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Teamsters say propane shortage is being 'fabricated' by CN Rail in heated strike

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The union representing striking Canadian National Railway workers said early Friday there was "no substantive progress" in talks aimed at ending the dispute, and they hit back at what they characterized as a "fabricated" narrative that has emerged through and media reports.

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Hidden camera investigation reveals 'scary' and 'misleading' sales pitches to sell blue light lenses

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A hidden camera investigation by CBC’s Marketplace found opticians and sales associates at some of Canada’s largest optical chains making “misleading” health claims about blue light from digital screens, but experts say there is no scientific evidence that blue light from computer monitors and screens is harmful.

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CSIS watchdog flagged problems with insider threats long before Ortis arrest

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The watchdog for Canada's spy agency warned about "insider threats" years ago — and flagged gaps in the way top secret information is accessed — in a report that is gaining new relevance as the case against the RCMP's Cameron Ortis moves through the courts.

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Man arrested in violent attack on Ottawa woman in Mexico

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The brother of an Ottawa woman who was beaten and choked while vacationing at a resort in Mexico says he is hopeful justice will be served now that a man is under arrest in connection with the attack. 

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Trudeau meeting with Ford to discuss transit, job creation, health care

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford in Ottawa today, just weeks after a federal election campaign where the Liberals repeatedly invoked the provincial leader to try and scare Canadians from voting for the federal Conservatives.

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Energy efficiency is key to climate action, but which provinces are leading the way?

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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at a new scorecard on how provinces are doing on energy efficiency and which countries produce the most lithium, a key ingredient in the zero-carbon economy.

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Watch the CFL commissioner's state of the league address

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Watch live coverage of CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie’s annual state of the league address on Friday at 10:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. MT from Calgary, site of the 2019 Grey Cup.

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Controversial conscience rights bill for Alberta physicians voted down

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A controversial private member's bill that called for more protection for Alberta health workers who invoke conscience rights, was rejected Thursday by an all-party committee of the legislature. 

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Teamsters say propane shortage is being 'fabricated' by CN Rail in heated strike

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The union representing striking Canadian National Railway workers said early Friday there was "no substantive progress" in talks aimed at ending the dispute, and they hit back at what they characterized as a "fabricated" narrative that has emerged through and media reports.

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Tesla launches new electric truck, taking aim at lucrative pickup market

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Tesla's highly anticipated unveiling of its futuristic pickup truck suffered a setback after its "armoured glass" windows shattered during a demonstration.

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Seamus O'Regan arrives in Calgary with the tough task of winning over the oilpatch

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The new natural resources minister will hear concerns about the CN Rail strike, oilpatch unemployment and the need to attract investment to the energy sector, among other issues, during meetings in Calgary Friday.

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China's Xi wants to work out trade deal with U.S. but not afraid to 'fight back'

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China wants to work out an initial trade pact with the United States and has been trying to avoid a trade war, President Xi Jinping said on Friday, but is not afraid to retaliate when necessary.

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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell slightly in September

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Statistics Canada says retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in September to $51.6 billion, weighed down by lower sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers and gasoline stations.

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'High stakes' mine near Fort McMurray should be rejected, says environmental charity

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The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society is making a final push to convince the federal minister of environment that building a mine near Wood Buffalo National Park would have devastating environmental impacts.

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