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New COVID-testing rules just 'one more hit' for pandemic-weary travel industry (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
airport covid testing After more than a year of cancelled plans and delayed trips, COVID-weary travellers and those in the tourism industry have been thrown for yet another loop as the federal government implemented new travel rules this week designed to slow the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant.
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Sask. art gallery reviewing 2,000 pieces following return of stolen Indian statue (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
statue A Saskatchewan art gallery is investigating 2,000 pieces in its collection following the return of a stolen statue to India.
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Christmas tree shortages could be annual, thanks to industry trends and climate change (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
Bennett Family With fewer trees being planted, older farmers retiring and extreme weather becoming more frequent, here's how Canada's Christmas tree crops could be in trouble.
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Quebec's population is changing, but the makeup of the province's police forces is not, data shows (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
Pierre Richard Thomas Police officers across the province remain overwhelmingly white, even as people of colour account for a growing percentage of those living in Montreal and municipalities farther afield, an analysis by CBC News has found.
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The inflation debate could preview the next big shifts in Canadian politics (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
Pierre Poilievre, Chrystia Freeland composite The most interesting battle of the 44th Parliament's early days has been the recurring back-and-forth between Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre.
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What's behind Alberta's startling reversal of fortune? Hint: It's oil prices (Thu, 02 Dec 2021)
 ALTA BUDGET Despite the rhetoric around diversification and prudent fiscal planning, Alberta remains firmly on the resource revenue roller-coaster (wheee!) with no clear plan (or even a sketch of one) to get off, writes economist Trevor Tombe.
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MPs embrace after bill to ban conversion therapy passes unanimously in House (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Conversion Therapy 20211201 The federal government's updated bill to ban the practice of conversion therapy has been adopted unanimously by the House of Commons.
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8-year-old girl dead, Girl Guides among pedestrians hit and injured in London, Ont., crash (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Flowers on Riverside and Wonderland An eight-year-old girl is dead and members of a Girl Guide troop are among those injured after a car slammed into a group of pedestrians in London, Ont., on Tuesday night.
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Halifax goalie, 16, says he's again faced racial slurs, this time at P.E.I. hockey tournament (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Mark Connors Halifax goaltender Mark Connors, a Black 16-year-old goaltender with the Halifax Hawks U18 AA team who was called the N-word on the ice three years ago, says he has again been subjected to racial slurs, this time during a recent tournament in Charlottetown.
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Daily heat records smashed in B.C.'s Okanagan as subtropical winds rip through region (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Penticton City Hall Penticton reached 22.1 C on Wednesday, over 10 degrees warmer than the previous record for Dec. 1, and just shy of the all-time Canadian temperature record for the month.
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Federal government falling short on funding to help First Nations operate water systems, PBO says (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Blue Bottles The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government needs to increase planned spending if it wants to provide clean drinking water in First Nations.
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How forgiveness brought 2 strangers together after a deadly crash in Saskatchewan (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Chad Mierau After a young family was killed in a drunk driving crash, a victim's brother found himself consumed by grief and anger. He finally decided that forgiving the drunk driver was the only way to find relief. That forgiveness forged a bond between him and the driver's son.
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Why Canada is unlocking its vault of maple syrup (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Maple syrup Canada's maple syrup industry has become an international focus with headlines shouting that the country has been forced to tap into its strategic reserve to make up for shortages. CBC Explains the purpose of this reserve and why it had to be tapped into, and whether there was really a shortage of maple syrup.
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Most Canadian aquaculture fisheries meet new U.S. standard for wildlife protection (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Juvenile Atlantic salmon Starting in 2023, all seafood entering the U.S. that hasn't been granted an exemption will have to demonstrate it is harvested with protections equivalent to those used in American fisheries — a so-called comparability finding now required under the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act.
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Some parts of Cape Breton only accessible by helicopter after last week's storm (Wed, 01 Dec 2021)
Angus MacAskill Oregon Road Some Nova Scotians in northern Cape Breton have been able to get around storm-damaged roads by boat, but in another part of Victoria County, others are still cut off and waiting for relief, after heavy rains and high winds battered the region last week.
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