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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Ingersoll, Ont., on Monday, December 5, 2022. The prime minster says he is "extremely worried" about a rise in respiratory illnesses among children as hospitals across the country report they are struggling to keep up with high volumes of patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne

Flu surges on heels of RSV, COVID-19 to overwhelm children’s hospitals in Canada

A flu season that started early, hospitalized far more children than usual…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an announcement in Ingersoll, Ont., on Monday, December 5, 2022. The prime minster says he is "extremely worried" about a rise in respiratory illnesses among children as hospitals across the country report they are struggling to keep up with high volumes of patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nicole Osborne
The corporate logo for forest products producer Canfor Corp. is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Canfor temporarily reducing Canadian production due to weak market conditions

Canfor Corp. is temporarily reducing its Canadian production due to what it…

The corporate logo for forest products producer Canfor Corp. is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win their second junior hockey championship title in six months when Hockey Canada kicks off its selection camp for the 2023 team Friday in Moncton, N.B. Bedard lines up for the face-off against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Hockey Canada releases list of invitees for upcoming world junior selection camp

Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win…

Connor Bedard will highlight a group of 10 players hoping to win their second junior hockey championship title in six months when Hockey Canada kicks off its selection camp for the 2023 team Friday in Moncton, N.B. Bedard lines up for the face-off against Latvia during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on August 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food prices in Canada will continue to escalate in the new year, with grocery costs forecasted to rise up to seven per cent in 2023, new research predicts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian families will pay $1,065 more for groceries in 2023, report says

Canadians won’t escape food inflation any time soon. Food prices in Canada…

A woman shops for produce at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Food prices in Canada will continue to escalate in the new year, with grocery costs forecasted to rise up to seven per cent in 2023, new research predicts.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's listening to concerns that some of the firearms his government is looking to ban are in fact used more for hunting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trudeau listening to ‘concerns’ assault-style gun definition covers hunting rifles

The Liberal government is listening to concerns that some of the firearms…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. Friday, May 1, 2020. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he's listening to concerns that some of the firearms his government is looking to ban are in fact used more for hunting. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith watches Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta Tyler Shandro speak at a press conference after the throne speech in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Bumbling and stumbling’: Alberta’s UCP caucus votes for changes to sovereignty bill

Alberta’s governing United Conservative caucus says it wants changes to fix a…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith watches Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of Alberta Tyler Shandro speak at a press conference after the throne speech in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Alberta government was criticized for proposals to cut wages for some health workers in negotiations with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. Health Minister Jason Copping said the proposed cuts represent only an opening position in negotiations and he is confident an agreement will be reached. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Alberta’s health minister says help is coming for children’s hospitals

Alberta Health Minister Jason Copping says help is on the way to…

The Alberta government was criticized for proposals to cut wages for some health workers in negotiations with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. Health Minister Jason Copping said the proposed cuts represent only an opening position in negotiations and he is confident an agreement will be reached. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
FILE - Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Fred McGriff smiles on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by a Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former big league slugger Fred McGriff to Cooperstown on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)

Former Blue Jay McGriff elected as Bonds, Clemens left out of Hall again

Moments after former Toronto Blue Jay Fred McGriff was elected to the…

FILE - Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Fred McGriff smiles on the field before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Atlanta. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling were passed over by a Baseball Hall of Fame committee that elected former big league slugger Fred McGriff to Cooperstown on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
This image released by Peanuts Worldwide shows promotional art for the 1965 animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The soundtrack has sold more than five million copies. (Peanuts Worldwide via AP)

Jazzy ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ swings on after 57 years

The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father,…

This image released by Peanuts Worldwide shows promotional art for the 1965 animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The soundtrack has sold more than five million copies. (Peanuts Worldwide via AP)
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

AltaGas raising quarterly dividend six per cent to 28 cents per share

AltaGas Ltd. is raising its dividend by six per cent. The energy…

A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Enbridge president and CEO Al Monaco, right, addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada’s largest energy company, but don’t ask him to predict the price of oil a decade from now or even next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge ‘poster child’ for an orderly energy transition

Al Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada’s largest energy company,…

Enbridge president and CEO Al Monaco, right, addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Monaco may be the outgoing CEO of Canada’s largest energy company, but don’t ask him to predict the price of oil a decade from now or even next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta's Health Minister Jason Copping gives an update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Respite-care staff redeployed to help out at Alberta Children’s Hospital

A surge in patients at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary has prompted…

Alberta's Health Minister Jason Copping gives an update in Edmonton, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

B.C. to benefit as Parkland doubles western Canada EV charging network

50 ultra-fast charging stations coming to highways and destinations from Vancouver Island to Calgary

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Olivier Jollet, the Executive Vice President and International general manager of Pluto TV, is shown at the Pluto TV Canada launch event in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ryan Emberley courtesy of Pluto TV Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Free, ad-supported service Pluto TV joins Canada’s streaming landscape

The executive in charge of Pluto TV says Canada’s newest ad-supported streaming…

Olivier Jollet, the Executive Vice President and International general manager of Pluto TV, is shown at the Pluto TV Canada launch event in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Ryan Emberley courtesy of Pluto TV Canada *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Commissioner Paul Rouleau listens to counsel question a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Lawyers for "Freedom Convoy" organizers won their bid to gain access to unredacted versions of 20 documents at the Public Order Emergency Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Emergencies Act hearings end with final words on transparency, accountability

After 300 hours of testimony, 9,000 exhibits and a few major revelations,…

Commissioner Paul Rouleau listens to counsel question a witness at the Public Order Emergency Commission, in Ottawa, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. Lawyers for "Freedom Convoy" organizers won their bid to gain access to unredacted versions of 20 documents at the Public Order Emergency Act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Parkland to double size of announced EV charging network in western Canada

Parkland Corp. is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle…

An electric vehicle is charged in Ottawa on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Parkland Corp. says it is doubling the size of its previously announced electric vehicle charging network in western Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A restricted gun licence holder holds an AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. Saskatchewan says it would consider reducing its funding for the RCMP if they were to assist the federal government with its proposed firearms buyback program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Reducing funding for RCMP on the table for Saskatchewan amid firearm buyback debate

Saskatchewan says it would consider reducing its funding for the RCMP if…

A restricted gun licence holder holds an AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. Saskatchewan says it would consider reducing its funding for the RCMP if they were to assist the federal government with its proposed firearms buyback program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Britain's Prince William chats with a child in Roca's Young Mother's Program Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha, Pool)

Prince William, like his father, prioritizes the environment

Prince William became heir apparent less than three months ago, but he…

Britain's Prince William chats with a child in Roca's Young Mother's Program Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, in Chelsea, Mass. (AP Photo/Reba Saldanha, Pool)
Trainees roll pipe off the catwalk during a training session to lay down drill pipe on a rig floor at Precision Drilling in Nisku, Alta., in a January 20, 2017, file photo. Two of Canada's largest oil and gas contract drilling companies have agreed to combine in a deal worth about $1.03 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Profits in 15 sectors, including oil and gas, driving bulk of inflation: report

A new report by the Centre for Future Work found that growth…

Trainees roll pipe off the catwalk during a training session to lay down drill pipe on a rig floor at Precision Drilling in Nisku, Alta., in a January 20, 2017, file photo. Two of Canada's largest oil and gas contract drilling companies have agreed to combine in a deal worth about $1.03 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Workers with the HALO Trust organization use a detector as they perform demining operations in the village of Peremoha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron

Canadian-funded group works to remove landmines left in Ukraine after Russian retreat

The small yellow stakes in the middle of a vast field outside…

Workers with the HALO Trust organization use a detector as they perform demining operations in the village of Peremoha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrice Bergeron