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Canadian Jeff Smith is seen during his Grand Slam Of Darts match against Ted Evetts, in Wolverhampton, UK in a Nov. 13, 2016, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PDC, Christopher Dean
Canadian Jeff Smith is seen during his Grand Slam Of Darts match against Ted Evetts, in Wolverhampton, UK in a Nov. 13, 2016, handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-PDC, Christopher Dean
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam introduces a motion in the Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall, on Thursday September 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Toronto committee pushes to ban robots from sidewalks, bike paths

Proposed ban not about stifling innovation, but encouraging accessibility

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam introduces a motion in the Council Chamber at Toronto City Hall, on Thursday September 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Work on the City of Iqaluit water treatment plant continues in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dustin Patar

Military’s water purification system up and running again in Iqaluit

Fuel detected in the city’s drinking water in October

Work on the City of Iqaluit water treatment plant continues in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dustin Patar
FILE - A vial of the Medicago vaccine sits on a surface. CARe Clinic, located in Red Deer, has been selected to participate in the third phase of vaccine study. (Photo courtesy www.medicago.com)

‘This is beyond my expectations,’ Champagne says of Canadian biomanufacturer rebound

Several drug companies have announced plans to produce vaccine products in Canada

FILE - A vial of the Medicago vaccine sits on a surface. CARe Clinic, located in Red Deer, has been selected to participate in the third phase of vaccine study. (Photo courtesy www.medicago.com)
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, Monday, December 6, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Travellers who’ve forgotten to use ArriveCan app can now give details at the border

Several new border restrictions in place due to Omicron variant

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period, Monday, December 6, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
People pull up to the United States border as the land border opens to non-essential traffic, in Saint Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Since the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are ready to brace for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Most Canadians support strong border measures amid new Omicron COVID-19 variant: poll

People expect Omicron to be as bad if not worse than Delta

People pull up to the United States border as the land border opens to non-essential traffic, in Saint Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que., Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. Since the detection of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new poll suggests Canadians are ready to brace for the worst. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Former truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu walks into the Kerry Vickar Centre for his sentencing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March 22, 2019. A decision on whether Sidhu, who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash, should be deported to India won't be coming until the new year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis

‘Not getting on a plane any time soon’: Deportation decision delayed in Broncos case

CALGARY — A decision on whether a former truck driver who caused…

Former truck driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu walks into the Kerry Vickar Centre for his sentencing in Melfort, Sask., Friday, March 22, 2019. A decision on whether Sidhu, who caused the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash, should be deported to India won't be coming until the new year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
Canada's Bianca Andreescu makes a backhand return during her second round match against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Rycroft

Andreescu isn’t playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Andreescu isn’t playing at Aussie Open, citing a need for more recovery time

Canada's Bianca Andreescu makes a backhand return during her second round match against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Rick Rycroft
Team Bottcher skip Brendan Bottcher, right, instructs third Darren Moulding as they take on team Horgan during Draw 4 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Brier champion skip Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Moulding

Brier champion skip Bottcher weighs in on surprise split with vice-skip Moulding

Team Bottcher skip Brendan Bottcher, right, instructs third Darren Moulding as they take on team Horgan during Draw 4 of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh

U.S. to mount ‘diplomatic boycott’ of Beijing Olympics; Canada contemplates similar

U.S. to mount ‘diplomatic boycott’ of Beijing Olympics; Canada contemplates similar

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Susan Walsh
Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game on February 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hannah Foslien

Struggling Vancouver Canucks hope Boudreau can kickstart dismal season

Struggling Vancouver Canucks hope Boudreau can kickstart dismal season

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau watches his team play against the Colorado Avalanche during the first period of an NHL hockey game on February 9, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Hannah Foslien

Alberta surgeon handed 4-month suspension for hanging noose on operating-room door

Alberta surgeon handed 4-month suspension for hanging noose on operating-room door

Conservative Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday, March 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

O’Toole asks House to investigate toxic workplace allegations against Shannon Stubbs

O’Toole asks House to investigate toxic workplace allegations against Shannon Stubbs

Conservative Member of Parliament Shannon Stubbs rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Monday, March 8, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Four Conservative MPs have been absent from the House of Commons since a motion toughening the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with Leader Erin O'Toole remaining mum Monday as to why. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

O’Toole mum on vaccination status of four absent Conservative MPs

O’Toole mum on vaccination status of four absent Conservative MPs

Conservative leader Erin O'Toole responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. Four Conservative MPs have been absent from the House of Commons since a motion toughening the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with Leader Erin O'Toole remaining mum Monday as to why. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Properties are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede at Everglades Resort on Hatzic Lake near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. moves to recovery management phase after floods; most military leaving province

B.C. moves to recovery management phase after floods; most military leaving province

Properties are surrounded by high water after floodwaters began to recede at Everglades Resort on Hatzic Lake near Mission, B.C., on Sunday, December 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. is shown on May 1, 2018. Merck Canada announced it plans to manufacture it's oral antiviral COVID-19 drug in Canada, making the country a global hub for the production of the potentially game-changing treatment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig

Canada to manufacture Merck COVID-19 antivirals if regulator approves

Canada to manufacture Merck COVID-19 antivirals if regulator approves

Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. is shown on May 1, 2018. Merck Canada announced it plans to manufacture it's oral antiviral COVID-19 drug in Canada, making the country a global hub for the production of the potentially game-changing treatment. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Seth Wenig
A hotel worker is seen in a hotel window in Mississauga, Ont. by the Pearson International Airport on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian traveller forced to stay in quarantine facility after negative COVID-19 test

Canadian traveller forced to stay in quarantine facility after negative COVID-19 test

A hotel worker is seen in a hotel window in Mississauga, Ont. by the Pearson International Airport on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 as new air travel rules come into effect in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Tributes to victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting

Tributes to victims on 32nd anniversary of Montreal’s Polytechnique mass shooting

Beams of light are projected into the air behind a plaque placed in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Truck company offering $10,000 to vaccinated drivers as Jan. 15 deadline nears

Truck company offering $10,000 to vaccinated drivers as Jan. 15 deadline nears

A Canadian Pacific locomotive and its cars that were knocked off of the train track by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Fraser Canyon near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Backlogs build as CN trains start to roll again after B.C. tracks repaired

Backlogs build as CN trains start to roll again after B.C. tracks repaired

A Canadian Pacific locomotive and its cars that were knocked off of the train track by heavy rains and mudslides earlier in the week is pictured in the Fraser Canyon near Hope, B.C., Thursday, November 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward