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Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first Black player, on racism in hockey

Willie O’Ree, the NHL’s first Black player, reflects on his legacy and the fight against anti-Black racism in hockey.
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Unable to gather, B.C. residents go all in on Christmas decorations

Business is booming for professional Christmas light installers as people search for a bit of brightness during the pandemic.
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FedEx pilots e-cargo bikes to reduce emissions from delivering packages

A pilot project in downtown Toronto is testing e-cargo bikes for FedEx deliveries. The idea is to reduce carbon emissions from all those trucks on the road making deliveries for Canadians' online purchases during this pandemic, while also reducing companies' delivery costs.
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COVID-19 pandemic accelerates Hudson’s Bay Company’s troubles

COVID-19 has made a bad situation at Hudson's Bay Company even worse. While several locations are being evicted over unpaid rent, some analysts argue the retailer is using the pandemic to get out of marginal malls.
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ON DEMAND: The National for November 27, 2020

Prime Minister Trudeau announced today that the Canadian Armed Forces will be tapped to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Some Black Friday shoppers in Toronto and Peel region flock to malls in neighbouring regions amid lockdown. Plus, an interview with the NHL’s first Black player, Willie O’Ree.
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Universities extend winter break as students deal with online-learning burnout

Several universities are extending the winter break and delaying the start of the second semester because students are under such intense stress from online learning and the isolation that comes with it. Many of them say they're concerned about their mental health.
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Iran’s top nuclear scientist assassinated

Iran alleges the U.S. and Israel assassinated one of its top nuclear scientists. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was seen as the key player in Iran's quest to build a nuclear bomb.
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Investigators silent after 1-year-old boy dead following OPP confrontation

After an incident that left an Ontario Provincial Police officer and a father injured and a one-year-old boy dead, investigators are silent on how the child died. But they're looking at three police weapons and one from the father's truck.
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New mask mandate in B.C. a point of contention for some

B.C.'s new mask mandate has become a pressure point in the province, as some people flout the rules or confront people for enforcing them.
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GTA shoppers flock to neighbouring malls for Black Friday despite lockdown

Lockdowns and a record number of new COVID-19 cases didn't deter some in Toronto and Peel Region from heading to malls in neighbouring regions for Black Friday shopping.
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New COVID-19 restrictions come into effect in Saskatchewan

As new pandemic restrictions come into effect in Saskatchewan, some business owners say they are more than willing to make the sacrifice.
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Senior military commander to lead Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The Canadian Forces general in charge of planning and logistics for Canada's vaccine rollout was announced Friday. But it raises questions about why military officers are needed at all.
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Federal government pressured on when Canadians will get COVID-19 vaccine

As other countries give timelines, the Trudeau government faces mounting questions about when Canadians will get a COVID-19 vaccine. But the complex task of delivering doses depends on factors still up in the air.
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Boy, 1, dead, police officer injured in Ontario confrontation

A one-year-old boy is dead and two others were injured, including an OPP officer, in a confrontation outside Lindsay, Ont., on Thursday.
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Pandemic creates push to support local, small businesses

With the COVID-19 pandemic taking its toll on small businesses, there is a push for people to shop locally this holiday season, with groups setting up shopping and delivery for multiple local businesses in one place.
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Even Santa has to adapt to COVID-19

Like most things in 2020, a visit with Santa will look a lot different this year. Some malls have put up plexiglass barriers, others are keeping visits at a distance or are having them happen virtually.
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Neskatanga First Nation fights for end to 25-year boil water advisory

The Neskantaga First Nation, which has been under a boil-water advisory for 25 years, is at odds with the government over its state of emergency, which required most residents to leave the reserve.
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ON DEMAND: The National for November 26, 2020

A CBC News exclusive reveals behind-the-scenes battles over the COVID-19 response in Alberta, raising concerns that politics is in the driver’s seat. Ottawa lays out its plan to distribute highly anticipated vaccines, but premiers and Opposition parties aren’t impressed. Plus, At Issue breaks down the role of politics in a pandemic.
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Toronto cop alleges sexist, racist retribution for reporting colleague

A Toronto police officer says she was subjected to years of intimidation and reprisals by fellow constables and supervisors after she intervened to stop what she alleges was the unjustified use of force during the arrest of a Black suspect.
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Quebec’s appeal court reduces mosque shooters sentence

Quebec's highest court has ruled the sentence given to Quebec City mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette, life in prison without parole for 40 years, was unconstitutional and shortened the time without parole to 25 years. Bisonnette killed six people and critically injured several others in the 2017 attack.
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Workplaces major driver of COVID-19 outbreaks in Peel Region

Ontario’s Peel Region, just west of Toronto, has long been a hotspot for COVID-19, but the high number of warehouses and transportation facilities may be partly to blame.
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Ottawa outlines its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

Federal government officials say three million Canadians could be vaccinated in early 2021, but warn any timelines are uncertain and emphasize that no vaccine has been approved for use in Canada.
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Recordings suggest tension between politics, science in Alberta’s pandemic response

Recordings obtained by CBC News suggests division between Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney and Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, revealing that Kenney overruled her advice and indicating he may be prioritizing personal freedoms over health.
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The politics of Canada's vaccination plan | At Issue

The At Issue panel looks at why critics of the government are calling for more details when it comes to the country's mass vaccination strategy. Has this part of the pandemic response become more political? Plus in this extended version, the panellists look ahead to the federal economic update.
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How a doctor discusses vaccine hesitancy with patients

Dr. Cora Constantinescu, an infectious disease specialist from the Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic in Calgary, discusses how she approaches conversations around vaccine hesitancy, the impact of those conversations and what’s needed in messaging around the COVID-19 vaccine.

How the health system is addressing vaccine hesitancy, a looming hurdle in race to end pandemic

Top public health officials are working on a campaign to inform Canadians about the safety of a COVID-19 vaccine.
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Ford attacks auditor general’s report on pandemic response

Ontario's auditor general presented a scathing assessment of the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, accusing it of poor preparedness, inadequate lab capacity and a disorganized public health system. The findings were quickly attacked by Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott.
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Vaccine hesitancy a looming hurdle to ending pandemic

A COVID-19 vaccine is closer than ever, but a sizable minority of Canadians are hesitant to roll up their sleeves | Correction: A previous version of this story contained a miscalculation in the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada that could result in death. It has been removed.

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