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Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Ottawa Police end investigation that prompted evacuation of Parliament Hill

Ottawa Police say they’ve ended an investigation that prompted an evacuation of…

Police respond to an incident on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada suspends random COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travellers at airports

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra has announced that the government will…

People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a signing ceremony and joint media availability with California Governor Gavin Newsom in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The U.S. says Canada has agreed to welcome 4,000 additional migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean by 2028 as part of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s SOA commitment: $27M on irregular migration, 4,000 more migrants by 2028

LOS ANGELES — Leaders from across the Americas, including Prime Minister Justin…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a signing ceremony and joint media availability with California Governor Gavin Newsom in Los Angeles, Calif., on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The U.S. says Canada has agreed to welcome 4,000 additional migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean by 2028 as part of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Police say search for boater in waters off Vancouver now a missing persons file

46-year-old Surrey, B.C., man has not been seen since renting a motorboat from Granville Island

The downtown Vancouver skyline is seen in an aerial view from east Vancouver, on Saturday, April 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People drive past a banner welcoming Pope Francis to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday June 10, 2022. Plans continue to move forward for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada even as the pontiff cancels a planned trip to Africa on doctors’ orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Moses Sawasawa

Planning for papal visit to Canada continues as Pope Francis cancels Africa trip

Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press Plans continue for the Pope’s visit…

People drive past a banner welcoming Pope Francis to Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Friday June 10, 2022. Plans continue to move forward for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada even as the pontiff cancels a planned trip to Africa on doctors’ orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Moses Sawasawa
People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canada suspends random COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travellers at airports

Unvaccinated still to be tested at airports for now, but government plans to move that off-site

People travel at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, on Dec. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A memorial, shown on June 8, 2022, in the back alley of a home in Calgary where an 86-year-old woman was attacked by dogs. She was taken to hospital and later died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Alberta orders outside review into ambulance response time to dog attack victim

EMS initially triaged the “dog bite” as non-life-threatening based on 911 call centre information

A memorial, shown on June 8, 2022, in the back alley of a home in Calgary where an 86-year-old woman was attacked by dogs. She was taken to hospital and later died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz
Alberta Health Services Logo. (File Photo)

Alberta orders outside review into ambulance response time to dog attack victim

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says there will be an independent review…

Alberta Health Services Logo. (File Photo)
The Alberta Coat of Arms is shown at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. A woman has told an Edmonton murder trial she sought mental health help for her husband several hours before the fatal stabbing of a seven-year-old girl.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Aliens, 5G, preoccupied thoughts of man accused of killing Edmonton girl, 7: Crown

Wife, sister of David Moss testify of mental health concerns prior to death of Bella Rose Desrosiers

The Alberta Coat of Arms is shown at the Edmonton Law Courts building, in Edmonton on June 28, 2019. A woman has told an Edmonton murder trial she sought mental health help for her husband several hours before the fatal stabbing of a seven-year-old girl.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
A civilian militia man holds a rifle during training at a shooting range in outskirts Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A University of Calgary analysis of over 6 million tweets and retweets - and where they originate from - has found that Canada is being targeted by foreign powers trying to influence public opinion here. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Canada is target of Russian disinformation, with millions of tweets linked to Kremlin

OTTAWA — A University of Calgary analysis of over 6 million tweets…

A civilian militia man holds a rifle during training at a shooting range in outskirts Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A University of Calgary analysis of over 6 million tweets and retweets - and where they originate from - has found that Canada is being targeted by foreign powers trying to influence public opinion here. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022.Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the federal government is working on new measures to help ease the issues at major airports, adding that a "similar phenomenon" is happening worldwide.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Federal ministers say they’re working on measures to end delays at airports

OTTAWA — Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the federal government is working…

People wait in line to check in at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Thursday, May 12, 2022.Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says the federal government is working on new measures to help ease the issues at major airports, adding that a "similar phenomenon" is happening worldwide.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Marc Miller, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations, provides an update on the Government of Canada's actions and investments to support Indigenous communities regarding the ongoing impacts of residential schools during an announcement in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. Justice Minister David Lametti and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, alongside chiefs from the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc and Cowessess First Nation, will announce support for Indigenous communities dealing with the legacy of residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Ex-TRC director Kimberly Murray named special interlocutor for residential schools

Laura Osman, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada’s newly appointed interlocutor for…

Marc Miller, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations, provides an update on the Government of Canada's actions and investments to support Indigenous communities regarding the ongoing impacts of residential schools during an announcement in Ottawa on Monday, May 16, 2022. Justice Minister David Lametti and Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Marc Miller, alongside chiefs from the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc and Cowessess First Nation, will announce support for Indigenous communities dealing with the legacy of residential schools. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Canada Child Benefit would have cost $1.1B more without pandemic supports: PBO

Erika Ibrahim, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget office estimates…

The landing page for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is seen in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Guilbeault is creating Canada’s first carbon offset market to help big industry in its quest to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

First carbon offset market coming to help big industry cut emissions at a lower cost

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is creating Canada’s first carbon offset…

Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Guilbeault is creating Canada’s first carbon offset market to help big industry in its quest to cut its greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
The Alberta government was criticized for proposals to cut wages for some health workers in negotiations with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. Health Minister Jason Copping said the proposed cuts represent only an opening position in negotiations and he is confident an agreement will be reached. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

AHS investigates EMS response time in fatal Calgary dog attack

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services says it has completed an investigation into…

The Alberta government was criticized for proposals to cut wages for some health workers in negotiations with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. Health Minister Jason Copping said the proposed cuts represent only an opening position in negotiations and he is confident an agreement will be reached. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
During an April 25, 2022 press conference, NDP energy critic Kathleen Ganley and NDP Leader Rachel Notley said they have a plan to help Albertans receive utility rebates faster. (Photo contributed)

Alberta NDP responds to internal letter alleging poor treatment of volunteers

EDMONTON — A letter from 15 Alberta NDP constituency presidents and regional…

During an April 25, 2022 press conference, NDP energy critic Kathleen Ganley and NDP Leader Rachel Notley said they have a plan to help Albertans receive utility rebates faster. (Photo contributed)
Maxwell Johnson, a Heiltsuk First Nation member who was arrested alongside his granddaughter as they were trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal, sings and drums outside the bank’s main branch before a news conference in Vancouver, on May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

No public hearing into arrest of Indigenous man, granddaughter at Vancouver bank

Review of an earlier disciplinary decision upholds its conclusions

Maxwell Johnson, a Heiltsuk First Nation member who was arrested alongside his granddaughter as they were trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal, sings and drums outside the bank’s main branch before a news conference in Vancouver, on May 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Police surround an ambulance in Calgary on May 28, 2008. Alberta Health Services says it is investigating why it took 30 minutes for an ambulance to respond after dogs attacked an 86-year-old woman in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Alberta Health Services investigates EMS response time in fatal Calgary dog attack

It took 30 minutes for an ambulance to respond after incident happened

Police surround an ambulance in Calgary on May 28, 2008. Alberta Health Services says it is investigating why it took 30 minutes for an ambulance to respond after dogs attacked an 86-year-old woman in Calgary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. Friday, May 1, 2020. The federal government has outlawed a wide range of rifles with the aim of making Canada safer, saying the guns were designed for the battlefield, not hunting or sport shooting. The ban issued Friday covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style firearms, meaning they cannot be legally used, sold or imported, starting immediately. The list includes the popular AR-15 rifle and the Ruger Mini-14 used to kill 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former Rep. Giffords tells Congress ‘be bold’ on gun reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven years after her own life was massively altered…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. Friday, May 1, 2020. The federal government has outlawed a wide range of rifles with the aim of making Canada safer, saying the guns were designed for the battlefield, not hunting or sport shooting. The ban issued Friday covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style firearms, meaning they cannot be legally used, sold or imported, starting immediately. The list includes the popular AR-15 rifle and the Ruger Mini-14 used to kill 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A housing development near the Three Sisters mountains on the eastern edge of Canmore, Alta. is shown on July 2, 2017. A decades-old debate over development in an important wildlife corridor in Canmore, Alta., is back before the mountain town's council in the coming months.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz

Council in Canmore to appeal development order by provincial tribunal

CANMORE, Alta. — Town council in a popular Alberta mountain community will…

A housing development near the Three Sisters mountains on the eastern edge of Canmore, Alta. is shown on July 2, 2017. A decades-old debate over development in an important wildlife corridor in Canmore, Alta., is back before the mountain town's council in the coming months.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colette Derworiz