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Company logo flags wave in front of a Volkswagen factory building in Zwickau, Germany, April 23, 2020. Volkswagen AG says it has started searching in Canada for the site of its first battery factory in North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jens Meyer

Volkswagen searching in Canada for first North American battery factory site

Volkswagen AG has started searching in Canada for the site of its…

Company logo flags wave in front of a Volkswagen factory building in Zwickau, Germany, April 23, 2020. Volkswagen AG says it has started searching in Canada for the site of its first battery factory in North America. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jens Meyer
Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on May 29, 2018. Families in Nunavut are now paying an average of $10 a day for child care, the first jurisdiction to achieve the goal under a Canada-wide plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

A look at how $10-a-day child-care plans have been rolling out across Canada

Families in Nunavut are now paying an average of $10 a day…

Children's backpacks and shoes are seen at a CEFA (Core Education and Fine Arts) Early Learning daycare franchise, in Langley, B.C., on May 29, 2018. Families in Nunavut are now paying an average of $10 a day for child care, the first jurisdiction to achieve the goal under a Canada-wide plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A protester shovels snow in front of parked semi-trailer and pickup trucks on Rideau Street, on the 21st day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The Defence Department's top official says he told the military to prepare to intervene as "Freedom Convoy" protests gridlocked downtown Ottawa and several border crossings with the U.S. earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Military was told to prepare to intervene in ‘Freedom Convoy’ protests: official

The Defence Department’s top official says he directed the military to prepare…

A protester shovels snow in front of parked semi-trailer and pickup trucks on Rideau Street, on the 21st day of a protest against COVID-19 measures that has grown into a broader anti-government protest, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. The Defence Department's top official says he told the military to prepare to intervene as "Freedom Convoy" protests gridlocked downtown Ottawa and several border crossings with the U.S. earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march at a parade in Calgary on July 8, 2016. Internal emails submitted to a public inquiry show Liberal political aides scrambling earlier this year to determine the extent of support for "Freedom Convoy" protests from members of the Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Ministerial staff shared information about soldiers’ role in “Freedom Convoy”

Emails released through a public inquiry suggest federal Liberal political aides were…

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces march at a parade in Calgary on July 8, 2016. Internal emails submitted to a public inquiry show Liberal political aides scrambling earlier this year to determine the extent of support for "Freedom Convoy" protests from members of the Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Pandemic, slower U.S. migration see Canada closing gap with U.S. in workforce race

Since the global onset of COVID-19, Canada has been gradually closing the…

Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive the children's dental benefit that the federal Liberals say is intended to provide cost-of-living relief to low-income Canadians but that critics say is a drop in the bucket.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast

Applications open for dental care benefits touted by Liberals as inflation relief

Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive…

A dentist holds instruments in Skokie, Ill., on Friday, June 12, 2020. Parents can apply with the Canada Revenue Agency starting today to receive the children's dental benefit that the federal Liberals say is intended to provide cost-of-living relief to low-income Canadians but that critics say is a drop in the bucket.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Charles Rex Arbogast
Spectators watch the lava flow down the mountain from the Mauna Loa eruption, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands…

Spectators watch the lava flow down the mountain from the Mauna Loa eruption, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference after the Speech from the Throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting Opposition accusations a bill granting her and her cabinet sweeping powers to rewrite laws behind closed doors is an undemocratic, dangerous power grab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta premier rejects accusations her sovereignty bill is undemocratic power grab

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting accusations that a bill granting her…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference after the Speech from the Throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is rejecting Opposition accusations a bill granting her and her cabinet sweeping powers to rewrite laws behind closed doors is an undemocratic, dangerous power grab. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A firearm advocacy group says the Liberal government's effort to ban a wide variety of rifles is being driven by ideology, not public safety.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gun group says firearms ban driven by ideology as government stresses public safety

A firearm advocacy group says the Liberal government’s effort to ban a…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. A firearm advocacy group says the Liberal government's effort to ban a wide variety of rifles is being driven by ideology, not public safety.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Smith introduced Bill 1, Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act on Tuesday.  (Photo by Government of Alberta)

COVID vaccine policy for Arctic Winter Games not due to Alberta influence: official

An official with the Arctic Winter Games says its decision to revoke…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Smith introduced Bill 1, Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act on Tuesday.  (Photo by Government of Alberta)
Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Largest recorded Alberta earthquake probably natural, scientist says

The largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta, which rattled homes and nerves…

Traffic on the Trans Canada highway passing through Canmore, Alta., Sunday, May 30, 2021. A geologist says the largest earthquake ever recorded in Alberta on Tuesday was probably related to seismic events originating in the Rocky Mountains. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference after the speech from the throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Constitutional law experts say it's unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta over a proposed sovereignty bill that would give the provincial government new powers to resist what it considers federal intrusion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Legal experts say Ottawa unlikely to be ‘main combatant’ in Alberta sovereignty fight

Constitutional law experts say it’s unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith speaks at a press conference after the speech from the throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Constitutional law experts say it's unlikely Ottawa will rush to fight Alberta over a proposed sovereignty bill that would give the provincial government new powers to resist what it considers federal intrusion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Danielle Smith makes her way to a press conference after the speech from the throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. When the Alberta legislature resumed sitting Tuesday, the first bill introduced by the United Conservative Party government aims to shield the province from federal laws it deems harmful to its interests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

List of areas the Alberta government accuses Ottawa of overreaching

When the Alberta legislature resumed sitting Tuesday, the first bill introduced by…

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith makes her way to a press conference after the speech from the throne in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. When the Alberta legislature resumed sitting Tuesday, the first bill introduced by the United Conservative Party government aims to shield the province from federal laws it deems harmful to its interests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
FILE - Musician Christine McVie attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, has died at 79. The band announced her death on social media Wednesday, (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Christine McVie, Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter, dies at 79

Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose…

FILE - Musician Christine McVie attends the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York on March 29, 2019. McVie, the soulful British musician who sang lead on many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, has died at 79. The band announced her death on social media Wednesday, (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Rural Alberta rocked by magnitude 5.8 earthquake, other tremors, no injuries

If you felt the Earth move in parts of Alberta on Tuesday,…

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Canada head coach John Herdman watches his team during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart's account of why there was no handshake after their World Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada coach John Herdman disputes Croatian counterpart’s handshake take

Canada coach John Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart’s account of why…

Canada head coach John Herdman watches his team during practice at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. Herdman is disputing his Croatian counterpart's account of why there was no handshake after their World Cup game. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People walk past the University of Toronto campus  in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada has most educated workforce in G7, according to StatCan

The latest release of 2021 census data shows Canada continues to lead…

People walk past the University of Toronto campus  in Toronto on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

New census data shows how commuting dropped during pandemic, labour force aging

Statistics Canada says there were 2.8 million fewer commuters in 2021 than…

A sign for help wanted is pictured in a business window in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. A new census release from Statistics Canada Wednesday is expected to shed light on the changing dynamics of the Canadian labour force as well as how people got to work last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling "Rolling Thunder", in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

CSIS definition of security threat not relevant to cabinet decision: ex-CSIS director

A former Canadian Security Intelligence Service director says the spy agency’s interpretation…

Police hold the line as protesters gather during a demonstration, part of a convoy-style protest participants are calling "Rolling Thunder", in Ottawa, Saturday, April 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Smith’s new sovereignty act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. Trudeau says nothing is off the table when it comes to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith's new sovereignty act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick