ongoing economic disruption threatening to create countless new clients in the months ahead.
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Bank of Canada ends QE bond buying program, a sign that higher rates are coming

Canada's central bank is keeping its benchmark policy interest rate right where it is, but is signalling that higher rates are coming soon.
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Saskatchewan's new income support program doesn't give people enough money to cover rent: social worker

”Some are staying in camping trailers or abandoned houses because there is nowhere for them to go," Shannon Harvey-Benoit said.
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Soccer superstar Jessie Fleming of London, Ont., leaves mark with awestruck 9-year-old fan

Since Saturday, Canada's Olympic champions in women's soccer have won two games against New Zealand on home turf. Midfielder Jessie Fleming drew praise for delivering her new celebration tour to nine-year-old Logan Wallis at Ottawa's game on Saturday.
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Cree artist helps Edmonton Oilers craft Indigenous land acknowledgment

When Lance Cardinal was approached by the Edmonton Oilers to act as an Indigenous consultant, the Cree artist and designer knew the first thing he wanted to do was create a land acknowledgment.
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Yarmouth organizations team up to tackle shortage of doctors, housing

The business community in Yarmouth will soon open a five-unit apartment building exclusively for doctors to help those experiencing a housing shortage in Nova Scotia.
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Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu says there are 'a lot of amends to make' as she sets priorities

MP Patty Hajdu says she's honoured to be Canada's new Indigenous Services minister, saying there's "a lot of work to do" as she takes on one of the "most meaningful" portfolios.
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Women take charge of key portfolios in Justin Trudeau's new cabinet

For the first time in Canada's history, women will lead each of the departments of Finance, Defence and Foreign Affairs.
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Lost in the woods: N.B. woman's leisurely hike turns into hours-long ordeal

It started as a pleasant outing but turned into an ordeal that resulted in a woman getting lost in the woods, pleas for help being sent on a dying cellphone and a community of Facebook group members rallying to her aid.
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