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'Leave immediately' or risk conscription, Canada warns dual citizens in Russia

Canadians in Russia who hold dual citizenship should leave the country immediately or risk being conscripted for mandatory military service, the Government of Canada warned in an updated travel advisory on Sept. 29.
The updated advisory comes as Russian President Vladimir Putin executes a partial military mobilization that could see as many as 300,000 citizens and reservists sent to fight in Russia’s war in Ukraine.
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Lululemon settles lawsuit with Peloton over allegations of 'copycat' clothing

Two of North America's biggest names in fitness have settled a lawsuit over allegations of "copycat" sports bras and workout tights.
Vancouver-based "athleisure" brand Lululemon has agreed to terms with American exercise bike company Peloton after negotiating a "mutually agreeable settlement" in the patent dispute, according to a notice of voluntary dismissal filed in a California district court on Friday.
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Heavy police presence near hospital west of Toronto as person barricaded for hours

Peel police and crisis negotiators remain on scene after a person reportedly barricaded themselves in Mississauga Friday morning.
There is a heavy police presence near the corner of Eglinton Avenue West and Erin Mills Parkway.
According to a series of tweets from police, the incident is an "isolated" one and the situation is ongoing.
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Provinces, territories face calls to make Day for Truth and Reconciliation a holiday

As Canada marks the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, provinces and territories face a push to recognize it as a statutory holiday.
New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut have declared Sept.
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Canada falls to U.S. in Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals

Breanna Stewart and the United States used a dominant defensive effort to beat Canada and reach the gold-medal game of the World Cup for the fourth consecutive tournament.
Stewart scored 17 points and the Americans raced out to an early lead to put away Canada 83-43 on Friday.
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Indigenous university officially opens in Sault Ste. Marie

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation served as the backdrop for the grand opening of Sault Ste. Marie’s Indigenous university and teaching lodge.
Staff, elders and other local dignitaries gathered Friday morning for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (SKG).
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Chief urges reflection about residential schools on Truth and Reconciliation Day

The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations says today's National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is about the survivors of Canada's residential schools and the children who died in them and never made it home.
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'Unique ecosystem': N.W.T. First Nations sign benefit agreement with Parks Canada

A group of First Nations has signed an agreement with Parks Canada to ensure they receive social and economic opportunities related to the Nahanni National Park Reserve in the Northwest Territories.
Parks Canada says the agreement with the Nahæâ Dehe Dene Band and Dehcho is titled Ndahecho Gondie Ghaade, meaning “following the words of our elders.
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Canadians reflect about residential schools on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Ceremonies, marches and other gatherings are taking place across the country today as communities mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined representatives of various First Nations and dozens of people in orange for a sunrise ceremony this morning in Niagara Falls, Ont.
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Whale watchers get rare view of orcas and humpbacks fighting in Salish Sea

Members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) caught a rare view of aggressive activity between two giants of the sea on Thursday, when a large group of transient Bigg's orcas squared off with a pair of humpback whales over the course of a few hours.
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Quebec election: Indigenous issues take back seat as campaign winds down

Indigenous leaders in Quebec are lamenting the fact that priorities for their communities have been largely ignored during the provincial election campaign.
Atikamekw Grand Chief Constant Awashish says he's not surprised First Nations issues have been neglected, because candidates don't need the votes of Indigenous Peoples to get elected.
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The price of a barrel of oil has fallen by about 20 per cent in the past month, a situation that would normally result in a comparable decline in the price consumers see when they fill up their cars with gasoline.
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Racism blamed in death of man on Northern Ontario First Nation

On this National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, a recent investigation into the death of a 32-year-old Indigenous man is a stark reminder of the ongoing struggle for justice that continues to elude the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nations.
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