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B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) hands off to James Butler (24) during the first half of CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 21, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dr. Cindy Blackstock speaks at the International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Draft remarks prepared for a cabinet minister following the discovery of unmarked graves shows Ottawa was careful to say the abuses Indigenous children suffered at residential schools didn't happen "at the hands of the federal government." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Draft speech on residential schools edited out blaming Ottawa for abuse: documents

Ottawa was careful to avoid admitting abuses Indigenous children suffered at residential…

Dr. Cindy Blackstock speaks at the International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Draft remarks prepared for a cabinet minister following the discovery of unmarked graves shows Ottawa was careful to say the abuses Indigenous children suffered at residential schools didn't happen "at the hands of the federal government." THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team fly over the downtown skyline as part of the Celebration of Light fireworks festival, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Snowbirds grounded in ‘operational pause’ as B.C. accident investigated: Air Force

The Royal Canadian Air Force has ordered an “operational pause” for its…

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team fly over the downtown skyline as part of the Celebration of Light fireworks festival, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky

World food crisis prompts rise in child marriages: Canadian aid agencies

The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is…

A farmer shows his grain in his barn in the village of Ptyche in eastern Donetsk region, Ukraine, Sunday, June 12, 2022. The world food crisis, made worse by the war in Ukraine, is leading to a rise in underage girls being forced into marriage, Canadian aid agencies are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Efrem Lukatsky
Plastic straws are pictured in Vancouver on Monday, June 4, 2018. More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa's plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Plastics producers ask court to quash planned federal ban on single-use straws, cups

More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to…

Plastic straws are pictured in Vancouver on Monday, June 4, 2018. More than two dozen plastic makers are asking the Federal Court to put an end to Ottawa's plan to ban several single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery and takeout containers. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
The Canada Revenue Agency building is seen in Ottawa, Monday April 6, 2020. Economists say the rollout of COVID-19 relief benefits at the onset of the pandemic allowed vulnerable Canadians to stay healthy while maintaining an income, but looking back, supports for businesses were excessive and demonstrate the oversized influence of business interest groups on public policy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Pandemic benefits were too generous with businesses, stringent with workers: experts

Benefits rolled out at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed vulnerable…

The Canada Revenue Agency building is seen in Ottawa, Monday April 6, 2020. Economists say the rollout of COVID-19 relief benefits at the onset of the pandemic allowed vulnerable Canadians to stay healthy while maintaining an income, but looking back, supports for businesses were excessive and demonstrate the oversized influence of business interest groups on public policy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chief Supt. Scott Sheppard, commanding officer of the Yukon RCMP, addresses the media in Whitehorse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. RCMP in the Yukon have apologized to the family of an Indigenous woman for failing to properly investigate her death more than 50 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly

RCMP apologize: Questions remain more than 50 years after Yukon woman’s death

Family members are still searching for answers after the RCMP apologized for…

Chief Supt. Scott Sheppard, commanding officer of the Yukon RCMP, addresses the media in Whitehorse on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. RCMP in the Yukon have apologized to the family of an Indigenous woman for failing to properly investigate her death more than 50 years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Kelly
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

The Poilievre divide: Ontario MP preferred leader for Conservatives but not Canadians

Ontario MP Pierre Poilievre remains the heavy favourite to be the next…

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the team announced Wednesday. Salming is shown in this undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/stf

Maple Leafs great Borje Salming diagnosed with ALS

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic…

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Borje Salming has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, the team announced Wednesday. Salming is shown in this undated file photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/stf
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

UPDATE: Warrant issued for man in Amber Alert, Saskatchewan children believed to be in U.S.

Two children at the centre of a Saskatchewan Amber Alert have been…

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta awards prize to essay that argues women should pick babies over careers

Alberta has awarded a prize to an essayist who argues the sexes…

A campaign worker steams the wrinkles from a large Alberta flag at an event venue in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The posting for a new high-level Alberta government job supposed to help the province align with environmental concerns from financial markets seems more about talk than action, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by Vogue magazine. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ on tennis career

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced…

FILE - Serena Williams holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 11, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having another child and her business interests. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, by Vogue magazine. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Suncor’s Colorado refinery back to normal operations after Monday outage

Suncor Energy Inc. says its Commerce City refinery in Colorado is back…

A Suncor logo is shown at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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‘Elaborate ruse’: Prosecutor says Saskatoon mother in custody dispute faked deaths

Federal prosecutors in the United States have accused a Saskatoon woman of…

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An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. In British Columbia, shifting wind patterns have been a key concern for crews battling a fire in the South Okanagan which has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Mary-Ann Jenkins, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at York University, Toronto, said fire generally moves in the same direction the wind is blowing. But mountains can complicate matters, she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Unpredictable winds make wildfires an erratic adversary: experts

Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire…

An aerial view of the Keremeos Creek wildfire is shown in a July 29, 2022 handout photo. Hot weather and dry conditions are the usual suspects in any wildfire season, but experts say a complex interplay of topography and unpredictable winds can create particularly challenging adversaries for firefighters. In British Columbia, shifting wind patterns have been a key concern for crews battling a fire in the South Okanagan which has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes. Mary-Ann Jenkins, professor emeritus of atmospheric science at York University, Toronto, said fire generally moves in the same direction the wind is blowing. But mountains can complicate matters, she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-BC Wildfire Service **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Amber Alert issued in Saskatchewan for boy and girl who may have crossed into U.S.

An Amber Alert has been issued in Saskatchewan for a boy and…

Last year Alberta RCMP took 101 impaired drivers off the roads over the Victoria Day long weekend. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne tests his translation aid as he waits to appear before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Monday, August 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

RCMP says it’s not using controversial Pegasus spyware to covertly access cellphones

The RCMP says it is not using the controversial Pegasus spyware to…

Privacy Commissioner of Canada Philippe Dufresne tests his translation aid as he waits to appear before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Monday, August 8, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO's Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark

Canadian warships missing from NATO naval forces for first time since 2014

For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved…

Returning sailors and their family and friends are seen as the HMC Ships Halifax and Montreal return from deployment to NATO's Operation Reassurance at the HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday, July 15, 2022. For the first time in eight years, Canadian warships are not involved in either of two NATO naval taskforces charged with patrolling European waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kelly Clark
Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian Blood Services urging people to donate as it faces collection challenges

Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments…

Beatrice Janyk, 95, donates blood at Canada Blood Services in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 18, 2018. Canadian Blood Services is calling on donors to book and keep appointments as it continues to face challenges in collecting blood products.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Thousands of tickets still available for World Junior Championship games in Edmonton

Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada…

Odd summer timing and an ongoing sexual assault scandal at Hockey Canada could be the reason thousands of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championship are still available on the eve of the tournament, says an Edmonton professor. Fans take a selfie as they watch United States take on Finland during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship exhibition action in Edmonton on Thursday, December 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson