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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

‘A red herring:’ Experts warn ending birth alerts not the only solution

The number of newborns taken into care dropped dramatically as birth alerts…

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
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In homes and gatherings, Canadians watch London funeral for Queen Elizabeth

Canadians rose early on Monday to watch Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral service…

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Melinda Gates (leftb to right), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mark Dybul Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS and Loyce Maturu listen to speakers during an event on AIDS and malaria prevention in Ottawa on Monday, May 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau faces mounting pressure to meet UN Global Fund request

AIDS activists are pressuring the Trudeau government to renew its support for…

Melinda Gates (leftb to right), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Mark Dybul Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS and Loyce Maturu listen to speakers during an event on AIDS and malaria prevention in Ottawa on Monday, May 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Trudeau meets with UK prime minister, other world leaders ahead of queen’s funeral

PM brushed off question around reconsidering Canada’s ties to the monarchy

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022, ahead of the funeral service for the late Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday Sept. 8, 2022, after 70 years on the throne. She was 96. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
The King’s Body Guard, formed of Gentlemen at Arms, Yeomen of the Guard and Scots Guards, arrive to guard the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying in State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Paul Ellis/Pool Photo via AP)

Line to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state closed

People have waited up to 12 hours to see the queen over the last few days

The King’s Body Guard, formed of Gentlemen at Arms, Yeomen of the Guard and Scots Guards, arrive to guard the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, Lying in State inside Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster in London, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (Paul Ellis/Pool Photo via AP)
Then Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, right, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shake hands following a debate in Toronto, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. ;Former PM Harper invested into Order of Canada while in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Former PM Stephen Harper invested into Order of Canada in London

Harper, 3 other former prime ministers and Trudeau in London for queen’s funeral

Then Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, right, and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shake hands following a debate in Toronto, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. ;Former PM Harper invested into Order of Canada while in London. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Water rushes down Front Street, just a half block from the Bering Sea, in Nome, Alaska, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Much of Alaska’s western coast could see flooding and high winds as the remnants of Typhoon Merbok moved into the Bering Sea region. The National Weather Service says some locations could experience the worst coastal flooding in 50 years. (AP Photo/Peggy Fagerstrom)
Water rushes down Front Street, just a half block from the Bering Sea, in Nome, Alaska, on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Much of Alaska’s western coast could see flooding and high winds as the remnants of Typhoon Merbok moved into the Bering Sea region. The National Weather Service says some locations could experience the worst coastal flooding in 50 years. (AP Photo/Peggy Fagerstrom)
The Canada Flag flies on top of the East Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Rallies are planned in cities across Canada today to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented migrants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Migrants across Canada call on feds for action on regularization, permanent status

Regularization program during COVID granted international health-care workers asylum

The Canada Flag flies on top of the East Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Rallies are planned in cities across Canada today to call on Ottawa to extend permanent status to undocumented migrants. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A man stands in front of a beach before the arrival of Tropical Storm Fiona in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Fiona was expected to become a hurricane as it neared Puerto Rico on Saturday, threatening to dump up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain as people braced for potential landslides, severe flooding and power outages. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
A man stands in front of a beach before the arrival of Tropical Storm Fiona in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. Fiona was expected to become a hurricane as it neared Puerto Rico on Saturday, threatening to dump up to 20 inches (51 centimeters) of rain as people braced for potential landslides, severe flooding and power outages. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
A mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, focusing attention on climate change and stewardship of the planet is displayed outside the United Nations headquarters ahead of the General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

In world beset by turbulence, nations’ leaders gather at UN

Discussions of Ukraine war expected to dominate annual gathering

A mural by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, focusing attention on climate change and stewardship of the planet is displayed outside the United Nations headquarters ahead of the General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits 10 Downing Street to meet with British Prime Minister Liz Truss in London on Sunday, September 18, 2022. Trudeau met with his British counterpart Sunday as world leaders converged on London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec

Elections Quebec takes to TikTok, hoping quirky campaign inspires turnout

Videos show anything but a ballot being put into the ballot box, from corn to roses to maple syrup

A screengrab from an Elections Quebec TikTok video is shown in a handout. Elections Quebec is hoping to reverse a trend of younger voters not going to the polls by taking a humoristic approach to its ad campaign, including TikTok videos that put a ballot box front and centre meant to create a social media movement to drum up voter interest for Oct. 3, primarily those aged 18 to 44 years old. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Cossette for Elections Quebec
Nearly five years after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, pieces of blue roof tarp litter the ground in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The government has completed only 21% of more than 5,500 post-hurricane projects. In addition, more than 3,600 homes still have a tattered blue tarp serving as a makeshift roof. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)

5 years after Hurricane Maria, reconstruction drags on in Puerto Rico

The government has completed only 21% of more than 5,500 official post-hurricane projects

Nearly five years after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, pieces of blue roof tarp litter the ground in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The government has completed only 21% of more than 5,500 post-hurricane projects. In addition, more than 3,600 homes still have a tattered blue tarp serving as a makeshift roof. (AP Photo/Alejandro Granadillo)
A group from Parks Canada and First Nations along with others gather in a circle to discuss the clam bed restoration project underway while on the Salish sea garden tour on Russell Island, a 32-acre Gulf Island National Park near Salt Spring Island, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

VIDEO: Restoring the culinary and cultural bounty of ancient Indigenous sea gardens in B.C.

Indigenous leaders are looking to gain approval for clam harvesting using their sea garden method

A group from Parks Canada and First Nations along with others gather in a circle to discuss the clam bed restoration project underway while on the Salish sea garden tour on Russell Island, a 32-acre Gulf Island National Park near Salt Spring Island, B.C., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie

Yellowknife musician wants to ‘change that Indigenous narrative in Canada’

Miranda Currie wants Indigenous kids to feel represented and valued in music, films and books

Miranda Currie, seen in an undated handout photo, is a writer, musician, filmmaker and educator who lives in Yellowknife, and is Mushkegowuk and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Miranda Currie
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, right, gets a pass away just before being hit by B.C. Lions defensive lineman Mathieu Betts during first half CFL football action in Calgary on Aug. 13, 2022. A 56-28 win over the Edmonton Elks last week and a modest two-game win streak indicates the Stampeders are high functioning heading into Saturday’s home game against the Lions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Stinging memory fuels Calgary Stampeders in clash with B.C. Lions

Momentum, yes, but Calgary Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson doesn’t want his…

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, right, gets a pass away just before being hit by B.C. Lions defensive lineman Mathieu Betts during first half CFL football action in Calgary on Aug. 13, 2022. A 56-28 win over the Edmonton Elks last week and a modest two-game win streak indicates the Stampeders are high functioning heading into Saturday’s home game against the Lions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney joins massive queue to pay respects to Queen Elizabeth

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he joined a queue with hundreds of…

Alberta premier Jason Kenney announced Wednesday that his government would commit $390 million will be spent over the next four years to ensure 99 per cent of Albertans have a link that meets the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (CRTC) standard for acceptable broadband service. (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. One of four men charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade protest in southern Alberta has run into a roadblock in his desire to set an early trial date. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

RCMP lay charges against three men related to Coutts border protest last winter

RCMP have laid charges against three more men connected to a blockade…

Anti-mandate demonstrators gather as a truck convoy blocks the highway at the busy U.S. border crossing in Coutts, Alta., Monday, Jan. 31, 2022. One of four men charged with conspiracy to commit murder at a border blockade protest in southern Alberta has run into a roadblock in his desire to set an early trial date. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
People stand in a queue to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, outside Westminster Hall in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Queue for queen’s coffin ‘paused’ as wait hits 14 hours

The flood of grief from the death of Queen Elizabeth II forced…

People stand in a queue to pay their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II during the Lying-in State, outside Westminster Hall in London, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four full days before her funeral on Monday Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Svetlana Iezyk, right, Volodymyr Iezyk, left, and Andrii Iezyk gather at the entrance of their apartment in the recently retaken area of Izium, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 which since the beginning of the war has been without gas, water and electricity. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine combs mass burial site, says signs of torture found

Ukrainian authorities unearthed bodies, some they said bore hallmarks of torture, from…

Svetlana Iezyk, right, Volodymyr Iezyk, left, and Andrii Iezyk gather at the entrance of their apartment in the recently retaken area of Izium, Ukraine, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 which since the beginning of the war has been without gas, water and electricity. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)