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Woman dies after wandering away from care home in frigid weather

The tragic death of an Alberta woman with dementia who wandered away from her care home in frigid temperatures has prompted an investigation by the provincial health authority and questions from her friend about how this could have happened.
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Federal government signed RCMP contract with company linked to China

A Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that the Canadian government awarded an RCMP equipment contract to a Chinese-owned company facing charges of espionage in the U.S.
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Lithium mine could be economic boon, but comes with risks for Quebec town

A tiny Quebec town is set to be the home of one of North America’s only functional lithium mines. The coveted mineral is a key component of electric car batteries. It could be a boon for the community, but critics warn getting to the mineral can be destructive.
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Rare look at how Canadian Forces investigates sexual assault allegations

Documents obtained by CBC News reveal details of military investigations into two separate, alleged sexual misconduct incidents, giving a rare look into Canada's military justice system and how that system could be failing victims of sexual assault.
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The National | RCMP security risk, Interest rate hike, Senior freezes to death

Dec. 7, 2022 | Deep security concerns after a company accused of spying for China wins the contract to maintain an RCMP communications system. A seventh consecutive interest rate hike has some mortgage holders cringing. Plus, calls for answers after an 83-year-old woman freezes to death outside her long-term care home.
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China eases strict ‘zero COVID’ measures after protests

China is loosening its strict COVID-19 restrictions following protests, but that comes with an increased risk of catching the virus in the country. Experts warn that if the population isn't properly vaccinated, another variant could emerge.
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AFN chiefs agree to support $20B child welfare agreement

Assembly of First Nations chiefs are presenting a united front on demanding the federal government comply with a $20 billion class-action settlement agreement to compensate people harmed by the underfunded on-reserve child-welfare system.
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German police arrest 25 people accused of plotting parliament attack

German police have arrested 25 people suspected of plotting to storm the country’s parliament and overthrow the government in an armed coup. Authorities say those arrested were part of a far-right movement influenced by Q-Anon theories.
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Rising antisemitism the focus of White House roundtable meeting

The White House hosted Jewish leaders to discuss the troubling rise in antisemitism and efforts to counter hate and violence.
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Bank of Canada raises benchmark interest rate to 4.25%

The Bank of Canada again raised its key lending rate to 4.25 per cent in its efforts to bring down inflation. After seven rate hikes this year, some homeowners with variable-rate mortgages are nearing their breaking points.
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B.C. recorded 5 influenza deaths in kids under 18: coroners service

A B.C. coroner's report shows five influenza-related deaths in kids under 18 in November alone in that province as hospitals across the country continue to grapple with a crush of sick kids.
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Democrat Raphael Warnock projected winner in Georgia Senate run-off race

Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock is projected to win Georgia’s U.S. Senate run-off election, defeating Republican candidate Herschel Walker.
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Assembly of First Nations meets in Ottawa as internal divisions fester

The Assembly of First Nations met for the first time since National Chief RoseAnne Archibald survived a vote of non-confidence earlier this year. But internal divisions are still rampant, and respected former senator Murray Sinclair has been enlisted to help mediate.
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Slain woman's daughters demand Winnipeg police search landfill for remains

The daughters of one of two Indigenous women believed to have been murdered by a serial killer are accusing Winnipeg police of inaction after police announced they would not be searching a landfill believed to contain the remains of the women.
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Why has this year’s flu season been so intense for kids?

Infectious diseases specialists Dr. Fatima Kakkar and Dr. Isaac Bogoch explain why this year’s respiratory virus season has been so much worse for children than past years, and what we could expect to see with adults in the weeks and months to come.
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2 teams signed on so far to new professional women’s soccer league

A long-awaited professional women's soccer league is forming in Canada with two teams signed on already. As organizers work to sign on six more teams, they are confident Canadians will flock to watch the women play.
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Online abuse won’t stop Montreal Massacre survivor’s fight for change

Thirty-three years after she survived getting shot four times during the École Polytechnique massacre, Nathalie Provost says she is dealing with a different kind of danger in the form of online threats and abuse thrown her way in the wake of her gun control advocacy.
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The National | Calls to search landfill, Hospital pressure, École Polytechnique survivor

Dec. 6, 2022 | The daughters of an Indigenous woman believed to have been murdered by a serial killer accuse Winnipeg police of inaction after a decision not to search a landfill for remains. Inside a hospital bursting with sick kids and preparing for a wave of sick adults. Plus, 33 years after the École Polytechnique massacre, a survivor is now stalked by online hate.
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Indonesia plans to outlaw sex outside marriage in coming years

Indonesia’s government has moved to outlaw any sex outside of marriage, with a penalty of up to a year in jail. Some say the law could be a setback for the country and discourage foreigners from visitings its popular Bali beaches.
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Protests interrupt Trudeau's speech on 1st day of COP15

The first day of COP15, the UN’s biodiversity conference in Montreal, got off to a rocky start as protests disrupted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's opening speech. Delegates are under pressure to come up with a global pact to halt the loss of the world’s biodiversity.
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Hospital bursting with sick kids braces for influx of adults

As the severe flu season puts extraordinary pressure on the health-care system, CBC News goes inside a busy Ontario hospital to see how staff are struggling to cope with the surge of seriously ill children while bracing a new wave of adult influenza patients.
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Federal COVID-19 response was swift, but also wasteful: AG

The federal government’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines and benefits was swift and effective, but also expensive and wasteful, Canada’s auditor general says in her new report.
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Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin acquitted of sexual assault charge

A judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who once led Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, of one count of sexual assault following a trial this fall. Fortin says he is now planning his next legal move, saying his career was derailed by a lack of due process.
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Couple describe harrowing experience finding hospital to deliver child

An Ontario woman and her husband faced a nightmare scenario when their hospital temporarily shut down its birthing unit the night she went into labour, and two other hospitals didn’t have room for her.
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Women report alarming withdrawal effects from drug prescribed for breastfeeding

WARNING: This story contains distressing details about suicidal thoughts and attempts. Some women say they experienced serious psychological symptoms when they stopped taking domperidone, a drug often prescribed to boost lactation but which isn’t actually approved as a breastfeeding aid.
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New lobster fishing technology could help protect whales

As one of Canada's most lucrative lobster fishing zones reopens for the season, the fishing industry is adopting new technology to prevent whales from getting entangled in ropes, which can be fatal for the animals.
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The National | Flu season strain, Electric vehicle plant, Women’s soccer league

Dec. 5, 2022 | Children’s hospitals across the country are forced to take drastic measures to keep up with an intense respiratory illness season. Canada's first full-scale electric vehicle plant signals a new future. Plus, two soccer superstars announced plans for Canada’s first professional women’s soccer league.

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