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Sofia Goggia, from Italy, skis down the course during the women's World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Goggia was victorious at Lake Louise on Saturday for her sixth consecutive World Cup women's downhill win. She finished first in one minute 48.42 seconds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Italy’s Sofia Goggia doubles up on downhill victories in Lake Louise

LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — Sofia Goggia won a second World Cup women’s…

Sofia Goggia, from Italy, skis down the course during the women's World Cup downhill in Lake Louise, Alta., on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Goggia was victorious at Lake Louise on Saturday for her sixth consecutive World Cup women's downhill win. She finished first in one minute 48.42 seconds. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Phil Fontaine poses for a portrait in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. A former Assembly of First Nations national chief, Fontaine is hopeful as he prepares to make a second trip to the Vatican to ask a pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Former national chief remains hopeful before second trip to Vatican

Phil Fontaine is hopeful. A former national chief of the Assembly of…

Phil Fontaine poses for a portrait in Toronto on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. A former Assembly of First Nations national chief, Fontaine is hopeful as he prepares to make a second trip to the Vatican to ask a pope to apologize for the Catholic Church’s role in residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Health policy expert says trust needed for Alberta overdose response app to work

CALGARY — A health policy expert says Alberta’s app to keep drug…

FILE - Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced that Albertans could start booking second dose shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday night. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Veterans' Ombud Nishika Jardine is seen in an undated handout photo taken during her deployment to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces. The veterans' ombud says many ill and injured ex-soldiers and their families are needlessly fighting for access to federal support and services because the government is refusing to act on a growing number of recommendations from her office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Office of the Veterans' Ombud, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Ombud says veterans struggling needlessly as Ottawa ignores her recommendations

OTTAWA — The veterans’ ombud says many ill and injured ex-soldiers and…

Veterans' Ombud Nishika Jardine is seen in an undated handout photo taken during her deployment to Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces. The veterans' ombud says many ill and injured ex-soldiers and their families are needlessly fighting for access to federal support and services because the government is refusing to act on a growing number of recommendations from her office. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Office of the Veterans' Ombud, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Polytechnique anniversary comes as Quebec mourns spate of domestic violence killings

MONTREAL — Thirty-two years after a gunman motivated by a hatred of…

People look on as beams of light are projected into the air in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in memory of the fourteen women who were murdered on December 6,1989, in an anti-feminist attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Canadian bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill celebrates his Bellator 272 win over Jared (Psycho) Scoggins in Uncasville, Conn., in a Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, handout photo. The 35-year-old from Fonthill, Ont., caught Scoggins with a right hand to the chin as the American came forward to attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bellator MMA, Wilson Fox, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Canadian bantamweight Josh Hill scores impressive one-punch knockout at Bellator 272

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Canadian bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill stopped Jared (Psycho) Scoggins…

Canadian bantamweight (Gentleman) Josh Hill celebrates his Bellator 272 win over Jared (Psycho) Scoggins in Uncasville, Conn., in a Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, handout photo. The 35-year-old from Fonthill, Ont., caught Scoggins with a right hand to the chin as the American came forward to attack. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bellator MMA, Wilson Fox, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Toronto Argonauts’ wide receiver Chandler Worthy (88) makes a catch in front of Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Ciante Evans during first half CFL football action in Toronto Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. The Ticats listed Evans on its depth chart Saturday for their East Division final showdown against the Toronto Argonauts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

Veteran defensive back Ciante Evans returns to Ticats’ starting lineup for East final

TORONTO — Veteran defensive back Ciante Evans is back in the Hamilton…

Toronto Argonauts’ wide receiver Chandler Worthy (88) makes a catch in front of Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Ciante Evans during first half CFL football action in Toronto Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. The Ticats listed Evans on its depth chart Saturday for their East Division final showdown against the Toronto Argonauts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker
In this file photo, a lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (By THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No winning ticket for Friday’s $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $50 million jackpot…

In this file photo, a lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (By THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. An expert on substance use and mental health policy said there is an "exciting opportunity" for the new housing minister and mental health and addictions minister to work together at the intersection of homelessness and mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

‘Exciting opportunity’ for ministers of housing, mental health to join forces: Expert

OTTAWA — There is an “exciting opportunity” for the new housing minister…

Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. An expert on substance use and mental health policy said there is an "exciting opportunity" for the new housing minister and mental health and addictions minister to work together at the intersection of homelessness and mental health. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Quebec provincial police will introduce new mandatory training in 2022 aimed at improving interventions with people experiencing mental health issues or crisis situations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec provincial police will train officers to deal with people in mental crisis

MONTREAL — Quebec’s provincial police will introduce mandatory training next year aimed…

A Surete du Quebec police car is seen in Montreal on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Quebec provincial police will introduce new mandatory training in 2022 aimed at improving interventions with people experiencing mental health issues or crisis situations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Yoho River through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta, is shown on July 6, 2017. Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is expected to announce funding today to fight invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Adam Kealoha Causey

Federal minister to provide money to fight aquatic invasive species in mountain parks

BANFF, Alta. — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is expected to announce…

The Yoho River through Yoho National Park in Canada's stretch of the Rocky Mountains, straddling the border of British Columbia and Alberta, is shown on July 6, 2017. Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is expected to announce funding today to fight invasive species in five mountain national parks in Alberta and British Columbia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Adam Kealoha Causey
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) pursues Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Kraken take early lead, hold off Oilers for 4-3 victory

SEATTLE — Though it took a little more than a month to…

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) pursues Seattle Kraken center Alex Wennberg (21) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh speaks during a news conference in Lethbridge, Alta., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter

‘I knew the challenges’: Lethbridge police chief aware of problems before taking job

The police service has faced numerous controversies in recent years

Lethbridge Police Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh speaks during a news conference in Lethbridge, Alta., on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Rossiter
Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, centre, celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Johnny Gaudreau, left, and Elias Lindholm during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Surprises, disappointments as NHL passes schedule’s quarter mark

The NHL recently passed the quarter mark of another season played under…

Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, centre, celebrates his goal against the Winnipeg Jets with Johnny Gaudreau, left, and Elias Lindholm during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
Team Einarson lead Briane Meilleur, left, and skip Kerri Einarson look on as Team McCarville skip Krista McCarvill sweeps during the women's second tiebreaker of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

Canadian men’s and women’s curling championships to revert to 16-team format

TORONTO — After tinkering with the wild-card setup last season, Curling Canada…

Team Einarson lead Briane Meilleur, left, and skip Kerri Einarson look on as Team McCarville skip Krista McCarvill sweeps during the women's second tiebreaker of the 2021 Canadian Olympic curling trials in Saskatoon, Sask., Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards
Passengers make their way through Montreal-Trudeau airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Testing better than travel ban ‘whack-a-mole,’ infectious disease specialist says

OTTAWA — An Ontario infectious disease specialist says there is evidence testing…

Passengers make their way through Montreal-Trudeau airport in Montreal, on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Twenty-five per cent of Canadian shoppers blew past their budgets on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to a new survey. (Photo by The Canadian Press)

One in four Canadian shoppers overshot their Black Friday budget: report

CALGARY — One in four Canadian shoppers blew past their budgets on…

Twenty-five per cent of Canadian shoppers blew past their budgets on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to a new survey. (Photo by The Canadian Press)
Western University Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall, left, shakes hand with Saskatchewan University Huskies head coach Scott Flory, while standing behind the Vanier Cup trophy, in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Western Mustangs v. Saskatchewan Huskies could be a Vanier Cup classic

Huskies will make their tenth appearance in U Sports national football championship

Western University Mustangs head coach Greg Marshall, left, shakes hand with Saskatchewan University Huskies head coach Scott Flory, while standing behind the Vanier Cup trophy, in Quebec City, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Artist Robert Houle is pictured at his exhibition ‘Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful’ at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.The exhibition, which features 100 paintings and installation and residential school to museum boardrooms, covers more than 50 years of artmaking and advocacy, and will tour across Canada (Calgary and Winnipeg) and then to the National Museum of American Indian in NYC in 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

New retrospective explores the 50-year career of First Nations artist Robert Houle

Houle began to use art as a way to heal the wounds of the past

Artist Robert Houle is pictured at his exhibition ‘Robert Houle: Red is Beautiful’ at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021.The exhibition, which features 100 paintings and installation and residential school to museum boardrooms, covers more than 50 years of artmaking and advocacy, and will tour across Canada (Calgary and Winnipeg) and then to the National Museum of American Indian in NYC in 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - Fridays for Future stretched out a message of climate crisis urgency across the Nelson Bridge. (Photo submitted)

Federal climate plan to meet new targets will be delayed until March: Guilbeault

Plan will be made public on or before March 29, 2022

FILE - Fridays for Future stretched out a message of climate crisis urgency across the Nelson Bridge. (Photo submitted)