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Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference about training for judges Monday October 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Commons gives approval in principle to judges’ sexual assault training bill

Commons gives approval in principle to judges’ sexual assault training bill

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference about training for judges Monday October 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are being extended until at least Nov. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Non-essential travel restrictions at Canada-U. S. border extended to at least Nov. 21

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States are being extended until at least Nov. 21. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Kenney says he and the federal Conservative leader did everything reasonable to respect COVID-19 guidelines during a livestream this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O’Toole: Kenney

All reasonable COVID-19 precautions taken during livestream with O’Toole: Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney makes an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Kenney says he and the federal Conservative leader did everything reasonable to respect COVID-19 guidelines during a livestream this weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
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COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

COVID-19 cases in Canada surpass 200,000

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo the Glass Fire burns a hillside above Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

‘First guys out:’ western Canadian air tanker fleet busy despite drop in wildfires

RED DEER, Alta. — A family-run company providing air-tanker support to control…

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2020 file photo the Glass Fire burns a hillside above Silverado Trail in St. Helena, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Premier Jason Kenney participated in a livestream on Oct. 17, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

O’Toole and Kenney sit side-by-side for livestream without wearing masks

NOBLEFORD, Alta. — Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole praised Alberta Premier Jason Kenney…

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole and Premier Jason Kenney participated in a livestream on Oct. 17, 2020. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An Afghan receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 1a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)

Car bombing in western Afghanistan kills 13, wounds 120

KABUL — A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 13…

An Afghan receives a treatment at a hospital after a suicide car bombing in Ghor province western of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Oct. 18. 2020. A suicide car bombing on Sunday killed at least 1a dozen people and wounded more than 100 others in Afghanistan is western Ghor province officials said. (AP Photo)
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. nbsp;The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Early figures for new aid and EI provide glimpse of how post-CERB supports to be used

OTTAWA — The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in…

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. nbsp;The employment insurance system absorbed almost 1.3 million people in the last three weeks, new figures show, as a key COVID-19 benefit wound down. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Salma Lakhani was named as Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor. (Contributed photo)

Alberta’s lieutenant governor hopes to break down barriers

Salma Lakhani is the first Muslim and South Asian lieutenant-governor in Canada

Salma Lakhani was named as Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor. (Contributed photo)
Debris from a burnt out fish plant is scattered along the shore in Middle West Pubnico, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. A large fire destroyed a commercial building that was the scene of a confrontation earlier in the week between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen. Tensions remain high over an Indigenous-led lobster fishery that has been the source of conflict. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan

N.S. First Nations chief calls for military support after lobster pound fire

A federal promise of more police resources to contain escalating violence in…

Debris from a burnt out fish plant is scattered along the shore in Middle West Pubnico, N.S. on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. A large fire destroyed a commercial building that was the scene of a confrontation earlier in the week between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen. Tensions remain high over an Indigenous-led lobster fishery that has been the source of conflict. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam takes part during a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  As parts of Canada face a new round of COVID-19-related restrictions, Canada's chief public health officer is urging Canadians to continue making a "collective effort" to tackle the pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Chief public health officer calls for continued ‘collective effort’ against COVID-19

TORONTO — Canada’s chief public health officer is urging residents to continue…

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam takes part during a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  As parts of Canada face a new round of COVID-19-related restrictions, Canada's chief public health officer is urging Canadians to continue making a "collective effort" to tackle the pandemic.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during an event on "Protecting America's Seniors," Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term

WASHINGTON — Gone are the days when President Donald Trump held forth…

Supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during an event on "Protecting America's Seniors," Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. More and more German cities become official high risk corona hotspots with travel restrictions within Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

New virus restrictions in Europe; Merkel warns of hard days

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to come together like they…

Medical staff takes a COVID-19 test at a coronavirus test center in Cologne, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The city exceeded the important warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days. More and more German cities become official high risk corona hotspots with travel restrictions within Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML

Officer with Prince Albert Police tests positive for COVID-19, force says

Police co-operating with the provincial health authority’s efforts to trace the officer’s contacts

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, NIAID-RML
Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitors to Banff National Park in Alberta will soon have to reserve a spot for a shuttle bus to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Banff wolves have lower survival rate due to hunting, trapping outside park boundary

Study shows grey wolves in Banff National Park don’t live much longer than those elsewhere in Alberta

Smoke haze from forest fires burning in Alberta and British Columbia hangs over Banff, Alta., in Banff National Park, Friday, July 21, 2017. Visitors to Banff National Park in Alberta will soon have to reserve a spot for a shuttle bus to Lake Louise and Moraine Lake. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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 night’s $29 million Lotto Max jackpot

TORONTO — There was no winning ticket for the $29 million jackpot…

In this file photo, a lotto Max ticket is shown in Toronto on Monday Feb. 26, 2018. (By THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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Black Press file photo
Matthew Raymond is escorted at Court of Queen's Bench in Fredericton, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Psychiatrist testifies at Fredericton murder trial that shooter had schizophrenia

Psychiatrist testifies at Fredericton murder trial that shooter had schizophrenia

Matthew Raymond is escorted at Court of Queen's Bench in Fredericton, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Cheryl Maloney, a member of the Sipekne'katik First Nation and activist, sells lobster outside the legislature in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Tensions remain high over an Indigenous lobster fishery, based on their treaty rights, as non-Indigenous fishermen want federal regulations enforced to address concerns about conservation of the resource. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan

Policing must be adequate to keep ‘everyone’ safe in Indigenous lobster dispute: PM

Policing must be adequate to keep ‘everyone’ safe in Indigenous lobster dispute: PM

Cheryl Maloney, a member of the Sipekne'katik First Nation and activist, sells lobster outside the legislature in Halifax on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Tensions remain high over an Indigenous lobster fishery, based on their treaty rights, as non-Indigenous fishermen want federal regulations enforced to address concerns about conservation of the resource. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Andrew Vaughan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Friday, October 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

PM Trudeau says Canada won’t stop calling out China for ‘coercive diplomacy’

PM Trudeau says Canada won’t stop calling out China for ‘coercive diplomacy’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a question during a news conference, Friday, October 9, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld