Facebook risks metaverse flop, pioneers say: ‘It’s just Disneyland’
With few details beyond the rebrand, metaverse participants doubt Facebook is ready to embrace the spirit driving creativity and profit in the space.
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Mississauga wedding attendees asked to get tested for COVID, regardless of vaccination status
Peel Public Health said the wedding was held at the Mississauga Convention Centre on Derry Road on Nov. 20. between 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
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Hamilton health official says ‘no need to panic’ as implications of new COVID-19 variant not clear
Public health is still awaiting results of genome sequencing from two COVID-19-infected Hamiltonians to see if they contracted the new Omicron variant.
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New probe after second violent arrest video involving Quebec City police goes viral
The new probe involves the violent arrest of a white male that occurred Friday evening outside a restaurant in the city's Ste-Foy district.
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10 local businesses partner to release Edmonton Holiday Gift Book
"The Edmonton Holiday Gift Book offers that opportunity to back small business on a broad scale during uncertain times."
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Halifax hockey association bars teams from playing in P.E.I. after alleged racist act
A minor hockey association in Halifax is alleging one of its players was the victim of a racist act during a recent tournament in P.E.I.
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This Just In: Charlotte Tilbury Limitless Lucky Lips, Dollar Shave Club starter set and Kérastase Chronologiste Serum Universel 
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In Lights, an East Coast mother and son face Alzheimer's and isolation
Adam Grant Warren, who wrote Lights, also stars as the only son, Evan, along with Susinn McFarlen as the mom, Nancy, and Leslie Dos Remedios. Roy Surette directs.
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B.C.: 15 bestselling books for the week of Nov. 27
Compiled by the Association of Book Publishers of B.C.
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International: 30 bestselling books for the week of Nov. 27
Compiled by Bookmanager using weekly sales statistics from over 250 Canadian independent book stores. 
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American man arrested for luring, grooming child in Surrey, B.C. using social media
An American man has been arrested in California, accused of grooming a teen in Surrey, B.C., for sexual purposes, using social media.
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Filmmaker’s doubts help clear man convicted of author Alice Sebold’s rape
Author Alice Sebold wrote about the rape in her memoir 'Lucky,' which helped launch her writing career and sold more than one million copies.
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New source of revenue for MD of Pincher Creek, with sale of virtual ownership maps to app company
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South African data suggests Omicron gets around some, not all immunity
The Omicron variant appears able to get around some immunity but vaccines should still offer protection against severe disease, according to the latest data from South Africa.
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Many Saskatchewan farmers unable to fill grain contracts: industry survey
The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan says more than 200 producers responded to its survey, highlighting the significant impact drought had on the industry.
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How is the Omicron variant different and why are scientists so concerned?
Researchers in South Africa first sounded the alarm over the B.1.1.529 variant, now known as Omicron, after finding more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, a component that can alter the way a virus infects cells. But much remains unknown about the finer details of the variant.
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Conservatives won’t slow passage of ban on conversion therapy, Erin O’Toole says
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said his party won’t stand in the way of the Liberal government’s latest effort to ban conversion therapy — and will actually seek to speed up passage of the bill.
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November was wettest month on record for Abbotsford
The city, which saw catastrophic flooding from a series of rainstorms, saw more than double the average amount of rain last month.
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N.S. disabilities group pushes to convert major legal win into improved housing, care
A disabilities group in Nova Scotia is pushing to convert a landmark court victory into funding for improvements to housing and care.
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Montreal Mafia case: Viau robbed us of chance to mourn, Falduto family says
"Not only did she take them from us, she did not have enough of a heart to leave us their bodies," relatives of Vincenzo and Giuseppe Falduto said in a statement as sentencing arguments for Marie-Josée Viau began.
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Mason McTavish invited to Team Canada world junior selection camp
Mason McTavish, who started this hockey season with the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, will attend the selection camp from Dec. 9-13.
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$50K for Western Development Museum to expand virtual programming
Government officials say the Western Development Museum will receive $50,000 to support virtual programming and booking system expansion.
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Big White issues apology after being accused of prioritizing profits over people
“I have watched the flooding, and the crisis which has unfolded, closely, and share in the grief of those affected," said Michael Ballingall.
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CHEO suspends virtual ER service as in-person demand picks up
CHEO is pressing pause on its virtual emergency department launched at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic as in-person care demand ramps up at the Ottawa children's hospital.
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Canada needs to increase spending to fix First Nations’ boil water advisories, PBO says
Yves Giroux's report this morning says the government has set aside enough money to build water and wastewater systems over the next five years.
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Michigan school shooting: 4th student dies as motive remains unclear
Eight people were wounded in the shooting on Tuesday, some critically, including a 14-year-old girl who was placed on a ventilator after surgery.
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Dumping day: Lobster fishing season opens in southwestern Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's fall lobster fishing season opened early Wednesday in the two most lucrative fishing areas in Canada.
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Drunk driver who killed family of 4 in crash outside Saskatoon denied full parole
Catherine McKay, who is 54, will remain on day parole for at least six months.
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Alberta extends freeze on new photo radar locations, aims to reduce ‘cash cow’ factor
Transportation Minister Rajan Sawhney says the freeze on municipalities adding new photo radar will continue until next Dec. 1.
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Canada-U.S. talks over Enbridge Line 5 dispute to start soon, feds say
Last month Canada invoked a 1977 treaty with the United States to trigger negotiations over Enbridge Inc's Line 5, which Michigan wants to shut down on environmental grounds.
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