Stranger bear sprays couple inside vehicle; Penticton RCMP investigating

Police say a man walked up to a couple in a vehicle and sprayed bear spray at them through an open window.
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Houston bar ambush kills deputy, injures 2, Texas police say
One deputy was shot in the back and another was shot in the foot, said Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4. The third deputy was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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‘Coolest darn mission’: NASA asteroid hunter Lucy rockets into sky with diamonds
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with lab-grown diamonds Saturday morning on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly mosque bombing in south Afghanistan
The Taliban's chief for the provincial department of culture and information maintained the official death toll was 47.
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27-year-old man dead after shooting in North York: police
Police in North York said a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was found inside of a vehicle in a plaza early Saturday morning.
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Sold (Bought): Plenty of room on offer in four-bedroom Langley townhouse
The Georgie award-winning Gabriola Park is a collection of 153 three level, three- and four-bedroom townhomes that were built by Royale Properties in Langley's Willoughby Heights adjacent to Yorkson Park and with retail stores nearby.
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Russia surpasses 1,000 COVID-19 daily deaths for the first time 
Russia's national coronavirus task force on Saturday reported 1,002 deaths in the previous day, up from 999 on Friday.
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Norway set to review police handling of bow and arrow attack that killed 5
Norway's domestic intelligence agency said Saturday that it decided to seek the review after consulting the country's national and regional police commanders.
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Karl Lohnes: Cool colours are hot trends for kitchens cabinets in 2022
These three important trends can help you start planning your kitchen reno. You might say, they’re your recipe for success!
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Can you be addicted to food? Theory on what's fuelling North America's obesity problem gains ground
Saturday at 7p.m. on CTV: W5 investigates a theory that's not widely accepted in scientific circles, but is gaining ground: that North America's obesity problem is being fuelled by a physical addiction to highly processed foods.
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Man arrested, woman in critical condition after stabbing in Ville-Marie
The 50-year-old victim was transported to hospital with an upper body injury, and a 56-year-old man was taken into police custody.
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Norway to review police handling of bow-and-arrow attack
Norwegian authorities are commissioning an independent investigation into the actions of police and security agencies following a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and injured three in the town of Kongsberg this week.
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Man found suffering with serious stab wounds in Etobicoke
Toronto police found a man with very serious injuries outside a building near Eglinton Av West on Oct. 15.
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U.K. politicians pay tribute at church where MP David Amess was killed
David Amess, a long-serving British lawmaker, was stabbed to death Friday in what police have described as a terrorist incident.
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Today’s coronavirus news: New Zealand administers record number of vaccines at ‘Vaxathon’; Russia’s daily death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 1,000
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 vaccination rate is lower among California state workers than among the state’s general population.
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Toronto police investigating after a man was found dead in a car following an overnight North York shooting
The 27-year-old victim was found in a strip mall parking lot on Keele Street, police said.
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Service Canada prepares for surge in passport applications
The federal government is anticipating an increase demand for passports once the U.S. border opens to vaccinated travellers on Nov. 8.
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Canada’s oil demand will fall by 2030, IEA report forecasts
The International Energy Agency projects that under existing climate policies oil production in Canada will grow by about 700,000 barrels a day by 2030 before it starts to recede.
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Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t
The federal government has promised religious exemptions to COVID vaccination could be given out, though public health experts and ethicists say they would be few and far between.
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Martin Regg Cohn: Here’s why Doug Ford won’t congratulate the Ontario-born winner of the Nobel Prize for economics
Ford’s silence amid the province’s hour of triumph is a teachable moment, and a cautionary tale of competing storylines, Martin Regg Cohn writes
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Small business advocates are angry MLSE helped Ontario develop its vaccine passport app, but the company says it didn’t get special treatment
With arenas allowed to open to full capacity ahead of restaurants and other small businesses, some say the app help raises questions. But Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says it was just being a good corporate citizen and Doug Ford denies any favours were bestowed.
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Biggest Ontario universities are seeing high vaccine coverage ahead of immunization deadlines
Others are counting on last-minute submissions to increase their COVID vaccination rates.
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Service Canada braces for surge in passport renewals amid U.S. land border reopening
Demand is already climbing, with 467,541 passports issued this year as of Sept. 30.
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Government bracing for surge in passport renewals after border announcement
The government is bracing itself for a surge in passport renewals and other services after news that the Canada - U.S. land border will re-open in November
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What these Toronto condos got: $740,000 for 656 sq. ft. in Corktown, $490,000 for 665 sq. ft. in Lawrence Heights
The recent selling prices for condos, highlights of the suites and details about the buildings
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NASA's asteroid hunter Lucy soars into sky with diamonds
A NASA spacecraft named Lucy rocketed into the sky with diamonds Saturday on a 12-year quest to explore eight asteroids.
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New electoral boundaries strip Quebec of a seat, give Alberta three more
Quebec is slated to lose one seat in the next redrawing of federal ridings in Canada going from 78 to 77 seats.
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Leaders pay tribute at church where British lawmaker killed
Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay tribute to a long-serving British lawmaker who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist incident.
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Leaders pay tribute at church where British MP was killed
Leaders from across the political spectrum came together Saturday to pay tribute to a long-serving British MP who was stabbed to death in what police have described as a terrorist incident.
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The two Michaels are free. Could a Canadian locked up in China for 15 years be next?
Following the release of the two Michaels, the wife of another Canadian man imprisoned in China says she is hopeful of a break in her husband's case as well.
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Blair ‘very confident’ federal vaccine passport coming by U.S. border reopening on Nov. 8
"I'm very confident...we will have in place, for a number of Canadian travelers, that (COVID vaccine) certificate by that date," Blair said of the the Nov. 8 U.S. border reopening.
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Travelling with kids under 12? What to know about the latest COVID-19 rules
Young children entering Canada or the U.S. with vaccinated parents don't have to quarantine. But there are other significant restrictions.
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Why living in a big city for a higher salary may not pay off
Is living in a big city worth the often bigger salary? Here's what economists say.
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Susan Delacourt: Does Justin Trudeau need a Ministry of Public Anger?
The prime minister can’t afford to ignore how the pandemic has pushed some citizens — and not just protesters — to worrying heights of frustration and despair, Susan Delacourt writes.
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Chrystia Freeland has a different set of problems in post-Trump America
Canada’s deputy prime minister was met with signs of a relationship facing strains when she travelled to the U.S. this week, Edward Keenan writes.
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13 of the week’s best long reads from the Star, Oct. 9 to 15, 2021
From from the inside story of how the Liberals won the election, to COVID-19 in schools, we’ve selected some of the best long reads of the week.
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Don’t understand the appeal of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency? Ask a millennial
Many may not understand the appeal of cryptocurrency or the fervour of its devotees, but for me and my generation, it is, perhaps, only natural that we would be pulled in by this so-called “millennial gold,” writes Ethan Lou.
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Shawn Micallef: How one disastrous storm changed Toronto’s landscape forever
The city may seem permanent, but Island Road — where there’s no longer an island — reveals how drastic the landscape can change.
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Canada’s job recovery numbers are leaving America in the dust
Canada and the U.S. experienced equal job losses in the first COVID lockdowns, but over the past year Canada has opened an impressive lead over the U.S, attributable to better public health measures, stronger emergency income supports and more social cohesion, Jim Stanford writes.
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David Olive: Corporate greedheads take notice: The world is coming for you
A remarkable 136 countries and jurisdictions have finally agreed on something: that unfairly gotten corporate profits will be addressed with concrete action, David Olive writes.
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‘Rexdale is him.’ Raptors rookie Dalano Banton inspiring the neighbourhood he grew up in
Raptors rookie Dalano Banton has made it to the NBA but hasn’t forgotten his roots
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PHAC advice behind feds' decision to keep requiring negative tests to enter Canada: Blair
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the government will continue to require travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon entry into the country so long as the Public Health Agency of Canada advocates for it.
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