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George Reed, legendary Saskatchewan Roughriders running back, dead at 83

George Reed, the rugged fullback who was one of the most dominant rushers in CFL history, has died. The Saskatchewan Roughriders, the team Reed spent his entire CFL career with, confirmed that Reed passed away Sunday, a day before his 84th birthday.

B.C. Conservative leader under fire for likening teaching of sexuality, gender to residential schools

The leader of the Conservative Party of British Columbia is under fire for a social media post that critics say appeared to compare teaching students about sexual orientation and gender identity to the genocide of Indigenous children in residential schools.

The Blue Jays are back in the playoffs. Here's what you need to know before the wild-card series begins

The Toronto Blue Jays return to the MLB post-season for a second consecutive year, and now they know who they'll be up against.

Biden presses Republicans to support Ukraine after contentious budget omits aid

U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday pressed congressional Republicans to back a bill to provide more aid to Ukraine, saying he was "sick and tired" of the political brinkmanship that nearly led to a government shutdown.

Tim Wakefield, Red Sox knuckleball-throwing pitcher and 2-time World Series champ, dead at 57

Tim Wakefield, the knuckleballing workhorse of the Red Sox pitching staff who bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs to help Boston win its curse-busting World Series title the following year, has died. He was 57.

Hunka scandal spurs renewed calls for disclosure of alleged war criminal investigation records

Jewish groups are making a re-energized push to force the federal government to disclose more details of its post-war decisions that allowed some people who fought for Nazi Germany to enter Canada.

Couple dead after bear attack in Banff National Park

A grizzly bear attacked and killed two people in Banff National Park west of Sundre, Alta., on Friday night, Parks Canada says.

Ontario government expands list of conditions pharmacists can treat

At a news conference Sunday, Health Minister Sylvia Jones said the province has added six more common ailments to the list of conditions pharmacists can diagnose and treat, effective immediately, bringing the total to 19.

'Ghost hotels' need to go, neighbour says after 3 years of complaints about Airbnb next door

An Edmonton resident is questioning why it took three years to shut down a problem rental next door despite numerous complaints. Devon Beggs said he and his partner struggled to get the attention of the city and Airbnb as they dealt with issues ranging from loud parties to piles of garbage outside.
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Minimum wage rises in six provinces, but is it enough?

Amid a cost-of-living crisis driving up food bank visits and economic anxiety, the minimum wage increased in six provinces today – but both advocates and critics fear it may not be enough to tackle the overarching problem.

'A giant in life': Saskatchewan Roughriders icon George Reed passes away, aged 83

George Reed, one of the most prolific running backs in Canadian Football League (CFL) history and a legend of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, has passed away. He was 83.

Half of millennials and Gen Z living paycheque-to-paycheque in Canada while stressing about climate crisis: survey

Struggling under the rising cost of living and an ever mounting fear of the climate crisis, young Canadians don’t see a positive future for themselves right now, according to a recent national survey.

Taylor Swift watches Travis Kelce's Chiefs take on the Jets at MetLife Stadium

Taylor Swift couldn't just shake off another chance to watch Travis Kelce on the football field. The 12-time Grammy Award winner arrived at MetLife Stadium about 40 minutes before kickoff Sunday night to watch Kelce and his Kansas City Chiefs take on the New York Jets.

Tim Wakefield, who revived his career and Red Sox trophy case with knuckleball, has died at 57

Tim Wakefield, the knuckleballing workhorse of the Red Sox pitching staff who bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs to help Boston win its curse-busting World Series title the following year, has died. He was 57.

5 dead after single-vehicle crash near Swan River, Man.

Swan River RCMP are investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed five people in western Manitoba Saturday afternoon.

Chair hogs, dining divas and boorish boozers: Is cruising etiquette lost at sea?

When it comes to uncouth, uncultured and downright unacceptable behaviour on ships, experts in travel etiquette and cruising have seen it all. They share plenty of bad behaviours for passengers to avoid (and good ones they should emulate).

Federal prisoner with terminal illness granted parole on compassionate grounds to die outside of jail

A terminally ill federal prisoner, who has been fighting for a compassionate release to die outside of jail, has been granted day parole.

Ontario expands pharmacists' prescription powers to include 6 more common ailments

Ontario residents can now access treatment and medication for six more common ailments at pharmacies across the province.

Couple and dog killed by bear at Banff National Park

Two people are dead after a bear attack in Alberta's Banff National Park.
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Toronto Star

Deep Left Field Daily: The playoffs are upon us

We’ll hear from Deep Left Field regulars Kevin Kiermaier and Jordan Romano, along with Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Matt Chapman

‘We know how they’re built’: Jays size up wild-card matchup with Twins

Once Texas lost to Seattle, and Houston beat Arizona, it didn’t matter what Toronto did against Tampa. Series starts Tuesday.

Greenbelt dominates Ontario Liberal leadership debate

Ontario needs a protected “Farmbelt” to preserve agricultural lands and feed a growing population, leadership candidate Yasir Naqvi says.

Ken Dryden: I grew up in what felt like the dawn of Canada’s golden age — then shadows began creeping in

In an excerpt from his new book, the former hockey star and federal cabinet minister recalls years when a future of better prospects and exciting new possibilities was almost taken for granted. A single fateful day symbolized how that changed.

Ontario government expands list of ailments pharmacists can treat

TORONTO - Ontario has granted its pharmacists more prescribing powers.

A former Liberal premier and veteran political strategists say they know how to defeat Doug Ford. Here’s their plan

Two decades after he toppled a Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, Dalton McGuinty reflects on how his party could do it again.

How expensive has Toronto housing become? Take a look at today’s reality compared to the boomer buyers of 1990

A graphic shows the stark differences Torontonians face in today’s real estate market compared to only 30 years ago.

After years of fighting city hall, can the activist behind Olivia Chow’s victory now make the system work for her?

Michal Hay sees her new role as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help realize Olivia Chow’s vision for a more equitable city.

How did a man who fought for the Nazis get honoured in Canada? Given our history, it’s a debacle that may have been inevitable

What we saw in the House of Commons was a long ignored problem finally blowing up in our faces.

Toronto highway closures for planned roadwork on Oct. 1

Highway 400, Highway 401, Highway 427 and Queen Elizabeth Way are affected
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Global News

Revving up donations for the Central Okanagan Fire Relief fund

August Luxury Motorcars opened up the showroom doors Sunday to show off its fleet in an effort to rev up donations for the Central Okanagan Fire Relief fund.

Saskatchewan Roughriders mourn death of legendary George Reed

The football club confirmed the death in a statement on Sunday.

WATCH: Global News Hour at 6 – Oct. 1

Watch the online edition of Global News Hour at 6 BC.

‘It’s heartless’: No increases to Alberta’s minimum wage in 5 years

On Sunday, six provinces upped their minimum wage once again, but not Alberta, as they haven't changed theirs since five years ago on October 1st, 2018.

Zombie walk returns to Regina for 12th year

The 12th annual Zombie Walk returned to Regina.

‘Critically important’: B.C. needs safe places to inhale drugs, coroner says

Nearly two-thirds of the overdose deaths in British Columbia this year came after smoking illicit drugs.

2021 Death of Regina man deemed homocide; charges laid against 18-year-old

An 18-year-old has been charged following the death of Lionel Gray Schaeffer in 2021, which was deemed a homocide.

Merritt Mayor plans to withhold tax funds from province amid temporary ER closures

The ER at the Nicola Valley Hospital has been closed more than a dozen times this year, three this month.

Land-based learning: conservation group partners with Manitoba Anishinaabe

Wabano Aki, which means tomorrow’s land in Anishinaabe, will be used for agriculture, conservation, cultural and spiritual purposes by Indigenous communities.

More than half of support workers in Quebec schools say they can’t meet their basic needs

A union representing 35,000 school support workers says more than half of its members are having trouble paying their bills, according to a new survey,
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New York Times

Dozens Search for Girl Who Disappeared Camping With Family Upstate

Police say Charlotte Sena, 9, may have been abducted in Moreau Lake State Park.

When Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Collided With Prime-Time TV

The Chiefs escaped with a win over the Jets on “Sunday Night Football,” but many viewers were watching for shots of a luxury suite.

Newsom to Name Emily’s List President as Feinstein Successor

Gov. Gavin Newsom will name Laphonza Butler to fill the vacancy left by the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Matt Gaetz Says He Will Move to Oust Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker

A day after the Republican speaker turned to Democrats for help passing a stopgap spending bill to avert a shutdown, the far-right congressman promised to try to remove him from his post.

Tim Wakefield, Pitcher Who Helped Boston Break the Curse, Dies at 57

After surrendering a homer that ended the Red Sox run in 2003, he played a critical role in the team’s World Series victory a year later.

Grizzly Bear Kills 2 People at Banff National Park in Canada

Park officials found the victims early Saturday morning, after receiving an alert from a satellite device hours earlier. A grizzly near the site displayed “aggressive behavior,” they said.

The Climate Fight Will Be Won in the Appliance Aisle

Why I’m worried about the next phase of the Inflation Reduction Act’s rollout.

In Poland, Supporters of Opposition March in Warsaw Ahead of Key Election

The fate of democracy and aid for Ukraine undergird the October vote, which will decide whether the governing Law and Justice party secures an unprecedented third term in a row.

Slovakia Appears Set to Join the Putin Sympathizers After Election

The front-runner in the parliamentary vote has pledged “not to send a single cartridge” to neighboring Ukraine, a sign of the flagging European support for a victim of Russian aggression.

Wall Street’s Most Hated Regulator Faces a Fundamental Threat

Rohit Chopra, who leads the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says he is simply enforcing the law. Bankers call him reckless — a “regulator gone rogue.”


Feinstein to lie in state at San Francisco City Hall ahead of Thursday funeral

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein will lie in state at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday ahead of funeral services Thursday.

Las Vegas' Sphere venue debuted this weekend with concerts by U2. Here's what it was like

After months of hype and curiosity, Las Vegas' newest attraction -- an enormous spherical performance venue called Sphere -- opened with two concerts by U2. CNN was there, and here's what we thought.

California Gov. Newsom will appoint Laphonza Butler to fill Feinstein's Senate seat

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will appoint Laphonza Butler to fill the late Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat, two sources with direct knowledge of the decision told CNN Sunday evening.

Taylor Swift cheers on Travis Kelce at Sunday Night Football (again), joining Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman and other stars

Taylor Swift was clearly ready for some more football on Sunday, as were Deadpool, Wolverine and Ant-Man.

Online personality 'Boopac Shakur,' known for exposing alleged sexual predators, shot and killed in Michigan

A Michigan man who claimed to expose alleged child predators online for his thousands of social media followers was shot and killed after confronting two teenagers late Friday night, according to police.

Trump says he'll appear at civil fraud trial in New York on Monday

Former President Donald Trump said he will go to court in New York for his civil fraud trial on Monday.

Illinois father and his 2 children are among those killed by ammonia release from semi-truck crash, coroner says

An Illinois father and his two young children are among the five people killed by anhydrous ammonia exposure after a semi-truck carrying thousands of gallons of the toxic substance crashed Friday, the local medical examiner's office announced.

Pro-Russian politician wins Slovakia's parliamentary election

A party headed by a pro-Kremlin figure came out top after securing more votes than expected in an election in Slovakia, preliminary results show, in what could pose a challenge to NATO and EU unity on Ukraine.

Democrats weigh McCarthy's fate as GOP moderates float rules changes to save speaker

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's allies are scrambling to head off a right-wing revolt to oust the California Republican from his job and turning to the constituency that now suddenly holds the cards: House Democrats.

'We can't do it alone': Ukrainians react to lack of additional funding in US spending bill

The United States may have avoided a government shutdown on Saturday -- but the lack of additional funding for Ukraine in the spending bill has left some residents in the war-torn nation nervous.

The Washington Post

In blow to India, pro-China candidate wins Maldives election

President-elect Mohamed Muizzu campaigned on an “India Out” platform, pledging to expel all Indian soldiers from the archipelagic nation.

Ukraine live briefing: Biden and GOP lawmakers vow to send Ukraine aid after Congress leaves it out of funding bill

“We cannot under any circumstance allow America’s support for Ukraine to be interrupted,” President Biden said in a news conference Sunday afternoon.

A look at the amount of U.S. spending powering Ukraine’s defense

The United States has committed more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Kyiv downplays lack of Ukraine aid in new U.S. spending bill

Ukrainian officials said they were confident that bipartisan support would keep U.S. aid flowing. But others saw the move to exclude Ukraine funding as a worrying sign.

Who is Robert Fico? A pro-Russia populist wins Slovakia’s vote.

The winner of Slovakia’s election, Robert Fico, is a former prime minister who was forced out of office five years ago amid outrage over a journalist’s slaying.

Pro-Russian populist party wins Slovakian election

A win for the party led by populist former prime minister Robert Fico is likely to hurt European unity on Ukraine.

Police think a landfill holds women’s bodies. Why won’t they search it?

Manitoba’s premier says a search would cost millions of dollars while posing risks. The families of two Indigenous women who disappeared last year want action.

Ukraine live briefing: U.S. government shutdown averted but Ukraine aid not included; Russia may have breached airspace, Romania says

Proposed aid to Ukraine did not make it into a U.S. government funding bill that the Senate approved Saturday, after House Republicans had advanced it earlier in the day.

Russia failed to keep peace in Nagorno-Karabakh, pivoting away from Armenia

Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to uphold a cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh and protect its residents. He did neither, perhaps in a purposeful shift toward Turkey.

Joining the Gucci-loafer set for a glimpse of superyacht life in Monaco

Sanctions imposed on Russian oligarchs don’t seem to have hurt the big-flashy-boat industry.


China Belt and Road: Indonesia opens Whoosh high-speed railway

The project under Belt and Road links the capital Jakarta with the economic hub of Bandung.

Mexico church: Seven dead and 20 trapped after Tamaulipas roof collapse

Local media report that around 20 people are trapped after the church collapsed during a baptism.

Taylor Swift attends Travis Kelce's NFL game with Ryan Reynolds, Blake lively, Sophie Turner and Hugh Jackman

Ryan Reynolds, Blake lively, Sophie Turner and Hugh Jackman turned out to watch Swift's rumoured beau.

Aukus: UK defence giant BAE Systems wins £3.95bn submarine contract

The deal will provide decades of work at BAE Systems' shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

From Scotland to Canada, a totem pole finally returns home

The artefact was stolen from an indigenous community in Canada. This is the story of its homecoming.

Can India-Europe corridor rival China's Belt and Road?

The new corridor was announced on the sidelines of the G20 summit, but challenges remain.

Migrants trying to reach the UK cross the Alps on foot

More than 130,000 migrants have entered Italy this year. Many try to head further into Europe.

Why government shutdowns seem to only happen in US

Government shutdowns have become a frequent - and protracted - uniquely American problem.

Live Aid concert to be turned into stage musical

The show at London's Old Vic Theatre will feature songs which were played on the day of the concert.

Gabon's predators on the pitch: Inside a paedophile football scandal

BBC Africa Eye speaks to more than 30 witnesses about a network of abuse that continued for decades.