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  1. Merck agrees to let other drug makers make its COVID-19 pill Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday.
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  2. Vatican says Pope Francis willing to visit Canada as Indigenous leaders seek apology The Vatican says Pope Francis is willing to visit Canada, as Indigenous leaders call on him apologize for the Catholic Church's role in residential schools.
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  3. Cause of eight N.B. 'mystery' brain disease deaths identified by pathologist A neuropathologist who examined the deaths of eight people in New Brunswick initially described as having a mysterious neurological disease says the deaths were actually due to known diseases.
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  4. Police issue alert for 10-year-old boy missing from North Preston, N.S. Police in Nova Scotia are asking for help from the public in their search for a missing 10-year-old boy.
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  5. Houston woman, boyfriend arrested after child's skeletal remains found in apartment A woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the death of the woman's 8-year-old son, whose skeletal remains were found inside a Houston-area apartment with three surviving but apparently abandoned siblings, officials said.
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  6. Mercury risk in fish 'low' among Indigenous and remote communities, study finds Indigenous and remote communities that rely on fish for sustenance shouldn’t worry about mercury levels in their food as the benefits of eating the meal outweigh the risks, according to a new study.
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  7. Ancestral remains of six individuals returned to Dokis First Nation by U.S. museum The ancestral remains of six individuals have been returned home to Dokis First Nation in Ontario by the Field Museum in Chicago, Il., after being kept there for more than a century.
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  8. 'What this community needs': Pikangikum First Nation opens safe house for families in crisis A northern Ontario First Nation has opened up a new safe house designed to help its residents heal from abusive and dangerous situations.
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  9. Trump could get big 'bonus' shares in new social media firm Donald Trump's social media company will get tens of millions in special bonus shares in a new publicly traded entity if it performs well, handing the former president possibly billions of dollars in paper wealth based on current stock prices, according to a prospectus filed with security regulators Tuesday.
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  10. Arrest made after reports of shots fired in Yukon town: RCMP The incoming mayor of Faro, Yukon, says he can confirm there were "multiple injuries" after the RCMP said it was investigating reports of shots fired in the small community.
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  11. Canada's doctors call on new health minister to address 'health workforce crisis' Following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle and the addition of a new cabinet role to address mental health, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is calling on the new health ministers to address the ‘health workforce crisis’ caused by pandemic burnout and stress.
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  12. U.S. FDA advisers back Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for young kids A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday endorsed kid-size doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, moving the U.S. closer to beginning vaccinations in children ages 5 to 11.
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  13. Canadian citizens will be able to sponsor fleeing North Koreans for the first time Canadians will be able to sponsor people fleeing North Korea under a new program to help refugees escaping Kim Jong Un's authoritarian regime, according to a Toronto-based human rights organization.
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  14. Canada launches pilot program to accept North Korean refugees A Toronto-based human rights organization says it is launching a private sponsorship program to resettle North Korean refugees in Canada, which will become the third country after South Korea and the U.S. to accept North Koreans.
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  15. Anita Anand to lead fight against military misconduct as new defence minister As the new minister of national defence, Anita Anand will be charged with restoring Canadians' trust in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after a series of high-profile sexual misconduct investigations that have left the institution in tatters.
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  16. Anand says she is 'determined' to resolve military misconduct crisis as defence minister National Defence Minster Anita Anand says she is committed to ensuring “justice is served” in the fight against sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces. Just hours into the job, Anand says she will be relentless in her pursuit to shift the culture within the military to ensure those in uniform feel safe, while restoring Canadians’ trust in the institution.
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  17. The Wolfpack: Book details Mexican cartels' dealings with new era of Canadian organized crime A new book details the vast web of dealings between Mexico’s cartels and the Canadian tech-savvy group of criminals who made up an organized crime group known as 'The Wolfpack.'
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  18. Blackhawks GM Bowman resigns, team fined after sexual assault probe The Chicago Blackhawks mishandled allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player during the team's Stanley Cup run in 2010, according to an investigation commissioned by the franchise that cast a shadow over the NHL on Tuesday.
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  19. Blackhawks GM Bowman resigns after sexual assault probe Chicago Blackhawks general manager and president of hockey operations Stan Bowman resigned Tuesday after an investigation commissioned by the team found he was among a group of leaders who failed to respond promptly to allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted a player in 2010.
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  20. Don Martin: The good, bad and ugly of the new Trudeau cabinet The over-arching theme of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new cabinet is how this gaggle of ministers is more lapdog than usual, where a long, loyal, sycophantic friendship to the prime minister appears to be THE critical consideration for a ticket to The Show, Don Martin writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.
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  21. Tom Mulcair: Trudeau's new resolve Jean Chretien hit the nail on the head when he described the major shortcoming of Justin Trudeau’s reign: lots of good ideas that are well communicated but no experience to actually get things done, writes former NDP Leader Tom Mulcair in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca.
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  22. Full list and an analysis of Justin Trudeau's 2021 Liberal cabinet CTVNews.ca has a complete list of Justin Trudeau's new federal cabinet, with some facts and biographical information about each member, and an analysis of the cabinet including gender makeup and regional representation.
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  23. Brazilian senate panel recommends Bolsonaro face criminal charges for pandemic response A Brazilian Senate panel recommends President Bolsonaro face criminal charges for allegedly bungling his country's pandemic response.
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  24. Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face criminal charges for pandemic response A Brazilian Senate committee recommended on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world's second highest COVID-19 death toll.
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  25. Kellogg's customer files US$5 million lawsuit alleging Pop-Tarts don't have enough strawberries A US$5 million lawsuit alleges Pop-Tarts don't have enough strawberries and claims the brand is masquerading as a health food.
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  26. Air Canada offering portable COVID-19 test kits to travellers Air Canada announced on Monday that it will offer self-administered COVID-19 tests for travellers flying into Canada, with results available in less than 45 minutes.
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  27. B.C. offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters to everyone 12 and up next year The B.C. government has announced that booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to several vulnerable groups before the end of the year, and to the broader population beginning in January.
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  28. Police hunt for suspects after $11M in pure silver stolen from Montreal shipping container last year Canadian authorities are searching for suspects after $11 million in pure silver was stolen from a shipping container in Montreal nearly two years ago.
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  29. Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 case count in months with 269 new infections Ontario health officials are reporting the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since early August on Tuesday with 269 new infections logged.
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  30. London, Ont. long-term care home charged in relation to COVID-19 outbreak that killed nurse: ONA A long-term care home in London, Ont. is facing charges from the Ministry of Labour in relation to the handling of COVID-19 outbreaks that resulted in the first pandemic related death of an Ontario nurse.
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