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Chris Sherlock, a 65-year-old resident of British Columbia’s Cowichan Valley, is seen in an undated handout photo. Sherlock, who relied on the CERB last year, says he was never told his monthly income would drop by nearly $500 as a consequence. New Democrats say they’ve have been flooded with calls from seniors who suddenly find themselves cut off from monthly government payments due to emergency benefits they received last year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Chris Sherlock

Seniors cut off from income supplement after receiving emergency benefits

New Democrats say they have been flooded with calls from Canadians aged 65 and up

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes his way to the chamber as the Alberta Legislature sits through the weekend to pass a series of emergency bills, in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association is calling on the Government of Alberta to reinstate COVID-19 testing, tracing and isolation requirements to control viral spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Edmonton physicians call on Alberta government to reinstate COVID-19 safety measures

Edmonton physicians call on Alberta government to reinstate COVID-19 safety measures

Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Lawrence MacAulay responds to a question during Question Period in the House of Commons, in Ottawa, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show injured ex-soldiers continue to submit claims for disability benefits faster than officials can process them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Minister credits extra staff for progress on veterans’ disability claim backlog

Minister credits extra staff for progress on veterans’ disability claim backlog

A flag representing the Warrior Society marks the location of the former Shubenacadie Residential School in Shubenacadie, N.S., Wednesday, June 11, 2008. A team of researchers in Nova Scotia confirmed today they were unable to find any unmarked graves for students who died while attending the largest residential school in Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Dembeck

Search in Nova Scotia fails to find any unmarked graves linked to residential school

Search in Nova Scotia fails to find any unmarked graves linked to residential school

A flag representing the Warrior Society marks the location of the former Shubenacadie Residential School in Shubenacadie, N.S., Wednesday, June 11, 2008. A team of researchers in Nova Scotia confirmed today they were unable to find any unmarked graves for students who died while attending the largest residential school in Atlantic Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Dembeck
Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley is about to receive his COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Angie Bartelen at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The Yukon government has lifted a series of public health restrictions as the number of active COVID-19 infections declines and the vaccination rate rises. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Thomas

Yukon lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as active cases decline

Yukon lifts some COVID-19 restrictions as active cases decline

Yukon's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley is about to receive his COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Angie Bartelen at the Yukon Convention Centre in Whitehorse on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The Yukon government has lifted a series of public health restrictions as the number of active COVID-19 infections declines and the vaccination rate rises. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Thomas
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks to media at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Friday, July 23, 2021. Miller says he is concerned provinces that are lifting COVID-19 restrictions could lead to a Delta-driven fourth wave among Indigenous people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave: Indigenous Services minister

Lifting COVID-19 restrictions could bring fourth wave: Indigenous Services minister

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller speaks to media at the Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Friday, July 23, 2021. Miller says he is concerned provinces that are lifting COVID-19 restrictions could lead to a Delta-driven fourth wave among Indigenous people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes his way to the chamber as the Alberta Legislature sits through the weekend to pass a series of emergency bills, in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association is calling on the Government of Alberta to reinstate COVID-19 testing, tracing and isolation requirements to control viral spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s top doctor apologizes for causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’ on COVID-19

Alberta’s top doctor apologizes for causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’ on COVID-19

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes his way to the chamber as the Alberta Legislature sits through the weekend to pass a series of emergency bills, in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. The Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association is calling on the Government of Alberta to reinstate COVID-19 testing, tracing and isolation requirements to control viral spread. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A ship in the Gulf of Oman may have been a hijacking target Tuesday. (AP Graphic)

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

A ship in the Gulf of Oman may have been a hijacking target Tuesday. (AP Graphic)
President Joe Biding tours Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

President Joe Biding tours Plumbers & Gasfitters Local 5 Training Facility in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A justice symbol monument is seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims are consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon's political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast

Grieving and angry, Lebanese mark year since horrific blast

A justice symbol monument is seen in front of towering grain silos that were gutted in the massive August 2020 explosion at the port that claimed the lives of more than 200 people, in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. A year after the deadly blast, families of the victims are consumed with winning justice for their loved ones and punishing Lebanon's political elite, blamed for causing the disaster through their corruption and neglect. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. Hinshaw is apologizing for causing “confusion, fear or anger” after communicating the province’s plan to eliminate remaining public health measures in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta’s top doctor apologizes for causing ‘confusion, fear or anger’ on COVID-19

Hinshaw: isolation measures disruptive and no longer necessary with vaccine protection

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, updates media on the COVID-19 situation in Edmonton, Friday, March 20, 2020. Hinshaw is apologizing for causing “confusion, fear or anger” after communicating the province’s plan to eliminate remaining public health measures in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks with Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre vaccination site to promote walk-in Wednesdays, an effort by the province to encourage those needing a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a site tour in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Delta variant behind increase in COVID-19 case numbers in British Columbia: experts

UBC researcher says Delta is now the most common variant in the province

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks with Minister of Health Adrian Dix at the Victoria Conference Centre vaccination site to promote walk-in Wednesdays, an effort by the province to encourage those needing a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during a site tour in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, right, cooks pancakes while hosting the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Premier backs Alberta’s top doctor, defends Alberta’s response as COVID-19 cases rise

Close contacts of individuals who test positive for the virus are no longer required to isolate

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, right, cooks pancakes while hosting the Premier’s annual Stampede breakfast in Calgary, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Police remove encampment supporters as they clear Lamport Stadium Park encampment in Toronto, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Police and politicians’ efforts to limit public access to recent events in Toronto and Vancouver Island have cast a spotlight on the role of journalists and spurred concerns over freedom of the press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Police remove encampment supporters as they clear Lamport Stadium Park encampment in Toronto, Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Police and politicians’ efforts to limit public access to recent events in Toronto and Vancouver Island have cast a spotlight on the role of journalists and spurred concerns over freedom of the press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault signs the writs of the 43rd general election during a photo opportunity in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Canadians may have to wait a few days to find out the final results of a federal election called in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s chief electoral officer warns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Chief Electoral Officer Stephane Perrault signs the writs of the 43rd general election during a photo opportunity in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Canadians may have to wait a few days to find out the final results of a federal election called in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s chief electoral officer warns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - Pedestrians walk in Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 4, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughe

More Canadians say worst of COVID-19 yet to come as the Delta variant spreads: poll

6 % increase in the percentage of those who say the worst is yet to come

FILE - Pedestrians walk in Place Jacques-Cartier in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 4, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughe
Pedestrians walk around George Street, in downtown St. John’s, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine members from Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial police force are now accused of sexually assaulting 15 women, says a St. John's lawyer, and women in the city are calling for smaller police budgets a wider community response. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Allegations of sexual assault against N.L. police breed mistrust among women

Allegations of sexual assault against N.L. police breed mistrust among women

Pedestrians walk around George Street, in downtown St. John’s, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine members from Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial police force are now accused of sexually assaulting 15 women, says a St. John's lawyer, and women in the city are calling for smaller police budgets a wider community response. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister speaks at a news conference in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski

Manitoba loosening more COVID-19 health orders, removing mask mandate

Manitoba loosening more COVID-19 health orders, removing mask mandate

Premier of Manitoba Brian Pallister speaks at a news conference in Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

‘Enough is enough’: Montreal police promise action after shooting leaves three dead

‘Enough is enough’: Montreal police promise action after shooting leaves three dead

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sports a smile at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn’t further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield

Ethics watchdog says Trudeau didn’t further interests of lifelong friend Pitfield

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sports a smile at the College of the North Atlantic in St. John's, N.L. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The federal ethics watchdog has concluded Justin Trudeau was not involved in a decision that saw Liberal MPs using their taxpayer-funded budgets to hire the services of a company run by one of the prime minister's lifelong friends. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan