13 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Oct. 10 to 16, 2020


From the Christine Jessop murder revelations to Canadian businessmen implicated in offshore tax schemes, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week.
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NASA spacecraft collects up to 4.5 pounds of asteroid to be sent to Earth
The spacecraft Osiris-Rex won't depart Bennu's neighbourhood until March at the earliest, when the asteroid and Earth are properly aligned.
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Coyotes cut ties with Mitchell Miller, drafted despite conviction for bullying a Black classmate
The Coyotes acknowledged they knew about the incident when they selected Miller 111th overall.
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Walmart stops displaying guns, ammunition at U.S. stores, citing ‘civil unrest’
The discounter said the items remain available for purchase by customers.
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Logan’s Pub, Victoria live music mainstay, shuts for good amid COVID-19
"It was our live music that really paid the bills," the pub's booking agent told Global News.
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Record number of women sworn in at Halifax city council
Swearing-in ceremony sees record number of women elected to Halifax council
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Jack Nicklaus explains why he voted for Donald Trump
The golf legend, who recovered from COVID-19 in March, tweets that Trump’s “love for America and its citizens, and putting his country first, has come through loud and clear.”
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#ICYMI: Safe Halloween, more homeless shelters, teacher suspended
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Judge rules Meng Wanzhou can argue that U.S. misled Canada in extradition case
However, the judge ruled that the Huawei CFO's arguments were not strong enough to warrant an immediate dismissal of the case.
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Video shows ‘aggressive verbal argument’ over masks on SkyTrain
"Fortunately, at least from what we've seen, there wasn't any kind of physical assault ... but it could have turned into something so much more," said a transit police spokesperson.
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St. Boniface Hospital intensive care unit officially over capacity
All 14 beds in St. Boniface's intensive care unit are now occupied.
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New Zealand votes against legalizing cannabis, preliminary results show
53 per cent voted against legalizing the drug for recreational use and 46 per cent voted in favour, leaving a chance it could still pass once all special votes are counted next week.
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Toronto carpenter builds tiny wooden shelters for those experiencing homelessness
With winter right around the corner, one Toronto carpenter is using his skills to help those who would otherwise be stranded on the streets in frigid temperatures.
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Ontario woman to be reunited with senior dog taken away because he may be part pit bull
An Ontario woman will be reunited with her 12-year-old dog on Friday after it was held by animal services because he may have been part pit bull.
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Uplifting developments inch flying cars closer to reality
Slovakian research and development company Klein Vision recently unveiled its “AirCar Prototype,” which is capable of driving on the road and -- after a three-minute transformation -- flying through the air.
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Toronto man, 27, and girl, 17, arrested in North York homicide investigation
Toronto police have charged Raheem McLaughlin, 27, with first-degree murder and a 17-year-old girl with being an accessory after the fact.
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Final suspect, 19, in Mississauga carjacking investigation turns himself in: police
In total, four suspects have been arrested since July, police said.
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Qaumajuq—new name of Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit art centre—an act of decolonization
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Inside a Toronto ICU: A second-wave revisit and what has changed in six months
It has been six months since CTV News first visited a Toronto COVID-19 intensive care unit, where hospital staff grappled with overwhelming hurdles. Half a year later, there is less anxiety and some positive trends, but there is still a lot that remains unknown as doctors and nurses urge the public to continue to take precautions.
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Montreal to nearly double number of homeless shelter spaces this winter
The number of indoor shelter spaces will be nearly doubled, with 1,650 spaces available this winter.
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New Zealand votes to legalize euthanasia but not cannabis
New Zealanders have voted in favour of legalizing euthanasia in a binding referendum. But in preliminary results they were rejecting a measure to legalize marijuana.
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Vaughn Palmer: Suspect timing for latest update on problematic holes at Site C
Opinion: Sooner or later the public and ratepayers will discover what B.C. Hydro and the New Democrats have been hiding all these months
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Three Richmond drug labs busted in one-day raid
Police are not releasing the locations of the three drug labs being investigated for investigational and safety reasons. Each site has been cordoned off and police are working to ensure all toxic materials are safely secured at the sites.
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Charlie Hebdo to still publish Islam cartoons despite attacks in France
Its decision to publish new cartoons this week ridiculing its opponents in the Islamic world formed the backdrop for yet another attack Thursday in France, where three people were fatally attacked in a church.
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B.C. family who raised millions for their child’s rare drug pays it forward
"I see they're doing this for lots of families, this is amazing, they're changing lives," Cherie Ehlert told Global News.
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Hacker behind Montreal transit agency cyberattack asks for $2.8M ransom
The attack launched on Oct. 19, affected 1,000 of the transit agency's 1,600 servers. Of those, 624 are considered operationally sensitive.
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Lottery Corp. witness denies deal with B.C. casino to underreport suspicious transactions
A former Lottery Corp. assistant of investigations says a small number of surveillance staff at the Richmond casino "didn't recognize" they had to report certain transactions as per federal law.
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Man dead after crash on Highway 401 in Toronto’s east end
Emergency crews were called to the westbound express lanes of Highway 401 near Markham Road Thursday evening with reports of a two-vehicle collision.
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COVID-19: New report shows viability of Alberta’s music industry as it looks to bounce back
A new report showing the economic benefits of the music industry in Alberta has gained widespread support in the province. This comes as the sector hopes to bounce back after being hit hard by COVID-19.
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Detaining Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou ‘a catch-22’: Border services officer
Discussion on how to handle high-profile Chinese executive took place before her arrival on Hong Kong flight
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Ontario man denied government-funded mental health support for having ‘complex’ case
Ontario Premier Doug Ford promised to look into the issue of people turned away from MindBeacon, a free virtual therapy service that recently received millions in provincial funding.
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