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Food banks, already in crisis mode due to pandemic, are bracing for more visits as cost of living rises
Food banks, already in crisis mode due to pandemic, are bracing for more visits as cost of living rises

Food banks in Canada have seen a major surge in visits throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report, with the high cost of living and ongoing economic disruption threatening to create countless new clients in the months ahead. 

Hundreds join migrant caravan march in Mexico
Hundreds join migrant caravan march in Mexico

Hundreds of migrants from Central America and the Caribbean trekked across Mexico on Wednesday, the latest in a series of caravans that have sought to reach the U.S. border in recent months.

The National: Pope visiting Canada, N.B. mystery illness, Rick Mercer
The National: Pope visiting Canada, N.B. mystery illness, Rick Mercer

The National for Oct. 27 — The Pope’s trip to Canada could set the stage for a formal apology for residential schools. Plus, what Rick Mercer’s ranting about these days.

1 worker confirmed dead after scaffolding collapses at Quebec pulp and paper plant
1 worker confirmed dead after scaffolding collapses at Quebec pulp and paper plant

One of two workers trapped in a silo under collapsed scaffolding at the Domtar factory in Windsor, Que., has been found dead, Radio-Canada has learned.

New Brunswick health officials now questioning 'validity' of mystery brain disease
New Brunswick health officials now questioning 'validity' of mystery brain disease

Public health officials in New Brunswick have "significant reason to question the validity" of a mystery brain disease that they had earlier said was affecting a cluster of 48 people, the province's health minister said on Wednesday.

2 dead after shooting in Faro, Yukon: RCMP
2 dead after shooting in Faro, Yukon: RCMP

Two people are dead, another person is critically injured, and a man is in custody facing murder, attempted murder and assault charges, after Tuesday's shooting in Faro, Yukon.

Former Chicago NHL draft pick Kyle Beach steps forward as 1st accuser in sexual assault investigation
Former Chicago NHL draft pick Kyle Beach steps forward as 1st accuser in sexual assault investigation

Kyle Beach has stepped forward as John Doe 1 in the Chicago NHL team's sexual assault investigation. Beach appeared on TSN's SportsCentre on Wednesday night to identify himself as the first accuser of former Chicago video coach Brad Aldrich.

More than 100 containers from cargo ship went overboard during B.C. storm, coast guard says
More than 100 containers from cargo ship went overboard during B.C. storm, coast guard says

More than 100 shipping containers from the stricken cargo ship MV Zim Kingston fell overboard amid bad weather over the weekend, according to revised numbers from the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday.

1 worker confirmed dead after scaffolding collapses at Quebec pulp and paper plant
1 worker confirmed dead after scaffolding collapses at Quebec pulp and paper plant

One of the two workers trapped in a silo under collapsed scaffolding at the Domtar factory in Windsor, Que., has been found dead, Radio-Canada has learned.

O'Toole still won't say if all Conservative MPs are vaccinated, insists those attending Commons will be
O'Toole still won't say if all Conservative MPs are vaccinated, insists those attending Commons will be

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is refusing to say how many of his MPs have been vaccinated against COVID-19 but is promising that all who do attend the House of Commons in person will be fully vaccinated.

U.K. women boycotting clubs, pubs amid reports of drink spiking, needle injections
U.K. women boycotting clubs, pubs amid reports of drink spiking, needle injections

Young women across the U.K. are boycotting nightclubs and pubs Wednesday as university towns and cities join in a national "girls night in" protest after increasing reports of drink spiking and students being drugged by needle injections.

New environment minister downplays questions about past activism, says he has no 'secret agenda'
New environment minister downplays questions about past activism, says he has no 'secret agenda'

Canada’s new environment minister says his past as an activist should not raise alarms in the energy industry or in the office of Alberta’s premier.