What for $1500 is best cyclocross avail to Canada?

Are "NORCO" cyclocross bikes good choice? Need help to make a choice. For fitness & fun & 10k commute to work. Kind to injured knees but shifts nicely when you need to. I'd like to support Canadian but the right bike comes first. I like performance but I don't race. I like curled bars to cut the... show more Are "NORCO" cyclocross bikes good choice? Need help to make a choice. For fitness & fun & 10k commute to work. Kind to injured knees but shifts nicely when you need to. I'd like to support Canadian but the right bike comes first. I like performance but I don't race. I like curled bars to cut the wind with ability to steer above them too.
Less weight the better. Help appreciated from everyone. Thanks!

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