5 things to know for Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Alberta premier's office faces toxic workplace allegations, Kyle Beach comes forward, and a mysterious radio signal comes from space. Here's what you need to know today.
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Montreal woman wins national environmental award for work on Saint-Jacques escarpment
Mintz won a 2021 Nature Inspiration award, a national prize given by the Canadian Museum of Nature to recognize people whose actions contribute to nature preservation.
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Stem cell-based treatment may help Type 1 diabetes patients produce insulin: Canadian study
A first-of-its-kind study involving researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health shows that a stem cell-based treatment delivered through an implantable device can produce insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients.
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Marlene Poitras removed from AFN Regional Chief position – Her term expired months ago
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The defence rarely rests in the Raptors’ win over the Wizards
Toronto holds Washington to just 12 first-quarter points, a season low for an opponent.
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Celiac woman says she hasn’t eaten in 40 hours while at Toronto quarantine hotel
Janet Game said she has not been given gluten-free food at the hotel and cannot eat the food otherwise due to her extreme celiac disease.
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Protesters rally against Bill 96
"This bill is an open attack on the fundamental aspects of civil liberties, an assault on the most basic rights of our citizens."
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New parents struggle with isolation, fatigue during COVID-19 pandemic: expert
A doula and coordinator at Regina Perinatal Health Network, says new parents are dealing with added stress like lack of family support due to the pandemic and returning to work.
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‘I was shocked’: Vaccinated truck driver from Ontario forced to quarantine
Canadian border agents told Ontario truck driver Nawaz Khan that he had to quarantine for two weeks, despite being fully vaccinated, after a 45-minute trip to the U.S.
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Biden administration expected to announce diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics this week
The Biden administration is expected to announce this week that no U.S. government officials will attend the 2022 Beijing Olympics, implementing a diplomatic boycott of the games, according to several sources.
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Petr Mrázek working his way back after rocky start to Leafs tenure
It’s not the start Mrázek envisioned when he signed a three-year deal with the Leafs, but the goalie says he “felt great” after playing in Marlies loss on Sunday.
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'It's not over': Abbotsford farm owners brace for more flood losses
“The lake bottom — that’s a lake that’s four and a half kilometres across or diameter, and it’s five to six feet deep. At six or seven inches a day, we’re going to be there pumping for weeks yet." — Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun
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Raptors beat Wizards for second straight home win
Pascal Siakam scored 17 of his 31 points in a key second quarter for the Raptors and Toronto beat the Washington Wizards 102-90 on Sunday.
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Damien Cox: Bombers, Ticats will meet in a Grey Cup that shows the more things change, the more the CFL stays the same
The same two teams met in the title game two years ago, before COVID-19 and a cancelled season.
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Melting Arctic Ocean ice allows killer whales to move in, threatens ecosystem
Melted sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has paved the way for killer whales to spend more time in these waters, but researchers worry that this could threaten species of prey in these areas, potentially throwing the ecosystem off balance.
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Former CP Rail conductor seeks passengers from 1978 who came through in a time of need
John Cowan has published a book of photographs from his days with CP Rail — including shots of the day in October 1978 when passengers helped remove a boulder from the tracks.
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