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TORONTO – Part of the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia has been swept away by a storm, provinces are challenging mental health funding, and Black Friday sales may be constrained by supply issues. Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

1. Weather for the east coast: A section of the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, just outside Ingonish, Nova Scotia, was completely washed away by torrential rains and flooding during Tuesday’s storm .

2. Continuation of the McMichael trial: After a 13-day trial, a disproportionately white jury found the three white men guilty of murder in the death of Ahmaud Arbery. Here is what happens next in the legal process.

3. Mental health: While provincial governments are calling for more funding to strengthen their health systems in the wake of COVID-19, some oppose a liberal election promise to provide dedicated funding for mental health.

4. Floods in British Columbia: Climate change, wildfires and towns built on ancient lakes played a major role in flooding in British Columbia, says a climate researcher at Queen’s University.

5. Black Friday: Amid flashy flyers and promotional emails, a rift has arisen between large and small retailers this Black Friday due to ongoing supply chain issues.

One more thing…

Vaccine deployment: Children aged five to 11 are now eligible to receive the two-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech. Here is your guide to the eligibility criteria by region.

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