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Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan takes part in a year-end interview with The Canadian Press at National Defence headquarters in Ottawa on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Sajjan took aim at recent Chinese military expansions into the South China Sea this evening even as he faced questions about the Liberal government’s ties to Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Sajjan targets Chinese claims in South China Sea, battles Tories over Beijing ties

HMCS Calgary shadowed for at least part of the voyage as it passed near the disputed Spratly Islands

 

Rolls of coiled coated steel are shown at Stelco in Hamilton, Ont. on June 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Canada posts trade surplus for second consecutive month in February

Total imports dropped 2.4 per cent in February to $48.8 billion

 

Health-care workers wait in line at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. As COVID-19 pandemic continues to kill more people and pose devastating impacts on the livelihood of Canadians and their economy, experts say Canada should learn some important lessons from the pandemic to be better prepared for similar crises that may occur in the future. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian economy to grow this year

Canada’s economy could be due for a recovery in the next two…

 

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan paid tribute Sunday to the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada’s only all-Black unit to serve during the First World War. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan paid tribute Sunday to the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada’s only all-Black unit to serve during the First World War. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
WestJet has added 11 new routes across Western Canada, the airline announced March, 26, 2021. (Mark Brett/Western News file)
The trial of former diplomat Michael Kovrig on spying charges is set for March 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP

2nd of Canada’s “Michaels” goes on trial in China on spying charges

China has provided almost no information about the accusations against the two Michaels

The trial of former diplomat Michael Kovrig on spying charges is set for March 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP
Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.

Camping reservations open for Alberta parks

Parks Canada reservations begin in April

Camping reservations are now open for Alberta’s provincial parks for the coming season.
A woman and man walk on the Carcross Dunes in Carcross, Yukon, on Monday, July 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A woman and man walk on the Carcross Dunes in Carcross, Yukon, on Monday, July 2, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)

Chinese government interference derailed Canadian vaccine partnership: researcher

China blocked shipments it was supposed to send to Dalhousie researchers

This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. nbsp; (NIAID-RML via AP)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa Friday, March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to mark national day of observance to commemorate those who died of COVID-19

Trudeau to deliver statement in House of Commons this morning

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa Friday, March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of its Janssen subsidiary’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Health Canada is just “days away” from approving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, adding a fourth option to Canada’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Johnson & Johnson via AP
This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of its Janssen subsidiary’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Health Canada is just “days away” from approving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, adding a fourth option to Canada’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Johnson & Johnson via AP
Statistics Canada’s offices in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada posts $1.4B trade surplus for January, first surplus since May 2019

Total imports increased in January to $49.8 billion

Statistics Canada’s offices in Ottawa are shown on Friday, March 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada/USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.

Pigeon Lake draws community curlers to outdoor rink

Community initiative offers activities for all ages

Action on the curling ice created on Pigeon Lake. Shaela Dansereau/ Pipestone Flyer.
Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Canadian economy contracted 5.4 per cent in 2020, worst year on record

Economic activity has slowly and steadily grown since last spring

Shipping containers are seen at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal in Halifax on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
President Joe Biden held a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

U.S. pandemic diplomacy continues with Blinken’s Zoom meeting with Trudeau, Garneau

Agenda includes North American defence, security and human rights in the West and around the world

President Joe Biden held a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The Royal Bank of Canada branch in Old Montreal is shown on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The Royal Bank of Canada branch in Old Montreal is shown on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as they meet virtually with United States President Joe Biden from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Biden on China’s detention of two Michaels: ‘Human beings are not bartering chips’

But the White House offered no hints about how it might help secure their release

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland and Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau as they meet virtually with United States President Joe Biden from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Tuesday February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The Canadian Armed Forces is deploying reconnaissance teams to the border as the federal government prepares to enlist the military’s help in screening travellers for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Military deploys recon teams to border as feds prepare border-testing sites

Travellers will still be required to quarantine for 14 days

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que., Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The Canadian Armed Forces is deploying reconnaissance teams to the border as the federal government prepares to enlist the military’s help in screening travellers for COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson