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The Peace tower is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 as politicians begin returning to work in Ottawa. The way the Commons investigates harassment allegations against MPs has “no shortcomings,” according to a review presented today to a committee of MPs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Commons’ harassment policy has no shortcomings, says review after Saini allegations

Important for people to feel confident about reporting incidents

The Peace tower is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021 as politicians begin returning to work in Ottawa. The way the Commons investigates harassment allegations against MPs has “no shortcomings,” according to a review presented today to a committee of MPs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Statistics Canada says economy added 154,000 jobs in November

Number of long-term unemployed fell by 62,000

GM workers use human assistance automation to weld vehicle doors at the General Motors assembly plant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Oshawa, Ont., on Friday, March 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Sunday, May 19, 2019, A line of unsold 2019 Model 3 sedans sits at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo., Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Tesla Model 3 will no longer top the list of Canada’s most rebated electric car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
Sunday, May 19, 2019, A line of unsold 2019 Model 3 sedans sits at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo., Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Tesla Model 3 will no longer top the list of Canada’s most rebated electric car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Zalubowski
A registered pharmacist technician carefully fills the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations is set to release new guidance this morning on the use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters as public health faces down the threat of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

NACI to answer urgent plea for COVID-19 booster directives in face of Omicron

One Omicron case, reported in Alberta, involved household transmission

A registered pharmacist technician carefully fills the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a vaccine clinic during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The National Advisory Committee on Immunizations is set to release new guidance this morning on the use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters as public health faces down the threat of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Debris is seen at the highway 7 mudslide west of Agassiz, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Fall floods, summer heat in B.C. in line with climate change: meteorologist

Debris is seen at the highway 7 mudslide west of Agassiz, B.C., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Milwaukee Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo (centre) looks to play a pass around Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher (left) and Scottie Barnes during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Thursday December 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Raptors end Bucks’ eight-game winning streak with 97-93 victory

Raptors 97 Bucks 93 TORONTO — Fred VanVleet scored 29 points to…

Milwaukee Bucks' Thanasis Antetokounmpo (centre) looks to play a pass around Toronto Raptors' Chris Boucher (left) and Scottie Barnes during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Thursday December 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at an event last Friday that after a shooting near Penhold, the province needs to more carefully consider transitioning to an Alberta led police force, rather than the RCMP. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney hires lawyers over environmentalist lawsuit threat

EDMONTON — The Alberta government has hired a private law firm to…

Premier Jason Kenney told reporters at an event last Friday that after a shooting near Penhold, the province needs to more carefully consider transitioning to an Alberta led police force, rather than the RCMP. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

Not all airports ready to give new COVID-19 tests to air travellers, says Duclos

A worker picks up a COVID-19 self collection test kit which are given to arriving international passengers at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., Friday, July 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) dives for extra yardage as he's tackled by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Kameron Kelly (11) during first half CFL division semi-final football action in Hamilton, Ont., on November 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Alouettes face tough choice between quarterbacks Adams and Harris

MONTREAL — The feeling around the Montreal Alouettes as they cleaned out…

Montreal Alouettes running back William Stanback (31) dives for extra yardage as he's tackled by Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive back Kameron Kelly (11) during first half CFL division semi-final football action in Hamilton, Ont., on November 28, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Brian Williams celebrates as he accepts the award for best sports host for his work during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Williams has announced his retirement, ending a five decade career that saw him rise to prominence as one of Canada’s leading authorities on the Olympic Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadian sportscaster Brian Williams retires after distinguished five-decade career

Ask Brian Williams about his half-century long broadcasting career and he’ll rifle…

Brian Williams celebrates as he accepts the award for best sports host for his work during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Williams has announced his retirement, ending a five decade career that saw him rise to prominence as one of Canada’s leading authorities on the Olympic Games. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Ana Maria Moreno, who runs Valluno's Colombian Street Food and More from her home, makes empanadas in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Home-based businesses should check insurance policy to make sure they’re covered

CALGARY — When Ana Maria Moreno decided to leave her career in…

Ana Maria Moreno, who runs Valluno's Colombian Street Food and More from her home, makes empanadas in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
According to Statistics Canada, Alberta oil production in October was 119 million barrels, an all-time monthly record. File photo by The Canadian Press)

Oilpatch keeping the lid on spending amid record-setting output

CALGARY — Canadian oil and gas companies have been hesitant to loosen…

According to Statistics Canada, Alberta oil production in October was 119 million barrels, an all-time monthly record. File photo by The Canadian Press)
New Brunswick Progressive Conservative MLA Trevor Holder, right, is sworn in as Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The New Brunswick government will increase the province’s minimum wage by $2 per hour next year - the largest increase in 40 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James West

New Brunswick announces $2 per hour increase in minimum wage, to hit $13.75 in 2022

Increase will help recruit and retain employees

New Brunswick Progressive Conservative MLA Trevor Holder, right, is sworn in as Minister of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour at the New Brunswick Legislature in Fredericton, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The New Brunswick government will increase the province’s minimum wage by $2 per hour next year - the largest increase in 40 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/James West
International Trade Minister Mary Ng rises during question period in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to talk about a number of festering trade irritants, including Canada’s “significant concern” with a proposed tax credit for electric vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trade minister Ng chats with U.S. counterpart as continental trade tensions fester

Opposition blame softwood lumber trade dispute on Trudeau

International Trade Minister Mary Ng rises during question period in Ottawa, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Ng met virtually Tuesday with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to talk about a number of festering trade irritants, including Canada’s “significant concern” with a proposed tax credit for electric vehicles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Travellers pushing luggage on carts walk through Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. By early next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors who travel to the United States by air will need to get a COVID-19 test no later than the day before their departure.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

U.S. to require all inbound foreign air passengers to get COVID test the day before

For now Canada has exempted U.S. visitors from its stringent new rules

Travellers pushing luggage on carts walk through Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on Friday, July 30, 2021. By early next week, Canadians and all other foreign visitors who travel to the United States by air will need to get a COVID-19 test no later than the day before their departure.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman walks past a person using a glass pipe to smoke drugs in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Researchers in British Columbia say the expansion of overdose prevention sites in Vancouver led to immediate behaviour changes among some drug users as they entered addiction treatment, decreased the number of times they injected substances in public and shared syringes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Open more overdose prevention sites in urban and rural areas across Canada: study

1,524 people died in B.C. from illicit drug toxicity in the first nine months of 2021

A woman walks past a person using a glass pipe to smoke drugs in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on International Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Researchers in British Columbia say the expansion of overdose prevention sites in Vancouver led to immediate behaviour changes among some drug users as they entered addiction treatment, decreased the number of times they injected substances in public and shared syringes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Tiger Dam is placed across all lanes of the closed Trans-Canada Highway near the flooded Sumas River, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Flood warnings, evacuations remain in place in British Columbia

Southern and coastal British Columbia enter tail end of severe weather

A Tiger Dam is placed across all lanes of the closed Trans-Canada Highway near the flooded Sumas River, in Abbotsford, B.C., on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) scores on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson (31) during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Matthews scores three, Leafs thump Avalanche 8-3 for 15th victory in 17 games

Matthews scores three, Leafs thump Avalanche 8-3 for 15th victory in 17 games

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (34) scores on Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonas Johansson (31) during first period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) looks on as teammate Tyler Myers (57) battles with Ottawa Senators' Chris Tierney (71) as Nils Hoglander (21) anticipates a shot on net during second period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

J.T. Miller’s three-point night leads Canucks past Senators 6-2

J.T. Miller’s three-point night leads Canucks past Senators 6-2

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko (35) looks on as teammate Tyler Myers (57) battles with Ottawa Senators' Chris Tierney (71) as Nils Hoglander (21) anticipates a shot on net during second period NHL action in Ottawa on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) and forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. The reeling Toronto Raptors could be getting some much-needed help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Dill

Raptors could have Trent back against Bucks; Anunoby still sidelined

Raptors could have Trent back against Bucks; Anunoby still sidelined

Toronto Raptors guard Gary Trent Jr. (33) shoots ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) and forward Brandon Clarke (15) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. The reeling Toronto Raptors could be getting some much-needed help. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Brandon Dill