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Russia withdraws troops after Ukraine encircles key city

Russia said Saturday it has withdrawn its troops from the once-occupied city of Lyman, as Ukraine's eastern counteroffensive recaptures more territory. Russia's Tass and RIA news agencies, citing the Russian defense ministry, made the announcement.

Artillery craters are seen in the field from an aerial view in the recently liberated area of Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

How Canada's empty offices could get a second chance

Offices in Canada still haven't returned to their pre-pandemic occupancy rates, and now a growing number of underused buildings are being converted into apartments and condominiums. CTVNews.ca takes a look at this trend.

A photo from Strategic Group shows the exterior of the Cube housing development, which saw an empty office building in downtown Calgary converted into a residential building with 65 one- and two-bedroom apartments. (Strategic Group)

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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 Friday as communities mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The federal statutory holiday was established last year to remember children who died while being forced to attend residential schools, as well as those who survived, and the families and communities still affected by lasting trauma.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Grandmother Jackie Labonte leads a sunrise ceremony to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation in Niagara Falls, Ont. on Friday, September 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nick Iwanyshyn

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Dozens dead from Ian, one of strongest, costliest U.S. storms

Rescuers searched for survivors among the ruins of Florida's flooded homes from Hurricane Ian while authorities in South Carolina began assessing damage from its strike there as the remnants of one of the strongest and costliest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. continued to push north.

A car drives through high water from the effects from Hurricane Ian, Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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opinion | Naheed Nenshi: A moment that changed the fabric of this country forever

Fifty years ago, there was a moment that changed the fabric of this country forever, Naheed Nenshi writes in an exclusive column for CTVNews.ca. For arguably the first time, Canada extended its hand to refugees who looked different, who worshipped differently than most Canadians, but who needed help, the former Calgary mayor says.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with then-Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

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OPINION | Is it time to return the Crown Jewels?

The death of the Queen and the fact that the Crown Jewels were so clearly on display has reignited conversations on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and its legacy of colonialism.

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