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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined by Minister of International Trade Mary Ng after a news conference following his participation in the APEC summit in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. Federal officials are set to make an announcement about Canada’s long-promised Indo-Pacific strategy in Vancouver today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort

Canada beats Australia to claim its first Davis Cup tennis championship

Canada has automically qualified for the 2023 Davis Cup Finals

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime reacts as he plays Australia’s Alex de Minaur during the final Davis Cup tennis match between Australia and Canada in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Joan Monfort
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada forward Alphonso Davies, left, celebrates his goal against Croatia with teammates during first half group F World Cup soccer action at the Khalifa International Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on Sunday, November 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Host Brooke Lynn Hytes is pictured with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who made an appearance on the Friday, Nov. 25 episode of “Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Bell Media/Crave
Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘This is just the beginning’: Canadian bobsledders confident heading into season

International teams competing in Whistler, B.C. this weekend

Germany’s Kim Kalicki, front, celebrates after she and Anabel Galander raced to a first-place finish during the two-woman bobsleigh competition at the IBSF BOB world cup event, in Whistler, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski

Canada’s top 5 federal contaminated sites to cost taxpayers billions to clean up

Sites include B.C.’s Esquimalt Harbour, where hundreds of millions are expected to be spent in total

The Giant Mine site is shown during a site surface tour of the Giant Mine Remediation Project near Yellowknife on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. With a newly approved cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Angela Gzowski
Taika Loo, 16 months, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Preventable diseases like measles could spread quickly in Canada like elsewhere in the world due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure their kids are fully immunized.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Doctors urge parents to get routine vaccines for kids following pandemic disruptions

Rates for non-COVID vaccinations have dropped dramatically among kids

Taika Loo, 16 months, receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a clinic in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Preventable diseases like measles could spread quickly in Canada like elsewhere in the world due to a drop in routine vaccinations during the pandemic, say pediatricians who are urging parents to ensure their kids are fully immunized.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Notes of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former interim Conservative leader sheds more light on a discussion they had about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Inquiry document says Bergen, PM talked about setting ‘bad precedent’ with convoy

Notes taken during a conversation between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former…

Candice Bergen rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Notes of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the former interim Conservative leader sheds more light on a discussion they had about reaching out to "Freedom Convoy" protesters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta premier defends new rules on in-person learning, no mask mandates in schools

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith is defending new rules ordering schools to provide…

United Conservative Party Leader and Premier Danielle Smith celebrates her win in a byelection in Medicine Hat, Alta., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says he’s ‘absolutely serene’ about invoking Emergencies Act

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his decision to invoke the Emergencies Act…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta’s famous ‘wage premium’ rapidly eroding, experts say

Worker paycheques in the province that once led the country in wage…

Construction workers install sheets of drywall at a building project in Calgary, Alta., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016. Experts say Alberta businesses are poised to face significant wage pressure in 2023 as the province is not keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to wage increases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham and Stephen Rawlinson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian brothers make like Mounties on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to World Cup

The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham…

Canada fans cheer as the team arrives on the field to warm up ahead of Group F World Cup soccer action against Belgium at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The Mounties are at the World Cup, thanks to Canadians Geoff, Graham and Stephen Rawlinson. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An artist’s concept image is seen in an undated handout composition. A new project from the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library is creating 3D digital records of some Alberta residential schools. In consultation with Indigenous communities the library has created accurate virtual and physical models of three former residential schools in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Taylor Family Digital Library, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘Witnesses to history’: University makes 3D virtual replicas of residential schools

A new project from the University of Calgary is creating 3D digital…

An artist’s concept image is seen in an undated handout composition. A new project from the University of Calgary's Taylor Family Digital Library is creating 3D digital records of some Alberta residential schools. In consultation with Indigenous communities the library has created accurate virtual and physical models of three former residential schools in Alberta. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Taylor Family Digital Library, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced 1 million units of imported kids' pain relievers are hitting some pharmacy shelves now, while an additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Federal health minister says 1M units of imported kids’ pain meds are starting to hit pharmacy shelves

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced one million units…

Infants’ Tylenol brand fever and pain reliever is seen in a home in Toronto, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says the previously announced 1 million units of imported kids' pain relievers are hitting some pharmacy shelves now, while an additional 500,000 units have been ordered and are expected over the next few weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Trudeau says ‘Freedom Convoy’ reminded him of anger during 2021 election campaign

Canada’s Governor General was getting “bombarded” with calls from protesters looking to…

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to appear today at the public inquiry probing the federal government’s decision to invoke emergency powers in response to last winter's weeks-long "Freedom Convoy" protests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo

Alberta bans masking mandates in schools, guarantees in-person learning

The Alberta government says school boards can’t require students to wear masks…

Masks are not required indoors when doing fitness activity, says city.
Advocate file photo
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies…

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

An economic threat is a national threat, Freeland tells inquiry into Emergencies Act

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a direct link between Canada’s economic and…

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rises during Question Period on Friday, November 18, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Alberta projects $12.3B surplus for budget in latest fiscal update

EDMONTON — Alberta is revising down this year’s budget bottom line as…

Albertans will get an update today on whether the province is still on track to record a $13-billion surplus in this year’s budget. Finance Minister Travis Toews will roll out results of the second quarter of the 2022-23 fiscal year. Toews shakes hands with Alberta Premier Danielle Smith after he was sworn into cabinet as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance in Edmonton, on Oct. 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Mounties in southern Alberta help owner round up ostriches that escaped from a pen

RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20…

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. RCMP in southern Alberta had an unusual chase this morning after 20 ostriches escaped their pen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck